How I can help you

I have a broad range of business knowledge.  I joined The Wine Company when it was in it's infancy so I have worn many hats over the years.  I have been very fortunate during my business career to have great mentors along the way.  My greatest lesson has been; you don't need to be the smartest person in the room to be successful, you need to know where to find the answers, be acutely selfaware and have a willingness to be a life long student.  

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Government & Regulations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Banking, Finance & Insurance
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade


I studies 3 years (business management/pre-business law) at the University of Minnesota and Metro State.  Prior finishing my undergraduate studies I was offered a management job which became the first fork in the road of my career.  In my 40 year career, I have only worked for 3 companies, 26+ of those years with The Wine Company.  I attribute my success to a being a life long student of learning, deep desire to listen to and understand people, learning from my mistakes and an unwavering passion for business.  

Robbin Hilgert

Communication Methods

  • In Person