Food Revolutions Don't Launch Themselves


About Catapult


The Food Industry is rife with great ideas that languish in development purgatory. You have an amazing product. Let us help you launch it quickly.

Catapult is a Wisconsin-based, nationwide services firm centered on Engineering and Operations Services for Food Startups.  That means doing what is necessary to help you launch your product.  Whether you need technical insights, temporary team members for a complex project, or project management and execution heavy lifting, we are the people to turn to.  


We have broad experience:

  • From Fortune 500 companies to food tech startups

  • From $100M+ plants to new facilities

  • From existing line modification to new facility build out

  • From finding a good contract manufacturer to setting up a supply chain

  • From shelf stable to refrigerated to frozen to dried

  • From traditional to novel to new ingredients

  • From rigid to flexible packagings

  • From dairy to produce to dough to pet food

  • From project execution to strategic multi-platform, multi-project planning


One more thing:  Intellectual Property developed in conjunction with your project will be completely owned by you.



About The Founder


Jamie Valenti-Jordan, CFS

Founder and CEO, Catapult Commercialization Services

Jamie Valenti-Jordan, CFS founded the company in March 2018 in response to the industry-wide trend of cutting talent needed to bring new products to life.  He has a passion for finding new and interesting food challenges that combine scientific tools, engineering/operations realities, and business drivers to find unique, optimal solutions.  This quest has taken him through companies large and small, leading him to start his own company so that he can focus on unlocking the potential of the food industry.  You can read more about his personal background on LinkedIn.




 Our Team

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Jaime Tulley

VP of Commercialization

Foodie without the pretentiousness, Jaime has been working in the food world in some form or another since she was a young girl setting tables at her Mom's restaurant.

Most recently, Jaime drove the growth of Sweet Earth Foods as Director of Product Development and Continuous Improvement from $1MM to $25MM in four years, resulting in a successful sale to Nestle USA. New Hampshirite by birth and Oregonian by destiny, Jaime enjoys playing outside, aspiring to be a Master Gardener and dreaming of starting a doom metal band with her husband. 


Chris Bauer

Contract Manufacturing Manager

Trained originally as a High School math teacher, Chris has developed extensive organizational skills, which he applies to Catapult as a Project Manager and Contract Manufacturer Manager.


Kalani Neeland

Director of Brand Development

With a degree in media and culture, Kalani brings her diverse creative skills to the technological sphere. Her hobbies include architecture, bookbinding, and reading science fiction.


Jacqui Zechar

Logistics Manager