The Founders

 
  Nolan Gasser   Founder & President

Nolan Gasser

Founder & President

 

Nolan Gasser is a critically acclaimed composer, pianist, and
musicologist – most notably, the architect of Pandora Radio’s Music
Genome Project and Pandora’s chief musicologist from its founding in
1999. He lectures widely at various public and private forums on the
nature of musical taste and the intersection of music and science,
including a TEDx talk in November 2015. He oversaw the Impact
Genome Project for the Chicago-based company Mission Measurement.

 
  Beverly Landstreet IV   Founder & CFO

Beverly Landstreet IV

Founder & CFO

 

Bev Landstreet helps management teams and private equity firms manage and improve cash flows and equity returns in several industries, including healthcare services, business services, distribution, manufacturing, fast-moving consumer goods and building products. He
is the Managing Director of Aegis Capital Advisors, LLC and a Partner
and Board Member of The Fluid Power Group.

Our Team

 
  Paul Mabray   CEO

Paul Mabray

CEO

Paul Mabray has been in wine and technology for 25 years working for
Niebaum Coppola and Wine.com and founding two of the most successful B2B solutions in the wine industry: WineDirect.com and
VinTank.com.

He was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in The Wine Industry. Paul has been a leader in direct-to- consumer innovation for the wine industry, as well as a pioneer for Social Customer Relationship Management (SCRM) and Social Service.

He has been quoted by the New York Times, Forbes, Washington Post, Altimeter and more and frequently speaks at conferences around the world. He recently left Averoinc.com, where he served as Vice President, leading its new social media/reputation management division, that powers data driven engagement, social CRM and business intelligence for the hospitality industry.

 
  Mei Homs   Office Manager

Mei Homs

Office Manager

Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, Mei became passionate about the hospitality and gastronomy while developing her career at different departments of the Mandarin Oriental hotel and most specifically, its Michelin Star restaurant led by Chef Carme Ruscalleda.

She later moved to San Francisco in 2013, where she worked at the front office of The Battery, a private membership club and hotel in the heart of the city. 

On her move to Napa three years ago, Mei landed at the offices of Gruppo Chiarello, where she was able to take a deep dive into the operations and management of the multi-property group.

 
  Lulu Churchill   Sommelier & Data Quality

Lulu Churchill

Sommelier & Data Quality

Lulu Churchill has worked in and around the wine industry for the better part of the last decade, from a stint at a Texas winery to a notable tenure as wine director for Nopa and its associated restaurants to countless recent writing, event planning, and educational projects.

She is formally certified through the Culinary Institute of America’s wine program, the Society of Wine Educators, and the Court of Master Sommeliers; informally, she stays on top of what’s cool and tasty in the wine world by exploring the vinous jungle that is her backyard, San Francisco.

 
 

Board of Directors

 

  Henry Hansel

Henry Hansel

Henry C. Hansel is the President of the Hansel Auto Group, which includes nine Automobile Dealerships in Sonoma County, CA. He is a Founding Director of the Bank of Petaluma and a current member of the US Bank San Francisco Advisory Board.  He has been an independent Director of Hennessy Advisors, Inc. since 2001 and was appointed as a Board Member by Governor Brown, to the California Motor Vehicle Recovery Corporation, serving since 2012.  He currently serves as chairman of the Sonoma State University’s Board of Advisors for Weill Hall and the Green Music Center. 

Henry has immersed himself in Rebuild North Bay, recently returning from an impactful trip to Washington, DC that will pave the way for reconstruction following the tragic Wildfires in October 2017. Since beginning his career in the Automotive Industry in 1973, Henry has served on many Boards and Councils for several of the Brands that he represents, as well as serving on numerous non-profit Boards and Chairmanships in Sonoma County. 

 

Steve Pleau

Steve Pleau is the founder and President of The Future Automotive
Group, one of the nation’s largest automotive dealership groups with
nine locations, fourteen franchises, and two fleet centers. He serves on
a number of boards and has been a director of River City Bank since
2001. He is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a
degree in Business Administration.


Board of Advisors

  Ken Burbary

Ken Burbary

Ken Burbary is a strategic digital marketing, data and analytics consultant for the most influential brands in the world. Ken provides guidance and business counsel to fortune 500 brands in the areas of digital strategy, digital marketing, marketing measurement, big data, analytics, emerging digital technologies, and digital business transformation.

He is also a founding Digital Marketing Professor at Cornell University’s Digital Marketing Intensive program at Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Prior to founding his own digital consultancy, Ken spent nearly 20 years in the digital marketing & advertising industries where he is considered a nationally recognized expert on digital marketing analytics. Ken has held digital leadership positions such as Chief Digital Officer at Campbell Ewald, Director Digital Advisory Services at Ernst & Young, and VP, Strategy & Analysis at Digitas, and has worked with some of the biggest names in marketing, including Goldman Sachs, American Express, Proctor & Gamble, Kraft, General Motors, Chevrolet, Delta Airlines, Walgreens, MillerCoors, Pfizer, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Postal Service.

 
  Lauren Hougas

Lauren Hougas

Lauren is currently the digital analytics leader at HealthPartners, and formerly worked as Senior Director, Analytics and insights at W2O. She honed her skills in market research and social media at several respected Minneapolis-based companies, including Jostens and Capella Education Company.

She has proven track experience in developing and continually helps provide recommendations and accurate consumer insights.