Rich Bergsund, CEO
Rich Bergsund joined Wine.com as CEO in 2006, where he has been passionate about promoting the wine lifestyle through innovation. Under his leadership, the company turned profitable and has doubled its revenue by creating a stellar customer experience. Prior to that, Rich was Founder and CEO of IdeaForest, the leading online retailer in the hobby and crafts industry (purchased by Jo-Ann Stores). Before diving into startups and turnarounds in the consumer Internet sector, Rich was a partner with Bain & Company strategy consulting, where he spent over a decade working in a variety of industries. Rich holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a BA in International Relations, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University.
Hometown: Glen Falls, NY
Favorite Wine: St. Emilion (Bordeaux)
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.
Hometown: Medford, OR
Favorite Wine: Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Greg Tatem, VP Engineering
Greg Tatem joined Wine.com in 2013 with over 20 years of experience leading strong development teams. He managed services and developed software for companies such as Bechtel, Scotland Yard, Microsoft and Xerox. Prior to joining Wine.com, Greg spent three years at Williams-Sonoma, where he oversaw the e-commerce platform that served the company’s five brands. He is a technology thought leader with a passion for the customer experience. Greg holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Hometown: Danville, CA
Favorite Wine: Red Blends
Peter Elarde, Chief Marketing Officer
Peter Elarde joined Wine.com as Chief Marketing Officer in 2013 and is responsible for leading marketing, corporate sales, product management, and user experience. Previously, Peter spent 10 years with Shutterfly in senior management positions including Chief Marketing Officer, General Manager of New Business Initiatives, and Vice President of Product Marketing. Prior to that, Peter held product and marketing leadership roles with a number of technology startups including Achieva.com, Tom Snyder Productions, and The Learning Company. Peter earned his MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Yale University.
Hometown: Baldwin, NY
Favorite Wine: Pinot Noir
Kristen Pszonowsky, Corporate Controller
Kristen Pszonowsky joined Wine.com as the Corporate Controller in 2013. Kristen most recently was the Corporate Controller at Wild Planet Entertainment, Inc., a children's toy wholesaler. Prior to that, she held numerous positions at the Sherwin Williams Paint Company, including Controller of the Emeryville, CA manufacturing facility, Senior Supply Chain Analyst and Internal Field Auditor. Kristen holds a B.S. in Finance and Logistics from John Carroll University.
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Favorite Wine: Champagne
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.
Hometown: Paris, France
Favorite Wine: Burgundian Pinot Noir
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.
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Favorite Wine: Anything from Jersey
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.