Dave Gile – Northern California Sales Manager/ Corporate Chain Accounts
Dave Gile has been in the wine and spirits indusrty his entire professional career. His passion for wine started while working for a medium sized winery in the tasting room and after earning his Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University, Dave joined the sales team at a large wine and spirits distributor. While working there, he was promoted to Account Executive calling on both local and national Retail Chain accounts.
Dave excelled in working this huge market segment by growing distribution, managing price points, presenting effective programing, and executing promotions. Dave developed, leveraged, and maintained key relationships at the buyer level in these large chain store and became responsible for planning business reviews and operating plans across top suppliers. He is an Certified Specialist of Wine and continues his wine education with tours, seminars and tastings.
In his spare time, Dave volunteers at the local SPCA helping dogs find their forever homes and enjoys discovering new wine regions with his friends and family.