Over 27 years in the Wine & Spirits Industry with a successful track record in Sales, working in both the supplier and wholesaler sectors of the business. Jim started with Gallo Wine Company in January 1987 as a Chain Division Territorial Sales Rep in San Diego. Within the year he was promoted to Account Manager in charge of Lucky Stores Schematics. In 1988, Jim was promoted to managing all Account Managers for all chains in Southern California.
Jim moved to Sutter Home Winery in March of 1990 as a District Manager managing all aspects of sales from distributorship to customers. Over the next two years Jim created the first dedicated chain sales team in Southern California. In 1993, Jim started to call on the Price Club, Costco and Sam’s Club regional headquarters.
Given the opportunity to develop and manage a statewide chain division, Jim moved to Remy Amerique in May of 1994. After proving successful in his statewide chain assignment, Jim was assigned additional responsibility as the National Account Manager with American Stores. Remy Amerique offered the opportunity for educational travel to all major international wine and spirits regions.
Young’s Market Company hired Jim in January 1999 as the Account Executive calling on Costco Wholesale LA. In March 2000, Young’s promoted him to Vice President of the newly created Club Division.
Along with two other industry veterans, established Trinity Wines and Spirits in May of 2009. A dynamic and successful company that developed brands in all areas of the marketplace.