Rich Bergsund, CEO
Rich Bergsund joined Wine.com as CEO in 2006, seeing it through a financial turnaround and transformed it into the largest online wine retailer. From 2000-2005, Rich was Founder and CEO of Joann.com, the leading online retailer in the hobby and crafts industry. Prior to that, Rich was a partner with Bain & Company where he worked in a wide range of industries including retail, consumer products, food processing, automotive, distribution, manufacturing, entertainment, aerospace, technology and real estate. Rich holds both MBA and undergraduate degrees from Stanford University.
Michael Osborn, Founder & Vice-President Merchandising
Mike Osborn has been a pioneer in online wine retailing since founding Wine.com as eVineyard in 1998. Mike leads the company’s efforts in merchandising its wine and gifts, and holds key wine industry relationships worldwide. From 1992 to 1998, he held senior management roles as VP Sales and VP Marketing for CTR Business Systems, a software and systems integration business. In 1992, Mike merged his six-year-old software business he founded as a high school student, Expert Technology Corporation, with CTR.
Geoffrey Smalling, Chief Technology Officer
Geoffrey Smalling leads the technology group as CTO and has been with Wine.com since 2002. At Wine.com, Geoffrey has worked on web 2.0 consumer commerce interfaces, white label b2c sites and b2b integrations, CRM solutions scaling to multi-site call centers, and software that powers Wine.com’s network of logistics centers. Prior to Wine.com, he was a Software Consultant for Proxicom / Dimension Data, working on large websites like Niketown, BlueCross of California, Toyota USA, Mazda USA, and a state of the art legal portal for a leading legal services firm. Geoffrey holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Linsly Donnelly, Chief Marketing Officer
Linsly Donnelly brings more than twenty years experience building business success in consumer products, technology, travel & leisure and media companies. As a manager at Bain & Company, she helped found and grow the Los Angeles office from start-up to more than 120 consultants. Linsly's direct marketing and operations experience includes consumer brands such as Coca Cola USA, Cadbury Schweppes-Dr. Pepper/7-Up and Kraft Foods. In entrepreneurial ventures, Linsly's co-founded or led start-up businesses in eCommerce (www.JoAnn.com), high-tech electronics (www.red.com), personal care (www.theyogaloftmb.com) and travel & leisure (www.parkcityplay.com). Linsly holds a BA, cum laude, from Washington & Lee University and an MBA with honors from University of Texas.
Kenton Chow, Chief Financial Officer
Ken Chow joined Wine.com as the Chief Financial Officer in 2011 and brings over 25 years of experience in high growth public and privately held companies. Prior to joining Wine.com, he was the Chief Financial Officer at a number of high technology companies in Silicon Valley, including Aurora Networks, Catena Networks and Cobalt Networks. Ken’s experience includes leading a successful IPO, mergers and acquisitions, including Sun Microsystems’ $2 billion acquisition of Cobalt Networks, and over $350 million raised in multiple equity and debt financings. He also held senior financial management positions at Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Bay Networks and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Ken is a CPA and holds a MBA and B.S. in Finance from Santa Clara University.
David Dô, Vice-President Operations
David Dô joined Wine.com in 2003. As VP Operations, David manages Wine.com’s network of logistics centers with a focus on stellar on-time delivery performance and cost management. Prior to joining Wine.com, David worked with AKA Gourmet, a leading gift basket company. In 1995, he founded Image Works, a multi-media firm where he worked on numerous companies’ catalog productions and their launch into e-commerce. Born and raised in Paris, France, David attended the Sorbonne and ENS Louis-Lumière where he obtained his Diplôme.
William Tomaszewski, General Counsel
Bill Tomaszewski has been the General Counsel for Wine.com since 2004. His main focus is working with state agencies on alcohol regulatory matters. Prior to his employment with Wine.com he served for 20 years with the Jersey City NJ Police Department in various roles. Bill is a graduate of Rutgers-Newark School of Law.
Board of Directors
Rich Bergsund, CEO
Robert Manning, Chairman of the Board & Investor
Robert Manning joined Baker Capital in 2002 as a General Partner. Prior to joining Baker Capital, Mr. Manning was CFO of Intermedia Communications, Inc., an integrated communications services provider, and a director of its majority-owned subsidiary, Digex, Inc., a provider of complex, managed, web hosting services. Intermedia was acquired for over $6 billion in 2001. Prior to Intermedia, he was an investment banker to the cable television and communications industries. Mr. Manning left investment banking in 1991 to become one of the founding executives of DMX, Inc., the first satellite- and cable-delivered digital radio network, which was sold to Liberty Media in 1996. DMX spawned the satellite-delivered music industry, now popularized by Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Mr. Manning serves on the boards of Interxion, N.V., Wine.com (Chairman) and CoreValue Software (Chairman). Previously, Mr. Manning served on the boards of Digex, Inc., Canal + Nordic, Adaptix, Inc. (Chairman), Broadview Networks, Plus TV, and Turin Networks. Mr. Manning also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Connecticut. Mr. Manning is a graduate of Williams College.
John C. Baker, Board Director & Investor
John C. Baker founded Baker Capital in 1995. Mr. Baker has more than 30 years of experience in the private equity industry, leading investments in the technology, telecom and financial service industries. Mr. Baker is a member of the Supervisory Board of Interxion NV (Chairman) and the Board of Wine.com. Additionally, Mr. Baker is a member of the University of Cincinnati Investment Committee. Mr. Baker is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.