Jose (Joey) Azout has been in the flower business for over 25 years. Starting out as sales manager of a small minicarn farm in Bogota called Agricola Los Arboles, Joey went on to start Maxima Farms in Miami. After a successful 6 years, Maxima Miami was sold to USA Floral, while Maxima Bogota was sold to Westphere investments, a Private Equity Fund out of New York.
Joey then worked for Gerald Stevens, Dole Fresh Flowers and the Delaware Valley Floral Group. For the latter Joey was president of Transflora, a traditional importer of fresh cut flowers and Flower Transfer, a customs brokerage and handling business.
Now as president of Alexandra Farms, Joey is constantly looking for new varieties to grow and new customers to sell to. He is married to Clarita and has male twins (Lucas and Noah) and a daughter called Alexandra. Joey speaks fluent Spanish and English and an embarrassing French and Italian.
Maria Ines Venegas: Sales Manager of Alexandra Farms, has been in the industry also for over 11 years and brings her sales experience from working in other farms in Bogotá including Flores Aurora, Santa Helena Flowers, Grower2Buyer.
She has relationships with customers all over the world including Switzerland, Belgium, France, Sweden, England, Holland, Japan, USA and Canada. Maria Ines speaks fluent Spanish, English and French as well as a bit of Italian. Her pride and joy is her daughter Alejandra who is in training for rose breeder. Yu may contact her at email@example.com or call her at +305-767-2113
Who we are:
The executives of Alexandra Farms are Flower Industry veterans that got together in an effort to bring back some of the romance that flowers used to represent. We searched world wide to find products that weren't’ industrially engineered for longetivity and uniformity. And we found them: antique and beautiful, romantic, classic, Victorian Era roses that bring back images of Dutch Masters’ paintings and Victorian Era weddings. These specialty roses are found nowhere else and are being introduced to the market by Alexandra Farms.
Monica Noguera: Administration Manager of Alexandra Farms, has been in the industry also for over 11 years and brings her experience from working in other farms in Bogotá including Maxima Farms. She is married to Roberto and is the mom of Nicolas and Natalia.
Mauricio Galindo: Technical Manager Roses, has been growing roses for the past 15 years and has developed an incredible insight into these marvelous plants. Mauricio comes to us from Flora Intercontinental and Aguas Blancas, two traditional rose houses here in Bogota.
Elizabeth Perez: is the Postharvest and Export manager. Elizabeth has been with us since Maxima Farms and is the glue that brings it all together. She is that person that remembers each and every customers' favorite assortment and then makes sure we deliver! Her pride and joy is Laura, her teenage daughter that just came back from a student exchange program in Canada. You may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alcira Rojas: is our new Postharvest manager. Alcira has been in the flower indfustry for many years having worked at Queens Flowers and other important farms in Colombia.
Pilar Buitrago: Buitrago: is our Quality Control and New Product Testing Manager. She recently graduated from the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada with a degree in Biology.
Catalina Jimenez: Sales Manager of Alexandra Farms, lives in lovely downtown Medellin and has been selling flowers from all over Colombia for over 10 years.
Has worked with customers from all over the world, helping them solve their floral issues. She has worked in Tahami as well as Greenex. She brings experience and a great positive attitude to our team!
or call her at 1-323-319-3982
Maria Paula Cordoba: Sales Manager of Alexandra Farms, lives in Bogota with her two children an has been selling flowers for over 10 years. She has a son, Geronimo and a daughter Silvana.
Maria previously worked at Flores de Funza, one of the larger farms growing a wide variety of produts and selling them all over the world.
or call her at 1-305-809-7088.
Nancy Montealegre: Sales Manager of Alexandra Farms, lives in Chia with her three grown children an has been selling flowers for over 10 years.
Nancy previously worked at Discovery Farms and Flores Suasuque,
She has customers from all over the world!
or call her at 1-954-762-7445.
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Claudia Canaveral: Our newest addition to the team, Claudia lives in Bogota. She has been buying and selling flowers for years from Bogota and most recently worked at Proflora
Claudia previously worked at Mexican, and Andean Fields.
or call her at 305 403-9635,
Sandy Saenz: Our Califormia girl, born in Santa Monica, has been selling flowers in Miami, and Bogota for quite a few years.Sandy previously worked for HOSA, Queens, Multiflora, Floralink, Inverpalmas and Panatlantic ( a freight forwarder)
or call her at 305 403-9635,