BCI is a family owned and operated company specialized in importing 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 President-CEO and founder of BCI in the United States as well as Bonneté International located in France.
He is a highly-regarded luxury and consumer goods industry professional with two decades of experience, both internationally and in the US.
Throughout his long 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 brand Porton. 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, Landy Cognac and Licor 43.
Previously, Jean-François served as Director North America of Cognac Ferrand USA, in which capacities he played a leading and instrumental role in the company’s business expansion in the United States, by launching and building well-known brands such as Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Plantation Rums and Citadelle Gin.
Jean-François studied business at Harvard University as well as international finance at New York University, and received his MBA from Institut Supérieur de Gestion, one of France’s leading business schools.
Nathalie Bonneté built her successful career in the Oil & Gas industry up to 2015 when she became a founding partner of BCI in the US and Bonneté International in France.
Graduated from a leading French engineering school (ENSPM – IFP) as well as top French University 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.