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Our Team

THINKING BIG REQUIRES A DIVERSE TEAM

We've blended talent across purchasing, sales, service, operations, technology, product, experience,
storage, finance, and logistics, all with a passion for fine wine.

Don St. Pierre, Co-Owner & Executive Chairman

In 1996, Mr. St. Pierre co-founded ASC Fine Wines, which he built into Greater China's leading importer of premium and fine wines. In 2010, he sold the company to Suntory Holdings. At the time of the sale, ASC had 1,200 staff in 26 offices, and over 100 exclusive importing relationships with elite international wineries. After selling ASC to Suntory Holdings, he stayed on as CEO until 2012, and remained as a Board member and Senior advisor to Suntory Wine International until December 2015. Don is the recipient of numerous wine industry accolades, including being named No. 7 on Decanter magazine's 2011 Top 50 global wine industry power players and being selected by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as the 2011 International Man of the Year. In 2012 the French Government also awarded Don the degree of Knight in the French Ordre du Mérite Agricole.

Adam Lapierre, MW

President

In addition to being one of fewer than 380 Masters of Wine in the world, Lapierre has an impressive background playing various industry roles both, as a supplier and a buyer. Adam also serves on the Education Committee for the Institute of Masters of Wine and regularly judges at top wine competitions around the world.

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Harriet Hendler

Private Client Manager

Harriet began her career at her parents' neighborhood wine store in Queens, where she was at the forefront of developing new trends and relationships. After selling their business in 2000, Harriet worked at institutions such as Sherry-Lehmann, Morrell & Company, and 67 Wine & Spirits under icons including James Beard, Alexis Lichine and Helen Turley, amongst others, to become one of New York's top fine wine experts. She brings her extensive knowledge and experience to her clients at Vinfolio.

Frank Hanson

Private Client Manager

Frank studied Art History at U.C. Berkeley and planned to become a teacher, but after a week-long trip tasting the tremendous expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon throughout the Napa Valley his plans changed. He decided to pursue a career in fine wine and has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the industry as a fine wine buyer, industry manager, and a retail shop owner. At Vinfolio, Frank manages clients in building, investing, selling, and enjoying their collections.

Zhehao Zhang

Private Client Manager

ZZ has six years of wine industry experience, and he has studied under top sommeliers in fine dining restaurants and managed a wine bar in a private club. Through these experiences, Zhehao has gained a firm grasp of the world of collectible wines and he is thrilled to share his knowledge and passion with Asian collector clients at Vinfolio.

David Greenwald

Private Client Manager

Dave moved to San Francisco from New York, where he previously managed two brick and mortar wine shops in Manhattan. He has over ten years of experience in the wine industry and in that time he has developed a deep love for and knowledge of fine wine. When he is not discussing this passion with friends, clients, or anyone else who is interested, Dave can be found composing music for licensing agencies.

Derek Cienfuegos

Director of Collector Services

Derek has over a decade of experience in the wine industry, and at Vinfolio he has had the good fortune to work with some of the most distinguished wine collections in the country – often times right in their home cellars. Trained in wine production, Derek spent many years making wines commercially for some of Sonoma's top producers. In addition, he has designed, opened, and managed two wine bars in San Francisco.