Executive Vice Chairman, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Clarabridge
Sid Banerjee is Executive Vice Chairman, Founder, and Chief Strategy Officer at Clarabridge. Sid provides executive leadership and strategic direction and is a well-known expert in customer experience, business intelligence, and text mining. Over his career, Sid has amassed more than 20 years of business intelligence leadership experience and has held positions at MicroStrategy, Ernst & Young, and Sprint International.
Sommelier, Patland Estate Vineyards
Michael is the first generation American-born of the Patland family, who originally immigrated to the United States from Ukraine while it was still the Soviet Union. His parents and grandparents came to San Francisco in the late 1970s and began their American dream with a humble Russian video store in the “Little Russia” of the city. Since Michael’s parents, Henry and Olga, lived only an hour from the burgeoning Napa Valley, it’s no surprise that they frequented this emerging wine region as they grew up. Soon enough, these visits sparked a dream of owning their very own winery.
This opportunity came in 2007, when Henry and Olga came upon a magnificent Tuscan-style estate called Terra Del Cuore. Standing at 1500 ft elevation and with unrivaled views of the Bay Area and Napa Valley, this property was enough to win over anyone, and they knew this would be the perfect home for Patland Estate Vineyards.
In its first few years, the winery produced a highly limited 500 cases, specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon. As Michael grew older and discovered his own passion for wine, he stepped into the family business and has since helped grow the winery to a 3000 case production.
Michael is the resident sommelier of Patland Estate Vineyards, as well as their head of marketing. He is also regularly involved in the hospitality, production, and sales operations of the winery.
Michael was the first in his family to move to Napa Valley with his wife, Natalie Kelly. If not at the winery, they can often be seen walking their Border Collie, Brix, around downtown. Michael has since been joined by his brother, Felix Patland, who is now Assistant Winemaker under the skilled tutelage of Head Winemaker, Jay Buoncristiani. Henry and Olga anticipate joining their sons in Napa Valley in late 2021.