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Management Team

Carl Wolf

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Office

Carl has over 35 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 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 a publically 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 and his M.B.A. in 1966 from the University of Pittsburgh.

Matthew Brown

President and COO

Matt has over 25 years of experience in the sales, marketing, and manufacturing of products in the food industry. As of February 2010, Matt has served as President and Chief Operations Officer of MamaMancini’s. From April 2001 until January of 2012, he served as the President and Co-Owner of Hors D’oeuvres Unlimited and Appetizerstogo.com, overseeing the day to day operations of the food manufacturing business, as well as sales with over 30 national and regional distributors. Matt previously worked for Kraft Foods in both Chicago and New York as a Marketing Information Associate from September 1993 to December 1998 working on such brands as Kraft Salad Dressings, Velveeta, Cool Whip, and Jell-O. 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.

Daniel Mancini

Cofounder

Daniel Mancini is cofounder of MamaMancini’s and a long-time entrepreneur having spent many years as a co-owner of a successful garment manufacturer in the NYC garment district grown through the ranks of the retail apparel industry. Daniel is a master at relationship building.  In 2009, Daniel left the garment industry with the vision to manufacture and distribute his grandmother Anna Mancini’s recipes. Daniel is the public face and sound of MamaMancini’s including a key component of MamaMancini’s new products and customer sales process. Daniel is the voice of MamaMancini’s radio advertising, and the on-television sales representative of MamaMancini’s products on QVC.

Steven Burns

Executive Vice President and Director

Steven Burns has over 25 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 full-time on February 1, 2020 as Executive Vice President, Finance and Productivity. Since 2006 Steve was President and CEO of PointProspect, Inc. where he managed the day to day operations of the company with primary focus on 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.

Scott Shaffer

Senior Vice President of Sales

Scott Shaffer has 12+ Years of extensive experience in the Retail & Consumers Foods Products Industry. Mr. Shaffer has served as the Senior VP of Sales of MamaMancinis since 2015 where he has been an expert in New Account Development.
Prior to that, Mr. Shaffer worked 7 years at Fresh Mark Inc. (Sugardale/Superior) as a Regional Sales Manager before being promoted to Nationals Accounts Manager. At Fresh Mark, Mr. Shaffer lead Broker teams to deliver increased revenues and profits through new business acquisition, expansion of current business , and new product innovation.

Mr. Shaffer has a B.A. in Sales and Marketing from the University of Akron.

Larry Morgenstein

Chief Financial Officer

Larry has over 20 Years Experience at Senior Level at CFO, Controller and Consultant levels in public, private and non profit businesses. He currently serves as the CFO of MamaMancini’s and Joseph Epstein Foods, Inc. operations. Larry has experience in food manufacturing, marketing and other industry operational fields.

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