15/16 Group partners as a full service agency
supporting CPG programs and manufacturers
looking to effectively commercialize, streamline, and
accelerate their business.

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CORE SERVICES

Contract Manufacturing Management

Help to identify, vet and onboard quality production food and beverage partners

Corporate Leadership

Act as a factional or interim leader for your food, beverage, or manufacturing organization

Supply Chain Management

Develop and implement a world class supply chain strategy for your CPG or Manufacturing program

Operation Optimization

Streamline complex operational process to drive performance and cost savings

Commercialization

Work with entrepreneurs and executives to manage the process of taking concepts from recipe to shelf

Lean Process Simplification

Create and implement lean manufacturing processes that eliminate waste and maximize output

Import / Export

Customs and broker management for organizations based in the US or abroad

Product Licensing

Product licensing and exclusive distribution management for organizations based in the US or abroad

Sales/Distribution

Lead or support a sales planning process, as well as execute upon a regional or national sales strategy

Branding + Marketing

Develop and implement the right brand and marketing strategy for new, emerging, or mature brands

Certification

Work with companies to navigate the world of food certifications. Ex. Organic, Project Non-Gmo, SQF, Kosher, etc.

Fundraising

Assist brands with access to SMART capital through Venture and Private Equity investments

FEATURED PROJECTS

"Snacks with a Plant-Based twist.."

"...committed to creating healthier products that help people trade up from the alternative"

"100% plant-based protein product that doesn’t taste like dirt…OWYN is setting a new industry standard with its top 8 allergen promise"

"Our products are made by keto people, for keto people, you’ll never see fuzzy carb math or hidden starches"

".....craveable dried fruit blends is not something we add, but what we don’t subtract — the RIND — the heart of a fruit's nutritional power."

"The first energy drink powered by matcha - sparkling goodness that delivers a full kick without all the gnarly stuff"

"...wide range of delicious, plant-based deli meats to enjoy with every meal."

"Gut healthy prebiotic fiber breakfast cookies snacks + psychobiotic supplement"

"Refreshingly crisp and dry, canned California rosé wine made with the highest quality grapes from the central coast of California"

"Intentionally brewed to be light…..with no sugars, no added sweeteners, and using only organic and non-gmo ingredients"

"USDA faciltity producing RTE products across the US"

"heat and eat, prepared meals are perfect for busy people who want to eat smart and live healthy"

 

 

"Plant based dairy..."

"Zero Egg is a nutritious plant-based egg that tastes, looks and functions like a real egg"

"Plant based wraps, rooted in goodness…..brings together mighty nutritious beans with global flavors"

"allergen friendly, plant based cheese that tastes amazing"

"Fresh & delicious organic fruits, veggies, oats and botanicals blended with the highest quality of plant-based PREBIOTIC ACACIA FIBER"

"Introducing six soulfully delicious herbal teas, infused with U.S.-grown, Full-Spectrum Hemp extract, premium botanicals and real fruit juices"

"These bite sized dark chocolate treats are individually wrapped and topped with fruits, nuts and/or seeds"

TEAM

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 venture and private equity groups ranging from pre-rev to $1B+ in sales. His product experiences include everything from fresh to frozen, retail to foodservice, raw to ready to eat, dry mixes, multiple beverages categories, prepared meals, various snack programs, dairy products, and plant-based. Past roles include General Manager, Plant Manager, Vice President of Operations, and Chief Operating Officer for various USDA, FDA facilities as well as, CPG brands. An immigrant from Argentina, Sergio is fluent in both English and Spanish.

FELICIA TENAGLIA

CFO

Felicia, with over 10+ years of experience in the commercial banking and financial services industry, has been the Director of Underwriting for a national financial institution specializing in providing multiple economic solutions to middle-market companies. Felicia is currently specializing in financial reporting, accounts receivable/payable, as well supporting company audits. Felicia holds a Master's in Accounting from Hofstra University.  

 

NATHAN CROWELL

VP OF OPS / SUPPLY CHAIN

Nathan is an accomplished leader with over 20 years of experience leading Operations and Supply Chains in Start-Up, PE-Backed, and Fortune 500 companies ranging in size from $10MM to over $350MM in revenue.   Nathan has a proven track record of building teams, creating processes, and managing global supply chains to meet organizational needs in rapidly changing environments.   Nathan’s experience extends across multiple categories and product offerings while holding positions including COO, General Manager, Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain, Vice President of Marketing, and Director of Program Management.

PAUL JOHNSON

VP OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MANUFACTURING

Paul comes with over 20 years of experience in the CPG industry. His range of experience comes from The Quaker Oats Company/Pepsico, HJ Heinz, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, and most recently Custom Manufacturing at Trufoods. Paul has a hands-on approach and a proven ability to improve plant floor operations and supply chain efficiency. Product launches and start-ups are also a key strength from Ideation to brand extensions working with KIND, M&M Mars, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Hershey, Mondelez International, Justins, Medifast, and Costco.

Jason Ramjit

VICE PRESIDENT OF MANUFACTURING

Jason is an accomplished leader with over 20 years of experience leading Operations, Supply Chain Management, and Sales. From large CPG firms to Start-Ups he has managed Co-Packers and internal company-owned production plants. He has executed site procurement, process flow, and required equipment necessary for optimum throughput and capacity. His product experience includes multiple beverages, bakery, dairy products, plant-based foods, personal care in all categories. Past roles include President, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Sales, General Manager and Plant Manager for various facilities and CPGs that are USDA certified, SQF, GFCO, and Vegan. He can assist brands from formulation to final product. 

ROBERT MINUCCI

VP OF OPERATIONS

Robert brings 10+ years of hands-on operational experience spanning various businesses 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.

ELVIN OVALLES

VP OF OPERATIONS

Elvin brings 15 years of experience leading operations and manufacturing for various USDA, FDA, BRC A++, SQF III contract manufacturing locations across the US. Elvin has successfully launched and executed the commercialization, across multiple categories, for major brands with his hands-on, attention to detail, and overall positive leadership approach. 

 

KRISANNE CLOWE

VP OF QA & REGULATORY

Krisanne specializes in addressing all subjects related to food safety, regulatory, quality, certifications, and compliance for all product categories in the life sciences and food industries. Krisanne has been the Director of QA for multiple USDA, FDA SQF level II, and III facilities across the US.   Krisanne has helped brands quickly apply and receive their non-GMO, organic, kosher, vegan, and sports nutrition certifications.  Krisanne holds a Master’s degree in Food Science and Nutrition at NYIT. She further earned several certifications including HACCP and Seafood HACCP, PCQI, SQF Practitioner, and Certified Internal Auditor.