By: Victor Omondi, Your Black World
Thinking of ordering some alcohol but don’t want to walk down the store? Take it easy; QuikLiq got you covered. QuickLik is the first Black-owned business that offers alcohol delivery services.
The service is owned by Navarr Grevious and Mikael Pyles, two HBCU graduates who met in Clark Atlanta University back in early 2010. Since then, the two remained friends, a relationship that has finally morphed into a business partnership. Their venture is a game-changer in alcohol delivery services.
They deliver wine, beer, and spirit. The company is currently offering their services within Miami, Florida, but have plans to expand to Georgia by the end of the year. Their platform makes ordering drinks seamless and convenient, even as they also make it clear that they’re committed to nurturing a culture of responsible drinking. Their platform also makes it clear that they only allow persons who are 21 years and above to place orders.
Navarr serves as the venture’s CEO. He’s got a strong financial background, having served as an auditor for Deloitte, one of the most renowned “Big 4” accounting companies in the world. He also performed exemplarily as an accounting recruiter for quite some of the fortune 100 companies. Besides his vast experience in the corporate world, Navarr also has a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Clark Atlanta University, which he earned after spending time studying in China, earning a 4.0 G.P.A. in his matriculation at the Beijing-based University of International Business and Accounting.
Mikael, on the other hand, is the President and Chief Strategy Officer of QuikLiq. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, with a bias in Supply Chain Management. Before moving to New York City, where he served as a real estate broker under a fully-fledged Manhattan firm, he lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While there, he was in charge of a $400 million dollar portfolio besides earning several awards serving as an Assistant Buyer at Target Corporation’s corporate headquarters. He’s an active member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and is very passionate about helping the community.