Michael Stajer

Franchisee Representative, Western Region

Michael Stajer is a successful entrepreneur, attorney, and innovator. He pioneered changes in the wine and beverage industry before founding Tonsor Management Group in 2013. Tonsor owns and operates 19 franchised hair salons in California.

Michael first changed the wine world when he founded WineCommune LLC, an online platform for retailers and distributors with just a $10,000 investment. WineCommune quickly found success and was named the #1 Fastest Growing Company in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times; Michael was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009.

By the time it was sold to TWIST, Inc. (where he served as COO for 2 years) WineCommune had grown to $40 million in annual revenues. At TWIST, Michael led the development of a web portal for connoisseurs to conveniently shop for high-end wines.

Michael is a pro-bono attorney, on the Board of Directors for San Francisco Goodwill, and in his spare time enjoys piloting small aircraft and traveling with his wife Anna.