Julia Jackson; Wine Artist

Julia Jackson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Scripps College in Studio Art in 2010 and also received a summer certificate at Stanford Business School in General Management, but her real education came from learning the importance of hard work in the wine making business. Her father would have her and her siblings picking and sorting grapes, teaching them lessons about success that have stayed with Julia. She spent time after school and summers in the winery and made a friend of one of the winemaker’s daughters, who was French. Because of this friendship, she developed a passion for French and learned about the vineyards and style of winemaking in France.

Julia currently is busy with Jackson Family Wines and as a proprietor at Cambria Estate Vineyard & Winery. She has her own vineyard which was planted in 1991, and the Benchbreak Pinot Noir is all produced from that very vineyard. Cenyth Wine is an artistic collaboration of second generation wine families, Julia Jackson and Helene Seillan. Helene creates the beauty inside of the bottle of Cenyth, while her friend of 20 years, Julia created the beautiful artwork on the label.

Julia believes in Sonoma wine, and believes that it is the best place for Cabernet. The Sonoma’s Verite, which has three annual releases; La Joie (dominant Bordeaux blend), La Muse (Merlot dominant), and Le Desir (Cabernet Franc dominant) received the highest scores, according to Julia, and has gained a perfect 100 by wine critic Robert Parker, nine times.

Learn more about Julia at Crunchbase.

Julia is part of the Seeds of Empowerment Program, through Cambria Wines, a charity dedicated to empowering strong women. Seeds of Empowerment were started in 2014, and are a $100,000 grant creating program for women globally, to achieve their goals. There are Seeds of Empowerment wines available for purchase, label artwork created by Julia Jackson, which can help with donating to this program.

Putting Hall Capital in Order- Helane Morrison

There have been sizeable reports of attacks that target compliance officers in the recent past. While these officers simply have to accept the scrutiny as newer laws are made, they ought to distribute their services as per their own business acumen. Professional work ethics, similar to the number of these officers, have been increasing ever since, but they aren’t taming the increasing cases of corporate fraud and scams.

Going by the recent upsurge in such cases as the Volkswagen emissions-software scandal, a lot are at stake concerning what is expected of them. Their inefficiencies have severally been costly to their respective companies, some even costing a fortune. However, their role is hugely important in a firm.

A day in the life of a compliance officer is an interesting one as much of their time in office is spent monitoring the firm’s controls in a bid to mitigate any compliance risk.

The employees including the board of directors and the management must follow all the laid down rules and meet the company’s standards of conduct for its smooth operation. In a nutshell, a compliance officer is crucial for communication in a firm and is the last formal conduit of communication especially when all the other avenues have been exhausted. They work to keep the law and their company’s best interests in mind at all times.

Helane Morrison

Helane Morrison is a notable figure in the world of a compliance officer. Besides being the managing director of Hall Capital Partners, she is their Compliance Officer as well as their lead counsel. Her stern look coupled with a lengthy experience in the niche has immensely helped her climb the ladder to where she is today. Before joining Hall Capital Partners in 2007, she was working in San Francisco, primarily representing the interest of the San Francisco Exchange and Security Commission.

In her current role, Helane is a leader and a team player. In fact, she was a practicing lawyer before her current job, and she is highly knowledgeable in all that pertains her career. She attributes her expansive knowledge on her past stints that include working with the SEC.