Joe Wender fell in love with wine while living and working in New York City. In 1997, while attending a dinner celebrating Henri Jayer at Spago in Beverly Hills, he met Ann Colgin. Joe is actively involved with Colgin Cellars while working as a Senior Advisor to Goldman Sachs and serving on various corporate boards including Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Grandpoint Capital and The Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. He is an Independent Trustee of the Schwab Funds and a Trustee of the Culinary Institute of America. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the St. Helena Hospital Foundation and a Director of the Actor’s Fund. Joe grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, graduated from Northwestern University, Yale Law School and Harvard Business School.