Folio Fine Wine Partners announced that Chris Millich has joined the company as director of finance. In his new role, Millich will be responsible for strategically managing the day-to-day financial operations for the Michael Mondavi family-owned wine company.
“Chris Millich brings the financial acumen our company needs as we continue to grow,” said Michael Mondavi, founder and “coach,” Folio Fine Wine Partners. “As an import company, fine wine agency and producer, Folio’s business requires a finance director with a unique set of skills. Chris’ wine industry and international business background will be an asset to Folio.”
Prior to joining Folio Fine Wine Partners, Millich was the managing director at Premier Pacific Vineyards in Napa, where he managed an $80 million vineyard real estate portfolio. He joined Premier Pacific in 2004 as director of financial planning and analysis.
Millich moved to California in 2004 from St. Paul, Minnesota, where he had been with Northwest Airlines, Inc. since 1991. In the 1990s, Millich was based in Tokyo, where he served as manager of revenue management, and later as manager of business planning and finance, for Northwest’s Pacific Division. In 1998, he returned to St. Paul and served as director, product marketing, where he successfully re-launched Northwest’s international cargo product line. From 2000-2003, he served as vice president/director, business development.
A native of Southern California, Millich holds an MBA from Georgetown University, and two BA degrees from University of California San Diego: quantitative economics decision science and political science. He currently resides in St. Helena, CA with his wife and two Labrador retrievers.
About Folio Fine Wine Partners
Founded in 2004 by the Michael Mondavi family, Folio Fine Wine Partners is an importer, fine wine agency and producer of quality wines from the world's premiere and emerging wine regions. Folio provides sales, marketing and public relations services to wine brands from California, Argentina, Italy, Spain, Germany and Austria.