SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vintage Wine Estates President Pat Roney announced the appointment of Karen L. Diepholz to Chief Financial Officer.
"Karen brings a wealth of professional experience to Vintage Wine Estates with a diverse background in financial management of consumer projects, technology and manufacturing companies. Her expertise in strategic business planning, mergers and acquisitions and organizational change management will be invaluable as our company continues to grow," said Roney.
Diepholz was most recently Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Equinox Payments, the former $70 million U.S. operation of Hypercom Corporation point-of-sale equipment, software and services based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Prior to that, she was Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis for Hypercom Corporation in Scottsdale. Diepholz has a Bachelor of Science in Business-Finance from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.
As Chief Financial Officer for Vintage Wine Estates, Diepholz will lead the Finance and Accounting, IT and Human Resource teams and will serve on the Executive Leadership Committee.
About Vintage Wine Estates
Vintage Wine Estates is a collection of vintner family-owned winery estates and brands based in Santa Rosa, California. An industry leader across all sales channels and dedicated to providing wine consumers with a range of wines from $10 to $100 dollars and at many price points in between, Vintage Wine Estates produces outstanding wines from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and other premium California winegrowing regions. The portfolio includes Clos Pegase, Cosentino Winery, Girard Winery, Viansa Winery, Windsor Vineyards, Cartlidge & Browne, Sonoma Coast Vineyards, Ray's Station, Middle Sister, Wine Sisterhood, Pro-mis-Q-ous, Monogamy, Girl & Dragon, Purple Cowboy and a number of exclusive wine brands. Vintage Wine Estates is now ranked as a Top 20 wine company with aspirations of continuing to grow through organic growth, new brand creation and brand acquisitions.
Mary Ann Vangrin
SOURCE Vintage Wine Estates