Elena Sanchez joined CPWS in 2011 after more than 10 years in various commercial finance leadership roles with Diageo North America. Before entering the wine and spirits business, Elena worked in audit with KPMG Peat Marwick, a major public accounting firm.
In her role as Vice President of Commercial Finance for Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits, Elena oversees all Finance activities across 7 open markets (CA, FL, IN, WA, KY, HI, AK), including market and division-level budgeting and depletion planning and reporting.
Elena graduated with a Master of Accounting degree with a concentration in Information Systems from Florida International University. She resides in Miami with her husband, Orestes, and her son Nathanael. Elena is actively involved in a number of charitable endeavors including Susan G. Komen and Dress for Success.