Matt Hobbs is National Sales Manager and a partner in Paul Hobbs Wines which is located in Sebastopol, California and produces the “Paul Hobbs” and “CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs” wines. Matt is one of Paul’s ten siblings and has worked with Paul for most of the last twelve years. For six of those years, he was general manager of the winery. He is currently responsible for managing the winery’s sales in the United States and the Caribbean.
From 2007-2009 Matt lived in Mendoza, Argentina where he worked as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for The Vines of Mendoza, a premier vineyard development and hospitality company. Upon returning to the U.S. and before rejoining Paul Hobbs Wines in 2011, Matt was General Manager of Epoch Estate Wines in Paso Robles, California which is a producer of ultra-premium Rhone-variety wines.
Prior to originally joining Paul in 2001, Matt was a Consultant at Swander Pace and Company in San Francisco, California where he advised medium and large-size food and beverage companies on corporate growth and development strategy. Before that, he was a Financial Analyst for a large private placement portfolio at The Prudential Insurance Company of America in Newark, New Jersey and Chicago, Illinois.
Matt earned his undergraduate degree in finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York and his Masters in Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Matt lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. When he is not traveling for work, he enjoys personal travel, time at home and exploring the New York City area.