Michael Kenton is currently the Vice President of the Western US at Conecuh Brands, LLC, managing sales and distributor functions in all Western states. His career spans over three decades in the wine and spirits industry. Previously, he was the CEO of a Barcelona based multinational wine company, Codorniu of Spain. First as President, he built and created Artesa Winery, a successful ultra-premium facility in Napa Valley’s Carneros District. After Codorniu, he established his own wine producing company called Offbeat Brands, and created and marketed multiple brands through a national distributor network he established. He successfully sold the company and came to Conecuh Brands to assist with the goal of creating and marketing unique ultra-premium spirits brands.
Kenton has also worked in major executive roles at major industry companies such as E&J Gallo, Coca Cola, Joseph E. Seagram, Buckingham-Wile, Chateau St. Jean Winery and others.
Kenton graduated from UCLA with an Economics degree and then received his MBA from California State University Northridge. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, and his interests include Real Estate Investing, Horse Racing, Poker, and Basketball.