Combining a passion for fine wine, entrepreneurial savvy and technology expertise, Eric Vogt founded eProvenance to assure fine wines arrive safely at their destination, tasting as the winemaker intended. As the business progressed, Bertrand Déchery joined the company to expand its reach throughout Europe and now heads up eProvenance SAS.
eProvenance has developed patented technology and assembled an exceptional team to offer global services for monitoring and analysis of shipment conditions during transport and storage. Results are accessible via a comprehensive, secure online database. Conditions and geolocation of fine goods can be tracked for each case or pallet, or for an entire shipment.
Robin Grumman Vogt - CEO
Robin is a veteran at overseeing and managing organizations. She's held senior positions integrating marketing, technology, human resources and learning, which is why she can keep everything and everyone connected and running smoothly across multiple offices and multiple times zones in two countries. Her strong intellect matched by her innate empathy, make her uniquely adept at seeing all sides of a situation and leading the team forward. Topping off her qualifications, Robin also happens to possess an exceptional ability to perceive flavors, aromas and general characteristics of a wine. Currently, Robin is the Maître of the Commanderie de Bordeaux à Boston.
Joseph Boykin - Vice President, Engineering
Joseph is a seasoned engineering leader and technologist who has founded several companies, built engineering teams, defined new product lines, and led product development organizations through significant growth. As a technologist, Joseph is recognized for his expertise in scalable operating systems, networks and distributed computing. Joseph is also an EMT, an expert diver and, equally important, he is a serious collector of vintage port. 1945 Butler & Nephew, anyone?
Douglas Cook - Chief Technology Officer
Doug has more than 25 years experience in the high tech industry, the last 15 focused on building world-class search technology and top-notch engineering teams. He has held various leadership roles at Silicon Graphics, Inktomi, Yahoo!, and Twitter. Passionate about food and wine, Doug is an excellent cook and holds the Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust.
Louise Domenitz - Director of Marketing
With a deep background in French, Art History, High Tech, Marketing and PR, Louise brings the perfect blend of insight and know-how to get the word out and get the job done. She's been with the company since day one, wearing many hats and managing all manner of marketing initiatives with diligence and passion. When she's not in the office, you are likely to find her teaching yoga or off on a hike.
Eric E. Vogt - Founder and Member of the Board
A serial entrepreneur with a winning track record, Eric is passionate about solving problems — be they mathematical equations, technology solutions, wine chemistry or sailing charts. With a keen mind and engaging personality, Eric is always game for the next adventure and is usually the one to make it happen. Knighted by the French Minister of Agriculture for his service to the wine regions of France, Eric is also the Grand Maître of the Commanderie de Bordeaux aux Étas-Unis and a long-time wine educator. Immersed in the Mayan culture with his anthropologist father at a young age, Eric went on to serve in the US Navy during Vietnam, receive degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Business School, start several high tech companies and enjoy a long career in leadership consulting and business strategy, including at BCG, all of which contributed to his distinctive blend of vision, creativity and determination.
Bertrand Déchery - Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
An owner of two Premier Cru vineyards in Burgundy, Bertrand is committed to the care and protection of fine wine. He is also committed to a business methodology deeply informed by his Sciences-Po diploma, law degree and Harvard MBA, and honed through his experience as CEO of Guy Degrenne, and as strategy consultant with BCG and Cresap. He has built several companies from the ground up and amassed an extensive professional network along the way. Beyond business, he loves tennis, golf and sailing.
Ben Kennedy - Commercial Director
With over 20 years experience in the international high-end wine trade, including creating a négociant business in Bordeaux, Ben knows the inner working of the industry and has done his share of innovating. A consummate salesman and a true gentleman, Ben is tenacious about protecting quality and about designing solutions that both suit client needs and serve up impeccable wines. In addition to great wine, Ben enjoys a blend of family, food, friends, film, theater, music and fresh air!