Robin comes to Spotlight Brands with over fifteen years of experience in the wine business, including production, distribution sales for Henry Wine Group in Napa Valley, and National Sales for Paradigm Winery in Oakville. In February 2011, Robin decided to venture out on her own and created RMG Fine Wines to consult to small, family-owned wineries. After meeting Eben through a mutual industry friend, they decided to combine their strengths to create Spotlight Brands.
Other than wine, Robin’s passions include camping, hiking, and cooking with her husband, John, who is a chef in Napa Valley.
Eben comes to Spotlight Brands with over a decade in the wine business, including stints with R.H. Phillips in Esparto and La Famiglia, Robert Mondavi’s Italian brand in Oakville. In 2002, Eben joined forces with two other wine professionals to found and grow a small California based brokerage/ distributor. Over the next six years, he helped grow the company from the ground up, into a multi-million dollar grossing and well-respected wine distribution house.
In 2008, Eben sold his partnership in the distribution company and began consulting and marketing for wineries under the name Tova Beverage Group. In 2011, Eben and Robin met and, ultimately, merged to create Spotlight Brands as you see it today.
In his free time, Eben enjoys spending time with his wife, Page, daughter Ellie, and son Asher. He also enjoys fly fishing, and hiking with his family.
Anne, Virginia native, fell in love with wine during her time in Charleston, SC. Anne’s first exposure to wine started while working in restaurants, first as a manager and later as a wine buyer. Working as a buyer afforded Anne the opportunity to learn about wine from all over the world through study, travel, and tastings. In 2011, Anne had the opportunity to leave the restaurant side, and go to work as a sales rep for a small, start-up distribution company. After an eye opening three year stint on the distribution side, Anne joined Spotlight Brands.
Anne also owns a photography business, Coastal Exposures, and loves to spend her free time photographing the outdoors.