Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Adds Karen Fedyszyn as Chief Technology Officer
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, announced Karen Fedyszyn joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. The company, which is growing at a rapid pace, is currently ranked the 34th largest winery in the U.S. (Wine Business Monthly), and is home to a 300,000-member Wine Club, one of the largest in the world.
Karen Fedyszyn is an accomplished information technology leader with a proven ability to optimize customer engagement and develop software solutions that foster sustainable growth. She is charged with expanding Cooper’s Hawk’s analytic capabilities and utilizing best practices for collecting and harnessing “big data”. She will also spearhead the adoption of enhanced systems and processes around Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Product Lifecycle Management; Human Capital Management, and Winery Information Management systems.
Fedyszyn comes to Cooper’s Hawk by way of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, where she was responsible for the developing the IT vision, strategy and roadmap in support of the company’s successful quest to double its earnings $1.4B to $2.0B in just four years. Prior to her position at Glanbia, Fedyszyn held executive positions at Ace Hardware and HSBC.
Fedyszyn reports to Cooper’s Hawk Founder & Chief Executive Officer Tim McEnery. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, and is currently pursuing her Master of Data Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. In her spare time, she serves on the Board of Directors/Governors for several local businesses and charities. She lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and son.
About Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Founded in 2005 by CEO Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is built upon the belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections. A lifestyle brand focused on creating memorable moments that enrich lives, Cooper’s Hawk is the 34th largest winery in the U.S. and home to over 300,000 Wine Club Members. The concept is a fusion of familiar elements – winery, modern casual restaurant, Napa-style tasting room and artisanal retail market – that has combined to create an entirely new hospitality experience. Cooper’s Hawk has won over 400 awards for its wine and has been named the Official Wine of the Screen Actors Guild® Awards through 2020. Cooper’s Hawk wines are sourced, blended, aged, bottled and distributed exclusively through Cooper’s Hawk.