Mark Malpiede

VP of Sales & Marketing

Williams Selyem
Sonoma, California

It was a bottle of Williams Selyem that introduced Mark to Pinot Noir—and he became a committed fan, dedicated List Member and eloquent evangelist long before he joined the winery. Although he jokes that the only reason he interviewed for a position with Williams Selyem was to increase his allocation, the truth is that Mark arrived here with a decisive plan to bring his talents to our team.


The decision to pursue his love for wine inspired Mark to leave his Boston family and friends behind to move closer to California’s wine regions. After a short stint teaching, he joined a small direct marketing agency to work with companies as diverse as Starbucks, Warner Brothers and Microsoft. He still felt the pull of the wine industry, and ultimately realized he needed hands-on experience to make a career move.


With more than 25 years of marketing experience and 13 years at Williams Selyem under his belt, Mark brings to Williams Selyem his prodigious business and leadership skills, effectively telling the Williams Selyem story and overseeing and creating List Member allocations, communications, programs and managing all wine sales.