Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.
Ernesto in Miami in 2009
|Known for||Prior co-owner/ La Gloria Cubana and Co-Founder of EPC Cigar Co. LLC|
Ernesto founded the El Credito Cigar Company in Miami, which produces La Gloria Cubana and El Rico Habano cigars. A few years ago Ernesto, together with his business partner, his daughter Lissette McPhillips, sold the cigar business to Swedish Match, which has annual revenues of approximately $1.5 billion, but Ernesto continues to manage the company and oversee production. Ernesto recently created the La Gloria Cubana Series R cigar, which has fast become one of the most respected cigars in the United States. Ernesto departed Swedish Match to start a new company with his daughter, Lissette McPhillips Perez-Carrillo, and his son, Ernie, named EPC Cigar Company LLC.
Marriage and children
Ernesto learned the trade from his father. He has two children. Prior to joining EPC Cigar Co., his son Ernesto Perez-Carrillo III worked for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and McKinsey & Company in New York City. His daughter Lissette McPhillips Perez-Carrillo worked for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.