2016 Wine Industry Financial Symposium Speakers

The 2016 Wine Industry Financial Symposium Program, with the theme of “Game Changers for the Next Twenty-Five Years,” will feature intense wine industry insights that will help attendees improve their businesses, presented by the dynamic line-up of wine business leaders below. These thought leaders, decision makers and innovators will present information, share ideas and discuss some of the hottest wine business topics. Click on any speaker to jump directly to their bio.

Lisa Adams Walter, Director of Programs, Wine Industry Symposium Group

Kathryn Archer, President, Wine Industry Symposium Group

David Barringer, Co-founder, Naked Winery

Marieshka Barton, Sonoma State University

Andrew Bassak, Partner, Mannatt, Phelps & Phillips

Megan Beck, VP Food and Consumer Group, BMO

Lesley Berglund, Chairman, The WISE Academy

Tammy Boatright, Founder, VingDirect

Robert Boyd, CFO, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

George Coope, Senior Director of Strategy & Analysis, Zepponi & Company

David Faris, Vice President – Corporate Development, F. Korbel & Bros., Inc.

Samantha Foster, VP – Food & Agribusiness Sr. Relationship Manager, Rabobank

David Freed, Chairman, The Silverado Group

Armand Gilinsky, Jr., F.J. Korbel Professor of Wine Business, Sonoma State University and Founding Editor, Wine Business Case Research Journal

John Gillespie, Founder & CEO, Wine Opinions

Daniel Grunbeck, EVP Client Services and Business Development, Youngs Market

Cathy Huyghe, Co-Founder, Enolytics | Wine Columnist, Forbes.com

Marci Ikeler, CEO, Little Arrows

Russ Joy, President, Patz & Hall

James Laube, Senior Editor, Wine Spectator

Carlos Lua, Vice President and Sr. Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Paul Mabray, Co-Founder, Vintank

Sean Maher, Managing Director & Founder, Aspect Consumer Partners

Curtis Mann, Director of Liquor, Raley’s

Michael McCarvel, Assurance Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Russell Miller, Vice President, RBC Capital Markets LLC

Jon Moramarco, Managing Partner, BW166

Roger Nabedian, Senior Vice President & General Manager, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Robert Nicholson, President, International Wine Associates

Michael Osborn, Founder, Wine.com

David Pardes, CPA, Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Glenn Proctor, Partner, The Ciatti Company

Hugh Reimers, President, Jackson Family Wines

Mark Richmond, Principal, Napa Valley Financial

Craig Root, President, Visitor Management Resources

Matt Shore, Vice President of Product Strategy, Adaptive Insights

Nicholas Simmons, Intern, UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Robert Smiley, Dean Emeritus, UC Davis Graduate School Management

Dan Sumner, PhD, Frank H. Buck, Jr. Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UCD

Robert Trone, Co-Owner, Total Wine & More

William Vyenielo, Sr. Business Consultant, Moss Adams

Chris Welch, Partner, The Ciatti Company

Karl Wente, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Winemaker and Fifth Generation Winegrower, Wente Vineyards

Paula Whealen, Principal, Wagner & Bonsignore Engineers

Matt Wood, former Estate Director, Domain Chandon, Co-Founder, Proof Loyalty