Why Hire 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,
- 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
Cellars (a negociant brand) and Wimbledon Wine
Company (a Napa Valley-based
national wine sales, marketing and distribution company
representing a dozen
- 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
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
- Consulting assignments have included strategic and
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,
solutions, and covering many functional areas and
- Non-wine industry management consulting clients
have included Cellular
One, Chevron, Dial Call and Dial Page (both merged into
LiveMind.com, NetSanity.com, Pacific Bell and Pacific
Telesis Group (both
merged into SBC Communication), Pacific Gas & Electric,
PacTel Cellular (now
Verizon Wireless), Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, and others.