Duane was recruited by his wife Susan to join Best Buy. He started as an Assistant Store Manager in 1992. By 1998 he was VP of Business Development and Strategy.
Perhaps his largest contribution to the company was the development of their small store initiative. The smaller prototype allowed the company to successfully enter new markets generating an additional $400 million in annual sales. Duane left Best Buy in 2004 to found Fantesca Estate & Winery with his wife.
Duane is active in the community raising money for educational and leadership opportunities for St. Helena students. Duane enjoys an active lifestyle of triathlons, surfing, and touch rugby and is in complete denial to the protests of his aging body.