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Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits Welcomes New Head of Human Resources, Lisa Catanzaro

Lisa Catanzaro, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Stamford, CT 01/20/2023 Photo by Steve Hockstein/HarvardStudio.com

January 24, 2023 — Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits is pleased to welcome Lisa Catanzaro as its new Head of Human Resources. She will report directly to President, Tom Steffanci and work closely with Deutsch’s executive team to elevate the company’s HR function.

In this role, Catanzaro will oversee all aspects of Human Resources including recruitment, learning and development, recognition, retention, diversity, and compensation and benefits.

“We are pleased to welcome Lisa, who comes with a wealth of strategic, functional, and operational experience in both the supplier and distributor tiers of our industry,” says Tom Steffanci, President of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. “Based on employee feedback, Deutsch Family has been named a Top US Workplace for the last two years, and Lisa is the right executive to help us further elevate our amazing culture.”

Catanzaro has dedicated the last 20+ years of her career to supporting the most important asset of any organization: its people. For the seven years prior to joining Deutsch Family, she was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for US and Canada at Breakthru Beverage Group. Prior to joining Breakthru, she spent 15 years at Diageo, in multiple roles including Senior Vice President of Human Resources for North America. She led their commercial business partner team and their Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts.  Prior to Catanzaro’s transition to the HR function, she served as the lead global employment legal counsel for Diageo. She received her undergraduate degree in Finance from Manhattan College and her Juris Doctorate degree from Fordham University School of Law.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Deutsch Family. With Josh Cellars recently becoming the most valuable table wine in the US to the company’s expansion into the Tequila and Champagne categories, it is such an exciting time to join,” says Lisa Catanzaro. “I look forward to supporting Deutsch Family’s ambitious future by driving a positive people culture, attracting best-in-class talent, and creating a meaningful and fun work experience for our team.”

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits is committed to maintaining a culture of empowerment and inclusion, which strengthens its ability to not only attract and retain top talent but to compete and win.

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