Tony Battaglia

TPG Role:

Tony is a Partner in The Partnering Group, working across TPG’s Retail and Manufacturer Practices.

Partner Capabilities and Experience:

A strategy and business planning and development specialist, Tony has both a consulting and operating background across numerous industries including consumer products, B2B, agribusiness and retailing. His extensive senior executive experience enables him to be an effective leader and catalyst in helping organizations discover their best opportunities and develop and implement programs to actualize them. Tony is a disciple of “Foresight -> Speed -> Excellence,” believing that effective organizations must achieve sufficient in-depth understanding of their customers, competitors and business environment to allow them to anticipate future industry developments; the organizational culture to allow rapid, analytically-based decision-making; and sufficient mastery of best practices to insure operational excellence.

Partner Industry Experience:

Tony has held a variety of key Executive Management positions, including President of Chiquita Brands’ Diversified Foods Group (global branded and private label packaged foods, edible oils, international fruit and vegetable sourcing and sales); and, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Technology for Chiquita’s banana division. Prior to joining Chiquita, Tony was President of The Direct Marketing Group, a New York advertising agency; Assistant to the Chairman and Vice President, Planning for General Host Corporation – a diversified consumer foods, agriculture, hospitality and specialty retailing company with consumer brands including Bar-S, Budget Gourmet, and Van de Kamp’s and specialty food retailing operations. Tony started his professional career as a consultant for Arthur Young.

Partner Education:

Tony has received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Tufts University, an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and has been a frequent participant in Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness seminar.

Area(s) of Expertise:

  • Manufacturer Consulting
  • Retail Consulting

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