Pat Kane joined Matchbook Wine Company in March 2017 as President and CEO. Pat is a seasoned wine & spirits executive that came to us with over 25 years of experience. In his role as President and CEO, Pat will focus on the growth of Matchbook Wine Company for the Giguiere family.
Pat is an old friend and colleague of the Giguiere family from the RH Phillip days. “In the 35 plus years I’ve been doing this, I cannot think of anyone better suited to lead our company than Pat,” says owner, John Giguiere.
Most recently, Pat was National Sales Director for Joseph Wagner’s Copper Cane Wines & Provisions. Pat has extensive experience in national sales and channel management for premium alcohol and wine companies. He has held management positions with multiple wine producers including: RH Phillips, Vincor, Constellation Brands, Heublein, Diageo and Copper Cane Wines. In addition to Pat’s experience with producers, he has held several management positions with Alliance Beverage, a Charmer Sun Belt and Glazers Family joint venture, managing premium wine, spirits and craft beer business across all trade channels. Prior to joining the wine industry, Pat began his career with Beecham Products, now GlaxoSmithKline.
Pat is originally from the Chicago area, but has lived out west for 20 years. When Pat is not busy working, he enjoys spending time with his 4 children, the occasional round of golf or cheering on his hometown, Chicago, sports teams the Cubs and the Blackhawks.
Favorite Matchbook wine: I am an unabashed Chardonnay lover, so my favorite is The Arsonist Chardonnay. With, or without food, it’s a beauty!