Opimian Team

Meet the People Behind the Club

Management Team

Michael Lutzmann, Managing Director

Michael recently sold his stake in his company after over 25 years as a sales rep, sales manager, marketing manager and, most recently, Manager of the Customer Service Group. He now has time to focus his attention on his passion: wine. Michael holds the WSET Level 3 certification in wines and spirits.

Greg Rinehart, Managing Director

Greg has spent almost 20 years in senior sales and marketing leadership roles within the Canadian Consumer Packaged Goods industry and holds a Master’s degree from The Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern in Chicago.

Greg lives north of Toronto, is WSET level 3 certified and is passionate about German Spätburgunder.

Anna Tarzia Zappia, Wine Sourcing and Logistics Manager

Since 1979 Anna has been a staple of the Opimian management team. She understands the need for a respectful and personal relationship with those who craft the beverage of the gods that is so dear to us. Opimian’s continued growth and selection of future wine producers will rely heavily on her intimate understanding of the wine industry ecosystem and her broad knowledge of wine as such.

Hugues Clément, IT Manager

Before devoting his work full-time to Opimian, Hugues served for seven years as IT Director at Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd. During that time Hugues gained important experience in managing IT projects related to the wine business. Throughout the years, he has managed his way through all possible IT positions, starting as a database programmer at Vidéotron Telecom Ltd. to quickly move to team leader and database administrator at TouchTunes Digital Jukebox Inc. He acquired a lot of skills in managing teams and complex IT projects for rapidly growing businesses as demonstrated between 2003 and 2010 at Garda Security Group where he managed multiple IT integrations when the company entered the aviation service market. In his twenty-year career, Hugues has gained vast experience in business intelligence (BI), third-party software integration and software design, which has allowed him to implement tailor-made solutions for each organization that he has worked for.

Opimian Team

Member Experience

  • Joao Barrote
  • Justin Bauman
  • Flavius Opimius

 

Marketing, Communications, Events & AR Relations

  • Zoé Cappe
  • Kim Tien Huynh
  • Anaïs Philippe
  • Jennifer Schumacher

 

Wine Sourcing and Logistics

  • Preety Dabeedoal
  • Asuncion Fernandez

Finance

  • Santa Balance
  • William Crotty