Management Team

Alfonso J. Cervantes

FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Alfonso J. “A.J.” Cervantes is the founder and Executive Chairman of Bonne Santé Group. Mr. Cervantes is also Chairman of Trilogy Capital Group, LLC, a private equity firm and a principal shareholder of BSG. Through more than 35 years as an executive in diversified businesses, Mr. Cervantes has accumulated extensive experience in the public markets with a proven strength in corporate finance and the development of emerging growth companies.

Since 2002, Mr. Cervantes has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trilogy Capital Partners, Inc., a financial services group, and an affiliate of Trilogy Capital Group. His significant corporate finance experience includes M&A, IPOs, APOs and PIPEs as well as the reorganization of middle-market companies. Both as a principal and financial services professional, Mr. Cervantes has facilitated a significant number of M&A transactions. In addition, Mr. Cervantes possesses a deep understanding of securities laws and corporate governance.

In 2012, prior to the organization of Trilogy Capital Group, Mr. Cervantes founded a pure start-up, Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STAF), an emerging growth public company engaged in the provision of temporary staffing services on a global basis. In a period of five quarters, Mr. Cervantes completed five acquisitions, facilitated approximately $25 million of debt and equity financing, and drove Staffing 360 from a pure startup with no revenues or employees to over $140 million in annualized revenues with approximately 3,000 employees. In 2014, Mr. Cervantes resigned from Staffing 360 to assume responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer of Trilogy Capital and to focus on the development of Trilogy’s portfolio companies.

Throughout the 1990s, prior to his work with Trilogy, Mr. Cervantes was engaged in the reorganization and recapitalization of distressed middle market companies, serving as interim CEO for a number of public and private entities facilitating Chapter 11s, Chapter 7s, and out-of-court reorganizations.

Ryan Zackon

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Zackon is Chief Executive Officer of Bonne Santé Group. Mr. Zackon is a dynamic and highly accomplished C-suite executive with deep experience in the nutraceutical industry specifically having focused on the development and implementation of comprehensive operational and financial initiatives. As CEO, Mr. Zackon’s mission is to drive revenues, generate increased earnings and, ultimately, enhance shareholder value.

Mr. Zackon most recently served as Vice President and Interim Chief Operating Officer for Twinlab Consolidated Holdings, Inc., a publicly held 50-year old international health and wellness company engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of a broad array of nutritional products. His responsibilities included overseeing operations, logistics, supply chain and business development. During his tenure with the company, Mr. Zackon designed and initiated a highly proactive restructuring program including a substantial decrease in personnel, significant cost-cutting, consolidation of operations, margin increases and realignment of the company’s priorities.

Prior to his position as Chief Operating Officer to Twinlab, Mr. Zackon served as the Vice President of Operations at Woodfield Distribution, LLC a leading 3PL provider to the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry. During his tenure with Woodfield, Mr. Zackon oversaw significant growth in fiscal year 2018 revenue and expanded the company footprint by standing up new domestic and international facilities.  Before working with Woodfield, Mr. Zackon was Chief Operating Officer of Private Label Express, a nutraceutical health and wellness contract manufacturer and distributor. Under his leadership, Private Label Express scaled from 90 employees to over 240 employees with revenue exceeding $75 million. Prior to relocating to Florida, Mr. Zackon served as the Chief Operating Officer of PDF Security Services, a leading multi-national security consulting firm based in Sacramento, CA. Prior to PDF, Mr. Zackon founded Dynamic Protective Services.

In addition to his accomplishments in the private sector, Mr. Zackon is a graduate of the Los Angeles County Police Academy at Rio Hondo Class 177. Upon graduation Mr. Zackon was engaged by the Los Angeles Police Department and Palantir Technologies to serve as an Intelligence Analyst embedded within LAPD’s Special Investigation Section (SIS). Mr. Zackon trained at the Central Intelligence Agency in Mclean VA, followed by assignment to the Joint Regional Intelligence Center in Los Angeles. Mr. Zackon graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Psychology and is bilingual in English and French.

Darren Minton

PRESIDENT

Mr. Minton is the President of Bonne Santé Group. He is a highly skilled executive with over 10 years of capital markets experience in both small and large organizations. Mr. Minton provides a depth of knowledge and expertise on private to public transactions, with a particular emphasis on capital raising, M&A, corporate messaging, branding strategies, and growth through consolidation. Over the years, his capacities have ranged from various executive positions, as well as President and CEO of entrepreneurial ventures to established roles reporting to public company boards, with significant leadership and team building skills.

Prior to Bonne Santé Group, in partnership with Mr. Cervantes, Mr. Minton was Executive Vice President at Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STAF) where he worked from 2012 to 2017. He was involved in the process of the company’s Alternative Public Offering, assisting in raising the initial capital to commence operations, as well as the process of the company’s acquisition and consolidation growth strategy as part of its mission to reach $300 million in annualized revenues, in addition to managing the company’s uplisting to NASDAQ in September 2015.

Prior to Staffing 360 Solutions, Mr. Minton was the President of Trilogy Capital Partners, a New York-based financial services company and predecessor of Trilogy Capital Group, engaged in international merchant banking, strategic advisory services and financial communications, where he worked from 2009 to 2014 in conjunction with Mr. Cervantes. Mr. Minton served as Vice President of China America Financial Communications Group, as well as an Analyst at China US Venture from 2007 to 2009, where he consulted with numerous US-listed Chinese operating companies.

From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Minton was an Analyst at Mesa West Capital, a privately held portfolio lender with a multi-billion dollar offering capability headquartered in Los Angeles, and he also worked at First Republic Bank in Palo Alto. Mr. Minton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.

Alan Bergman

Chief Financial Officer

Alan Bergman, 52, is the Chief Financial Officer of Bonne Santé Group. He is a forward-thinking executive who brings over 20 years of diversified accounting and financial management success building and directing best-in-class corporate finance organizations. Mr. Bergman’s association with BSG will provide the Company and related entities with superior and insightful due diligence processes for both public company targets and prospective private company acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Berman’s mission with BSG is to do a bottom-up installation of reporting and accounting procedures to assure maximum compliance with all regulations.

Mr. Bergman’s expertise includes corporate financial management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, cost reduction and avoidance, financial analysis and reporting, IPO management, contract negotiations, ISO 9000 Quality Systems and SEC reporting and compliance.

Mr. Bergman commenced his career in 2000 with Deloitte as a Senior Auditor; subsequently Senior Auditor at Weinberg & Company, P.A.; Audit Manager at Mallah Furman, P.A.; Vice President Finance at Latitude Solutions; Controller for Woodfield Distribution; Vice President Finance at Greenlane Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNLN), and, most recently, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Finance at Bright Mountain Media, Inc. (OTCQB: BMTM), an engagement he completed in December 2020. In addition, Mr. Bergman is also an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Florida Atlantic University and Millennia Atlantic University. Mr. Bergman received his Master’s in Accounting from University of Miami.