Nov 25, 2021
Jack Duan is the Founder and CEO of Gliding Eagle, a systems and data technology company specializing in global trade. Jack’s team is pioneering direct-to-consumer wine sales by bringing it to an international landscape. Today, Gliding Eagle works with 200 ultra-premium winery clients by sending their wines to 30 global destinations.
Jack worked in the technology industry for over 10 years before founding Gliding Eagle. Previously, he led a team to build the Big Data Analytics platform for Safeway as the Manager of Initiatives and Innovations, and he was a Program Manager for Sun Microsystems.
Can wine bring people together despite their differences — even across oceans?
That’s exactly what Jack Duan has set out to do with Gliding Eagle. His cloud-based data system tracks each wine product from the producer to the consumer to ensure authenticity and channel accountability. But how did he get started?
On this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Hendricks sits down with Jack Duan, Founder and CEO of Gliding Eagle, to discuss how he is connecting the world through data technology and wine. Jack talks about how he developed the systems the company uses today, the ups and downs of his entrepreneurial journey, and how other wineries can expand their distribution to direct selling.