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Ahmad Hafeez Senior QA Engineer
Ahmad Hafeez
Sr. QA Engineer
ISTQB Certified Tester with 10 years of experience in implementation of Software Testing Life Cycle. A believer of continuous improvement. Here @ vinSUITE, making sure to deliver quality builds to our clients. Other than work, he loves travelling with his spouse, family, friends (whoever is available), watching movies and organizing parties.
Adam Kline Web Developer
Adam Kline
Web Developer
Adam has had the good fortune to work at vinSUITE for over fourteen years, making websites for many excellent wineries and working with some very bright, dedicated people. When he's not working, he enjoys listening to music, playing music, or playing music while listening to unrelated music; it's a terrible racket. (Adam has the distinction of being the winner of the 1st Annual All Company Lie Swatting competition!)
Alison Schmidt Web Developer
Alison Schmidt
Web Developer
Alison is a front-end web developer in the Nevada City office, where she has been working and laughing since 2008. In her spare time, she designs and makes jewelry, which she sells locally and on Etsy. Alison also loves reading, chilling, and eating delicious foods. She has a cat that she loves dearly, but she is truly a dog person.
Austin Coombs
Austin Combs
Technical Support Specialist
Austin Combs has been working in the restaurant and tech industry for over 12 years. Originally from SoCal, he now is a Napa Resident, or Napkin if you will. He is a fast learner and welcomes challenges that help him expand his skills. Austin and his wife enjoy reading, ironically watching bad movies, and spending time with their vineyard cat, Harvey
Blake Sinclair It Manager
Blake Sinclair
IT Manager
Blake has been working in IT since the late 1990s with experience focused on servers, networks, hosting, and telecommunications. He's been working with vinSUITE since 2015 with a primary focus on managing the systems that keep vinSUITE and its customers operating smoothly and safely.
Bob Engberg Sales Manager
Bob Engberg
Regional Sales Manager
Bob has been working in the wine industry since 2004. He has experience as tasting room host, winery GM, wine industry consultant, wine industry sales and support team member, and wine maker. Bob enjoys golf, fly fishing, food, and wine in his free time.
Brad Bottjen Software Engineer
Brad Bottjen
Software Engineer
Brad brings over ten years’ experience developing Java software and web applications, to help vinSUITE develop solutions using the latest & greatest technology platforms. In his spare time, he is an avid gamer, and enjoys traveling & spending time with his spouse & family.
Brian Cornell Product Manager POS
Brian Cornell
Product Manager, POS
Brian has been serving vinSUITE customers for over four years through the POS support channel. He enjoys working with new customers and stepping them through the onboarding process for the vinSUITE POS systems. Outside of work, Brian enjoys gaming, movies, and beer tasting. His favorite beer is currently Heretic's Make America Juicy Again.
Craig Blackmon Technical Support Specialist
Craig Blackmon
Technical Support Specialist
With over 20 years in the wine & food industry, Craig is a Napa Valley native who loves technology and innovation. When he's not helping the wine industry evolve, you can find him with his family, helping his nephews build computers, camping, or watching sports.
Dan Williams Support Operations Manager
Dan Williams
Support Operations Manager
Dan has 20 years of experience working with technology in the wine industry's Direct-to-Consumer wine sales. He is currently overseeing all support teams on a day-to-day basis, ensuring vinSUITE customers continue to receive the best customer service in the industry. Dan and his wife grew up in the Napa Valley, and are proud to still call it home. A father of two wonderful children involved with sports, Dan and his wife are racking up the bleacher time! He enjoys being active outdoors with his family - a man of many hobbies, mountain biking replaces all others.
Jason Curtis General Manager
Jason Curtis
General Manager
Jason has been in the wine industry for over 20 years. He left a fairly stable job in Texas to move out to the Sonoma wine country to pursue a burgeoning passion for wine. He discovered he was better with numbers than tasting notes (it happens) and found his true calling - helping wineries improve their operations using technology. And enjoying the end-product along the way.
Jeremy Horne Technical Support Specialist
Jeremy Horne
Technical Support Specialist
Jeremy loves wine and earned his WSET Level 2 before moving up to Napa from Orange County. He has worked in tasting rooms, and came to the valley to pursue a degree in wine business at Sonoma State University. Cheers!
Johanna Stephan Project Management Lead
Johanna Stephan
Project Management Lead
Johanna has been with vinSUITE for over 10 years. The best part of her job is working with a great team and building strong relationships with her clients. After years in wine e-commerce, she recently discovered her love of French rosé. Johanna is a longtime resident of Nevada City with her two daughters, where her perfect day is one spent at the Yuba River or exploring the nearby Sierras.
Jon Trafton Lead Data Anaylst
Jon Trafton
Lead Data Anaylst
Jon has been working in technology within the wine industry for 11 years. He keeps busy at vinSUITE managing data and integration projects. In his free time, Jon enjoys playing guitar, reading, and exploring the wonders of Napa and Sonoma counties with his wife and son.
Jonathan Handsard Project Manager and Training Specialist
Jonathan Hansard
Key Accounts Manager
Although he loves drinking wine, Jonathan only began working in the wine industry when he joined the team at vinSUITE. After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from Cal State, Long Beach, Jonathan spent many years working in warehouse, logistics and store manager roles. He is very active in both the music and theater communities in Nevada City, and loves spending as much time as possible outdoors.
Junior Chester Development Manager
Junior Chester
Development Manager
Junior was born in Hawaii but makes Dallas his home now. He has been working in tech since back in the day, supporting Windows 3.11. He has a diverse background with companies and industries ranging from Boeing, Microsoft, health, biofuel, and much more. Junior helps drive our solution forward by bringing a variety of interest, curiosity, and passion to our team.

Michael Gatto
Senior Software Engineer
Michael has been a web developer since Netscape was the new big thing. He loves making people's business run better through well-crafted software, and enjoys building up his team into software craftspersons. He reads heavily and is an amateur historian on the Middle East. Bicycling and Mediterranean cooking are Michael's daily hobbies.

Michael Rosano
Operations Manager
Michael has been with the vinSUITE for nearly 8 years. He started working in technical support on the POS side, moved into implementations, and then into management. He loves working in the wine industry and helping wineries solve their DTC problems with our solutions. He is married to the love of his life and has three beautiful kids. Michael is also a big fan of the Raiders and A’s!
Molly Spurgin Marketing Coordinator
Molly Spurgin
Marketing Coordinator
As a native Mid-westerner in search of warmer weather, Molly headed to the West Coast, where she has worked in the specialty food industry for over five years. She has a love for design and analytics and found her passion for marketing. Her goal is to help businesses grow by improving their branding and digital presence. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, listening to music and podcasts, and exploring California.
Preston Williams Product Manager WineWare
Preston Williams
Product Manager, WineWare
Preston has worked at vinSUITE for the past 4 years, but has an additional 12 years of experience in the POS industry, and over 15 years in support. Supporting customers is his passion. There are very few things that make him as happy as helping a customer solve an issue that has been giving them trouble. Preston is also a proud father of three, and dedicates all of his spare time to enjoying every minute with his children.
Rachel Gicker Product Manager eCommerce
Rachel Gicker
Product Manager, eCommerce
"Not to be ministered unto, but to minister," the Wellesley College motto, sums up Rachel's personal and career motto too. She is the mother of three kids and spends a lot of her time administering sippy cups, cheese sticks, rides to various activities, and generally doing her best to be empathetic and supportive. She has worked at eWinery Solutions/vinSUITE for over seven years in a few different roles, including the Technical Support Escalations Manager, and the latest as Product Manager.
Rob DeMallac Technical Support Specialist
Rob DeMallac
Technical Support Specialist
Rob has been working in the IT industry for over 25 years, with the last three at vinSUITE. When not helping people use computers to sell wine, he enjoys music, movies, fine dining, and tinkering with little robots that make lights and sounds.
 
 
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