Steven DiNoia served 11 years in the US Navy’s Nuclear Power Program in the Submarine Force, coupled with tours in Special Operations.

Following his tenure with the USN, Steven spent ten successful years in Technical Sales, including being the Global Account Manager for a $6B company responsible for sales and service across four countries and yielding annualized sales of $50MM.

In 2005, Steven changed industries becoming the Director of New Business Development, and then Vice President for a Boise-based food company. He became the Executive Vice President when the company was acquired by a Los Angeles based private equity group. In this position, he was the driving force behind taking the company from a $25M business to $70M. The growth brought the opportunity to spin off a division of the business.

In 2011, Steven created a standalone food packaging business, assuming the role of President & CEO. Steven sold his shares in the packaging business in 2012 to become the Vice President of a California-based food business. In partnership, he helped create and form The Riverside Group, assuming the role of President.

Steven then moved into back-to-back business development roles, bringing $50M in new business to two different companies through new customer acquisition, team-building and the creation of a healthy, thriving business model that is still in operation.

Strategic Sourcing Solutions, formed in 2018, is Steven’s newest business venture.


John Jacobs has spent his career successfully managing manufacturing operations and distribution companies, including two that he founded. 

John started his career in 1976 with Ingredion, formerly National Starch, as the Director of North American Materials Management. He became the Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management in 1996. 

In 2001, John started Sataria Distributions and grew it to $15M in revenue with over 100 employees.

John co-founded and served as CEO and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the ten-store franchise, Pino Gelato.

Author of three motivational young adult novels and currently co-authoring a book on management, John has also patented a Safety Management System. He has also served as a board member for Flagship Food Group and Heartland Splenda Sweeteners.

Now John brings his expertise in strategic direction and supply chains to Strategic Sourcing Solutions.

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