Director of Finance
I spent the first 10 years of my life in New Jersey before moving to South Carolina where I finished school & entered the workforce driving forklifts. After quickly realizing that was not what I wanted to do forever (and having met my future wife), I enrolled in college in Syracuse NY and hit the road moving to central NY to study Forestry. While there, I was exposed to the Finger Lakes Wine region and the idea that working in the wine industry was possible – I also famously told my wife that we should start our own wine business and said “how hard could it be!” I have now been in the wine business for 12 years and still love everything about it.
We moved to California in 2006, ultimately landing in Napa and joined Treasury Wine Estates where I spent several years with their procurement & business management team. I moved onto Boisset Family Estates where I worked for Jean Charles on M&A but left after my wife was offered a role back in NY with Constellation Brands so we packed up and moved back East. I joined Constellation Brands in 2015 as part of their Ops Finance team where I led the Wine & Spirits cost accounting group before being moved back to Napa where I took on a role in their winery support team supporting the finances of the estate wineries in Napa, Sonoma & Washington. In 2019 I joined Delicato for a short time before moving to Stags Leap Wine Cellars where I was most recently the Sr Finance Manager responsible for their ops finance & FPA reporting.
Outside of wine, I enjoy cooking, traveling, renovating old houses, hanging out with our two boys, and helping my wife manage the small wine brand we have back in NY. I hold a WSET level 2 certification for Wine & a WSET level 1 for Sake – given my love of learning I will be pursing the level 3 for both as time permits. I am excited to be on the team as everyone seems really engaged and ready to do what is needed to ensure Folio’s success as we move the business forward!