15/16 Group

Team

Sergio Tenaglia

Sergio Tenaglia

Founder and 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 and FDA facilities, as well as CPG brands. An immigrant from Argentina, Sergio is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Peter Delouise

Peter Delouise

VP of Operations / Supply Chain

Peter is a proven supply chain and operations leader with over 20 years of experience working with a diverse group of Consumer Packaged Goods companies. He has a passion for helping build brands by utilizing his expertise in the areas of co-packing, logistics, distribution, quality, new product development, inventory control, and data analysis. Peter has held positions such as supply/capacity planner at Dr. Pepper Snapple, operations manager at LesserEvil Snacks, and VP of operations for barkTHINS Snacking Chocolate.

Nathan Crowell

Nathan Crowell

VP of Operations / 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.

Elvin Ovalles

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

Krisanne Clowe

VP of QA and 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.

Robert Minucci

Robert Minucci

VP of Operations

Robert brings 13+ years of operational experience spanning various businesses and industries with a focus on food and beverage. Working with companies ranging from pre-revenue to +$100MM, Robert has developed a proven ability to not only position his clients for short term success, but build process, procedures, and strategy for the long term. Previous roles include Director of Operations at Hungryroot, CEO of Pupums, and COO of TYME Food. Robert’s operational experience includes manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, product commercialization, R&D, co-packing, and 3PL.

Ed Creamean

Ed Creamean

VP of Operations

Accomplished Business Leader with a distinguished career in delivering Shareholder Value across Domestic and International Fortune 500 companies as well Privately Held and Private Equity entities. Successful track record in Operations, Sales, Fact-Based Research, and Marketing positions scaling business growth, enhancing top and bottom-line profitability, investigating fail points/issues, establishing corrective procedures, and restoring customer relationships to maximized market share and profitability. Past roles include VP Operations, VP Business Development &Customer Service, VP Sales, Trade Marketing & Category

 

Management Manager. Companies employed by included Frito-Lay, Pillsbury, General Mills, Good Humor-Breyers, Lantmannen-Unibake, Maple Leaf Bakery.