Director of Sales - West Coast
Simone was born in Torino and grew up in Rome. He attended the American University in Washington DC, where he graduated in International Relations. In 2005, he obtained an MBA in International Business in Trieste at MIB School of Management. Throughout the years, he developed a passion for wines and became a Level II AIS Sommelier in Rome. Simone finally fulfilled his dream of working in the wine industry when he moved to NYC in 2010 to work for Lis Neris winery from Friuli as a brand ambassador.
He has now been working in managing sales in the wine industry for 12 years. He spent almost 9 years in New York, working for 3 years as Wine Consultant at Vias Imports, and 5 years as Sales Manager for the Italian portfolio of Kobrand Corporation covering the Northeast of the USA. In 2019, Simone moved to Los Angeles to work for Marchesi Antinori as Californa State Manager, where he worked for over 3 years. With Ethica Wines since 2022.