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The Team

We are very fortunate to have found so many amazing people within our adopted surroundings and we've also attracted some great talent to represent the Mirabeau brand in the big wide world. We all share a determination to do things the Mirabeau way, think differently, be proactive and treat everyone with respect. What’s even better is that we all like each other’s company, enjoy sharing a good joke and thrive on our positive energy.

Stephen Cronk

Co-Founder

Stephen Cronk

Role at Mirabeau: Co-Founder and el presidente. Have had a passion for wine since I spent my gap-year in Australia so long ago that “Down Under” by Men at Work was still in the charts. Managed to persuade Mrs. C to give up her London house in 2009 to take up residence in Provence on a high-risk venture building a wine business from scratch. We’ve never looked back!

Favourite nosh: Beef Wellington

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Stephen Fry, Alain de Botton and Billy Connolly.

Little known fact: I used to sell kitty-litter when I was a student

Read Stephen’s story

Jeany Cronk

Co-Founder

Jeany Cronk

Role at Mirabeau: As co-founder I have been there since the very beginning and am in charge of marketing, creativity and key relationships with suppliers. I moonlight as decorator for all Mirabeau locations, creator of happy office juju and try to be a good mum to our three Cronklets. I am delighted to wake up in Provence every day and to be able to bring some of that sunny vibe to peoples’ lives! This Mirabeau adventure has been full on, but I couldn’t have asked for a better way to grow as a person and challenge myself all the time

Favourite nosh: A spicy salmon Ramen

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Superwoman who never sets a foot wrong, Michelle Obama

Little known fact: I had to leave the country to pass my driving test

Read Jeany’s story

Patrick Gallagher

Chairman

Patrick Gallagher

Role at Mirabeau: Have been advising Mirabeau since 2014 and am now Chairman (and LOVE working with the supremely talented Mirabeau team). I have had a successful career in technology and have been Chairman/CEO of a number of International companies (and still am today :)

Favourite nosh: Fresh (fatta in casa) spaghetti with a thick Italian ragu and lots of grated Parmesan cheese

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Nelson Mandela (or failing that Audrey Hepburn :)

Little known fact: I am a cheeseaholic (and with wine it is the BEST!)

Rolf Hansen

Investor & Board Member

Rolf Hansen

Role at Mirabeau: I am an Advisor, Investor and Director with Mirabeau since 2019 and proud to be a member of the Mirabeau Family! I keep myself busy as an active early stage and growth capital investor, board member and advisor in consumer brands and deep technology/fast growing E-commerce, Telco-and SAAS-businesses. And I love working with entrepreneurs who combine the right set of values with a disruptive business model!

Favorite nosh: Penne Arrabbiata, a fresh green salad and a glass of our nice “Classic” Rosé to go with it!

Would love to share a glass of Rosé with: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior – aka “The Rat Pack” :-)

Little known fact: I have a dual citizenship of both Germany and Australia, I love everything to do with the sea and my favorite attire is board shorts!

Rich Larkin

Chief Commercial Officer

Rich Larkin

Role at Mirabeau: Chief Commercial Officer at Mirabeau, Rich has over 20 years of drinks industry experience having worked as European Premium Brands director, Diageo building brands like Tanqueray Ten, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Ketel One & also Commmercial Director for Casamigos across Europe

Favourite Nosh: a great Cote de Boeuf

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Nelson Mandela

Little known fact: I once won a TV show in South Africa when I was 21 called the Fear Factor

Rob Dixon

Commercial Director UK & Ireland

Rob Dixon

Role at Mirabeau: After 15 years buying and retail experience at the UK’s biggest retailer, Tesco, including 5 years as French, Champagne and Sparkling Buyer, I now look after Mirabeau’s retail partners in the UK and Ireland, and develop the opportunities within the channel

Favourite nosh: very simple pasta or risotto with truffle – but save room for dessert as I have a sweet tooth!

Share a glass of Mirabeau with: my really big family at one of our many gatherings

Little known fact: I love to sing and came 3rd in Tesco Has Talent competition (I was robbed!)

Sally Cannon

On-Trade Director UK & Ireland

Sally Cannon

Role at Mirabeau: On-Trade Director UK & Ireland

Favourite nosh: Sushi or my Dad’s BBQ!

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Beyonce or The Queen (& her corgis!)

Little known fact: I’m a big fan of France and studied there for a year during university. My first trip was when I was 6 weeks old to Saint-Raphaël.

Michelle Waleck

Vice President of Sales, U.S.

Michelle Waleck

Role at Mirabeau: Vice President of Sales, U.S.
I started my sales career in advertising for a Spanish-language newspaper in New York City. After a few years, I found out there’s a whole industry dedicated to selling wine instead of ad space! I changed careers while taking wine education classes at the WSET. I have spent most of my +17 year sales career on the importing side working for companies like Palm Bay International, Europvin and Treasury Wine Estates building brands like Aperol, Tempos Vega Sicilia, Planeta and Penfolds before working as the first exclusive employee in North America for Chateau Minuty as their Business Development Director. In 2020 I moved from New York City to Seattle to live with my husband who is also in the wine industry.

Favorite nosh: Arroz con Pollo, New York City pizza and oysters.

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Celia Cruz

Little known fact: I ran 4 New York City marathons (s-l-o-w-l-y).

Sophie Bellard

Creative Director

Sophie Bellard

Role at Mirabeau: I oversee and create the brand’s content and anything visual, as well as managing our events and our brand collaborations. I love everything creative but I’m also very methodical thanks to my background in Business Law

Favourite nosh: full fat yoghurt ice cream

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Lt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell

Little know fact: I am a Swiftie

Ilana Trofimova

Digital & Social Media Executive

Ilana Trofimova

Role at Mirabeau: I am Digital & Social Media Executive and I support the marketing team on different projects, events and campaigns

Favourite nosh: All types of pancakes!

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: On a picnic with my friends and family

Little known fact: I’ve seen all movies with Johnny Depp

Aleks Jaworska

Brand Manager

Aleks Jaworska

Role at Mirabeau: Brand Manager

Favourite nosh: Napolitean pizza – especially a good classic margarita.

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Anthony Bourdain

Little known fact: I’m convinced I would make an excellent special agent. ;)

Tessa Henderson

Finance Director

Tessa Henderson

Role at Mirabeau: Finance Director since January 2015. After a few years of mothering in Provence, Stephen soon picked up on my Deloitte training and lured me back to work with a glass of wine

Favourite nosh: Soft shell Crab and Green mango salad

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: The Girls, they know who they are, and it would inevitably be more than one glass

Little known fact: I have shaken hands with two US Presidents

Thierry Laurence

Operations Director

Thierry Laurence

aka Terry

Role at Mirabeau: Operations Director since July 2018. Joining from AFPA as the Regional Director (South France) for 10 years, and before that Senior Manager at AGF Finance, Sales Director at GROUPAMA Finance and at Alpes Sports Conseils. The key elements of my role at Mirabeau: Quality Control, Cost Management, Sourcing, Operations (ie: NPD), HR

Favourite nosh: Tarte tatin

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Lindsay Vonn because I am a huge fan of her skiing style

Little known fact: Rosé actually makes me a better dancer

Virginie Le Floch

Production Director

Virginie Le Floch

aka Ninie

Role at Mirabeau: I moved from Paris and my position of database manager in 2005, in order to find the sun in the South… but I’ve mostly found the WINE! I’m the export manager since 2011, and very proud to follow the “Mirabeau adventure” from day one

Favourite nosh: Lobster (on the beach) …. and also cheese … and chocolate (but separately)

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Nelson Mandela … and Morten Harket (also separately)

Little known fact: I eat my daughters’ «sucrerie » when they are sleeping

Guillaume Cordonis

Technical Director

Guillaume Cordonis

Role at Mirabeau: I was born in Marseille, with grandparents who were winegrowers in the Rhône Valley, I turned to viticulture-oenology training at the Montpellier School of Agronomy. Then curiosity pushed me to travel and discover the wines & wineries of the world as a “flying Winemaker” (California, Chile, New Zealand, New York).

After two seasons in Languedoc, I settled down at Gassier SAS, Provence subsidiary of the Advini Group (formerly Jeanjean Group) where I spent 14 years as Wine Manager. I am looking forward to sharing my experience in Provence with the Mirabeau team.

Favourite nosh: Grand Gourmand, it’s hard to choose one…so we’re going (as the chefs say) with a Grilled John Dory or a Chicken Tagine with Olives

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: rosé with Philippe Faure Brac and gin with Philippe Etchebest or Gordon Ramsey

Little known fact: I am an avid fan of Marseille & French rap

Sandy Martinot-Millet

Order Fulfillment Manager

Sandy Martinot-Millet

aka Pikachu

Role at Mirabeau: Order Fulfillment Manager

After 10 years working as a commercial assistant for renowned wineries in Provence, I joined the Mirabeau Team in October 2018 to help Virginie with the Export and Tessa with Accounting

I try to pamper our customers in the many countries around the world! And now that I am here, Virginie is able to go on holiday

Favourite nosh: Beef carpaccio and french fries

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Tessa Worley because I love skiing! (my daughter’s name is Tessa)

Little known fact: I prefer red wine but shhhhhh ;-)

Fanchon Soubrat

Sales Administration Assistant France & Export

Fanchon Soubrat

Role at Mirabeau: After 7 years at another winery where I worked as a sales assistant, I joined the Mirabeau team. I ensure the whole supply chain and administrative function is working well and that our customers are satisfied.

Favourite nosh: Cheese in all its forms, with wine of course.

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Friends and family.

Little known fact: I’m a big fan of upcycling and I love bargain-hunting on flea markets.

Tony Teysseyre

Accounting Assistant

Tony Teysseyre

Role at Mirabeau: Helping the accounting team ensure everything is in balance

Favourite nosh: (favourite meal): queue de langouste à l’armoricaine (lobster tail)

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Zinedine Zidane, the football magician

Little known fact: I don’t miss any football games

Corinne Johnson

Financial Controller

Corinne Johnson

Role at Mirabeau: With 12 years of experience as a Financial Controller in multi-national companies, I am very happy to be a part of the team that helps to ensure the figures continue to match the dreams that Mirabeau has achieved. Plus, we lived many years in Brest, so it is nice to see the sun again

Favourite nosh: Hot fudge sundae at Ghiradelli in San Francisco and pink rosé on ice

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: my wedding guests!! (oops that should have happened years ago)

Little known fact: I cannot lie… I am a chocaholic!

Sandrine Salvi

Accountant

Sandrine Salvi

Role at Mirabeau: Having stayed at the same company for more than 17 years, I was able to climb the ladder little by little and acquire a deep-level, professional experience in the mail order sales sector. I then moved on to a franchisor company for 6 years, which allowed me to flourish in my work. With my personal choice of wanting to live in the Var, I am delighted to be part of the team at Maison Mirabeau.

My favorite dish: pasta with cheese and ham

Would like to share a glass of Mirabeau with: my husband on a sunny terrace

Little known fact: loves animals, in short lots of animals

Kate Flynn

Operations Manager UK

Kate Flynn

Role at Mirabeau: My background is in supply chain management, and have previously worked in gin and skincare. A big part of my role at Mirabeau is UK stock management – ordering it, moving it, storing it, counting it and fixing any problems. And loads of other bits and pieces that make the Mirabeau cogs tick in the UK

Favourite nosh: This is difficult question to answer as I love food. But, if I had to choose – white truffle pasta, fresh Aussie mango or avocado on toast

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: David Attenborough!

Little known fact: I’ve lived in five countries

Manuela Edmeades

Corporate Social Responsibility Manager & EA to Founders

Manuela Edmeades

Role at Mirabeau: After many years as working in the Middle East I quit my job as a pricing analyst in an IT company, scooped up my family and moved to the South of France. I wanted to change professional direction and graduated in wine tourism and sustainability in 2021. I have joined the Mirabeau family to support their ambitions of being a better company for the world and to help the founders focus on the most important tasks. And I love Rose! ;)

Favourite nosh: I have many favorite dishes, as I love food. Seafood and cheese are high up there

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: family and friends under a warm sun

Little known fact: I named my daughter after my favorite kids animation character when I was little!

Anthony Arndt

Boutique Manager

Anthony Arndt

Role at Mirabeau: Boutique Manager

Favourite nosh: Salmon Gravlax with a glass of La Réserve Rosé

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: as a basketball fan with Michael Jordan

Little known fact: chocolate addict!!!

Thomas Virzi

Assistant Boutique Manager

Thomas Virzi

Role at Mirabeau: Assistant store manager on a placement basis. After spending a year at Mirabeau between the Estate and the Boutique, I decided to extend the experience, this time on a work-study program, to learn how to manage a boutique as a whole

Favourite nosh: Barbecue in the summer, raclette in the winter! The season decides

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: Vincent Luis aka “The invincible”

Little known fact: I love documentaries about extraordinary animals

Pascal Hesse

Domaine Manager

Pascal Hesse

Role at Mirabeau: I moved from Paris 14 years ago and started my life in Provence as an entrepreneur. Now I’m in charge of the Domaine, to ensure this beautiful place is a haven of peace, where all visitors and friends can connect with the Mirabeau world.

Favourite nosh: Mum’s couscous

Would love to share a glass of wine with : Jacques Mayol and Brian Johnson

Little known fact: When I was 6, I was rejected in a casting to star alongside Jodie Foster, because I left a tooth in my sausage sandwich. Maybe I missed a career!?!

Anja Grotheer

Domaine Guardian & Hospitality

Anja Grotheer

Role at Mirabeau: After having worked as an administrative judge in Germany, I was looking for a job which fills my heart and which is in accordance with my ecological values. With MIRABEAU in the South of France, I have found both. My job here is to assure that everybody feels at home at the Domaine, the humans as well as the animals. I am here to welcome our guests, to care about our animals, to keep our garden nice and our vegetable garden in a good shape

Favourite Nosh: A typical French dish: Mussels and French fries, accompanied by a glass of rosé wine. :)

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: With Emma Watson, my hero since I was a girl. First as actress in Harry Potter, then as an activist for gender equality and climate

Little known fact: I met Simon on a volcano hike in Nicaragua

Simon Gauthier

Domaine Guardian & Hospitality

Simon Gauthier

Role at Mirabeau: I am passionate about gardening and nature and I love sunny places. I worked for eight years in the maintenance of villas in Saint Barth, and I did a training as a guard for private properties. My role at the Domaine MIRABEAU is to assure that everything is perfect, so that every guestspends an unforgettable time here that they love to think back to and that makes them want to return as quickly as possible. My motto is: Every day is different and nothing is impossible

Favorite Nosh: Freshly fishing Fish or lobster with rice and “sauce chien”

Would like to share a glass of Mirabeau with: With Arnold Schwarzenegger, he is inspiring me, and also with Gad Elmaleh, I love his jokes

Little known fact: When I met Anja, we did not speak the same language, but it worked out anyway

Clément Prelat

Viticulture Consultant

Clément Prelat

Role at Mirabeau : Defining the technical production route in the vineyard and ensuring it is properly set up by the vigneron

Favorite Nosh : Œuf en Meurette (eggs poached with white wine and a morel sauce)

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: my childhood friend Poupou (the biggest rosé fan in the world!)

Little known fact : I prefer new world Pinot Noir to Burgundy Pinot Noir (I know, it’s a shame for a French winemaker!)

Oscar

Head of Security

Oscar

Role at Mirabeau: I’ve been in this role since 2012 when my owners ‘rescued’ me, although frankly sometimes it feels like the other way round. I’m responsible for general security around here, sniffing peoples ankles, occasionally growling at local cats, generally keeping things in order. It’s quite a big job and sometimes I think I’m overlooked. But then again, I’m a Jack Russell; small but effective

Favourite nosh: Cheese rinds

Would love to share a glass of Mirabeau with: The hunting dogs next door. They’re always caged-up and I feel a bit sorry for them. Not sure if they’d like Mirabeau much. I’ve never tried it. Probably disgusting

Little known fact: In my previous life I was a Doberman