For over 30 years, WinePro Recruiters International’s founder Donna Parker has been providing top-level executive searches for the wine industry. Donna honed her professional employment skills as a Personnel Director at Zellerbach Paper Company and Levi Strauss in San Francisco. She started WinePro in 1984 with the goal of providing thoughtful, professional employment services to the dynamic wine industry.
With a client list that spans from the smallest independent wineries to the largest organizations, they know the wine industry like no one else.. They have recruited Vineyard Managers, Winemakers, General Managers, Presidents, CFOs and other upper-strata executives for such clients as Kendall-Jackson, Charles Krug, Clos du Val, Williams Selyem, Delicato, Premier Pacific Vineyards, Keller Estate Winery, Kuleto Winery, Ferrari-Carano, Matanzas Creek Winery, Gainey Winery, Firestone Vineyards, and many others.
Donna continues to build meaningful relationships with winery owners, winemakers, and others in the wine industry in the U. S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The time Donna Parker has spent cultivating these international relationships makes WinePro Recruiters International uniquely qualified to assess and provide for the specific needs of wineries and wine industry employees.
WinePro Recruiters International continues to be perfectly positioned to provide the expertise and contacts to assist wineries of all sizes to achieve their goals by providing top talent for the next 30 years and beyond.
"Donna Parker is the best I’ve worked with. She took the time to understand me as a candidate and really took into consideration my long term goals as a winemaker. She wants the best for her client (the employer), but she also wants to place candidates in positions that make the most sense for their careers. She is a straight shooter. When I was working with her, she informed me of the pros and cons pertaining to each decisin (based on my personality and what the job would demand). She really engages the candidate and asks very difficult questions that we sometimes overlook and ignore. That is what makes her good. She challenges you in a fashion where you have to be brutally honest with yourself and what you want. Every job is a compromise, none of them are perfect. If you are looking to fill a specific position, you want the person in that position coming to you with a realistic expectation of the job. She will provide that to the candidate based on the information you give her. When I took this job, I knew what I was getting into, and what would be expected of me. I also knew what my opportunities were from a winemaking perspective, and how it would benefit me and my employer in the long run. I think she will do an excellent job for you. I highly recommend her."
~ Washington Winemaker