Michael Osborn has been a pioneer in online wine retailing since founding Wine.com as eVineyard in 1998. Mike leads the company’s efforts in merchandising its wine and gifts and holds key wine industry relationships worldwide. Launching the company at age 29, he spent more than a decade prior with entrepreneurial success in the software and systems integration industry.

Since 2016, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Wine Business Institute of Sonoma State University, the global leader in undergraduate degrees and MBA programs focused on the business of wine. In 2019, the editors of Wine Enthusiast recognized Wine.com as its Wine Stars award winner for Retailer of the Year. Most Recently, M. Shanken Communications, publishers of Wine Spectator, named Mike, and Wine.com CEO Rich Bergsund, to their 2022 class of Market Watch Leaders. He was inducted as a Chevalier to the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne in 2015 for recognition for his passion and promotion of Champagne wines.