We Live in the details.
We Build Businesses.
We Guide You to success.
We can help you navigate all aspects of:
required for sustained market success.
strong>Our approach to your project will be to break each of the steps down into individual deliverables and assign estimated time, cost and the responsible party to track the line item. We will also go through a mind mapping exercise from the information gathered to assemble the critical path and determine both the dependent and independent variables for the project.
Our process is designed to test, challenge, and produce the best outcomes in the early stage. No matter what your product type (dry, wet, species, diet, treat or packaging), we have established relationships with the required resources, throughout the process, who will create a product that your customers will love.
We tirelessly strive to build brands, companies and people in every opportunity. Designing a process for a successful outcome is essential. Our goal is to not waste your time, money, or energy as we want to move through the project, meet the defined objectives, and get you to market success fast. We will always be aligned with your goals.
We take a comprehensive look into your overall business model giving strategic recommendations and implementation assistance every step of the way while setting the stage for long term, mutually beneficial relationships that protects your brand integrity and margins.
We help you put the right concept with the right facilities, equipment, and approach. We are objective partners and advocates for your ideas.
WE ARE PASSIONATE AND FEARLESS IN EVERY ASPECT OF OUR BUSINESS AS WE TIRELESSLY STRIVE TO BUILD BRANDS, COMPANIES AND PEOPLE IN EVERY OPPORTUNITY WE ENCOUNTER! WITH OVER 100 YEARS OF PET INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE, NQV8 IS UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO HANDLE ALL STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT. WE ARE CONFIDENT IN OUR ABILITY TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS AS WELL!
John serves as President for NQV8.
Graduate of Kansas State University
President and CEO of Rubicon Scientific
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship Kansas State University
Entrepreneur in Residence at the Entrepreneurship Center College of Business, Kansas State University.
Past President/ CEO/ Primary Owner/ CJ Foods 25+ years
Cole serves as Vice President of Sales for NQV8.
Worked in all aspects of the production environment including product/packaging development, test work, commissioning and market validation.
Overseen production and test work in multiple pet food and treat facilities, including extrusion, air dried, baked, injection molding, jerky, canned and other.
Experience in the pharmaceutical side of the industry and working with CVM.
He is currently assisting in the operations of several pet- related ventures.
An expert in project management, client support, and technical liaisons.
Spends much of his free time with his daughter Collins, immediate family and friends. The yearly calendar revolves around the sports schedule in Lawrence and Kansas City. Enjoys traveling to various places throughout the country.
Started with NQV8 in 2019 as their Director of Client Services.
Employed with C.J. Foods as Project Assistant for John Kuenzi in 2006. Held many roles within sales, procurement and operations. Over the 10+ years at CJ Foods, I worked in all aspects of the manufacturing life cycle from client to vendor onboarding engagements, marketing, procuring ingredients, inventory control management, shipping/receiving and logistical coordination.
Worked for LANI as a Project Manager in 2017. Coordinated and manage competing priorities with key stake holders to maximize project deliverables in the fastest possible time at the lowest possible "life cycle" cost in order to drive improved operational performance and availability.
Project lead for several large capital expansions at C.J. Foods and LANI where she managed all aspects of projects from ensuring successful management and coordination of project tasks assigned to members of global project teams, including Regulatory, R&D, Clinical Operations, Manufacturing, Finance, Logistics and Commercialization to support milestone achievement, scope of work and overall program success.
Recognized for her loyalty, entrepreneurial spirit, organizational/communication skills, can do attitude, drive to succeed and an all-around team hustler in every aspect of the business.
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Kansas State University in 2005.
Loves spending time with her family at the lake and sporting events. Cabrini loves to run and cheer on her KSU Wildcats.
Joined NQV8 in 2018. Partner and Chief Financial Officer of NQV8.
Previously CFO for CJ Foods, Inc., a premium comanufacturer and branded company in pet food and treats. During her tenure, she built the Finance and IT departments, and was instrumental in the design and implementation of the company’s ERP system. She successfully led financial due diligence when CJ Foods sold to private equity in 2009 and 2014.
Over thirty years’ experience in senior positions in pet food manufacturing, commercial banking, and construction industries.
High impact leader experienced in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, JD Edwards/Oracle E1 Business Suite, capital and project management, profitability analysis, cash and treasury management, and business insurance programs.
A chief financial executive who fully understands strategic financial planning, resource analysis and management, customer satisfaction, and the ability to integrate the finance function into operations.
Recognized for integrity, leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, organizational skills, and getting results in a fastpaced, high intensity, manufacturing environment.
BA in Business Administration, Baker University.
Bob serves as NQV8’s Vice President of Operations joining the team in 2018.
Bob has had a storied career with several fortune 100 companies including Quaker Oats and Hills.
Recently served as Director of Operations for Hill’s Science Diet where he was responsible for all Hills’ manufacturing facilities globally.
Extensive experience with research and comanufacturing.
Bob’s record and expertise in process efficiency and food safety are unmatched.
Graduate from Kansas State University in Milling Science.
We understand you want someone that gets your business, a team you can trust with your vision/budget and can navigate the whole process with you from start to finish. Here is our simple three-step approach to making your successful mark in the Pet Foods Space!
To get started, we will schedule an engagement call with your team to get to know you and understand the vision for your business.
Then, we customize a strategic plan to fit your needs to begin to navigating the path forward to bring your company the success you deserve.
Finally, we put all hands on deck to execute on the agreed up project objectives that will deliver market success on time and within budget.
The team at NQV8 accelerates companies like Beta Hatch by providing access to experts like John and the supportive relationships essential for early stage company growth.
John’s supported by a seasoned team that understands how to deal with the challenges of today’s increasingly complex food industry.
At NQV8 we know you want to be a successful business leader in the Pet Food space. Call Us Today To Schedule Your Free Custom Project Review.