As companies continue to grow, new insights and experiences can help provide the tools necessary to succeed. MamaMancini’s Holdings is taking this approach as it announces new leaders to its Board of Directors. The marketer of specialty pre-prepared, frozen, and refrigerated food products recently announced the appointment of prominent small-cap Investment Manager Connor Haley and tenured hospitality industry executive Michael Stengel to its Board.
Haley is the Founder and Managing Partner of Alta Fox Capital Management, LLC, an investment manager based in Fort Worth, Texas, which held 1,686,799 shares of MamaMancini’s Holdings, Inc. common stock as of December 31, 2020. Previously, he was a consumer and technology-focused Analyst at Scopia Capital Management LP.
According to the release, 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.
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. He received an A.B. in Government, magna cum laude, from Harvard College.
Joining Haley to the board is Stengel, who is a tenured hospitality industry veteran. Stengel brings over 40 years of executive leadership experience with Marriott International to MamaMancini’s Board of Directors.
At Marriott, Stengel was instrumental to the Company’s convention network strategy, overseeing 135 Convention venues including the Gaylord Brand. As Senior Vice President of Gaylord Hotels and The Convention Resort Network (CRN) at Marriott, Stengel oversaw significant food and beverage operations within his portfolio of managed hotels and while being responsible for well over $1.5 billion in revenue.
“We are privileged to welcome two members with such prestigious backgrounds to the MamaMancini's Board,” said Carl Wolf, Chairman and CEO of MamaMancini’s Holdings, Inc. “Alta Fox’s deep diligence process and thoughtful approach has led to a strong track record of value creation. Connor brings valuable experience and capital markets insights to the Board, which will prove invaluable as we advance towards a planned Nasdaq up listing in the near-term.”
Combined, Haley and Stengel bring nearly 50 Years of financial, hospitality, foodservice, and executive leadership experience to the company’s Board of Directors.
“In addition, Michael Stengel’s 40+ years of hands-on operational experience will be a welcome addition to our Board. And his hospitality knowledge will help us further expand the breadth and depth of our reach into the foodservice market, positioning us to create additional value for our shareholders. Together, Connor and Michael will contribute a wealth of expertise to the Board, adding to the exceptional team that we have elected to guide us forward as we continue to scale our business,” concluded Wolf.
Congratulations to Connor Haley and Michael Stengel on their recent appointment!