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Why Work With Us?

Because we know how to get the job done right the first time. Newlin Associates has developed an extensive network of wine industry contacts, has a thorough knowledge of the wine industry’s players, trends and issues, has a proven search track record of success in executive placement, and has a broad and deep background in corporate strategy, finance, operations and human resources. While it would be foolish for us to claim that we know every nuance of your specific business, we are quite comfortable with stating our position in the most simple, direct and accurate way that we can:

  • We Know the Wine Business,
  • We Know the Search Business, and
  • We Know Business.

We Know the Wine Business – Industry Knowledge and Experience:

  • Over the years of exploring and expanding our passion for wine, and of completing numerous projects for wine industry clients, we have developed an extensive base of contacts in and around the industry.
    - Our search clients have included Allied Domecq Wines USA, Benziger Family Winery, and Charles Krug Winery.
    - Our management consulting clients have included Huntington Wine Cellars, Smith & Hook/Hahn Estates/Rex Goliath Winery, Wimbledon Wine Company.
  • David Newlin sits on the Board of Directors of Huntington Wine Cellars (a negociant brand) and Wimbledon Wine Company (a Napa Valley-based national wine sales, marketing and distribution company representing a dozen wine brands).
  • Mr. Newlin has conducted extensive research in the areas of winery profitability and winning strategies, has written business plans for several wine industry companies, and has developed comprehensive Excel financial forecasting models for vineyard operations, wine brands, and wine sales and marketing concerns.

We Know the Search Business – Proven Placement Track Record:

  • David Newlin has successfully placed over 50 candidates, from Presidents earning $450K to managers earning $50K. Our networking and placement skills have been sharply honed.
  • Newlin Associates has spearheaded projects to benchmark salary bands, to develop a comprehensive client/candidate MIS database system, and others.
  • Non-wine industry search clients have included Bankers Trust, Bernstein Capital Management, Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments, First of America BanCorp, InfoUSA, Merrill Lynch, State Street Global Advisors, Strong Capital Management, and T. Rowe Price.

We Know Business – Depth and Breadth of Experience Extends Beyond Recruiting:

  • Consulting assignments have included strategic and business planning, financial modeling, business development, and project management in Fortune 500 to startup environments.
  • Over 16 years of business experience provides us with a solid foundation of knowledge spanning a wide array of business issues, challenges and solutions, and covering many functional areas and industries.
  • Non-wine industry management consulting clients have included Cellular One, Chevron, Dial Call and Dial Page (both merged into Nextel),,,, Pacific Bell and Pacific Telesis Group (both merged into SBC Communication), Pacific Gas & Electric, PacTel Cellular (now Verizon Wireless), Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, and others.



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