Forward-thinking wine industry leader joins winning wine company
NOVATO, CA— July 17, 2018—Today, WX Brands announces the appointment of Michael Lukan to the position of Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Lukan will develop the company’s business strategy, as well as lead the finance, accounting and human resource teams.
“We are delighted to welcome Mike to the team. His well-rounded experience and entrepreneurial mindset will make him a great asset for WX Brands to continue to build on our tremendous growth,” said Peter Byck, WX Brands’ President & CEO. “We know he is going to be a vital member of our executive team particularly in financial management and business strategy.”
Lukan’s professional experience includes senior finance, investment and operational roles. Most recently, Lukan co-founded Wine Hooligans, a wine brand holding company where he held the positions of CFO and COO. Prior to establishing Wine Hooligans, Lukan was the CFO at Purple Wine Company and Sonoma Wine Company. He also worked in the investment management industry as a Principal with Catalyst Investment Management Co. and held consulting roles with KPMG Peat Marwick and Price Waterhouse. He holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the WX Brands team,” said Lukan. “WX has curated an outstanding portfolio of brands clearly focused on delighting the customer. Peter and the WX team have positioned the company for tremendous growth by delivering an exceptional customer experience and I’m looking forward to helping realize this opportunity.”
WX Brands portfolio of nationally-available wine brands includes Bread & Butter, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards Portfolio (Double Lariat, Reata, Whiplash and Light Horse), Chronic Cellars, Jelly Jar and Our Daily Wines. Founded in 1999, today WX Brands is a top 20 wine company.
About WX Brands
WX develops exclusive brands of wine, beer and spirits for retailers around the world, and offers our own unique portfolio of proprietary wine brands that are sold globally. Products are sourced from 17 countries and sold in 12 countries resulting in over 6 million cases sold worldwide. In February 2018, Wine Business Monthly named WX Brands #19 among the Top 50 US wine companies. www.wxbrands.com
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