Our Story

BCI is a family owned and operated company specialized in representing, importing, marketing and building successful wine and spirit brands in the United States. Our passionate and dedicated team develops and ensures the execution of our partners’ brand strategy through inception, market launch and growth.We work with a blue chip roster of wine and spirits producers through a personal and collaborative approach to insure a long lasting relationship and mutually beneficial partnerships.

MEET THE FOUNDERS

Jean-François Bonneté is the co-founder and President-CEO of BCI. He is a highly-regarded luxury and consumer goods industry professional with two decades of experience, both internationally and in the US.

Throughout his career in the Wine and Spirits industry, Mr. Bonneté has earned a distinguished reputation as an energetic, determined, efficient and passionate brand and business leader as well as an exceptionally creative marketer. 

Prior to 2015, Mr Bonneté was Chief Operating Officer of Pisco Porton LLC. He managed the company daily operations and strategic decision, while being responsible for developing the brands Porton and La Caravedo. During his tenure Porton became one of the fastest growing beverage brand in the United States and the leading Pisco brand in the world.

Formerly, Mr. Bonneté founded and built the spirits’ portfolio of W.J. Deutsch & Sons, one of the leading wine importer and marketer in the United States. He served as Senior Vice President and oversaw a myriad of award-winning wines and spirits brands – including Yellow Tail, Josh, Barone Fini, Andre Lurton, Luksusowa Vodka, Villa Massa and Licor 43.

 

Previously, Jean-François served as Director North America of Cognac Ferrand USA for more than ten years, in which capacities he played a leading and instrumental role in building and expanding the company’s business in the United States, launching and building well-known brands such as Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Plantation Rums and Citadelle Gin.

Jean-François was knighted in 2011 as “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite Agricole” by his native country of France and elevated to "Officer" in 2016. Jean-François studied business at Harvard University as well as New York University, and received his MBA from French Business School Institut Supérieur de Gestion. 

Nathalie Bonneté built her successful career in the Oil & Gas industry up to 2015 when she became a founding partner of BCI.

Graduated from a leading French engineering school (ENSPM – IFP) as well as top French University La Sorbonne Pierre et Marie Curie, Mrs. Bonneté managed multi-million dollars IT and geoscience projects for major petroleum companies – such as Chevron, BP, Halliburton, ConocoPhillips or Total- in the United States and worldwide (France, England, Congo and Columbia). Throughout her career, she has been recognized as a highly professional and dedicated project manager and for her rare inter-personal skills.

Mrs. Bonneté brings and applies her extensive management and operational experience to BCI as Chief Operating Officer. She is responsible for managing the daily financial operations, compliance and human resources.

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