Working with Food21 has allowed Vince Mangini’s life to come full circle and back to where he spent his formidable days working on his family’s farm as well as their restaurant. Prior to Food21 he was Managing Director/Partner in AGSM Ventures, a venture capital firm based out of State College, PA. His primary responsibilities there included nurturing relationships with current and prospective high net worth investors and institutional capital resources as well as sourcing, qualifying, negotiating and closing new venture capital opportunities.
Before venturing into private equity Vince managed a number of family owned businesses. He was President of Crabtree Oil Company, a privately held fuel oil and gas distribution business, Carbone's Restaurant, an 80 year old landmark restaurant and the Carbone Farm.
His work as the Value Chain Coordinator for Food21’s Ag Group will allow him to tap into his extensive business and social network and use some of the people skills he honed touring the country as a stand-up comedian working with the likes of Drew Carey, Norm MacDonald, Dana Gould and Ray Romano. He was a contributing writer for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Dennis Miller Show and Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
He also served as an advertising consultant for humorous ad campaigns and penned over 100 television commercial scripts. Vince is also credited with ghostwriting two books and acting as the head writer of the documentaries CRUDE: The story of Pithole, PA and The Allegheny River.
Vince is an honors graduate of Bethany College with a B. A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Economics, Psychology and Communications. He resides in the bucolic hamlet of Crabtree, PA. He enjoys spending his free time coaching lacrosse at Saint Vincent College.