Data Solution Sales Professional and Certified Sommelier Brings Over Decade of Wine and Restaurant Industry Experience to New Role
VANCOUVER, BC – October 12, 2016 – Quini (www.quiniwine.com), the leader in real-time wine tasting sensory data and technology solutions has hired its first director of sales, to lead the company’s sales organization. Philippe C. Grandbois, a recognized wine and hospitality industry expert, technology consultant and sales professional, will oversee Quini’s enterprise data solution sales worldwide.
Grandbois will play a key role in driving sales strategies to generate demand and achieve revenue objectives for Quini’s solutions including QUINI SOMM™. The platform is the industry’s first integrated wine sales productivity, analytics, training and customer engagement system. Grandbois will also lead the sales organization’s growth plans and manage key customer and Value Added Reseller partner relationships.
Grandbois will report to Roger Noujeim, Quini’s chief executive officer, and will operate out of the company’s headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“Philippe Grandbois is an outstanding addition to our team, as he brings a blend of solid data and software sales experience to Quini, with deep expertise in the wine and hospitality markets,” said Noujeim. “I welcome Philippe to Quini, with great confidence that his tireless pursuit of innovation in the wine and hospitality industries will ensure broad reach and adoption of Quini solutions, as we pivot into the revenue stage of our company’s growth.”
Prior to joining Quini, Grandbois provided operational, technology and management consulting services to leading regional, national and global wine and hospitality organizations. An International Sommeliers Guild (ISG) Certified professional with over 15 years of consulting and operations practice, Grandbois’ experience spans iconic brand name corporations that include the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in London, Paris and nine additional countries, Shangri-La and Hilton Worldwide in Australia, and hospitality services, data and coaching solutions provider, Barmetrix.
Grandbois attended the University of Waterloo where he earned a bachelor of applied science degree in recreation, leisure and business. Grandbois received his wine steward and sommelier diploma from The Cordon Bleu Paris.