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David Lieberstein brings a unique, informed perspective with over 45 years of experience in business planning, product development, manufacturing, licensing, wholesale marketing and retailing. David has founded a number of wholesale gift and houseware companies as well as a regional sales agency and retail outlet store over the years with total revenues in excess of $100 Million.David’s core competency in business are product development, overseas sourcing, logistics, licensing, marketing strategies and innovative thinking.

David is married with a 14 year old son and is an accomplished musician and recording artist. His interests include music, photography, travel, and hiking.


President/founder – created, designed and patented the Bonsai Urn, a portable, environmentally friendly way to care for a loved one’s remains by growing life from loving memories.

DREAM PRODUCT GURU 2013 – current
• Consulting, coaching and mentoring.
• Specializing in product development, overseas sourcing, cost analysis, logistics, marketing strategy and overall business planning for inventors and start up companies.
• Sales management including appointing sales agencies nationally and key account sales.
• Licensing Agent for inventors, specializing in Housewares, Hardware and pet related consumer products.
• Financial Investment consultant to investors and companies seeking capital.

WINE THINGS, INC. 1983 to 2013

Glassware, Wine Charms, Bottle Stoppers, Ceramics & Wine Accessories
Annual revenue ranged from $2 Mil – $5.5 Mil over the years

• Wine-related gift and houseware products featuring licensed artists and major collegiate logos on over 600 products
• Market presence at national trade shows including Atlanta , New York, Dallas gift shows and CAMEX collegiate show.
• David attended Hong Kong and Canton Gift Fairs annually to search for new products and vendors and meet with factories.
• Past licensed lines: Hasbro, Warner Brothers, Laurel Burch, Star Trek
• Acquired ‘That Wine is Mine’ wine charm company in 2003


Retail outlet store at Wine Things location offering glassware, wine accessories, and tabletop linens to the consumer at wholesale pricing.

WINE THINGS UNLIMITED Sales Agency 1981 – 2006

• Manufacturer’s Representatives focused on wine country related products
and gourmet foods in Northern CA.
• Major market presence at S.F. Gift Show with over 30 booths, 25 vendors and 15 road reps with annual sales in 2001 of over $4 Mil

GRAPEVINE PRESS, Inc. 1980 – 1986

• Featured wine related images on notecards and stationery products sold nationally at wholesale to independent retailers


• Licensed artists through Sony Corp in Japan and independently
of the U.S. with annual licensed sales volume in excess of $20 Mil

VISUAL CREATIONS, Inc. 1970 – 1980

• Greeting card and stationery company initially featuring David’s photography expanding to include other licensed artist’s designs.
• Involved in all aspects of art direction, printing, and marketing.
• Expanded to over 500 designs with numerous licensed artists


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Brand Funding And Licensing Timing Issues with David Lieberstein

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Meet Product Licensing Expert David Lieberstein

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