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Governance

Carl Wolf

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

Carl Wolf has over 40 years of experience in the management and operations of companies in the food industry. Mr. Wolf has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of MamaMancini’s from February 2010 through the Present. Mr. Wolf was the founder, majority shareholder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of Alpine Lace Brands, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed public company with over $125 million in wholesale sales. He also founded, managed, and sold MCT Dairies, Inc., a $60 million international dairy component resource company. Other experience in the food industry includes his role as Co-chairman of Saratoga Beverage Company, a publicly traded (formerly NASDAQ: TOGA) bottled water and fresh juice company prior to its successful sale to a private equity firm. Mr. Wolf served an advisor to Mamma Sez Biscotti, a snack and bakery product company (which was sold in a later period to Nonnis, the largest biscotti company in the United States) from 2002 to 2004. Previously he served as Director and on the Audit and Development committees of American Home Food Products, Inc. a publically traded marketer Artisanal Brand Cheeses, from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Wolf also served as Chairman of the Board of Media Bay, which was a NASDAQ listed public company which ally traded direct seller of spoken word through its audio book club and old time radio classic activities and download spoken content, from 2002 to 2004.

Mr. Wolf received his B.A. in 1965 from Rutgers University (Henry Rutgers Scholar) and his M.B.A. in 1966 from the University of Pittsburgh (with honors).

In evaluating Mr. Wolf’s specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills in connection with his appointment to our board, we took into account his numerous years of experience in the food industry, as a serial entrepreneur in growing business, his knowledge of publicly traded companies, and his proven track record of success in such endeavors.

Matthew Brown

President and COO

Matthew Brown has over 30 years of experience in the sales and marketing of products in the food industry. Beginning in February 2010 through the present, he has served as President of MamaMancini’s. From April 2001 until January of 2012, he served as the President of Hors D’oeuvres Unlimited, overseeing the day to day operations of their food manufacturing business. He previously worked as a marketing associate from September 1993 to December 1998 at Kraft Foods, Inc., where he dealt with numerous aspects of the company’s marketing of their food products.

Mr. Brown received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1991 and his M.B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1993.

In evaluating Mr. Brown’s specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills in connection with his appointment to our board, we took into account his numerous years of experience in sales and marketing, and his proven track record of success in such endeavors.

Steven Burns

Director

Steven Burns has over 30 years of experience in the management and operations of various companies. Mr. Burns has served as a director of MamaMancini’s from February 2010 through the present, and joined the company as Executive Vice President on February 1, 2020.  Additionally, beginning in 2006 leads PointProspect which oversees investments and services in real estate, clean and efficient energy sources, high-quality and healthy food services, and healthcare technology. Prior to that, for a period of 24 years he worked at and was senior executive at Accenture where he led the U.S. Health Insurance Industry Program comprised of approximately 600 professionals. He also has sat on various financial committees and boards of directors throughout his career.

Mr. Burns received his B.S. in Business Management from Boston College in 1982.

In evaluating Mr. Burns’ specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills in connection with his appointment to our board, we took into account his numerous years of experience in serving on board of directors, his knowledge of running and managing companies, and his proven track record of success in such endeavors.

Alfred D’Agostino

Director

Other Board Associations: Independent, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee Chairman, Nominating Committee 

Alfred D’Agostino has over 34 years of experience in the management and ownership of food brokerage and food distribution companies. Mr. D’Agostino has served as a director of MamaMancini’s from February 2010 through the Present. Beginning in March 2001 and still presently, he serves as the President for World Wide Sales Inc., a perishable food broker that services the New York / New Jersey Metropolitan and Philadelphia marketplace. Prior to this he worked from September 1995 until February 2001 as Vice- President of the perishable business unit at Marketing Specialists, a nationwide food brokerage. Previously, from February 1987 until August 1995 he worked as a Partner for the perishable division of Food Associates until its merger with Merket Enterprises.

Mr. D’Agostino received his B.S. in Business Management from the City College of New York in 1974.

In evaluating Mr. D’Agostino’s specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills in connection with his appointment to our board, we took into account his numerous years of experience in the food brokerage and other food related industries, his knowledge of running and managing companies, and his proven track record of success in such endeavors.

Connor Haley

Director

Other Board Associations: Independent, Compensation Committee.

Connor Haley is the Founder and Managing Partner of Alta Fox Capital Management, LLC, an investment manager based in Fort Worth, Texas.  Previously, he was a consumer and technology focused Analyst at Scopia Capital Management LP. Mr. Haley has been recognized in numerous circles as an emerging thought leader in the small and micro-cap space and is currently a top-ranked member on microcapclub.com. Mr. Haley is a frequent panelist at small and micro-cap conferences, including the LD Micro and Planet Microcap Showcase, and has been interviewed in a number of publications and podcasts for his views on the small and micro-cap market.

Mr. Haley received an A.B. in Government, magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

In evaluating Connor Haley’s credentials for appointment to our Board, we took into account his direct experience in technical analysis of small public companies and advising them through strategic growth initiatives, and the navigation of business strategies in the best interest of maximizing shareholder value.

Dean Janeway

Director

Other Board Associations: Independent, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee Chairman

Dean Janeway has served as a director of MamaMancini’s since 2012. Mr. Janeway is an executive with more than 40 years of broad leadership skills and extensive experience in the areas of corporate strategy, business development, operational oversight and financial management. From 1966 through 2011, Mr. Janeway served in various positions at Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer- owned cooperative in the United States. From 1966 through 1990, Mr. Janeway advanced through various positions of increasing responsibility including positions in Wakefern’s accounting, merchandising, dairy-deli, and frozen foods divisions. From 1990 through 1995 Mr. Janeway provided oversight for all of Wakefern’s procurement, marketing, merchandising, advertising and logistics divisions. From 1995 until his retirement in 2011, Mr. Janeway served as President and Chief Operating Officer of “Wakefern” providing primary oversight for the company’s financial and treasury functions, human resources, labor relations, new business development, strategic acquisitions, government relations, corporate social responsibility, sustainability initiatives and member relations. Mr. Janeway previously served as the chairman for the National Grocers Association from 1993 through 2001. From 2009 through the present, Mr. Janeway has served as the Chairman of the Foundation for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Mr. Janeway received his B.A. in Marketing from Rutgers University, and his M.B.A from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

The Board of Directors determined that Mr. Janeway’s qualifications to serve as a director include his notable business and leadership experience in the all areas of management, particularly in the food industry. He also has experience in the area of whole sale wholesale distribution, due to his past position at Wakefern and his knowledge of running and managing companies and his proven track record of success in such endeavors will be invaluable to the Company going forward.

Michael Stengel

Director

Other Board Associations: Independent, Audit Committee

Michael Stengel is a tenured hospitality industry veteran, bringing over 40 years of executive leadership experience with Marriott International to the MamaMancini’s Board of Directors. At Marriott, he was instrumental to the Company’s convention network strategy, overseeing 135 Convention venues including the Gaylord Brand. Michael, as Senior Vice President of Gaylord Hotels and The Convention Resort Network (CRN) at Marriott, oversaw significant food and beverage operations within his portfolio of managed hotels and being responsible for well over $1.5 billion in revenue.  Mr. Stengel has had direct responsibility for P&L operations for numerous enterprises and is completely familiar with financial management of public companies.

Mr. Stengel has received a B.S. Law and Justice from Rowan University, a Cornell University Hospitality Certificate, and an executive MBA with Marriott sponsor by the University of Maryland.

The Board determined that Mr. Stengel’s qualifications to serve as a director include his multi-faceted financial responsibility and experience in the food and hospitality business and his success in building organizations into large-scale, highly profitable operations.

Thomas Toto

Director

Other Board Associations: Independent, Audit Committee Chairman, Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee

Thomas Toto has over 32 years of experience in the management and ownership of food brokerage and food distribution companies. Mr. Toto has served as a director of MamaMancini’s from February 2010 through the Present. Beginning in June 2009 and still presently, he serves as the Senior Business manager for World Wide Sales Inc., a perishable food broker that services the New York / New Jersey Metropolitan and Philadelphia marketplace. Prior to this he worked from September 2007 until May 2009 as a Division President for DCI Cheese Co., a company that imported and distributed various kinds of cheeses. Previously from March 1993 until September 2007 he was the President and owner of Advantage International Foods Corporation, where he ran the day to day operations of importing and distributing cheeses around the world.

Mr. Toto received his B.A. from Seton Hall University in 1976 and his M.B.A. from Seton Hall University in 1979.

In evaluating Mr. Toto’s specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills in connection with his appointment to our board, we took into account his numerous years of experience in the food brokerage and other food related industries, his knowledge of running and managing companies, and his proven track record of success in such endeavors.

Family Relationships

Mr. Matthew Brown, our President, is the son-in-law of Mr. Carl Wolf, our Chief Executive Officer.

Board of Directors

Audit Committee

Alfred D’Agostino
Dean Janeway
Michael Stengel
Thomas Toto (Chairman)

Compensation Committee

Alfred D’Agostino (Chairman)
Connor Haley
Dean Janeway
Thomas Toto

Nominating and Corporate Governance

Alfred D’Agostino
Dean Janeway (Chairman)
Thomas Toto