Our team.

Proven, results oriented, hands-on, world-class.

The entire process was exceptionally well-executed ... characterized by professionalism, quality insight and recommendations, and full breadth and understanding of the complexity and challenges of our niche ... a marriage of passion and excellence.

Nick Perdiew, CEO, Vinesse Online

Our team's deep experience & Industries served.

From hand crafted artisan products, to large-scale processes and production. We have deep experience with agriculturally-based products that are marketed and sold through consumer direct, food service, restaurant, hospitality, retail and distribution channels.



Managing Director & Founder

Deborah Steinthal is a senior marketing executive and seasoned consultant with a proven approach positioning business for growth or for exit. She has worked alongside over 150 CEOs to generate close to a billion dollars of incremental, profitable revenues for her clients.

  • Growth strategy 99%
  • Family business 90%
  • Change Agent 100%


Senior Advisor

Teresa Muehlenkamp is a seasoned marketer with 20 years of experience with high profile consumer brands. Previously holding leadership positions for MOD Pizza and Panera Bread, including VP Marketing for Tully’s Coffee, she has a proven track record developing actionable marketing strategy based on consumer insights and research.

  • Market Strategy 99%
  • Retail Marketing 70%
  • Consumer Insights and Analytics 60%


Managing Director

Hank Salvo consults with private businesses in food and beverage sectors across a variety of issues such as growth and exit planning, financial strategy, succession planning, and governance. Retired CFO from Robert Mondavi Corporation, where he remained from 2000 until 2005 when Constellation Brands acquired the company. Prior to the wine industry, Salvo spent 20 years with Clorox Corporation in the finance and accounting track.

  • Business Strategy 80%
  • Scenario Modelling 80%
  • Governance 99%


Senior Advisor

Paul Hoffman has advised closely held family businesses in the alcoholic beverages and consumer luxury markets on financial strategies, scenario planning, resource optimization, and capital restructuring.

He has held senior financial management positions for high growth companies including Rutherford Hill, The Hess Collection, and Jackson Family Wines; and has worked closely with in excess of 80 winery owners across the Northwest and California.

  • Strategy 90%
  • Financial Leadership 100%
  • Accounting 100%

Proven track record.

In a complex and fast changing world, Scion’s approach enables clients to build a new framework for the future, discover profitable paths to market and grow brands that resonate with a new generation of customers.

World class resources.

We manage your process, seamlessly assemble an expert team and work alongside you to clarify decisions and strategies.

Real world experience.

We are seasoned general managers and have run businesses large and small, in a variety of industries, globally – navigating important phases of growth. We serve on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards.

Food & beverage specialists.

From hand crafted artisan products to large-scale processes and production, we have deep experience with agriculturally-based products that are marketed and sold through consumer direct, food service, restaurant, hospitality, retail and distribution channels.

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