All the right ingredients
CEO & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
With over 23 years of experience as an entrepreneur, executive, and investor, Bill Panagiotakopoulos has a strong history of growing businesses from initial concept to operating enterprise. Bill is also the founder and owner of Cardinal Group Inc, specializing in evaluating business development opportunities and helping set strategic goals that generate significant ROI and government contracts well above industry norms.
PRESIDENT & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Throughout her career, Najla Guthrie has been hailed for both her revolutionary contributions to nutritional science and her accomplishments within the nutraceutical industry. With over 50 published papers in peer-reviewed journals, Najla is widely recognized as a global leader and sought-after spokesperson in the nutraceutical trade as well as a lobbyist for the advancement of policy changes in the supplement industry.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Starting as a graduate student intern to the Speaker of the House, John Venardos has played a significant role in shaping government and regulatory policies for over 40 years. He has worked for NutraSweet, Pfizer, and Herbalife, acting as in-house representative for Congress, the FDA, FTC, and various state and federal agencies. John recently served as Vice Chair of the Natural Products Association and has been active with numerous international trade and dietary/food industry associations.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
With over 40 years of experience and success in senior leadership positions in such high profile companies as Health Valley Foods, Alacer (Emergen-C) and Zila Nutraceuticals (Ester-C), Bernie Landes continues to support a global client base in the Nutritional Products and Wellness related industries, with a focus on functional foods, nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, personal care, food products and related sectors, including all areas of contract manufacturing.
Zac has 16 years experience in the corporate retail industry across $1B+ P&L management, product development and marketing for multiple Fortune 50 retailers (Target, Meijer, Walgreens, Walmart). He launched eCommerce startup Jet.com’s consumer Health & Wellness retail division which led to the 2016 acquisition by Walmart. He then led the Walmart eCommerce group as GM for 4 years after the acquisition. Most recently he took over as CEO of a high growth content/commerce startup focused on connecting athletes with consumers. He is passionate about the Wellness industry, staying active playing many sports, enjoys international travel and is active in philanthropy.
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