ABOUT US

Conversations about your brand are an ever-growing circle — and integrated communications close the loop, building awareness, and powerful relationships that elevate your messages to new heights.

From New York to Miami, San Francisco to Europe, our team of media-savvy wine and spirits professionals cultivate your message and deliver it to the right audiences.

In a rapidly evolving marketplace—and an industry where change is constant—Colangelo & Partners sits at the epicenter of the wine and spirits conversation. Over the last 14+ years, we have grown our clientele from smaller, entrepreneurial brands to include regional and national institutions like the trade commissions of Spain and South Africa; technology and e-commerce companies innovating in the beverage alcohol sector; prestigious, sought-after luxury labels; and everything from global, instantly-recognizable brands to passionate, up-and-coming vignerons.

We believe that integrated communications is the key to propelling a brand’s story across every aspect of the media landscape—building recognition, creating relationships, and generating results. From trade to consumer, print and broadcast to digital and social media, our international team of wine and spirits professionals has a passion for cultivating conversations where they count most, providing market-moving advocacy for premium brands seeking to build their businesses in the US and beyond.

OUR TEAM

GINO
COLANGELO

President

GINO
COLANGELO

President

Gino founded Colangelo & Partners in 2006 after spending over 10 years in global communications and 10 years running his own retail business, a unique experience in the agency world. Gino is most proud of the team at Colangelo & Partners, the growth of individual employees and the partnerships the agency has built with our prestigious, global family of clients.

MICHAEL
COLANGELO

Chief Financial Officer, Partner

MICHAEL
COLANGELO

Chief Financial Officer, Partner

A founding member of Colangelo & Partners, Michael’s role has been to provide C&P executives and team members the necessary tools, resources, expertise and support that allows them to devote their sole energy to serving clients and helping clients achieve their goals. Over the years, he has become an expert on the bureaucratic requirements of European Union funded contracts and projects.

FELIPE
GONZALEZ-GORDON

Chief Operating Officer, Partner

FELIPE
GONZALEZ-GORDON

Chief Operating Officer, Partner

After more than two decades of marketing roles, international business development, project management, and boardroom experience, Felipe adds new capabilities and perspectives to the agency. Known for his strong analytical thinking, cross-functional experience, and problem-solving mentality, Felipe has proven his ability to see issues from different viewpoints and originate new approaches that move businesses forward.

JULIANA
COLANGELO

Vice President, Digital, Junior Partner

JULIANA
COLANGELO

Vice President, Digital, Junior Partner

Juliana joined Colangelo & Partners in 2013 with previous experience in events, hospitality, and nonprofit development. During her tenure at C&P, Juliana completed her WSET Level 3 and her eMBA in Wine Business with Sonoma State University, allowing her to bring a strategic and sales-oriented approach to communications strategy for the agency’s domestic business. In 2021, Juliana was named one of PR News’ Top Women in PR in the “Rising Stars” category.

SARA
GORELICK

Vice President, Spirits, Junior Partner

SARA
GORELICK

Vice President, Spirits, Junior Partner

Since Sara joined Colangelo & Partners in 2007 after completing her Masters in Journalism from Syracuse University, she has been instrumental in developing the agency’s spirits department. Sara focuses on building a strong rapport with clients, key media and the bar community, and mentoring staff to execute successful integrated campaigns. Sara is a decade-long member of the United States Bartenders Guild, co-founder of spirits networking website ShakeStir.com, and has freelanced for several spirits publications.

PAUL
YANON

Vice President, Wine, Junior Partner

PAUL
YANON

Vice President, Wine, Junior Partner

A native of Australia, Paul joined Colangelo & Partners’ New York team in 2012, and has been instrumental in developing the agency’s wine department. With over 20+ years in the wine industry, Paul is an experienced wine and PR professional who brings industry-leading insights, education, and relationships with some of the country’s key trade, press, and influencers to the agency. He specializes in integrated communications campaigns for small and large wine marketing institutions, as well as European luxury brands.