Lisa Allen is the Founder of Wine Insite, a wine distributor based in Atlanta, GA. The wine bug bit for Lisa after a chance meeting with a fellow Emory alumnus who was opening a wine bar. With a couple of years of experience, Lisa returned for an MBA and upon graduation pursued an entrepreneurial path, founding Big Boat Wine Co with a niche portfolio of South African wines. For almost a decade, she built it into a leading fine wine wholesaler with a portfolio focused on family-owned estates from the world's best wine growing regions. The success resulted in a merger with Savannah Distributing where she brought passion and leadership for fine wine. In 2016, Ms. Allen was recruited by Young's Market Company to the national stage to manage sales for Trinchero Family Estates, California. Three years and 6MM cases later, she wanted to build something again and became the first General Manager of Sonoma-based Coursey Graves Wine. In 2021, Lisa returned to Atlanta and her entrepreneurial roots.