Wine Depot

Meet The Team

Executive

Dean Taylor

Dean Taylor

Founder & CEO
A highly-regarded entrepreneur, Dean has worked on several successful wine and technology businesses since 2000. He currently leads DW8 and runs WINEDEPOT, a B2B wine trading & logistics platform.
Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson

CFO & Climate Officer
Matthew’s over 25 years’ experience allows him to support the needs of a rapidly scaling business and provide the real-time reporting regime that is expected in a technology start-up.
James Munn

James Munn

COO
Founder of Wine Delivery Australia, James brings over two decades of skills and experience that help drive growth and opportunities for WINEDEPOT and DW8.
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Davide Defendi

CTO
Known to disrupt traditional business through innovative technology, Davide has a proven ability to negotiate multi-million-dollar customer contracts, lead multi-functional organisations, and executing innovative strategies to deliver value.

Finance

Amanda Hately

Amanda Hately

Financial Controller
With more than 20 years’ experience, a solid understanding of various accounting software and a firm grasp on the latest technologies, Amanda helps improve the accounting functionality at WINEDEPOT.
Katie Small

Katie Small

Accounts Receivable Officer
Katie brings extensive experience in Hospitality Operations, Administration, Accounting Assistance gained from 20 years in finance and accounting departments playing an important role in business operations.

Operations

Riste Stankovski

Riste Stankovski

National Operations Manager
Featuring more than 30 years’ experience in national multi-node distribution and transport networks, Riste oversees and optimises WINEDEPOT’s 3PL carrier network, meeting customers’ service level, delivery time and productivity expectations.
Blake Linford

Blake Linford

Supply Chain Analyst
With over eight years’ experience in warehousing and distribution, Blake’s industry knowledge and analytical approach allow him to deliver strong results in process improvement and supply chain functionality.
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Stuart Lovell

NDC Warehouse Manager
Stuart plays a critical role in ensuring that our warehouse and depot systems are consistently optimised and carefully monitored so that our customers can enjoy a smooth delivery experience. 

Customer Experience

Simon Meilak

Simon Meilak

Head of Customer Support
Highly skilled and successful customer experience executive, Simon leverages his 18 years of experience in establishing and operating world-class contact centres capable of supporting the rapid growth of the business.
Ron Raymond

Ron Raymond

Head of Customer Onboarding
With a proven track record in increasing customer satisfaction, Ron ensures the WINEDEPOT’s growing list of wine, spirits and beverage customers make the most of our end-to-end fulfilment model.

Business Development - Logistics

David Travers

David Travers

National Sales Account Manager
Combining his experiences in the hospitality and wine industries, David has a strong understanding of clients’ needs, allowing him to personalise service solutions to meet their expectations.
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Wes Gilson

Sales Account Manager | SA
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Dean Smith

Sales Account Manager
With a successful career spanning over three decades in the hospitality and wine industries, Dean thrives on delivering outstanding business and organisational outcomes whilst ensuring utmost customer satisfaction.
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Anna Donald

Key Accounts & Campaign Manager
With more than a decade of experience in the wine and FMCG industries, Anna has a track record of optimising and solving complex operational and business functions with technology.

Business Development - Sales Channels

Aaron Brasher

Aaron Brasher

Head of Business Development (MARKET)
Aaron has spent over two decades in senior roles within major wine distribution businesses, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and deep industry relationships.
Ashton Ireland

Ashton Ireland

Business Development & General Manager | NZ
A seasoned wine industry executive, Ash leverages his strong relationships within the New Zealand wine industry contacts to help WINEDEPOT establish and rapidly develop a presence in that market.
Matthew Talbot

Matthew Talbot

Business Development | VIC
With a very strong network in the Victorian wine and hospitality industries, Matt acts as a WINEDEPOT’s dedicated resource in one of Australia’s most well-known wine regions.
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Geoff Barker

Product Sourcing Manager

Product

Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Head of Product
With over 15 years’ Product Leadership experience across many industries, Richard oversees the product development roadmap for WINEDEPOT’s platform including the design, testing and launch of the B2B marketplace.
James Carrick

James Carrick

Ecommerce Product Manager
James spearheads WINEDEPOT’s product efforts in the e-commerce space. He leads the team in continually iterating MARKET’s product offering and ensuring users’ needs as we roll out to different markets.
Lenka Chadaj

Lenka Chadaj

Product Manager (UX & Projects)
Combining UX, UI, Product Management with her background in talent solutions and sales, Lenka deep dives into the customer journey and psyche to develop innovative solutions for WINEDEPOT.
Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson

Product Manager | CONNECT
Joe plays a critical role in the development and management of WINEDEPOT’s technology platform with a strong focus on building innovative solutions for improved customer experience.
Prerana Prasad

Prerana Prasad

Content Administrator
With experience in the retail, food and beverage and insurance industries, Prerana has a passion for crafting the perfect customer experience through innovative content-driven solutions.

Marketing

Rachel Kim

Rachel Kim

Digital Marketing Strategist
An experienced Digital Marketing Strategist, Rachel leverages her strong skills in B2B marketing and lead generation to build deeper brand awareness and acquire new customers for WINEDEPOT.
Kathy Calilao

Kathy Calilao

Digital Content Manager
With a solid background in copywriting, SEO and social media marketing, Kathy’s role is to create unique and engaging content to support WINEDEPOT’s lead generation, sales, and marketing strategies.
Jessica Song

Jessica Song

Graphic Designer
A budding designer with experience in branding, content creation and social media marketing, Jessica produce designs across WINEDEPOT’s platforms and establishes a strong visual identity to push the brand forward.

Let drinks flow.

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