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Michael Uytengsu counts himself fortunate to be able to marry his passion for entrepreneurship with his love of food and wine. Originally an investment banker involved on global infrastructure projects, Michael joined his family's food business in 1993 and has never turned back. Michael's track record of successful projects have included such renowned brands as Granny Goose Potato Chips, Sunshine Biscuits, and Keebler Foods. Michael's recent snack food ventures include HK Anderson and Somersault Snacks.
Michael is a co-founder and the managing partner of Tusk Estates, an ultra-boutique luxury wine producer in Napa Valley. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Menlo School, WX Brands, and Ocean’s Halo, and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. He is committed to making a difference in youth education and supports many educational initiatives, including an endowed scholarship program at the University of Southern California.
Originally from the Philippines, and raised in both Asia and the United States, he received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Michael joined Festival Napa Valley’s Board of Directors in 2016.