National Sales Manager
Growing up, Bill lived in 11 different cities across the U.S. but has called Houston home for the last 31 years. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Bill joined Procter & Gamble as a Unit Sales Manager before embarking on his 41 year career in the wine business.
Bill was a Regional Manager with Gallo, a Regional VP with Heublein, Sales Manager for Freixenet USA, a Regional VP for Don Sebastiani Wines and in Texas, he worked for, at one time, the state's largest distributor, Quality Beverage, as its Statewide Wine Manager, all before joining Scotto Cellars in 2013 as National Sales Manager. Bill not only brings a high level of wine industry expertise to his current position, he has also built a sales force of extremely competent and highly motivated Regional Managers covering key areas across the country.
When not traveling the country calling on all sectors of the business, Bill takes time to relax in the music world playing saxophone, clarinet and flute as part of a 20-piece band that has performed in both Europe and the U.S. His band also plays regularly at Houston's House of Blues and he serves on the Board of Directors for the Lake Houston Musical Society.
Bill just celebrated his 42nd wedding anniversary with his wife Elizabeth. They love spending as much time as possible with their three children and six grandchildren.
Bill's motto and guiding principle with his salespeople and customers is, "Whether in sports, music or business, it's all about teamwork!"
Mid-West Regional Manager
Clint was born and raised in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin and received his BA in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2006. He then went on to earn his Court of Master Sommeliers Certification in 2009.
Clint grew up in Chicago's wine industry with stints at Binny's Beverage Depot, Randolph Wine Cellars & The Tasting Room as well as the highly regarded restaurant Topolobampo. In 2012 Clint took a temporary swing away from wine to become the Craft Beer Manager at Stoller Wholesale and in 2015, he joined Paul and Michael Scotto as Sales Manager for their Cider Brothers brands. In 2018, Clint returned to the wine arena and joined Scotto Cellars to manage the Mid-West region.
Clint and his wife Joy live in the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago with their three children Isabelle, Charlie and Madison. He is an avid Green Bay Packers fan who religiously subscribes to NFL Sunday Ticket so he doesn't miss a minute of their games.
Clint feels that his view on wine is best expressed in the words of Loire vintner and winemaker, Nicholas Joly: "... A way of thinking. A way of behaving. A way of giving meaning to your life.”
Western Regional Sales Manager
You might say that Josh was “well aged” when he finally made his way into the business of wine. Born in Deadwood, SD and a 2004 graduate of the University of Oklahoma law school, he continued a family tradition by practicing as an attorney for four years before moving to Chicago and opening a retail wine shop. The industry’s three-tier distribution system offered other opportunities as well, so he eventually opened a distribution company and created his own wine brand. The West Coast called Josh and his wife Paige to Portland to be closer to their families and he became the National Sales Manager for a prestigious Willamette Valley winery. While doubling their sales and distribution network, Josh developed an extensive knowledge of the intricacies of selling wine in a variety of markets and trade channels across the country.
Two years and two children later, Josh joined us at Scotto Cellars to help build our brands in the west.
Mike was born and raised in London and currently lives with his family in Surrey just south of the city. He has worked his way through the wine industry since 1989, beginning as an account manager for Grants of St James, a London based wine wholesale company, and spending several years in various sales and marketing roles for Allied Domecq as well as other national and international firms. In 2004, Mike formed his own Hilltop Wines based in London to bring a great level of export expertise to smaller and mostly family owned wineries in various countries.
Mike has partnered with Scotto Cellars for many years, and through his export savvy guidance he has enabled the family in reaching many countries around the world to successfully build their brands in far reaching markets.
Mike's first connection to wine came as a hobby but his "thirst" for knowledge took him deeper into the subject and eventually, the industry. He holds the coveted WSET Diploma that enables him to better understand not only the wines he is so instrumental in placing, but also the sophisticated customers he encounters on a daily basis throughout Europe and other key markets worldwide.
Mike has three children and loves to relax by cooking and exploring the outdoors for exercise and stimulation. He has become an avid runner and regularly competes in the "Park Run" that is a weekly 5K run begun in England and now is spreading to other countries (including the U.S.) where he also participates as part of his international travels.
Mike's mantra is, "Treat people as you'd like to be treated - look after them and they will look after you."