SVP, Chief Technology Officer
Ricardo Bartra is Constellation’s Chief Technology Officer reporting to David Klein, Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading the efforts of our IT strategy to build critical capabilities and deliver tools that will support our future growth. He also oversees the Data Management Organization.
Preceding his tenure at Constellation Brands, Ricardo was Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President for the Americas for DHL Global Forwarding, a business unit of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s largest logistics group. While there, he was responsible for leading a multinational information technology team focused on implementing DHL’s digital transformation. Prior to joining DHL in 2012, he held multiple information and technology leadership roles for GlaxoSmithKline and Royal PHILIPS Electronics.
Ricardo is a member of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) Foundation Board and has been named HITEC’s “100 Most Influential Hispanics in Information Technology” from 2008 to 2017.
Constellation Brands, a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No.3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S., and Funky Buddha Brewery. In addition, Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Black Box, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Master’s Degree, Information Systems Management
Air Force Academy, Lima, Peru, Bachelor’s Degree, System Engineering