Founder, President and CEO
Andrew Browne launched Precept Wine in 2003 after garnering an extensive wine sales background including Southern Wine & Spirits, Chateau St. Jean, Associated Vintners, Corus Brands, and Constellation. He took Precept Wine from sales of zero to 300,000 cases in its first five years, and today it is the Northwest’s second largest wine company.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Mike Williamson, COO/CFO, oversees the day-to-day operations of Precept Wine. Williamson, a former CPA with Ernst & Young, brings the company a wealth of experience in corporate management, operations and finance. Past appointments in the wine industry include CEO of Long Shadows Vintners from 2003-2009; VP Finance and NW Operations for Canandaigua Wine from 2001-2002; and from 1998-2001, CFO/COO for Corus Brands, Inc., then Washington State’s second largest wine company.
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Part of Precept Wine since its beginning in February 2003, Ms. Evans has spearheaded education, communications, branding, and creative direction on nearly every wine found within the Precept portfolio. Prior to Precept Evans served as Brand Manager for Constellation Wines U.S. and, prior to that, for Corus Brands.
Senior Vice President of Finance
Phil Kazanjian is an integral member of the Precept Wine team. Joining the company in 2003, he guided and managed the company’s financial and accounting departments for more than a decade. In 2015, he transitioned into his current operations role managing supply and demand planning, inventory, purchasing, warehouse operations, Oregon winemaking and production, compliance and IT.
Co-Chief Sales Officer
Mr. Brewer joined Precept Wine in 2005 after serving as an international produce brokerage executive for Dole. He is deeply connected to Northwest agribusiness and brings expertise in import/export affairs. Brewer spearheads logistics and international sales for all of Precept’s wines and is currently engaged in business on five continents.
David J. Minick
Vice President of Vineyard Operations
Mr. Minick is the founder of Willow Crest Estate Winery and a third-generation Washington grower. His knowledge of Northwest agricultural land holdings, his roots in farming and deep relationships in the wine industry have made him an invaluable company asset.
Senior Vice President of Retail Operations and Direct to Consumer Sales
With years of retail expertise and regional management in the coffee industry, Lisa Clarkson brought her acumen to Precept Wine in June 2013 and ascended from retail director to the executive team in January 2014. She has restructured the retail and hospitality teams and facilities to new levels of seamless operation during her tenure.