Conference Speakers

Michael Votto

CEO, Votto Vines Importing

Michael Votto is an entrepreneur and attorney from New Haven County, Connecticut. Mike is the CEO of Votto Vines Importing, the first wine importing company ever to be named by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies and to earn a place on the Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in America.

As Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Votto Vines, Mike is responsible for the strategic direction of the family business that he co-founded in 2009. Votto Vines partners with highly acclaimed wineries around the world, develops proprietary wine brands and works with leading distributors and retailers throughout the United States. Since its founding in 2009, Votto Vines has scaled from annual sales of 1,000 cases to projected sales in 2015 of greater than 100,000 cases. In 2012, Votto Vines was selected by the National Football League to manage its VIP wine program for the NFL International Series Game in London, England.

In 2013, Mike was selected as one of Connecticut Magazine’s prestigious 40 under 40 business leaders and in 2014 was nominated for the Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards as “Innovator/Executive of the Year”. More recently, Mike was a featured CEO in Forbes America’s Most Promising Companies and was profiled in Michael Caldwell’s book “The Corporate Wizards”.