About Me

My business experience spans 30 years and multiple professions. I work with Entrepreneurs and Family businesses in Business and Product Launches, business planning and finance, strategic planning, conflict resolution, succession planning, encompassing all of the elements for a sustainable business.

I am also founder of FoodBevXpert™ LLC, an organization providing entrepreneurial Mentoring as well as Professional Educational Forums tailored to the specialty food industry.

I am an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers Business School, Marketing; Felician College, Business School, Management & Marketing; Kean University, Collge of Business & Public Mangement, Marketing; Fairleigh Dickinson University, Silberman College of Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurship.

My MBA is from St. Joseph's University PA and my BS in Management is from Montclair State University. I am currently working toward a Post Masters Certificate in Food Marketing from St. Joseph's University.

I held key executive positions in my family business, Celentano Bros., Inc, for 30 years creating the 2nd largest national brand in the Italian prepared foods category. The company is best known for the Celentano brand of Italian Frozen Pastas and Prepared Meals (its flagship product, the round Ravioli).

As Vice President and then President, I developed and managed a National Sales Force • Developed a national network of over 30 brokers • Developed and introduced over 40 items and line extensions • Developed and implemented a unique clean room production process • Managed Public Relations culminating in six national television features and over 100 print articles.