President, Champagne Laurent-Perrier U.S., New York, NY
Michelle D. DeFeo has over two decades of experience in the wine industry, 13 of which she’s spent with Champagne Laurent-Perrier. Under her leadership as president, the company has grown to become one of the bestselling Champagne brands within the U.S.
Laurent-Perrier has long been an innovator in Champagne, comments DeFeo, whose aim is to continue that innovation while managing the company’s U.S.-based business. DeFeo says she often reflects on a quote from Laurent-Perrier owner Bernard de Nonacourt, who said, “With quality wine and quality people, you cannot fail.”
“Our wine quality has never been better,” says De Feo. “And we’ve never before had such a wonderful team of quality people at LPUS. We cannot fail.”