Chief Financial Officer
State University of New York at Geneseo, Bachelor’s Degree Economics State University of New York at Buffalo, MBA
David Klein is Constellation’s executive vice president and chief financial officer reporting to Bill Newlands, president and COO. He is responsible for accounting, investor relations, financial planning and analysis, internal audit, treasury, tax, mergers and acquisitions, Constellation Ventures, and information technology. David is a member of the executive management committee.
David joined Constellation in 2004 as vice president of business development. He also held roles as CFO of Constellation Europe; SVP, treasurer & controller; and CFO, Beer Division. David managed all aspects of finance for international and domestic businesses, optimized the company’s capital structure, and is a key leader in strategy development and execution at STZ.
Before joining Constellation, David held the chief financial officer role at Montana Mills, where he led the transformation from private to public company and then subsequently led the sale of Montana Mills to Krispy Kreme. David also held the chief financial officer role at NetSetGo, an internet and network services startup that won several business and technical awards. Prior to these entrepreneurial positions, David served as the director of mergers & acquisitions at Xerox Corporation and as director of finance & accounting for Harris Corporation.
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S., and Funky Buddha Brewery. In addition, Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Black Box, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.