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Wine industry exec joins Bank of Marin on California Central Coast

If industry enthusiasts believe making wine is a roller coaster ride — especially in the age of western wildfires and COVID-19 — then Michael Brughelli should feel right at home, considering he once planned to either go into mechanical engineering like his father or design roller coasters.

In joining two others on a Bank of Marin wine lending team for the Central Coast, Brughelli takes the newly created position of vice president and market officer. Since 2018, the Novato-based financial institution has focused on the region as an area of increased wine lending potential. The industry has shown it deserves its own financial division for some banks.

Brughelli, 38, has a background in agriculture starting with his childhood, working on a farm then majoring in viticulture. His experience in the winemaking business spans 15 years.

The winemaker-turned-banker has already counseled many winery owners and managers about how to navigate their

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The 1 Thing Your Exec Team Needs to Do This Week to Stay on Track

For several years now, I have shared some of my favorite growth and leadership tools with our Inc readers. Things like the 1 page action plan. Tools that can help you gain focus and clarity on the things that make the most difference in your business and help you grow even faster. Today, I wanted to share with you something that I did just this week with my own executive team. And I encourage all my business coaching clients to do at least every quarter.

Time Value Matrix

The concept is a simple but powerful one. Everything that you do within your business falls into one of four categories. 

D Time: Otherwise known as DON’T DO and DELEGATE

This is the stuff that you generally don’t want to do and it doesn’t create much value for your business. Things like paying bills, sorting mail, 99% of the email in your

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Citi nabs Merrill Lynch exec as it ramps up wealth management business

  • Citigroup is creating a new top wealth management role in its US Consumer Bank and hiring Bank of America wealth executive David Poole for the job, Citi said on Tuesday. 
  • The newly formed role and choice to fill it with Poole is a sign Citi is looking to beef up its US wealth management services for Main Street clients.
  • Analysts and other experts pointed to Poole’s digital prowess — he has overseen Merrill Lynch’s online brokerage and its self-directed and hybrid investing options.
  • The bank is going after a coveted demographic, and one that rivals like JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs are going after with growing wealth services, too: the so-called mass-affluent client set. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Citigroup is doubling down on plans to beef up its US wealth management services, creating a new top wealth role in its US Consumer Bank and hiring a Bank of

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HOF Village names exec vp for business development – Business – The Columbus Dispatch

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co., developers of the HOF Village complex, have named an executive vice president for business development.

CANTON Former Stark County resident Erica Muhleman is returning to the area as executive vice president of new business development, marketing and sales for the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co.

Muhleman has a background in corporate sponsorships, sales and marketing, and community and public relations. Her primary responsibilities will include expanding and strengthening the company’s relationships with global, national and regional business partners to drive revenue and raise brand profile for Hall of Fame Village’s business operations.

Muhleman joins HOF Village after serving as executive vice president of business development for Pegula Sports and Entertainment, based in Buffalo, New York. Before joining Pegula Sports, Muhleman worked for the Buffalo Bills as vice president of

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HOF Village names exec vp for business development – Business – The Independent

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co., developers of the HOF Village complex, have named an executive vice president for business development.

CANTON Former Stark County resident Erica Muhleman is returning to the area as executive vice president of new business development, marketing and sales for the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co.

Muhleman has a background in corporate sponsorships, sales and marketing, and community and public relations. Her primary responsibilities will include expanding and strengthening the company’s relationships with global, national and regional business partners to drive revenue and raise brand profile for Hall of Fame Village’s business operations.

Muhleman joins HOF Village after serving as executive vice president of business development for Pegula Sports and Entertainment, based in Buffalo, New York. Before joining Pegula Sports, Muhleman worked for the Buffalo Bills as vice president of

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Avoiding Regulation Is Counterproductive For Bitcoin Adoption, Former Visa Exec Says

The first sentence of the famous bitcoin white paper reads:

“A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.”

The problem here is that if global adoption was the goal, it’s difficult to eliminate financial institutions — especially if you’re targeting developed markets where the financial systems are matured and reliable. The growing number of crypto debit card offerings suggests that crypto firms are beginning to understand this.

Earlier this year, American crypto exchange Coinbase became the first pure-play cryptocurrency company to receive principal membership from Visa — a status that means that Coinbase can now issue a debit card for itself and other

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Former HPE Channel Exec Sal Maita Starts Consulting Business

Former Hewlett Packard Enterprise Director of Storage Channel Sales North America Sal Maita, a 10-year HPE channel sales veteran, has started a consulting business aimed at helping partners and vendors make the transition to a services-led sales model.

Maita, who has overseen both vendor and solution provider sales teams over the course of 32 years in the tech business, announced his new company, Buttonwood 5 LLC, named for the home where he and his wife raised five children.

Maita, who left HPE in June in the midst of organizational changes, is already helping numerous partners and vendors aggressively shift to a services-led sales model.

“We are helping partners and vendors transform themselves to drive more as a service conversations with customers,” said Maita, who has built and nurtured relationships with a long list of customers and partners over three decades in the business. “That’s where the market is going. I

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