- Rob Bevis, President
- Shelley Jackson, Director – Operations/Marketing
Rob Bevis (Shanghai), President
Rob has been in a senior management position in the premium wine importing/agency business in Canada since 1994. In the summer of 2013, Rob launched Roque Fine Wines with the goal of becoming China’s best importer/wholesaler of fine wines from top wine estates around the globe. Prior to forming Roque, Rob was the President, and largest shareholder, of one of Canada’s most important premium wine importer/agencies (Trialto Wine Group Ltd.) He departed Trialto in 2011 and subsequently sold his interest in that company. Rob achieved his B.Comm in 1990 and worked as a computer programmer in the oil exploration business. After 4 years, Rob went back to school and completed his MBA in Enterprise Development at the University of Calgary, after which he decided to focus his career on a more “romantic” liquid asset – wine. Since then, Rob has been helping people and companies grow and achieve their goals in the fine wine business. He has traveled to most of the important exporting wine regions of the world and has tasted thousands of wines. His passion for wine, and his passion for business, create the perfect combination for success.
Shelley Jackson (Shanghai), Director Operations/Marketing
Shelley was born and raised in Vancouver. An expert in logistics and marketing, she started in the Wine Importing/Agency business in 1999. Shelley specializes in regulatory compliance, inventory management, pricing, budgeting, forecasting, supplier relations and wine marketing. With a passion for organization, systems and processes she has led a team responsible for the logistics and inventory management of over $35 million of wine annually. Over her tenure, Shelley has built relationships with a global network of wine producers. Today she works closely with China’s experts in local and global logistics to ensure our wines are handled properly and processed efficiently. She loves to travel and has visited many of the great wine regions of the world; appreciating the wine, food and culture each has to offer. She is an avid runner, swimmer, and skier. She is a loving wife of Rob and has two young children Matthew and Alexander.
Tom Cui (Beijing), Director – Sales
Tom Cui is a Californian native who has a natural thirst for adventure. He graduated from the University of California Davis with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Technology Management. Shortly after graduation Tom joined the startup scene in Silicon Valley and became a business development manager at TrialPay, a pioneering technology company that was acquired by VISA Inc. Then in early 2015 he embarked on a ‘grand solo adventure’, a half year trip that took him across three continents and multiple countries. It was during his travels in Europe and Asia where he developed an affinity for family estate wines and their unique stories. Today, his mission is to bring these style of wines to consumers across all of China.