Ian MacNeil, a prominent Bay Area executive, has been named a Senior Consultant in the San Francisco office of Stanton Chase, a global retained executive search firm.
The announcement was made by Paul Herrerias, Managing Director of the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. “We are excited to have Ian join our organization as he is an accomplished executive with a career in San Francisco’s North Bay,” said Herrerias. “Ian brings ethics, wisdom, and a passion for helping others while building successful businesses. Through his executive experience and teaching skills, we will be able to expand our capabilities in executive search, executive assessment, and leadership consulting.”
With more than 25 years in the consumer industry, including wines, vineyards and hospitality, MacNeil brings a large network and understanding of career and business success, leadership, operations, finance, and sales. His expertise in the wine industry includes global product sourcing, importing, and direct-to-consumer marketing.
“This is an exciting opportunity,” said MacNeil. “I look forward to using my skills and contacts to assist Stanton Chase as it continues to be the premier search firm in the area. I’m familiar with Stanton Chase and have always been impressed with its global footprint and how the offices throughout the world collaborate to find next generation of leaders for their clients.”
He will specialize in the Consumer Products and Services Practice Group.
A native of California, MacNeil has led large employee groups through new business start-ups, aggressive corporate expansions, and challenging downsizing events. He created the Hospitality Management Program at Napa Valley College, and he continues to teach students at the college level, both nationally and globally. His work was formally recognized by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network in Bordeaux, France in 2009.
MacNeil holds a MBA from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts and Teaching Credential from California State University, Northridge. He currently teaches in the Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) program hosted at Sonoma State University and is a Certified Hospitality Educator. He serves on a number of regional wine industry advisory educational boards in both Sonoma and Napa Valley.