Bob Bonder is the co-founder of Rhinegeist brewery, one of the fastest-growing new breweries in the nation. Denver-born, New York-raised, and a Cornell grad, Bob took his Biometrics degree and worked as a strategy and marketing analytics consultant while living in New York City and San Francisco. After building and financing a number of medical device companies focused on spinal surgery, Bob headed to Brazil to open a luxury bed and breakfast. That venture fell through, so he thought the obvious next logical step would be to head to Cincinnati to start a coffee company, Tazza Mia.
After opening and closing a few shops, Bob started 1215 Wine Bar + Coffee Lab with a business partner. Bob then went on to start a brewery, Rhinegeist, with his business partner Bryant Goulding. Rhinegeist was born in a rehabbed brewery in Over-the-Rhine ("Rhinegeist" literally means "ghost of the rhine") and have been hustling ever since to make it a staple in Cincinnati beer drinking and beyond. Bob tends to be up before dawn and is relentless in his pursuit of “getting things done”.