It was a pleasure to work with Palmateer Consulting. It was our experience that the company was exceptionally professional, reliable, and easy to work with. Their work was thorough, and they helped us on several of our distribution challenges, providing us with invaluable feedback. One aspect of their approach that I particularly appreciated was that they took the time to get to know our company, our people, and the traditions of our approach to distribution sales so that all their recommendations were in line with our values and history. Thus, their recommendations both made theoretical sense and were actionable by us. I also appreciated that during our engagement, Palmateer Consulting was very responsive when we needed information or advice and very timely in getting back to us. Overall, by the end of our engagement, I felt that our company was better positioned for sustainable growth.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Palmateer Consulting to established companies that are looking for new or more efficient and cost-effective practices to impact today’s market.
-David Adelsheim, Founder – Adelsheim Vineyard
Palmateer Consulting worked with us to define a strategic plan for our brands in the US that responds to our most relevant issues in the market. With it, we feel confident our business can grow and develop consistently over time. The combined experience of Gordon and Chris was a clear asset during the process. The deliverables were very focused and right-to-the point, with short and clear guidelines. We appreciated their professionalism and on-time delivery.
-Martim Guedes, Owner – Aveleda S.A.
Working with Gordon and Chris was highly productive, educational and enjoyable. These are gentlemen at the top of their game and their insights and vast experience were invaluable to our organization. Their recommendations have served as the backbone of our national sales roadmap. Their formidable knowledge of the complex three-tier distribution system provided excellent navigation for our rapidly scaling enterprise. Beyond that, they are men of high character and wisdom who served as discreet evaluators of internal skill-sets, cheerleaders to the team and trusted advisors to leadership. They did their homework in advance, came in prepared and used the discovery phase to make recommendations that were immediately impactful. I highly recommend Palmateer Consulting to anyone who is looking to improve their business. These guys are pros!
-Gary Mortensen, President – Stoller Wine Group
I had an excellent experience working with Palmateer Consulting. Gordon and Chris were professional and efficient. Their experience and market knowledge were particularly helpful with identifying less obvious, yet worthwhile importers in the US, and their industry relationships enabled us to get a foot in the door. I was pleased with the results and recommend Palmateer Wine Group.
-Michael Kirstein, USA Market Manager – Villa Maria
Working with Palmateer Consulting is a very efficient, thoughtful and productive use of resources to gain an advantage in aspects of the adult beverage industry. Gordon and his team have a nice balance of listening to the needs of the client and then generating deliverables that coincide with the needs. It is important to note that Gordon and his team take the time to get to know the business of their client to a depth that allows for the advice or management of a specific project to be tailored to meet or exceed the needs of the assignment.
-Mark Giordano, President – Pacific Highways Wines & Spirits
Our experience with Palmateer Wine Group was professional from the start. Gordon and team are very dedicated and thoughtful in their approach. Everything we had discussed leading up to starting work with Palmateer was detailed and followed through on. Gordon is very easy to get on with and has a great breadth of knowledge when it comes to the US distributor network. Gordon has a way of asking the right questions at the right times and has a great ability to listen; he processes what he hears and was able to develop options on what to do next. He provided detailed follow-up notes, always had ideas on what to look at next and was open to change. Palmateer Wine Group met all of our expectations, developed a tight brief very early on and Gordon delivered on this 100%.
I would absolutely recommend Palmateer Consulting, as it’s a very professional business with great connections within the US wine industry. We were engaged with Palmateer Wine Group through differing ways for approximately 2 years. They are highly recommended.
-Kyle Skene, General Manager – Giesen Wine Estate
Some of Gordon’s best strengths have been his ability to follow up on a timely manner and his outstanding customer service skills. My co-workers and I have always found Gordon to be very professional and a lot of fun to be around.
-Paul Wagner, Founder – Balzac Communications
Gordon is very organized and thorough. It has always been a pleasure to work with him. He is very fair, easy to address problems and discuss opportunities with and is a fine wine executive.
-Mariana Nedic, Director of US Operations – Simply Italian Great Wines Americas