Following a successful 10 -year career with Molson Breweries Mr. Katzman entered the emerging Canadian wine Industry where he became a leader in the entire segment as President of several successful Ontario wineries including Stoney Ridge Estates and Creekside Estates while launching some of the industries most successful brands including Mike Weir Winery, Wayne Gretzky Estate Winery and the Tragically Hips wine. Mr. Katzman has extensive experience in working in agriculturally based consumer package industries with a track record of innovative mergers and partnerships while scaling multiple businesses.
As a leader in the Ontario Wine Industry Mr. Katzman has a deep knowledge of highly regulated industries and has dealt with government at all levels including numerous Provincial Liquor Boards. Mr. Katzman was a Board Member for over a decade of the Wine Council of Ontario as well as Chairman of the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival amongst work many other industry marketing and advocacy committees. Mr. Katzman has followed a family tradition of passionately giving back to his community devoting time and energy to dozens of charitable initiatives and is a former Chairman of the Board of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce where he was named Builder of the Year in 2017. Mr. Katzman has an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Niagara University in New York.