Tony started his career at Bonner Packing Company (which became Dole Dried Fruit & Nut) and was quickly promoted to Western Zone Manager within his first year.
At the age of 27, Tony was hired as National Sales Manager for Nestle Beverage, increasing sales by 28% in his first year. After promotions to General Manager of Gourmet Coffees and National Accounts Manager for all of their Foodservice, Tony took a new career path by joining a small pasta company called Monterey Pasta Company.
Monterey Pasta had sales of only $1.5mm when he joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Four years later and a promotion to Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Monterey Pasta was doing over $90M in sales and had become the second largest fresh pasta company in the country.
While continuing to consult for Monterey Pasta and Aidell’s Sausage simultaneous, Tony once again drove each company to new heights. Subsequently, Tony has made a living turning small CPG companies into big CPG companies.
Most recently, Tony has helped companies like Ciao Bella Gelato, BioLighter, and Double Rainbow to become National organizations.
Over the last eighteen months, Tony also helped Sweet Earth Natural Foods go from 50 stores in Northern California to distribution in over 3,000 stores, in over 40 states, along with turning KingMade Jerky and Hemp20 into a National brand.