Stogie Geeks #353

Date: January 29, 2020

Show Overview:

This week, the Stogie Geeks interview Leonor Abzaradel – CEO Platinum Nova Cigar!

Leonor Abzaradel, Nova Cigar

Her first exposure to the cigar industry was when she applied and started working at Club Macanudo in New York City, through hard work and determination, rose to the position of assistant manager. Always wanting to learn more about the cigar industry and the retail aspect of it she went to work for Nat Sherman Townhouse under the leadership of Michael Herklots. Approximately a year later she was offered the position as assistant manager for Casa de Montecristo in New York City and was in charge of overseeing the day to day operation of two locations.


Joe Hozempa | Host of Stogie Geeks

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Nelson DeMelo | Co-Host

Digital Banking , family guy with a love of the leaf. Covid quarantine has kicked up the Stogie Geek in me during 2020. I’ve been enjoying the “beyond the smoke” stories with each cigar, the industry and fellow Stogie Geeks.



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