Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. recently made several changes in its management as it restructures the team to support growth.
Katherine DeVillers, currently Chief Financial Officer, has been named Executive Vice President of Acquisition Integrations, and Kristina Johnston joins VWE as Chief Financial Officer.
Pat Roney, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “As VWE’s CFO for the last three and a half years, Kathy has led the execution of our finance and accounting strategies through rapid growth while also managing the many challenges associated with becoming a public company. She has significant experience in our industry and has demonstrated her depth of knowledge in the operations of the business. Her talent and experience are fitting for this new role to ensure we are capturing the significant synergies available through our acquisition strategy.”
Before joining VWE, Ms. Johnston had approximately 17 years’ experience at Constellation Brands, Inc., where she held a variety of progressively challenging roles in finance and accounting including her most recent position as Vice President – Finance Lead. Earlier in her career she was with Arthur Anderson and PricewaterhouseCoopers where she gained proficiency as auditor-in-charge of client accounts. Ms. Johnston is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University where she earned her B.A. in accounting as well as her M.B.A.
The Company also announced that Zach Long has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Winemaking and Production. Long was previously winemaker at Girard Winery.
VWE has appointed Courtney Prose as Vice President of Supply Chain, a newly created position. Prose was previously at Francis Coppola Winery where she spent the last 11 years, most recently as the Executive Vice President of Production.