Master’s Degree, Business Management – 2004 Graduate
Nationality : French
US Permanent Resident
2009 – Present Day : Casa Torelli Imports, Ltd. Southern California.
An import and distribution company, Casa Torelli represents wineries from 6 regions of Italy. The company specializes in selecting wines and analyzing the market prior to launch to insure that their offering can compete on a price to quality ratio for a national distribution model.
Area Manager – Private Events Organizer
Expand and diversify the company’s customer base.
– Identify new on and off-premise prospects
Partnerships started with supermarkets and restaurant chains.
– Organize wine events to increase company visibility
Summer 2008: PEMA City Agency, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
PEMA City is part of the PEMA Group, an advertising strategy consulting company working with some major European organizations, both public and private. PEMA City is specialized in the real estate industry.
Assistant Project Manager
Defining and implementing the communication strategy for a major real estate new project.
– Study and selection of most appropriate media to be used for the campaign.
– Weekly customer presentations.
– Recommendations on media actions.
– Campaign implementation and result data analysis.
2008 – 2009 : Maison M.Chapoutier, Tain l’Hermitage, France.
Michel Chapoutier is today one of the most famous winemakers from the Rhone Valley. He bought the winery from his grandfather in 1989 and turned it into one of the most prestigious in the world.
Local & Export Sales Team Member
Working at the winery’s cellar and as a consultant for the US market with the Export Manager.
– Assist and develop sales with international customers.
– Perform company and product presentation in both French and English.
– Assist on choosing and dealing with business partners in the US market.
2006 – 2008 : Fourcade & Hecht Wine Group. Southern California and Las Vegas, NV, USA.
Fourcade & Hecht was established in 1990 in Santa Monica, as a wine and spirits importer. Today, the F&H Wine Group combines several activities, such as import, distribution, wine evaluation for clients, publication of wine related material and consulting to restaurants and hotels.
Los Angeles & Orange County Manager
Working directly with the CEO and Sales Manager to achieve solid growth targets in terms of sales and company establishment.
– Create a solid and loyal customer base in the Los Angeles area starting Oct. 06.
– Design and create a product portfolio.
– Design and implement marketing tools to support sales.
Company revenue increased 25% between 2006 and 2007.
2006 : Italia Wine Imports. Orange County, , USA.
Italia Wine Imports is a 25 year-old company specialized in wine imports from Italy and distribution in California.
French Wines Specialist
Assigned to reinforce company’s customer base on a specific territory, and simultaneously launching a French department in an exclusively Italian catalogue.
– Create and manage a relevant range.
– Company staff training on new products.
2001 – 2006 : NICOLAS, Paris.
NICOLAS is the leader wine retailer in France, with 522 stores in France, and another 100 throughout Europe (80 in England, 8 in Belgium, 2 in Russia…). The company was established in 1822 and is now part of the Castel Group, largest wine negociant in France and fourth largest wine company worldwide.
Assistant Store Manager
Started as an intern replacing a store owner in 2001, then worked as an assistant manager in various stores in Paris and France.
– Provide advice and counsel to customers, necessitating a thorough wine knowledge.
– Handle stocks and store accounting.
– Product placement and store display for special sales operations.
Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers, Paris & Angers, France.
– Master’s Degree in Marketing and Management.
– Equis accredited.
Lycée Passy St Nicolas Buzenval, Rueil Malmaison, France
– Baccalaureate ; Major : Economics
Languages and centers of interest
Languages : French (Mothertongue)
German : Oral and written skills
Notions : Italian
Computer skills : Office Pack, Windows/Mac.
Sports : Golf (Handicap 14), Martial Arts (Kempo), Basketball, Tennis, Rowing.
Music : Electronic Music, drums.