Wine + Spirits Division
President, Wine + Spirits Division
University of Aberdeen, Bachelor of Science Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICEAW)
Chris Stenzel is Constellation’s executive vice president and president Wine + Spirits Division, reporting to Chief Operating Officer Bill Newlands. Chris oversees global sales, marketing and operations functions for the Wine + Spirits Division across the U.S., New Zealand and emerging markets. Chris is a member of the executive management committee.
Chris joined Constellation Brands U.S. in 2007 with the acquisition of Beam Wine Estates as senior vice president, finance supporting the U.S. commercial functions. Chris took responsibility for the overall finance function across the Wine + Spirits Division in 2009. He went on to serve as treasurer and controller in 2014, before becoming senior vice president, finance for the Beer Division in 2015. Chris became executive vice president and president of the Wine + Spirits Division in 2017.
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.