Our founder, fearless leader and grand poobah. Matt grew up near the Barossa Valley and has been in wine all his life. Having spent 10 years in the Fosters juggernaut in senior advisory positions he then went to the AFL until finally returning to his passion – wine.
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‘Bernie’ is the glue that holds us all together and looks after all accounts, administration and logistics – a massive job! Bern was a senior member of the Spotless Catering team for 10 years but with a name like Schampers she couldn’t help but end up in the wine industry. And yes she’s quite partial to a glass of bubbles!
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Our resident basketball star and leader of the wolf pack. Jeremy looks after the big dog customers and has been promoting Australian and New Zealand wine for 10 years in Australia and Europe.
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Bec epitomises the modern women – successful, sharp and awesome + juggling son Charlie and new baby boy Aston! Bec brings style to our team and has had a long career in the industry at Fine Wine Partners, ALH and Fosters.
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Lee has been our longest serving sales manager, we’re not saying she’s the oldest!! Lee has the wickedest sense of humour on the block and can drink anyone under the table… All we can tell you is that that’s a lethal combination for a good time!
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Brad is the newest member of our dynamic QLD business unit and works across the Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and Ipswish areas. Brad’s brings to Crush loads of great experience from our ever-changing industry, having worked work The Wine Company, Four Seasons and Accolade Wines in QLD as well as Constellation Wines in Europe.
Our resident marathon man, Tim’s numerous years experience in the food and wine industry is a real asset to the team. When Tim isn’t enjoy a glass of wine or two he loves spending time with his family and friends.Plus he cooks a mean truffle risotto! Tim is also currently at university studying to be a winemaker so watch out for his name in a different part of the portfolio!
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‘The Man with the Tan’. Camo lives the good life on Sydney’s stunning Northern Beaches and is fairly handy on the end of a short board. Cam is impossible not to like, with his infectious enthusiasm and can-do attitude. Cam looks after Sydney’s Eastern, CBD and Northern suburbs so covers a lot of ground to see his loyal customers, having sold wine for over 25 years
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Nigel looks after Sydney’s Southern suburbs through to and including Canberra. With over 25 years wine experience in senior positions in various retail environments and directly with Pernod Ricard, Arrowfield and InWines. This well respected family man is a true team player but just don’t talk about the ’14 AFL Grand Final – don’t mention the war!
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Darryl joins us following a long career in wine sales in QLD, VIC and even NT! He understands what customers want and how important service is to what we do. Darryl is responsible for the Gold Coast area, including Byron Bay. Darryl’s a beach man (and why wouldn’t you be if you lived on the Gold Coast!) and has an awesome sense of humour so be prepared for a laugh!
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Tom’s vast experience and long standing relationships puts him in a perfect position to work directly with the independent retail trade in Melbourne. Tom has both owned and been involved in a number of wine distributors over the years including Rutherglen Wine & Spirits and Macro Vintner.
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Sarah has vast experiences in the industry after spending a number of years as a sales rep for Moet Hennessy, Nelson’s and Red + White. Sarah sure knows her stuff when it comes to wine and has a collection to prove it. Her territory is the inner east with a focus on Chapel Street and the surrounding areas. She’s also got one of the best vintage wardrobes going around!
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Shann coordinates our inventory and finance requirements and ensures top-notch customer service for our some 3,500 accounts. Shann has three beautiful kids and vast experience in both hospitality and sales, previously being Sales Manager for Robert Timms Coffee but also having run restaurants and function centres for many years. Shann is a keen horse rider and Summer Poppy Pinot Gris is her poison of choice!
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John has worked in the wine industry for over 30 years and could write a book on its changes over the years. Speaking of writing he’s so well respected that he’s written a wine column for a local Gold Coast paper over the years! John’s strong relationships and mutual respect from his customers make him an ideal addition of our QLD team.
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Paige is the latest young gun to join the marketing team and is making us all feel old with her stories of her recent 21st. Currently studying a Marketing Degree at Swinburne she’s vibrant, creative & intelligent – meaning she’s perfect for Crush!
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Talk about experience! Chongy has it by the truckload having spent years in Melbourne’s CBD and Inner Suburbs dealing with some of Melbourne’s top accounts. He know’s his wines and is happy to share all that he knows – all with that cheeky smile!
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Kellie is our resident bean counter and leads our Finance and Administration departments. Kel has held similar roles within the AFL environment and large global sales and marketing businesses. She has vast experience in the field and she ensures that we always run a financially robust and sustainable organisation. Kel’s soup du jour is Chardonnay – more rich and creamy the better! She’s also open to bribes with said style wines…
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Our favorite Crows supporter is a classic all-rounder – family man, fitness junkie and expert bon vivant! Having over 30 years in the wine industry, there’s not much Carmine doesn’t know about what makes SA’s wine industry tick!
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JR is in charge of our operations, inventory, production and commercial – a big role in our business! He works closely with our distribution centers in each state to ensure that our service and deliveries are correct and on time. JR joins us from Swisse Vitamins, where he held a similar role and high service expectations. He’s a father of two, loves a good Pinot Noir and is slightly OCD – don’t dare mess his impeccable desk up or ruin a spreadsheet!
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Craig is the leader of the Queensland team and brings over a decade of experience having formally worked for Vintage House Wine & Spirits and The Wine Tradition. With two vintage’s under his belt for Coriole and Angove’s, he considered a career as a winemaker before turning his attention to the sales industry. He’s an avid collector of wine and loves to brew his own craft beer. After all, you need to stay cool in Queensland!
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David is a new addition to the wine industry but is no stranger to a good drop of red. A keen traveler, he could talk for hours about all the places around the world he’s visited, and the famous people he’s spotted. His weekends are consumed by sport, whether it be attending the races, playing cricket or following his beloved Pies.
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