A Robert Parker Rating of 95, According to Our Clients

We think our clients are pretty outstanding too! We regularly get comments about how InnoVint is easy to use and helping winemakers manage workflows, streamline reporting, and make the best wine possible.

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How It All Began:

Napa Valley Meets Silicon Valley

From the age of 19, InnoVint’s founder Ashley DuBois Leonard has held just about every role you can in a winery, from forklift driver to general manager. After earning her Viticulture and Enology degree from UC Davis, she worked at multiple notable wineries and experienced firsthand every aspect of the wine business. Having worked with all the software options available, she was never satisfied with the reliability and accuracy of production information.

She later transitioned to the technology world, where she had a vision. Her winemaking peers had confirmed they too had similar frustrations with production data management. It was clear there was a need in the market for flexible, intuitive, mobile-friendly winery management software that would help winemakers save time and streamline production. By combining her passion for wine with her expertise in technology, she set out to build a platform that would transform the wine industry.

And so she did.

Ashley founded InnoVint in 2013, and ever since, she and her passionate team have worked to help wine producers reach their maximum potential.

Meet the Team

  • Ariane Rizzo

    Client Success Manager

    Ariane Rizzo

    Client Success Manager

    Ariane is our Client Success Manager, with an extensive background in custom crush facility management. She came to us after working for nearly a decade at a large custom crush facility in Washington, and successfully as General Manager for several of those years! She’s a master when it comes to operational efficiency and compliance. She’s also big into educating herself on the Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement front.

    Ariane loves: Shark Week, Autumn, and pumpkin picking! It’s her favorite time of the year!

  • Ashley DuBois Leonard

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Ashley DuBois Leonard

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Ashley, our Founder & CEO, leads InnoVint’s strategic vision and oversees all operations. She’s a powerhouse with 14+ years in wine production, winery operations management, and technical consulting. With strong visions for InnoVint’s future and holding true to our mission, you can rest assured InnoVint will always be dedicated to being the most modern and advanced winery production software.

    Ashley enjoys: weekend adventures with her family, a competitive volleyball match-up, and a challenging crossword.

  • Bonnard Hernandez

    Software Engineer

    Bonnard Hernandez

    Software Engineer

    Bonnard, who is one of our mighty software developers, is consistently the most suave dresser of the team. Devoted to building the most effective & efficient solutions to any problems we present to him!

    When Bonnard isn’t writing code, he can be found writing music, poetry, and playing soccer.

  • Chris Muthig

    Software Engineer

    Chris Muthig

    Software Engineer

    Chris has built software for a number of industries over the years, but the winemaking industry is his favorite. Not only does he help build our platform, but his wife uses it as a winemaker, making for great conversations about new features at the Muthig household.

    Chris spends most of his time outside of work playing ultimate frisbee, but he also enjoys photography and trying new, unique wines and ciders.

  • Dan Strengier

    Chief Technology Officer

    Dan Strengier

    Chief Technology Officer

    Dan, our CTO, leads InnoVint on the Technical Development front, and could potentially be one of the best winemakers that has never made wine! Dan’s passion, and dedication to continue to build the best winery production software out there is unrivaled.

    Dan enjoys: Snowboarding, augmented reality, and recording music.

  • Don LaBorde

    Client Success Director

    Don LaBorde

    Client Success Director

    Don, our Client Success Director, fell in love with wine when he moved to Oregon upon finishing his studies at LSU.  After working a few vintages, that same love brought him to Australia where he earned his BS in Wine Science. Don brings to InnoVint 20 years of winemaking experience and over a decade running wineries in Napa and Sonoma. He is excited and determined to help our clients successfully integrate our technology into their winery operations.

    In his spare time, Don is an avid trail runner, snowboarder and passionate LSU football fan…Geaux Tigers!

  • Drew Beck

    User Experience & Design

    Drew Beck

    User Experience & Design

    Drew heads InnoVint’s User Experience & Design department. He is a master in his craft, and is responsible for making our software so fun to use! When he is not deep in UX for us, he is throwing epic dance parties, and making everyone smile! Seriously one of the best dancers we know!

    Drew also enjoys playing guitar, listening to music, and saying hello to dogs and cats.

  • Joel Legris

    Software Engineer

    Joel Legris

    Software Engineer

    Not only is Joel one of our killer software engineers, but he’s also a black belt in Jiu Jitsu! He’s spent years building niche software platforms, integrations, deep data analysis, and is responsible for keeping the gears constantly moving!

    Besides a passion for Jiu Jitsu, Joel enjoys cooking delicious dinners for his family, traveling/exploring new places, and photography.

  • Karissa Moreno

    Technical Solutions Engineer

    Karissa Moreno

    Technical Solutions Engineer

    Karissa is our Technical Solutions Engineer. A born and bred Texan, she eventually found herself in Australia where she earned her Masters in Oenology. After years of harvest-hopping, she landed in California where she was introduced to InnoVint – first as a client and now as a member of our team. She is deeply committed to the continuous improvement of our software and the overall experience of our clients.

    Karissa loves backpacking with her dog, Tokaji, Texas A&M Aggie Football, and all things sparkling wine.

  • Kathy Turner

    Sales Manager

    Kathy Turner

    Sales Manager

    Kathy discovered her love of wine while studying and traveling in Italy, which led to a career as a winemaker for both large and small wineries in Napa, Sonoma and the Central Coast. Kathy moved into sales as a way to focus on smaller wine projects and found that she truly loved working with clients to achieve their goals.  She brings to InnoVint a hands-on understanding of how technology can transform the day-to-day workings of wineries as well as their business processes.

    Kathy is passionate about Old World wines, European museums, travel, and perfecting her croissant making technique!

  • Kevin Merritt

    Chief Operating Officer

    Kevin Merritt

    Chief Operating Officer

    Kevin is our Chief Operating Officer, pitching in in a variety of ways – from finance to international to business development. An experienced entrepreneur and aspiring winemaker, outside of his work helping InnoVint bring the world’s best wine production software to market, Kevin sits on the board of directors of a few promising startups and is a second-year viticulture & enology student at the Northwest Wine Academy in Seattle. In a very “meta” kind of way, Kevin is also an InnoVint customer, relying on InnoVint at the Kevin White Winery where he is a harvest intern.

    Kevin enjoys discovering complex Rhône inspired wines, dirt biking, fishing (preferably in Alaska) and spending time with his family and chocolate lab in Lake Chelan.

  • Kevin Williams

    Senior Relationship Manager

    Kevin Williams

    Senior Relationship Manager

    Kevin Williams, our Senior Relationship Manager, has built his career on empowering wine businesses all over the world, and brings deep rooted experiences in SaaS + other innovative technologies. Wine has found a meaningful and permanent place in his life through it’s ability to bring people together, and the never ceasing learning opportunities.

    In his free time, you can find Kevin surfing up and down the California coast, fishing in Alaska, and rocking the title of Grill Master! His bbq skills are no joke.

  • Lindsay Wicka

    Operations & Marketing Lead

    Lindsay Wicka

    Operations & Marketing Lead

    Lindsay, our Operations & Marketing Lead, is truly a Jane of all Trades at InnoVint. She has a diverse background in wine ranging from wine sales management, restaurants, a few harvests, and planning/hosting events among other things. Keeping things moving, and wrangling cats has become her specialty over the years.

    Lindsay loves linguistics, Italian wine & culture, and seeking out the most delicious food different cities have to offer.

  • Michelle del Rio

    Growth Marketing Manager

    Michelle del Rio

    Growth Marketing Manager

    Michelle, our Growth Marketing Manager, heads up growth initiatives across departments to help spread the word about InnoVint. Michelle brings years of experience marketing and engaging with customers in the eCommerce space using both creativity and data to drive initiatives.

    When Michelle isn’t poring over data or nerding out on the latest tech, you might find her hiking in the Cascades, trying out a new recipe (wine glass in hand of course), or snuggling with her two cats and a good book.

  • Novella Klein

    Client Success Specialist

    Novella Klein

    Client Success Specialist

    Novella, one of our Client Success & Product Specialists, has over 14 years of winemaking experience in wineries across the world including New Zealand, Australia, California, Oregon and Washington. Her on-the-floor knowledge is an invaluable asset for evaluating and understanding our clients’ needs, ensuring a smooth setup process and successful implementation.

    Outside of work Novella enjoys hiking and Chanterelle gathering, cooking for friends and family, and traveling the world to discover unique wines!

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