Brad Berko has left his role as managing director at Bahama Mamas, a change that he posted to his Facebook timeline on July 31.
Berko joined the company in October 2020 after working in the retail portion of the industry for several years, including owning Scottsdale Cigar Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. He also worked in the cigar wholesale business in the Scottsdale area, as his company, BB Smokes, serviced numerous hotels, resorts, golf courses, casinos, liquor store and grocery stores in the area and into Las Vegas and Pebble Beach in California. Additionally, he hosted “The Best Damn Cigar Show,” which aired on Phoenix-area radio stations for eight years.
Berko did not go into specifics as to the reason for his departure, but told halfwheel that he is looking to stay in the cigar business.