Team – Perfect Fifth
Karl Schoen

Karl Schoen

Founder & CEO

Karl Schoen

Founder & CEO

Karl Schoen grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by a culture of business and entrepreneurship. Karl’s father and grandfather were both commodity traders and Karl quickly took an interest to business and finance. His desire to learn more about the business world led him to study finance in Landers College in New York. Shortly thereafter he started working for a variety of fledgling companies.

At these companies Karl started to take notice on what helped a company in its infancy succeed. Karl noticed that one of the most crucial elements for a business’s success is the passion that the founder and its employees have for the company they work for. Karl comes from a family of whisky enthusiasts.

He witnessed that fine whisky was always used to celebrate the good times in one’s life. It was at that time that he came up with the concept that he now calls The Perfect Fifth. The Perfect Fifth was the ideal marriage of Karl’s passion for whisky and entrepreneurship. Karl started the Perfect Fifth to not only be able to share his love for whisky with his family but rather to be able to raise a glass with all of those that are whisky enthusiasts like himself.

Ben Schoen

Ben Schoen

Director of Sales

Ben Schoen

Director of Sales

Ben Schoen grew up in Los Angeles. Throughout his childhood and he had always been intrigued by the law and the legal profession so in 2009 he decided to attend law school. Ben moved to Houston where he received his JD from South Texas College of Law and was licensed to practice law in 2013. For 5 years Ben was a litigator in various areas of the law ranging from civil litigation to criminal defense. In 2018 Ben, his wife Michelle, and his three boys moved back to Los Angeles in order to be closer to family. Shortly thereafter Karl, Ben’s brother, introduced Ben to The Perfect Fifth. Ben was truly inspired by The Perfect’s Fifth vision of bringing the best whiskys to America. Not long after that Ben joined the team as Chief Marketing Officer. Ben has become part of the tightknit whisky community and is enjoying every moment of it.

Miriam Rune

Miriam Rune

Director of Public Relations

Miriam Rune

Director of Public Relations

Since cutting her PR teeth with clients in the arts in Scotland, including theatre, music, cinema and publishing, Miriam has managed media and communications strategies for businesses, small and large, in the spirits industry and luxury retail. Her appreciation of a good dram, and a love of the hospitality world, with all its warmth and energy, have led her to the world of whiskey. Tokyo, Edinburgh, London and New York are among the locations where Miriam has had the pleasure of hosting media and client events, with the aim to communicate the rich history, science and storytelling which surround a great bottle of whiskey.

Doniel Dror

Doniel Dror

Chief Financial Officer

Doniel Dror

Chief Financial Officer

Doniel got his Master of Business Taxation from the University of Southern California.

Joseph M Hartman

Joseph M Hartman

Director of Operations

Joseph M Hartman

Director of Operations