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Welcome to the Forum on World Class IT podcast series, a collection of exclusive interviews with Chief Information Officers and other IT industry thought leaders. Learn from the experts on how best to establish a truly World Class IT organization.

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June 12, 2017: David Trone, Co-Founder & Co-Owner of Total Wine & More

Among other topics, David discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • Total Wine & More’s bricks and clicks growth strategy
  • The evloution of the customer expereince in the adult beverage industry
  • The three Cs of Total Wine and More’s operating philoslphy
  • Doing business in a heavily regulated industry
  • Total Wine and More’s community involvment intitiatives
  • David’s campaign for the Democratic nominaiton in Maryland’s 8th Congressional Distrcit
  • The imporance of risk taking and failure
  • David’s favorite wine varietals

David Trone’s Biography

David is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner, with his brother Robert Trone, of Total Wine and More, a $3 billion alcohol retail company.

In 2016, David campaigned for the Democratic nominaiton in Maryland’s 8th Congressional Distrcit. His unsuccessful bid for the House seat was notable, in part, because David ran an entirely self-financed campaign.

David and his wife run the David and June Trone Family Foundation whose beneficiaries include education, health care, and civil liberties organizations. David serves on the boards of American University and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

David earned a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview