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gbarkley@nextgengp.com
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Gabe Barkley

Current Operator of NGP Portfolio Company/

Former Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Gabe is a former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NextGen Growth Partners and is now an operator of a leading company that provides outsourced services to the beverage alcohol space. Gabe partnered with NGP with the goal of finding a great business in which NGP would invest and he would take an operating role. This was successfully completed in August 2017.

Prior to NGP, Gabe was the Director of Operations at VinConnect, a direct-to-consumer wine sales platform for top international wineries, where he was also the first U.S.-based employee. During his tenure at VinConnect, Gabe drove growth from zero customers in the U.S. to over 2,000 within two years, as well as increased the vendor-base from two to 33 suppliers over the span of three years.

Prior to VinConnect, Gabe served as the Director of Marketing and Operations at La Cave Warehouse, a wine retail and private storage firm based in Dallas, TX, where he was responsible for revenue growth, customer service, and cost-cutting initiatives. During his time at La Cave, Gabe led growth and operational improvements that increased EBITDA by 39% in two years.

Gabe was also a Senior Consultant of Strategy and Operations at Deloitte and a Consultant at Accenture, where he focused on financial process improvement strategies.

Gabe received a BA from The University of Dallas, where he graduated first in his class in the College of Business, and an MBA from Chicago Booth, where he graduated with Honors.