St. Helena, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2008
Stonebridge Research Group LLC (http://www.stonebridgeresearch.com) has announced today that Barbara Insel has joined the Napa Valley firm as President and CEO.
Insel is a highly regarded source of data, analysis and advisory services the wine industry. "Barbara is the premier wine industry market analyst, trusted and respected by all segments of the industry," said Kirkland & Eliis partner Tracy Genesen, Legal Director of the Coalition for Free Trade.
Insel has provided insight into the business of wine to a wide range of clients since 2004, leading projects for large and small wineries, state winery associations, International wine industry associations, wine distributors, major investors in the industry and multi national beverage companies. Insel will lead Stonebridge Research from their offices in Napa.
About Stonebridge Research:
Created by a group of food and beverage industry investors to provide quality business advisory services for the wine industry, Stonebridge Research brings together leading specialists from the broader business world with a core team who share a deep knowledge of and experience in the wine industry. "We offer a unique range of services to our clients including supply chain management to increase efficiency, integrated marketing to increase revenue, penetrate new markets and employ marketing dollars more effectively, as well as strategic business reviews for increasing profitability. We focus on providing the best data and market intelligence in the industry," declared Insel. "We will be introducing major new initiatives, partnerships and services to the industry designed to help forward thinking firms take their business practices to the next level."
About Barbara Insel:
Insel has over two decades of experience in international investment, finance and related research. Insel held senior positions at Salomon Brothers, Morgan Stanley Asset Management and Kleinwort Benson, working in New York, Washington D.C., London, Prague, Moscow and Latin America. Throughout her career, Barbara has been involved in wine-related investments and transactions. Insel was the 14th employee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, created to rebuild Eastern Europe and Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, and worked on financial institution restructuring and privatization with the World Bank before becoming an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Most recently Insel was the Managing Director of MKF Research LLC.