Brendan Walton is the Managing Partner of the Cleveland Coffee Company and owner of A.J. Rocco’s in downtown Cleveland. Cleveland Coffee Company is a leader in small batch roasting and services fresh roasted coffees to retail partners, restaurants and businesses in northeastern Ohio. Established in 2001, A.J. Rocco’s is a café and bar located in Cleveland’s Gateway Neighborhood.
A graduate of Benedictine High School and member of its Athletic Hall of Fame, Brendan went on to letter in cross county and study communications at the University of Cincinnati. His running career led him to represent Cleveland internationally in Volgograd, Russia.
Cleveland Coffee Company has developed unique blends and have partnered with Matthew Dellavedova, Yan Gomes and Jose Ramirez to benefit their respective charities. A soon to be Positive Vibrations blend, with renowned local reggae artist Carlos Jones will be released in June. Cleveland Coffee Company is available in over 40 locations.
Brendan is one of the founders of St. Baldrick’s. Established in 2003, St. Baldrick’s is an annual head shaving fundraising event for pediatric cancers that has raised over $6 million locally and is hosted at multiple locations throughout Cleveland each year. He is also the creator of “A Most Excellent Race”, a fun filled morning benefitting the Achievement Centers Camp Cheerful since 1992.
A lifelong Clevelander, Brendan resides in Cleveland with his wife Trisha and their three children, Gemma, Rocco and Seamus.