Our philosophy is simple :
we exist to revolutionize wine consumption in the world.
We devote our talents and energies to create quality products
and services to transform the way wine is served, tasted and appreciated.
Each one of our ambitions is based on fundamental values,
carried by all our teams.
Give the wine lovers the opportunity
to enjoy wine differently,
to enrich their knowledge,
and to share it with their family and friends.
Coravin was born from the alliance
of wine passion to new technologies love.
Greg Lambrecht, a man with a background in physics,
mechanical engineering, nuclear power
and medical devices invented the Coravin
system to taste the wines he wanted,
whenever he wanted.
and Board Member
Greg Lambrecht is the inventor, founder and board member of Coravin™. He is also Founder and Executive Director of Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc, a venture-backed medical device company focused on addressing the needs of patients with spinal disorders. In addition, Greg is the founder and board member of Viacor, Inc., a start-up medical device company in the Boston area. Previously, Greg was Vice President of Product Development & Marketing at Stryker, a global orthopedic implant company where he directed the development and launch of numerous successful orthopedic implants. Greg also held various management positions within Pfizer’s Medical Technology Group, where he directed and implemented a breakthrough process for inventing and developing new technologies. Greg holds a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds numerous patents in the fields of gynecology, general surgery, cardiology, and orthopedics.
Doctor of Medicine
Cofounder and Board Member
Having worked closely with Greg Lambrecht for more than 20 years, Coravin presented a natural opportunity for Josh to help bring Coravin to market. He is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of ExploraMed Development, LLC., serves as a Consulting Professor of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and is Co-Founder of Stanford’s Biodesign Innovation Program. Josh has founded six medical device companies through the ExploraMed Incubator, and holds more than 100 patents in the fields of Cardiology, ENT, General Surgery, Drug Delivery, Orthopedics and Urology. Josh holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University, an M.D. from the NYU School of Medicine, and a S.B. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also serves as a Venture Partner for NEA and is Chairman of ExploraMed, NeoTract, and Moximed, and on the Board of Directors for Intrinsic Therapeutics and Ceterix.
CEO and Board Member
Frédéric Levy joins Coravin after spending nearly 20 years with Nestlé’s Nespresso group. In his most recent role as President of Nespresso USA, he established key wholesale relationships with major retailers including Williams-Sonoma, Sur la Table, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s. He also helped define Nespresso’s strategic branding and positioning in the United States, including the development of its first-ever U.S. media campaign in 2010 and the launch of the inaugural Nespresso Boutique Bar retail locations. Previously, Frédéric directed the international e-commerce development for Nespresso in Europe, Australia and Asia, where he developed, launched and oversaw management of Nespresso.com.
Jerome Chevalier runs Quadrille Capital, an investment firm based in Paris, France, which led the last round of financing in Coravin, prior to its launch in Europe. Quadrille Capital invests globally in technology companies and funds worldwide, and has done previously two investments with Greg Lambrecht and Josh Makower, the two founders of Coravin. Jerome has executed over 100 private equity transactions with Quadrille Capital and previously with Quilvest, a European family office with $20bn under management. He worked before at Lazard, originating and executing transactions in the fields of technology, internet, healthcare and energy. Jerome serves on the boards of Coravin and of Chateau Haut-Bailly, a Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classé. He is a graduate of ESSEC (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) in Paris.
Chief Financial Officer
With a strong background in financial planning and analysis, Rob is an experienced leader in global corporate finance, he leads all financial activities and relationships of the company on a global basis, including internal accounting and administrative functions. He began his career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen, and held various roles in financial management at Keane, Inc. Before joining Coravin, Rob served as the VP & CFO of the Home Robots Division (HRD) at iRobot for three years, and most recently as the SVP of Corporate Finance, also at the iRobot Corporation. He is a graduate of Merrimack College.
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Sanam Thakur is Coravin’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific. Her area of oversight includes Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, India and South East Asia. Previously Sanam was Director of Category Marketing for DFS Group, where she led conceptualization, business strategy and financial plan, team structure and development for a new business unit for DFS. She also was responsible for 200+ marketing campaigns for brand partners including Cartier, Tiffany, Hermes and Estee Lauder. Past work also includes merchandising at DFS as well as International Projects and Marketing for women’s specialty clothing retailer bebe stores, inc. Sanam holds a degree in International Development from University of California, Berkeley with a concentration in East Asia. She is permanently based in Hong Kong.
Vice President of Information Technology
Francois Silvain is the Vice President of Information Technology at Coravin, Inc. Before joining Coravin, Francois served as Vice President of Product Management at Pointillist, where he defined and led the development of a disruptive analytic application to conduct fast and real- time customer behaviour analysis that would require otherwise data scientists, longer lead time and complex data warehouse. Francois is also the co-inventor of a new paradigm to conduct customer journey and behaviour analysis. Before, Francois was Vice President of Technology at SAP Lab in charge of SAP Precision Marketing a real time mobile marketing platform enabling marketing organizations to inform and influence consumers in real-time at the point of decision with one to one and personalized marketing interactions. Francois brings +20 years of experience in the software industry, especially in CRM, marketing and mobile. He founded successfully 2 start-ups and was CTO / VP Product in 3 others.
Vice President of Events & Community Affairs
Michelle McFaul is the Vice President of Events & Community Affairs at Coravin, Inc. Before joining Coravin, Michelle served as Vice President of Special Events and Community Affairs at Nespresso USA, where she was responsible for the unprecedented growth and development of their “Tasting is Believing” marketing strategy. Prior to Nespresso USA, she held the title Vice President of Public Relations at the Loews Corporation. As Principal at her own firm, Michelle O. McFaul Public Relations, she managed an impressive client list including Preston Robert Tisch, Swissair, MCA Music, and the Principality of Monaco. Michelle holds a B.S. from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Vice President Engineering and Operations
Product development executive with 20+ years of leadership in new product development, manufacturing, and operations serving global markets, Mike previously served as VP of Business Development at for iRobots Home Business division. He has also held various product development leadership roles at Polaroid. Mike is a graduate of the University of Lowell and holds an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Vice President and General Manager Coravin Europe BV
Vice President and General Manager Coravin Europe BV. He leads the European team form their base in Amsterdam. He’s a sales and management executive with almost 20 years experience in account management and sales in both Europe and North America. Previously, Maarten held numerous positions at Nestlé Nespresso SA where he was responsible for the worldwide implementation of Nespresso’s Business to Business (B2B) strategy. Before joining Coravin, Maarten held the position of VP B2B North America at Nespresso USA Inc. Maarten is a graduate of the Maastricht Hotel School with degrees in Financial Economic Management and Marketing Management.