Meet the Management Team

World-class leadership with extensive experience in wine and franchising are with you every step of the way

Jayme Kosar
CEO and Founder, Society Wine Bar

A Court of the Master Certified Sommelier, Jayme is founder and owner of The Ybor City and Seminole Heights Wine Bars in Tampa, Florida. Jayme grew up in the restaurant industry in Miami, where her parents owned a Northern Italian restaurant. A passionate and highly experienced wine lover and former executive MBA, Jayme brings her 25 plus years of industry expertise and her sommelier knowledge to Society Wine Bar.

Michael Boehme
CFO and Co-Founder, Society Wine Bar

Michael helped Jayme found Ybor City Wine Bar, the original Society Wine Bar flagship location. He attended Warner University and has several years of restaurant and hospitality management experience. Michael is a certified sommelier who has traveled the U.S. extensively to study wine and winemaking.


Alan Thompson
President, Society Wine Bar

A veteran restaurant and franchise professional, Alan has successfully developed and managed operations for numerous ventures. He has proven abilities to market products, enlist a results-oriented management team and sustain high revenues within his restaurants. His franchised restaurants include Off The Grill and Gigi’s Cupcakes, where he served as CEO.


Kevin Bauerle
Director of Franchise Development, Society Wine Bar

Kevin has been an entrepreneur, business owner, and a business consultant for the past 20 years. Specializing in sales and business development, Kevin has a strong passion for personal growth and improvement. Kevin’s areas of expertise span multiple sectors including restaurant, real-estate investing, franchise development, corporate franchising, franchise sales, executive recruiting, marketing / sales and  training.

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