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Tara Sharp

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Head of Marketing, Sonic. Previously Marketing, Consumer Direct and Public Relations Manager, Paul Hobbs Winery.

Head of Marketing, Sonic. Previously Marketing, Consumer Direct and Public Relations Manager, Paul Hobbs Winery.

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Involved In


Captûre Wines
18 Rabbits


Head of Marketing Sonic November 2013 - present
Adjunct Professor Sonoma State University January 2005 - present
Marketing, Consumer Direct and Public Relations Manager Paul Hobbs Winery October 2011 - August 2013
Co-Founder, Vice President Marketing and Strategy Captûre Wines March 2008 - October 2011
Co-Founder, Vice President of Marketing 18 Rabbits May 2007 - February 2008
Marketing Manager Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates January 2005 - February 2007
Senior Marketing Coordinator McDermott Will & Emery LLP December 2000 - October 2003
International Marketing Associate Internship Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates May 1995 - July 1999


Court of Master Sommeliers 2003 - 2003
Murdoch University International Business 1999 - 2000
Sonoma State University Communications, Business 1995 - 1999

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Content marketing
  • • Growth
  • • Email Marketing
  • • Wifi
  • • Product management
  • • Angel investing
  • • B2B sales
  • • Promotional video
  • • Public relations
  • • International sales
  • • Wine
  • • Food and beverage
  • • International business
  • • Product Development
  • • Product Marketing
  • • Public speaking
  • • Series A
  • • B2c sales
Markets of Interest
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Payments
  • • Hardware
  • • Social Impact

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Peter Kim
We worked together  •  Application Sales Representative - Marketing Cloud, Oracle. Previously Inside Sales, Eloqua.
Tara Sharp is a visionary and a modern marketing expert.
Alexander Rosen
They're my friends  •  Board Member, Vidible and Board Member, We Heart It. Stanford GSB grad. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Already a great entrepreneur!
Noah Logan
They're my friends  •  Senior Vice President and General Manager, Clickability, Upland Software. Previously Senior Director, Sales, Enterprise, Limelight Networks.
She's faced fear and kicked its butt.
John Kilcullen
They're my friends  •  Board Member, Copyright Clearance Center and Senior Lecturer, Naval Postgraduate School.
She is a proven entrepreneur in the consumer packaged goods industry (food and wine) and was tapped by the Jackson Family to help manage th ... eir portfolio of wine assets so she has great range in zooming in on successfully managing two startups as well as zooming out to help shape a global companies wine business. She has also recently helped Dane Jasper, founder of, craft his brand and regional growth strategy so she has a diverse set of perspectives with two start ups she help grow and one startup she is helping to successfully grow its customers, margins, geographic footprint and brand. She is a bright, experienced and valuable sounding board who would be a valuable addition to your group.
Peter Willmert
We worked together  •  General Manager, Red Car Wine Company. Previously Director of Marketing, Beringer, Treasury Wine Estates. Kellogg grad.
Tara has already been a successful entrepreneur, and has the brains, drive, and personality to keep at it. She's excellent at spotting oppor ... tunity, and has the will and smarts to turn ideas into action.
John Hingley
We worked together  •  Co-Founder - Dasheroo, Business Dashboards Done Right! My 3rd startup after VerticalResponse and Andiamo Systems.
Tara and I worked together while she was at Kendall Jackson Wines in the DTC division. I consulted with them, and Tara was a main contact. S ... he's super bright, enthusiastic, strategic and most importantly - is just a great person AND Gets Things Done!
William Silver
They're my professor  •  Dean, School of Business & Economics, Sonoma State University. University of Washington grad. University of Michigan grad.
Tara is of the brightest and most talented entrepreneurs I know. She is not only a serial entrepreneur, but a serial success, driving resul ... ts in many different endeavors. She is brilliant in marketing and communications, and brings value to any business dialogue. As the Dean of the Business School at Sonoma State University, I am proud to describe Tara as one of our most accomplished alums. And I predict that there is still more success to come for her. She has my highest recommendation.
Kirsten Bartok
They're my friends  •  Managing Partner, AirFinance Capital and Acuitant. Previously Vice President, Structured Finance & Corporate Development, Beechcraft.
Tara would be a great entrepreneur because she always has her vision focused on the next thing, and as long as I have known her continues to ... "think differently" in every market she has worked in. She understands what makes small to medium size businesses grow, and what levers need to be pulled to accelerate that growth. She doesn't just tread the prior path of other entrepreneurs, but always questions and wonders how things could be done differently.
James Gore
We worked together  •  County Supervisor, County of Sonoma Human Resources. Previously Assistant Chief, USDA-NRCS.
She brings ideas into reality. And has a unique ability to make people feel at ease while in the midst of a high performance, driven enviro ... nment.
Binta Niambi Brown
They're my school  •  Chief Executive Officer & Cofounder, Fermata Entertainment Ltd. and Executive in Residence, PowerMovesNOLA, The New Orleans Startup Fund.
Michael Polenske
We worked together  •  Owner, Bespoke Collection.
Smart and tenacious and has been one as long as I've known her.

John Kilcullen
They're my friends  •  Board Member, Copyright Clearance Center and Senior Lecturer, Naval Postgraduate School.
My admiration for John runs deep. He's a savvy, no-nonsense start up Founder and CEO, has experience scaling his business quickly and effici ... ently and successfully selling his business to an international media mogul. John has held and currently holds executive positions within big companies, and always brings his start up hustle and vision to those organizations. Additionally, John is a professor and valued business adviser to many.