Human Resource Business Partners

The premier executive search and human resource firm for the wine industry


At Human Resource Business Partners (HRBP), we understand how to increase the competitive advantage of your wine company and we will partner with you to create an effective hiring strategy that will put the right people in the right positions.

In today’s competitive wine marketplace, talented individuals are purposefully seeking more than just a paycheck. They desire an environment where they can advance in their careers, while simultaneously increasing the profits of your wine company.

Wine employees are the most valuable asset to your organization. Staffing your organization with key talent, Employee/Management Development and Coaching are crucial to the long-term growth of your business.

We specialize in wine recruiting for: executive search, performance management and coaching, management development, interim human resources, and all aspects of staffing for your wine company. 

Wine Industry Services

Executive Search

Special Projects

Interim Human Resource

Performance Management & Coaching

Management Development/Training





Human Resources





"When I think of a true Human Resources professional, Chet Hutchinson is the gold standard.  Chet was a member of my senior management team for over 17 years at Seagram Chateau & Estates Wine Company.

Together Chet and I hired, professionally grew and mentored many of the current exceptional talents (Directors, VP's, SVP's & Presidents) that now hold key positions in the Wine, Beer and Spirits companies today. Chet has been in Human Resources in the wine industry for over 30 years (over 25 years with Seagram and 5 years with Constellation). Chet is well respected and an asset to the wine industry. Chet was not only my SVP Human Resources, but he was my friend and confidante.  The bond that we share will last a lifetime."

Sam Bronfman II,
former President
Seagram Chateau & Estates Wine Company

“In all of my professional experience, I have never met a more grounded and complete man that Chet. He provides incredible advice in difficult times and is a resource that extends far beyond HR.

Chet is an icon in the industry and deserves high praise.”

Hayden O'Shea

General Manager

"In today's world where so many corporate employees are cynical and skeptical about the role of HR, Chet Hutchinson is truly the exception and a benchmark 'gold standard' of all that's right about human resources. He possesses the total package of wisdom, integrity and the focused sensitivity to an individual's specific needs. I have personally known and worked with Chet directly or indirectly for close to twenty years and am, to the day, more educated and professionally better off after every interaction. I can't stress enough what a seasoned, polished and forward thinking individual Chet is and how much he brings to the table- skills immeasurable in terms of their real world value."

Evan Goldstein, MS
Former Vice President of Global Brand Education Beam Wine Estates

Wine Industry Opportunities



Chester Hutchinson - CEO/President
c: 707.337.9779      email:

Treasure Hutchinson - Vice President

ADDRESS: PO Box 10, Cupertino, California 95015


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