Rob McMillan has been thrice named as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in the US Wine Industry, the only banker ever recognized. He has been authoring Silicon Valley Bank’s views on the industry, as well as the highly regarded State of the Wine Industry Report for over 20 years. He is the founder of the Bank’s wine division, which is recognized as the leading provider of financial services to the US fine wine business. A frequent media commentator, conference speaker, lecturer at several West Coast universities and regular blogger, Rob’s informed opinions are trusted by wine producers, importers and financiers alike. He has served on a variety of board capacities over the course of his career in diverse industries, and continues to do so today within the wine space.