Thomas Vogele, Founder and Principal
A Seattle native and graduate of the University of Washington, Thomas began his wine career in 1992 with the E.&J. Gallo Winery. After six years with Gallo including a stint in Central Europe, Thomas joined Trinchero Family Estates followed by five years with the Robert Mondavi Winery. In 2005, Thomas became a Founding Partner of FOLIO Fine Wine Partners with the Michael Mondavi Family in Napa Valley. He held several key positions with FOLIO including Western Regional Manager, handling distributor sales and marketing in nine western states, and Director of National Accounts and Duty Free overseeing major corporate accounts across the USA. In his last two years Thomas's division helped FOLIO become one of the fastest growing national suppliers in America. Thomas lives in the Seattle area with his wife and three sons.
Steve Reed, Founder and Principal
A Southern California native and graduate of the University of Colorado, Steve began his media career in 1990 as a sales and marketing executive working in San Francisco for KNBR, The Sports Leader, and San Francisco Giants baseball. Steve spent thirteen years as an executive in the radio and online media industry and as his career developed, Steve became a student of media negotiation and inventory management. In 2002, Steve decided to leverage his experience and founded Vision Media, a refreshingly unconventional advertising agency focused on media buying, planning and consulting. Over the last twelve years, Vision Media has grown to a highly recognized leader in the media industry and provides services to some of the most recognized U.S. brands. Steve lives in the Seattle area with his wife and three children.