GEORGE COOPE has more than twenty-five years of investment banking and advisory experience in the wine, beer and distilled spirits industries. Prior to joining Zepponi & Company, George held senior roles at several boutique investment banks in San Francisco and he was a founding member of the consumer practice group at Hambrecht & Quist LLC.  George also worked in R&D and operations at Miller Brewing Company. George is a former director of Patz & Hall Wine Company and The Coppola Companies. 

George graduated with a BA from Stanford University, an MS in food science with a specialization in viticulture and enology from UC Davis and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to attending UC Davis, he worked as apprentice to the general manager and winemaker at Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé in Chambolle-Musigny, France.  George holds Series 7, 24 and 63 securities registrations and a certified valuation analyst (CVA) designation from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.