Corporate Team

David Parker ~ CEO/Owner

In 2002, David Parker founded Benchmark Wine Group after having a successful history of high-tech ventures. With a unique blend of talents, plus wine and high-tech industry contacts, he has succeeded in bridging the gap between high-quality wine producers and well-informed fine wine collectors and connoisseurs. An avid wine collector, David has been involved in the wine industry since 1987 owning commercial vineyards in Geyserville, California and in the Eola Hills of Oregon and is a partner in Parker Family Vineyards, Inc. He and his wife Sandy Sturrus Parker have four children and live in the Pacific Northwest.

Peter Gibson ~ Chief Information Officer

Peter’s passion for wine began in the fertile wine community of mid-1980s Washington, DC. After a successful career in high tech, Peter founded Gibson Consulting LLC to fuse his background in databases and software with his extensive knowledge of wine. In addition to his leadership role in First Growth Technologies, Peter is the editor of Wine Market Journal, the wine industry’s leading resource for wine auction price data and market trend information.

Matthew Coelho ~ Director of Operations

Matthew has served as Brentwood Wine Company’s lead wine appraiser for over a decade. Leveraging vast wine knowledge and experience, Matthew is key part of the appraisal and inventory services offered by CellarPros. Skilled at databases and automation, Matthew leads our teams with a focus on innovation, accuracy and efficiency.