Our Management Team

Wine Management Systems (WMS) was founded by a strong team of experienced people to address the needs of the small to medium sized wine producer. We recognized the opportunity to leverage the latest technology and software trends to offer smaller wineries the same set of solutions that were only affordable to larger wine companies.

When WMS was created, a new benchmark was set for management technology in the wine industry. We are the only wine production and compliance solution that is offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) through our cloud-based software. Our technology allows the wine maker and winery to focus on what they do best - making and selling the best wine possible without worrying about record keeping.

Meet our management team

Patrick Oates
CEO Wine Management Systems

Patrick has over 20 years of information technology experience as a Chief Information Officer in both the Travel and Art Industry. As a board member of a Northern California IBM user group he became interested and involved in the Wine Industry and saw the need for affordable Web based software. Patrick has been the CEO of Wine Management Systems Since 2007.

Suzanne Colley
COO Wine Management Systems

As Executive Vice President of Operations at Pacific Art Group (PAG), Suzanne brought a unique blend of management expertise in large scale operations, customer service and supply chain inventory management for the art and wall décor publishing industry.

Prior to PAG, she was Vice President – Operations for Devon Publishing Group, the largest publisher of art in the US.

Suzanne made her most distinguished career mark however at Portal Publications, one of the world’s largest publishers of graphic arts. During a span of 19 years, Sue helped take the company from 20 million to 65 million dollars in annual sales. As vice president of operations, she managed the customer service group with a customer base of 12,000 accounts.

Earlier in her career, Suzanne worked in the operations utility area for Bank of America. Her education includes a degree from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles with an emphasis in buying and retail merchandising.

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