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Bob is a seasoned global business leader with over 30 years experience in building companies from the ground up, growing both their geographic market footprint and scaling their operational practices.

Bob was one of the first employees of IWG (formerly called Regus), now the world’s largest operator of workplace solutions. Bob oversaw its growth from four locations in Belgium to over 3500 locations in over 100 countries internationally. During this time, Bob spent 4 years living in Brussels and another 4 years in London before moving back to America to oversee the opening of the IWG North American and Latin Operations. He spent his final years at IWG overseeing the Sales Division of the company and was responsible for generating over $2 Billion dollars in Annual revenues.

Bob joined MDCV and the Provence Rose Group in 2018 with a specific mission. He wanted to take on a whole new challenge and build another business from the ground up. As a regular visitor to Chateau de Berne for the last 13 years, Bob fell in love with both the Provence area and its wines. It's therefore a natural fit that Bob is now able to harness his passion for this style of wine with the MDCV family of estates and pair it alongside his commercial, sales & marketing experience.

Markets covered: CEO of Provence Rose Group in the Americas and CT

National & Midwest Sales Director

Mike is a 3rd generation wine & spirits professional. As a retailer, Mike achieved enormous success as an owner and operator.

In 1987, he developed the highest grossing consumer-facing independent wine & spirits business in Arizona. For the past 15 years, he has worked in the Supplier Tier, as a National Director of Retail Chains for C. Mondavi & Family, as a Winery General Manager for Truett Hurst Inc, and he then founded Bona Fide Wine & Spirits, an agency focused on winery fractional management and consulting, working with small and large wineries to achieve their long and short-term goals. Some of his clients and positions were; acting VP Sales for Girasole Vineyards, acting National Sales Manager for Penrose Hill Winery, Senior VP Sales Fresh Vine Wine Inc.

States covered: National & Central (IL, KS, MI, OH, OK, PA, TX, WI)


Daven DeMeyer has come to Provence Rose Group with over 24 years of experience in the wine & spirits industry. 

After graduating from Washington State University he went to work for the world’s third-largest wine company, The Wine Group for 22 years.  At The Wine Group, Daven worked in sales, managed distribution, and launched such popular brands like Cupcake, Chole, Save Me San Francisco, Trapiche, and Flipflop wines.

Before joining the Provence Rose Group, Daven was Regional Sales Manager for Enovation Brands, the U.S. sales division of EnoItalia, Italy’s largest privately held winery.     

States Covered: Southeast (FL, GA, NC, SC, VA, MD, DC, DE)

West Coast Sales Director
Dane Throop

For the last five years Mr. Throop has continued to hone his skills with Import & Domestic suppliers. Working within the three-tier network, he has forged relationships nationally, regionally, and locally within the national distribution network, all classes of trade, and all channels.

He has further developed his key buyer engagement skills, Distributor Management, Marketing, Fiduciary skills, and structures, as well as gaining significant logistics, inventory management, and data cultivation experience.

States covered: Westcoast (CA, CO, WA, OR, AK, HI, NV, AZ)

Regional Sales Manager

Derek Armstrong comes to the Provence Rose Group with 30 years of experience working in the Wine & Spirits industry. His experience includes importing Wine throughout Europe as well as distribution of Wine & Spirits throughout New England.

Derek was born and raised in Massachusetts and currently lives in New Hampshire. 

States Covered: New England (ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

Regional Sales Manager
Susanna Comfort

Susanna has extensive experience in the hospitality industry for over 10 years as a bartender and server, working at a variety of wine bars and farm-to-table restaurants.

Originally born on the East Coast, she traveled across the country and landed in sunny San Diego. After living and working on an organic farm for several months studying permaculture, she began working as a Sales Representative for a hard cider company, earning a promotion to Regional Sales Representative covering Orange County, San Diego, and Arizona. 

Most recently, she comes from Louis Vuitton, as an Expert Client Care Advisor. 

States Covered: Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange County)


Brian joined Provence Rose Group with 30 years of successful experience building winning brands in the Wine and Spirits industry. He loves it and always challenges himself to help and build brands.

Brian started his career with SGWS in sales and continued with US importer Terlato Wines before joining the South of France producer Gerard Bertrand as a Regional Manager.  

His most recent position was as Director of Business Development for the Armenian Importer Storica Wines launching this new category the US.

States Covered: South (FL, LA, TN, MS, AL)

Regional Sales Manager

Born and raised in Seville Spain, Carlos was introduced to the wine culture at a very young age without much resistance. His early years revealed to be of much travel as his family would move several times between Spain & London, to finally settle in the USA where he graduated with a degree in International Business and Economics from Cal State Sacramento. His profession began with  E. & J. Gallo, where he received the foundation considered to be the equivalent of sales and management basic training in the wine business. Wanting more exposure in the business lead him to move from the largest winery in the world to the largest Distributor in the US, Southern Wine & Spirits of California. Carlos then spent 13 years in sales and management for Remy Martin-Cointreau Group (top Luxury Brand Building French Conglomerate) in California.

Needing more exposure to small producers and involved with the operations, Carlos spent several years as
Director of Sales for Napa Valley’s Turnbull Wine Cellars. This inspired him to start his own business, Boutique Wines and Spirits, LLC, where he is instrumental in the strategic development of building products into “Brands”. Thanks to more than 27 years of experience, Carlos has developed excellent sense of the marketing, sales and distribution of this alluring, yet complicated wine world.

States Covered:

Northern California