15/16 Group partners as full service ops support with CPG programs & manufacturers looking to properly execute, streamline and accelerate their operation.

Allow our hands on, no B.S operators support your program with…

 

co-packer management

COMMERCIALIZATION

Operations

Supply chain

leadership

LEAN simplification

Business Strategy

fundraising

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Team

Sergio Tenaglia - Founder & Managing Director

Sergio Tenaglia - Founder & Managing Director

With over 20 years of ground floor leadership experience, Sergio has led start-ups, family-owned businesses and those managed by F&B venture and private equity groups ranging from pre-rev to $100MM+ in sales. His product experiences include everything from fresh to frozen, retail to food service, raw to ready to eat, dry mixes, a variety of beverages, prepared meals, various snack programs, dairy products, plant based and CBD.

Past roles include General Manager, Plant Manager, Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer for various USDA, FDA facilities across the US. An immigrant from Argentina, Sergio is fluent in both English and Spanish.

ROBERT MINUCCI - vp OF oPS

ROBERT MINUCCI - vp OF oPS

Robert brings 10+ years of hands on operational experience spanning various business and industries. A true entrepreneur himself, Robert fully understands the challenges in front of new and growing brands while sharing best practices to help avoid those early stage mistakes. Previous roles include Director of Operations at Hungry Root, CEO of Pupums, a D2C healthy dog food company, and COO of TYME Food, a D2C and wholesale fresh food CPG company.

Robert's operational experience includes Manufacturing, Distribution, Supply Chain, Product Commercialization, R&D, Co-Packing and 3PL. 

 

Collaboration Partners

We are here to provide REAL value

Sergio & I collaborated on several manufacturing & regulatory tasks in support of the commercialization of a line of aseptic beverages & protein powders. I relied on Sergio to quickly execute several critical product certifications including Non-GMO Project, OU Kosher, Vegan.org & GFCO (Gluten-Free Cert. Org.). With Sergio's help, we vetted several powder contract manufacturers, executed an RFP & onboarded the winner under a tight timeline. His manufacturing & quality expertise added tangible value to the process. Sergio brings solid functional expertise & a passion for the work to his clients & I'd welcome the opportunity to work with him again.

- Brad Moose, COO, OWYN (ONLY WHAT YOU NEED)

Sergio is someone you need to have on your team. He is tireless worker that will stop at nothing until the job is done right. The experience he has, along with the infectious energy that he brings to the table, makes him an invaluable puzzle piece that you need on your team. 

- Simon Amato, CEO, Frodoh

"Excellent results, the right way” is the phrase that comes to mind when I reflect back on my time working with Sergio. He is an analytical thinker who quickly assessed the performance, strengths and opportunities within his teams and then decisively implemented the necessary organization changes, tools, techniques that dramatically improved the plant’s operation. Sergio’s leadership was always steady, straightforward, and compassionate. His passion and enthusiasm are always present and infectious. People follow him for the right reasons – a rare leadership trait in many organizations. Sergio will find success in any endeavor. He adds great value and insight to any organization and has my highest recommendation.

- Joe Leonardo, President of Manufacturing, King’s Hawaiian

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