About Scion Advisors What And Why


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About Scion Advisors What And Why

  1. 1. 1<br />“We enable clients to build financially-viable <br />businesses in less time.”<br />Deborah Steinthal, Scion Advisors<br />
  2. 2. During these complex times …<br />Opportunity: Cup is half full, not half empty!<br />In 2008, U.S. wine consumption up for 15th consecutive year<br />2/3rd of consumers spent the same for a bottle of wine<br />43% of restaurant diners wine orders remained the same<br />Millennial wine consumption segment grew 23%<br />Innovation (distribution, direct shipping, internet, social media)<br />Next generation vintners<br />Big money on the side lines<br />2<br />
  3. 3. During these complex times …<br />3<br />Challenges: “It is no longer business as usual!”<br />Consumption shift<br />Flat/declining baby-boomer segments<br />Competition: Large wineries, other states, other countries, beer and spirits, private/control labels<br />Big pricing pressures<br />Consolidation<br />National distribution: broken for &lt;100,000 case wineries<br />Cost of business<br />Increased costs: marketing, sales and capital <br />Unknown tax and regulatory impacts<br />
  4. 4. Demand for wine is not going away<br />4<br />The strong will get stronger<br />Leveraging opportunity is not for the weak<br />Fall out of the hobbyists (out of cash, work too hard)<br />Maximize the value of your business<br />Run business as if planning to sell<br />Adopt the best practices<br />Focus on cash flow: VALUE = CASH FLOW<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />Who are Scion Advisors®?<br /><ul><li>Seasoned general managers from world class organizations
  6. 6. We have walked in clients’ shoes and run businesses
  7. 7. Track record with over 100 companies across several industries
  8. 8. Proven approach to building stronger businesses
  9. 9. Specialize in family-owned, closely-held</li></li></ul><li>Experienced across multiple industries<br />Wine industry - global<br />Consumer packaged goods<br />High tech and internet<br />Retail<br />6<br />
  10. 10. 7<br />Scion team<br />Deborah Steinthal, General Management & Business Strategy<br />Steinthalhas a track record across a variety of industries and helped companies large and small transition from startup through high growth; restructure due to poor performance; and integrate new acquisitions. Driving higher performance and building businesses that are worth more, Steinthal has worked in executive positions at Lockheed Martin, Oracle, and with over 100 companies globally.<br />Erica Valentine, Go-To-Market Strategy<br />Valentine is a leader in strategic marketing: creating and implementing marketing and sales programs that work. At Constellation Wines, she grew a luxury business line from 45 to over 90 million dollars. At Seagram Chateau & Estates, she worked extensively with major international brands such as Champagne Mumm and Sandeman Port. She has over 10 years consulting experience, working for large and small wineries, venture capital and web-based businesses. Valentine advises companies on how to differentiate and compete successfully in a complex marketplace. <br />Hank Salvo, CFO/ Financial Strategy & Governance<br />Salvo’sskills and expertise in finance, accounting, planning and governance supported his rise to senior financial management as vice president finance and vice president controller at the consumer goods giant Clorox Company. Salvo transferred these skills to the wine industry joining Robert Mondavi Corporation as its CFO in 2000. Since 2005, Salvo advises family wine business owners across as variety of issues such as strategic planning, succession planning, and governance. <br />Rosemary Richardson, Leadership & Management Development<br />Richardsonis dedicated to helping leaders advance business performance during times of unprecedented change. A seasoned executive coach, Richardson is experienced at conflict management and working in partnership with CEOs and their teams to build the leadership skills required to win in the marketplace. As Vice President Human Resources for Johnson & Johnson and Applied Materials, Richardson developed a keen understanding of the challenges of global business and development of leadership and human capital. <br />
  11. 11. 8<br />Scion approach<br />Proven process: a framework that delivers results<br />
  12. 12. Develop a framework for the future<br />Preparing for exit: transaction readiness<br />Preparing for business growth<br />Preparing for generational continuity<br />9<br />
  13. 13. Transaction readiness<br />10<br />ROA, ROI, EBITDA, ROL<br />Business owner<br />
  14. 14. Preparing for growth<br />11<br />Align Vision & Goals<br /> Framework for driving decisions<br />Get the team aligned and connect the dots between strategy and execution<br /> Goals<br /> Execution<br />Functional Action Plans<br />
  15. 15. Scion competencies<br />12<br />
  16. 16. Case study #1<br />13<br />Preparing a north coast business for profitable growth<br />Problem: Channel consolidation and supply realities perpetuates lagging profitability in national sales.<br />Approach: Develop focused, consistent market strategy focused on margin improvement.<br />Decision: Reposition the business to grow profitably thru the right product and channel mix; sharpen brand identity across all channels.<br />Results: Reposition business leads to 50% growth in net operating income produced through realigned national product mix; stronger brand attracting more profitable customers.<br />
  17. 17. Case study #2<br />14<br />Road map for portfolio growth<br />Problem: Client has outgrown its old channel and product strategy.<br />Approach: Create a road map for growth and cash-out options.<br />Decision: Relaunch business as a portfolio of separate brands each focused on high margin opportunities.<br />Results: EBITDA CAGR growth &gt; 20% over 5 years; flexible exit strategy; stable organization driving solid decision making and communications; leadership team incentivized to perform as owners.<br />
  18. 18. What our clients say!<br />15<br />“Scion helped us reposition to grow profits. Their approach allowed us to achieve a stable organization driving solid decisions and accountability for results.”<br />Jeff Bundschu, 6th generation CEO<br />Gundlach Bundschu<br />“...Patz & Hall Wine Company today announced the first step of many that are part of a strategic sustainable business model developed over the past year by Patz & Hall founders in collaboration with Scion Advisors.”<br />SF Business Times<br />Scion clients include:<br /><ul><li> Benziger Family Vineyards
  19. 19. Brown Forman
  20. 20. Cakebread Cellars
  21. 21. Domaine Carneros
  22. 22. Far Niente Winery
  23. 23. Goosecross Cellars
  24. 24. Gundlach Bundschu Winery
  25. 25. Hanzell Vineyards
  26. 26. J Wine Co.
  27. 27. Luna Vineyards
  28. 28. Patz & Hall Wine Co.
  29. 29. Rodney Strong Vineyards
  30. 30. Seghesio
  31. 31. Silver Oak Cellars
  32. 32. Six Sigma Ranch
  33. 33. Spottswoode Estate
  34. 34. Viader
  35. 35. Windsor Vineyards
  36. 36. Several large wine companies</li></ul>“Scion gave us the courage and the reason to believe that we can do it.&quot; <br />Tim Wallace, President<br />Benziger Family Vineyards<br />