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C-Suite Series: Sales and Finance – Building the Bridge Between These Two Departments with Derika Legg Regional VP - West, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

10 Jun 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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Join Women of the Vine & Spirits for 
our Leadership Series:
"C-Suite Insights"

Sales and Finance – Building the Bridge Between These Two Departments

Thursday, June 10
1:00PM PST / 4:00PM EST

Derika Legg
Regional VP - West
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Interviewed by
Margo Miltenberger
VP Controller
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates


Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal. Each of us can be a leader and make a positive difference, whatever our title or position.

We all know the healthy tension that exists between the Finance and Sales departments in any organization, and we’ll discuss strategies for building greater cohesion between these teams for improved ways of working and collaboration.  The discussion will be about:

  • Why this tension exists and how it shows up in our work
  • Ways to inspire greater collaboration between the teams
  • What a healthy tension between the groups can look like along with its benefits

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from two C-Suite Leaders on how they have learned to work within the restraints of their individual departments to create mutual wins for their company. 

Who Should Attend

  • On-Premise Professionals
  • Off-Premise Professionals
  • Sales Professionals
  • Wine, Spirits, Beer Professionals and Enthusiasts

Introducing the First-of-its-Kind List of Female Leaders in the
Alcohol Beverage Industry, Worldwide

The Women of the Vine & Spirits C-Suite honors and recognizes leaders that are change-makers, co-creators and curators 
in the alcohol beverage industry.

View the List

Visibility of women in traditionally male-dominated roles and industries cannot be underestimated.

These women have earned their place at the top as forward-thinkers, disruptors, innovators and icons using their voice and position
to inspire others to follow in their footsteps. 

Qualifying Corporate Members that would like to be included in our C-Suite need to complete this form.

Once you register you will receive an email with the link to access the session.  If you need further assistance please Contact Olivia Campbell, Membership Coordinator, Women of the Vine & Spirits.

Derika began her career with Heineken USA, as Sales and Marketing Analyst, where she led a consumer insights team in the Netherlands, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and the UAE to develop growth strategies for the business expansion of Heineken in the Middle East.  She then held roles as On and Off Premise Manager in the Midwest and Area Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest. 

Derika joined PepsiCo in 2009 as National Accounts Manager in the C store channel. She was then appointed Director of Innovation where she led a team of six driving innovation to market across all trade channels.  Her last role with PepsiCo was Senior Director of Brand Development, leading a team of 22 people developing go to market strategies for all new product innovation.   

In 2016, Derika founded D2 and On the Horizon Coaching, where she helped small and medium beverage companies from concept to launch to expansion.  One of her many accomplishments was building Bundaberg into the #1 Ginger Beer in the United States. 

Derika recently joined Ste Michelle Wine Estates as the Regional Vice President for the West.

When she is not working, Derika enjoys some sunshine and sand with a side of Jimmy Buffett.

Margo Miltenberger is currently the Vice President, Controller for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.  She leads a team of thirty and has overall responsibility for the controllership and financial reporting activities of the company and its subsidiaries.

Prior to Ste. Michelle, Margo spent seventeen years at Weyerhaeuser in a variety of financial management positions.  Her experience included assignments in various operating companies, corporate functions and internal audit.  Margo’s last position at Weyerhaeuser was as Assistant Controller for their real estate investment company.  She left Weyerhaeuser in 2009 to join Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, where she was able to marry her passion for numbers with her passion for wine.

A Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant, Margo holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.  Margo has also actively served on the steering committee of Ste. Michelle’s Women of Wine network since its inception in 2014.  When she isn’t crunching the numbers, Margo enjoys spending time with her husband and three active daughters.

10 Jun 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

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