National Sales Manager
Growing up, Bill lived in 11 different cities across the U.S. but has called Houston home for the last 29 years. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Bill joined Procter & Gamble as a Unit Sales Manager before embarking on his 39-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 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 is an avid fan and student of baseball and just celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary with his wife Elizabeth. Together they love spending as much time as possible with their three children and five grandchildren.
Bill's motto and guiding principle with his salespeople or customers is, "Whether in sports, music or business, it's all about the team!"
Florida State Manager
Danny is tri-lingual in English, Spanish and Lebanese. He was born in Lebanon and raised in Venezuela where his father served as the Lebanese ambassador. The family later came to the U.S. and settled in Los Angeles in 1980 before moving east and eventually calling Florida home.
Danny received a BA in Marketing from Orlando University and returned to Venezuela to earn a Masters in Political Science from Santa Maria University. He has a long history in the wine business both as a sales representative and distributor and gained valuable additional experience as a retailer in another industry.
With Southern Wine and Spirits, Danny worked for five years in both the on-premise and off-premise sectors and then spent another five years specializing in chain accounts Danny's experience and educational background are vital to his success with Scotto Cellars as they both lend a unique level of expertise. .
In his spare time, Danny participates in the Krav Maga discipline of martial arts, car racing, other sporting activities and enjoys spending as much family time as he can with his wife Lisa and their two children Gabriela and Nicholas.
He's often said that the wine industry "is the only one that has ever driven him." Since January 2017, this drive along with his self-instilled ethic dictating hard work, respect and a positive attitude that's responsible for the success Danny has achieved with Scotto Cellars.
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.”