InnoVint Expands Team in 2020: New Team Member Spotlight
2020 kicked off in an exciting manner for those of us at InnoVint. We are beyond thrilled to bring on new members to our team, which we will be introducing you to over the next few months. One of those people is our new Sales Manager, Kathy Turner. In her new role, Kathy will be applying her extensive sales background to expand brand awareness for InnoVint and build new client relationships.
“Kathy will be a great asset to our sales team as she has a deep passion to improve the lives of winemakers,” states Founder and CEO Ashley DuBois Leonard. “I look forward to Kathy demonstrating the value of InnoVint to many wineries around the nation.”
Kathy brings to her role a unique combination of hands-on winemaking (with over 10 harvests across California and abroad) and top-notch sales experience, gained from over 5 years working with winery clients on the Central and South Coast. “It’s rare that you get an opportunity to really make a significant impact in an entire industry and InnoVint is already making that kind of impact with their customers,” says Kathy. “I look forward to facilitating the industry’s shift to a truly mobile solution that leverages technology to its full potential.”
Kathy discovered her love of wine while studying in Rome during college and worked as a project manager in SoCal for several enterprises, including the J. Paul Getty Museum and boutique web services companies. It was the dotcom ‘crash’ that encouraged her to take a leap and make a career change, moving to the Napa Valley to study and work in wine. She was lucky to be a part of great winemaking teams in Napa, Sonoma and Paso Robles. In 2011, she joined the sales team of MA Silva, the premier supplier of corks and glass to the wine industry, where she developed her passion for consultative sales. Working closely with her customers to ensure their success became the most fulfilling aspect of her role.
In 2017, Kathy realized a dream to work harvest abroad and traveled to New Zealand, Italy and France – expanding her wine knowledge and gaining an even deeper appreciation for the breadth of the industry. She returned to Southern CA to step back into sales but keeps alive the dream of one day making her own wine in a little corner of Europe.
“I’m excited to join the InnoVint team and am so impressed with how the company brings together talented winemakers and technology experts to produce a truly paradigm-changing solution for the wine industry. Being a part winemaking teams at both large and small wineries – it is the paperwork and data management that we dread and avoid. InnoVint’s winery software makes this process so streamlined and easy.”
Prior to joining the InnoVint team, Kathy worked for Merryvale Vineyards, Estancia Winery, M.A. Silva, RedShelf and TeSoRi Imports. She holds a B.S. from Loyola Marymount University and an A.S. from Napa Valley College.
Along with adding to our team, we’ve been working non-stop to bring you new and updated features to our platform. Such as New Winery Dashboards, Sparkling Wine Production Module for tirage, disgorgement and dosage, Global Search functionality, Integrated Dip Charts and Tank Gauging and more!
We are in the middle of our annual tour stopping at a variety of trade shows across the county, where you can learn more about all these new features being released this year. We hope to see you at one of them if we haven’t yet.