Oliver is responsible for all aspects of operations at WX, including winemaking, sourcing, procurement, production, supply chain, logistics, legal and compliance and project management. He also leads the company’s Contract Production Services business. Oliver was previously Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Silicon Valley Bank and earlier was partner in the Palo Alto law firm of Fthenakis & Colvin. Oliver holds a BA in economics from the University of California at Davis, a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law and an LLM in securities regulation from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Oliver enjoys spending time with his family, running, cycling and supporting Bay Area sports teams.
Joe is responsible for all aspects of operations at WX, including winemaking, sourcing, procurement, production, supply chain, logistics and project management. Prior to joining WX Joe held winemaking and operations roles at a number of wine companies, including Diageo and Treasury Wine Estates, as well as executive roles in CPG companies and in the olive oil space. Joe holds a BS in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis and an MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology. An avid outdoorsman, when not pursuing higher quality and improved efficiency or spending time with family, you’re most likely to find joe back country skiing or on a mountain bike. Joe resides in Chico California with his wife and 3 daughters.
Bill is responsible for all aspects of processes and information services at WX, including technology infrastructure, systems, data management and process optimization. Prior to joining WX, he was Managing Director at Myer-Holum International Consulting in Australia. Bill currently is a member of the board for his family winery, Nichelini, the oldest continuously owned and operated winery in Napa Valley. He holds a BS in math and computer science from the University of California at Davis. Bill now resides in San Anselmo, where he enjoys mountain biking and abalone diving in his free time.
Bryan Moreno is the Senior Vice President Global Sales overseeing all sales strategy for the company. With over 20 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry, Bryan is well-versed in marketing, distributor management, national accounts, international sales, and trade marketing. Most recently, Bryan served as WX Brands’ Vice President of U.S. sales and was promoted to his current position in August 2019. Prior to joining WX Brands, Bryan honed his skills at some of the leading wine companies such as E&J Gallo, Moet Hennessy USA, and Don Sebastiani & Sons. Bryan holds a degree in economics from Texas A&M University and resides in Dallas, TX, with his wife Angi, sons Austin and Dawson, and stepdaughter Avery.
As Senior Vice President for International Sales for WX Brands, Dan is responsible for all business outside the United States. His responsibilities include driving the export business, building and managing global teams, and developing business in new markets. Prior to joining WX, Dan was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and Price Waterhouse in the US and Europe working with companies to solve complex business challenges. Since joining WX, he has leveraged his consulting background to help the company grow from small startup to a global wine business before transitioning into his current role. Dan has BA in Economics and Political Science from UC Santa Barbara, and an MA in International Studies from UC San Diego. When not traveling around the globe, Dan lives in Piedmont, CA with his wife Carolyn and spends his free time cycling, hiking, skiing and camping around the Golden State.
As Senior Vice President of Marketing, Jeff Ngo leads marketing and direct-to-consumer efforts for WX Brands portfolio of nationally distributed and exclusive wine brands. Prior to joining the company’s executive team, Jeff held positions at leading multi-brand portfolio companies including Jackson Family Wines, Diamond Foods, and E. & J. Gallo Winery. Before Jeff’s career in brand management, he was a consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers, leading change at Fortune 500 companies around the country. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA with High Distinction from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Hailing from Cleveland, OH, Jeff is an often heartbroken, but nevertheless steadfast Cleveland sports fan. He resides in Santa Rosa, CA, with his wife and their three daughters.
As Vice President of Human Resources at WX Brands, Carolyn Thompson leads all aspects of our most important resource at the company: our people. Carolyn brings over 20 years of HR experience with leadership roles mostly in the professional services arena. Carolyn has a BS in Business with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In addition, she holds her Professional Human Resources (PHR) designation from the HR Certification Institute. Carolyn is a Bay Area native and lives in Novato with her husband and son. She is a dedicated cyclist and foodie.