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 Marketing Officer
Alex Evans brings over twenty years of wine industry experience to her role as Precept’s Chief Marketing Officer and President of the Grape & Grain private label division. Since Precept launched in 2003, Alex has been at the helm of all product innovation, marketing, communications, tasting rooms and new business development. Prior to Precept, Evans held marketing roles at Constellation Wines U.S. and Corus Brands.
Senior Vice President of Northwest Operations
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.
Chief Revenue 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 revenue, pricing, logistics and international sales for all of Precept’s wines and is currently engaged in business on five continents.