Co-founder and Managing Partner
Bacchus Capital Management, LLC
Mr. Bronfman has over 30 years of experience in the wine industry, having held a variety of senior executive positions. Over the course of his tenure, Mr. Bronfman was responsible for the development and operation of several leading premium wine divisions which generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.
Mr. Bronfman served as Chairman of Diageo Global Wines from 2001-2003. During this time, Mr. Bronfman consulted on the company's global acquisition strategy and advised the company on its U.S. wine-based businesses, which included Seagram Chateau and Estate Wines and Beaulieu Vineyards.
From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Bronfman was President of Seagram Chateau and Estate Wines, a premier producer, importer and distributor of wine with revenues of approximately $300 hundred million. The company's portfolio of owned wines included Sterling Vineyards, Mumm Champagne, Mumm Napa, Barton & Guestier and Perrier Jouet. As an importer, Chateau and Estate Wines imported approximately 25% of all classified growth Bordeaux wines from France, including wines from all of the First Growth wines, as well as Trimbach, the leading Alsatian wine brand in the U.S., and many other wines from France's premier wine growing regions, Burgundy, Rhone, Chablis, and Loire. During this period, the company launched Brancott Vineyards, which became the leading imported New Zealand wine, and marketed the company owned Sandeman Ports, the leading selling port in the U.S., and Sherries.
Mr. Bronfman began his career in the marketing division of Paul Masson Vineyards and went on to hold a series of roles at Seagram, including Executive Vice President of Sales of the Seagram Wine Company, President of Seagram Classics Wine Company, Chairman of the Seagram Beverage Company (annual sales in excess of $200 million) and Director of the Seagram Company Ltd..
Mr. Bronfman continues to maintain leadership roles in both wine industry professional organizations and non-profit groups. Mr. Bronfman currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California and executive Committee member of the Deerfield Academy Board of Trustees. He has been the Chairman of the Northern California Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and Chairman of the California Wine Institute.
Mr. Bronfman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College. He was an Editor of the Williams Record and earned varsity letters in tennis and basketball.