Kristen Decker, President
President of Global Wine Co, Inc. Kristen was a founding member and the Chief Financial Officer of Headlands Asset Management and Paul Financial. Ms. Decker managed all financial planning and reporting functions for the companies as well as legal, licensing, treasury and human resources. She was the Controller of Headlands Mortgage Company from 1993 to 2000, was part of Mr. Paul's IPO team in 1998 and Chief Accounting Officer following the IPO.
Aron Smetana, VP IT, CIO
Aron draws on public and private sector experience in oversight of infrastructure and custom software development. He has supported groups ranging from e-commerce to an entire University campus with 20,000 users. During the dot.com era Aron worked in IT for bebe Stores, Inc. Recently he has worked on several initiatives to virtualize systems for lower environmental impact and systems flexibility. Aron holds his MBA from San Francisco State University and a BA from the University of Montana.
Donald Munro, VP Editorial
VP Editorial, Founder and Board Member. Before joining Global Wine Co, Donald spent 16 years with investment banks in New York, London and San Francisco, most recently as a Managing Director at Montgomery Securities and Bank of America Securities. Donald is involved with fund-raising and oversees our wine editorial process.
Katy Dillwood, CFO
Katy Dillwood has over thirty years of experience in the accounting field as a public accountant for Arthur Andersen in San Francisco, and Controller of a large regional residential home construction company in Santa Rosa prior to joining Global Wine Co, Inc. as Controller. She has managed all aspects of the finance and accounting functions, including cost accounting, financial planning and reporting, loan acquisition & administration, human resources, IT and implementing internal systems and controls.