Bob is a C.S.W. (Certified Specialist of Wine) and also has passions for craft beer, spirits, and food. You’re likely to run into Bob on a golf course, chairlift, dive bar, or BYO restaurant. Bob holds a B.S. in Finance from CU-Boulder and graduated in 2006.
John is an expert in DTC wine law, and when he’s not trying to keep Winestyr out of trouble, he enjoys spending weekends in Michigan’s Harbor Country with his wife, newborn son, and their siberian husky. John holds a B.S. from CU-Boulder, and a J.D. and M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago.
Scott learned the art of internet sales as an early employee at Groupon in Chicago. He owns a Big Green Egg (look it up) and aspires to one day start a competitive barbecue team. Scott holds a B.S. in Finance from CU-Boulder and graduated in 2006.
Pooneet is a recovering investment banker who has also worked in private equity, for a Y Combinator-backed startup, and as a tractor driver at a Napa vineyard. Pooneet went to Dartmouth undergrad and is finishing his MBA at the Chicago Booth School of Business; he's also a competitive wine taster.
A swimming prodigy turned coding legend, Mark transforms the half-baked ideas the rest of the team has into beautiful, fluent code. He sold his first app when he was 8 and has never looked back. Mark holds a B.S. from Toledo, and a M.S. in Software Engineering from DePaul.
Jordan is our resident designer and token southerner. When she isn’t buried in Photoshop layers, she can be found crocheting, baking, or taking pictures of her pug, Winston. Jordan holds a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and honed her design skills at the Chicago Portfolio School.
The wine buying experience is broken. Buying wine from a grocery store or wine shop is not fun, and snooty salespeople do not help consumers discover new wines they might love. Winestyr connects great wine producers directly with consumers, cutting out the middlemen and providing a wine experience focused on helping consumers find great wines with no bullshit.
While our hearts are in wine country, our operations are in the heart of Downtown Chicago. Located in the “River West” neighborhood in a refurbished brick building, Winestyr is just steps from the Chicago River and Downtown Chicago.