We are proud to announce that William Atwood has joined their team as Business Services Manager for its Sebastopol, CA headquarters. Mr. Atwood has over 12 years of accounting experience to include working at a local public accounting firm for 10 years, while there he earned his C.P.A., a certification he has held for over 5 years. He worked primarily with local wineries and his interest in the wine industry grew. With a desire to be more involved in the wine industry, Bill transitioned to a firm who specialized in CFO and controller level consulting services where he filled the roll as Controller on site for several mid-sized wineries and worked with clients to provide timely and accurate financial reports.
Bill comes to American Winesecrets with 5 years’ service in the United States Navy as a Lockheed Viking S-3B Aircrewman, and is a perfect addition to the Winesecrets team of veterans. “I’m excited to join a local company with such a strong commitment to helping veterans transition to civilian life. Moreover, I look forward to being an integral member of a growing company with a dedicated and professional management team.” says Bill.
As a 2013 California Veteran Employer of the Year in the Small Private Business category, and nominated for 2014 as well, Winesecrets actively seeks to leverage the skills and education brought to the workplace by America’s Veterans. The company has made veteran hires a priority and approximately 50% of its personnel have a military background. Winesecrets has developed an on the job-training program to provide incoming veterans with industry specific skills while working at its wine production facility. "I am thrilled that a financial professional of Bill's caliber has chosen to join our organization" remarks Eric Dahlberg,” I see him playing an important role in our company's future growth” President of American Winesecrets.