Domain Expert – Vineyard, Winery & Beverage
“Banko from the Field”
Jeff began his wine and craft beverage lending career in 1993 in Napa Valley. He has worked with wineries, breweries and distilleries throughout the United States. His experience spans the spectrum from small family operated businesses to large syndicated deals and publicly traded companies. He managed a private banking group that assisted entrepreneurs with business succession planning. Jeff is a guest speaker to numerous wine and craft beverage industry groups covering financial and banking related matters. A native of Indiana, Jeff grew up farming and has a deep appreciation of the challenges that face people in agribusiness. Jeff owns and operates a grass fed beef company in Sonoma County. He is a locavore and advocate of sustainable agriculture. When not spending time with his family and friends, he loves to be in the saddle.