Mike Lynch – Partner
Distributor Management, Marketing & Content
As a founding partner and owner of Big Bang Wine, Mike is in charge of writing, creative and marketing. Mike’s resume includes Vice President of Public Relations and Communications for Jackson Family Farms; co-founder and partner in JohnsonLynch, a wine-centric PR, marketing, advertising and design agency; and owner/operator of San Francisco’s legendary Pacific Wine Company. His articles and short stories have appeared in the Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Spirits, Wines & Vines and the Wine Spectator. Mike is also known for creating and writing a series of irreverent wine cartoons with Bob Johnson under the LynchBob moniker.
Jean Jacote – Partner
Public Relations, Marketing & Media Management
Jean is a founding partner and owner at Big Bang Wine. She has worked with a literal who’s who of wineries around the world, garnering significant acclaim for Big Bang’s clients. Jean has long-term, solid relationships with print, broadcast and online media across the U.S. Prior to Big Bang, Jean was Senior Director of Lifestyle and Business Communications for Paige Poulos Communications. From 1999-2001, She worked at Neale-May & Partners, a high-tech, Silicon Valley public relations agency. Previously Jean served as Director of Public Relations at Domaine Chandon and Director of Marketing and Communications at The Hess Collection. Before entering the wine industry, Jean spent 11 years as the Executive Director for the French-American Chamber of Commerce.
Distribution Management, PR
Anna entered the wine industry in 2005 as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Addamo Vineyards. From 2007-2013, she served as Marketing and Regional Sales Manager for Talley Vineyards in Arroyo Grande. Anna is an expert in all aspects of brand management from planning to execution. She helps wineries manage annual allocations, production goals, sales incentives, pricing, programming, wine clubs and other DTC sales, social media outreach and communications materials development.