Luke Jecks, Founder, Naked Wines International
Luke is Founder of Naked Wines Australia and CEO of Naked Wines International (100 million British Pound Turnover - operating in the UK,US and Aus) . He has more than 19 years experience working within the wine industry across five different countries. His big brand category experience includes Fosters, Virgin Wines and Cellarmasters.
In 2014 and 2015, Luke Jecks was named in the Top 50 Online Retail Executives in by Inside Retail and Deloitte. In December 2014, Luke Jecks was recognised in the'Top 50 Wine Stars of 2014,'a list compiled by Australian Wine Business Magazine.
Luke is a frequent guest on Sky Business News and Radio 2GB, discussing a wide range of business issues and the Australian wine industry.
Since launching Naked Wines Australia in July 2012, Luke Jecks has successfully led a team responsible for doubling turnover year on year. Key achievements include partnering with 30 independent winemakers based all over Australia and New Zealand and recruiting 50,000 Angel customers who generate over $2m per month in crowd funded revenue, which is invested back into the industry.
Luke lives in Newport (NSW) with his wife Peta, two young children, and their dog Fredo. As with many Northern Beaches residents, he enjoys the active outdoor lifestyle that the beaches offer. Luke is an active member of Surf Lifesaving Australia and frequently patrols at Newport Beach, he also plays and coaches rugby.