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Jon Ragatz Consulting

UnCommon Sense Marketing, Planning, Growth Since 1999.

Natural and Organic Product Companies

Advanced Food Products, New Holland, PA; makers of private label aseptic food products and Andersen's Soups (the leading split pea soup in the western U.S.)

AH!LASKA brand organic cocoa mixes and toppings, San Leandro, CA; now part of nSpired Natural Foods

Alta Dena Dairy, City of Industry, CA; now part of the Dean Foods group of dairies, makers of branded dairy and organic dairy products

Brown Cow Farm, Antioch, CA; makers of naturally sweetened yogurts, noted for their unique "cream at the top" variety (now part of the Dannone Groupe)

Bongrain SA, (France); leading European dairy products company

C.R.O.P.P, La Farge, WI; leading organic dairy, makers of Organic Valley branded products

Endangered Species Chocolate Company, leading brand of chocolate in the natural/organic food channel, now brand owned by The Raintree Group LLC, Indianapolis, IN

Made In Nature, Fresno, CA; an organic food startup now part of Premier Valley Foods

Oasis Sales and Marketing, Sebastopol, CA a sales and marketing services company for natural product companies

Rhino Naturals, Los Angeles, CA; leader in liquid nutritional supplements

Wallaby Yogurt Company, American Canyon, CA; a leader in organic yogurt category.


Consumer Goods

Carnation Company, Los Angeles, CA; consumer food products now part of Nestle USA

Nestle SA, (worldwide) Vevey, Switzerland; the world's largest food company

Nestle USA, Glendale, CA

Olay Company, Cincinnati, OH; now part of P&G with brands: Olay, Vicks, Pantene, Nyquil and Sassoon

Nonprofit Organizations and Higher Education


University of Phoenix, Northern California; the nation's largest private university for working adults

The Bright Green MBA, San Diego, CA, at Alliant International University's Marshall Goldsmith School of Management.

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

The Green MBA, San Rafael, CA, a unique MBA program focused on creating sustainable, environmentally and socially conscious profitable businesses

Lifelong Education Institute's Integrated Science Program, Mill Valley, CA, is a provider of college-level science courses for adult students seeking to quickly fill the current gaps in their academic transcript that are needed to obtain either admission into higher education programs or higher skilled jobs. LEI's accredited curriculum includes courses in such areas as chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy and microbiology are presented in an accelerated, weekend format that allows most students to fill these gaps within 12 months or less.

The Venture Greenhouse is Marin County California's first business incubator. Inspired by Dominican University of California’ s groundbreaking Green MBA program, the Venture Greenhouse is a business development accelerator for social and environmental entrepreneurs, a learning laboratory for the University’s business students, and a community resource for innovators and new ventures.

Manufacturers and Printers


Plastech Specialties Company, Monrovia, CA, plastic printers specializing in point of purchase material

GreenerPrinter.com, Berkeley , CA. Green certified printer with topnotch customer service and variable data printing capabilities (digital "onesies"), which allow customers to customize each selling piece to individual recipients for far greater impact.



San Diego County Registrar of Voters, training needs for election poll workers.

J. Walter Thompson, Chicago, IL; leading global advertising agency

U-Bix Corporation, Philippine importer of office equipment, food and beverages

Metropolis New Media, San Jose, CA; startup that manages geographic information system hosting

Digital Hive , San Francisco, CA; a design and creative development group uniquely tuned to the "ecological", green customer (" LOHAS" consumers) serving clients with strong environmental and social values.


Advertising & Public Relations
Higher education: faculty training and assessment, student orientations, faculty surveys, strategic planning
Health & beauty aids: marketing, new product development

Focus group moderating & on-line surveys
Organic, natural & sustainable products

Training workshops for managers-domestic, international
Project management
Food/beverage domestic & international marketing

Contact me to discuss business opportunities where I can be of service.
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