In this episode of ABID Shorts, Bill talks about the current state of the Wine Distribution Market of the USA.
Your import and distribution business, as it exists in a largely capitalist economic environment will exert pressures on you, causing you to react and develop. How you cope and change with those pressures will determine how well you succeed. It’s helpful to start out by looking at the environment you currently occupy and how those pressures become primary motivators to how you run your business.
About Bill Sciambi
Bill is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Verity Wine Partners.
Born in Philadelphia, he has resided in multiple locations, including New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Nicaragua, Texas, and Colombia. He has thirty-three years’ experience in the wine industry, twenty-five of which were served in multiple sales, administrative and executive capacities at Lauber Imports. He joined that company at its infancy in 1984, helping it grow to a $125M+ annual revenue organization.
In 2009 he left Lauber Imports as VP of Sales & Marketing, to start Verity Wine Partners with three other industry professionals and served as president and CEO for the first four years. Verity is now one of the top ten ranked (by sales revenue) wine distributors in New York with more than 50 employees. He is currently Chairman at Verity.