Accomplished Product Development Leader highly regarded for successful idea-to-market development expertise. Proficient and hands-on knowledge of open innovation, technology evaluation and development, global product development, business process development, and leadership development
•Developed new nutrition technologies through partnerships with external companies, suppliers, universities, and entrepreneurs. Established and implemented new technology and open innovation processes. Constructed and executed technology plan to understand current technologies, potential gaps, and then map out the pathway to maintain technological leadership.
•Executed product development with internal scientists and technical team via a network of contract research and development firms and contract manufacturers to commercialize over sixty foods (food bars, ready-to-drink beverages, dry-mix beverages, other) and tablets/capsules (botanicals, multivitamins, other) supplements in three years.
•Partnered with Regulatory, Quality, Legal, supply chain, manufacturing, and contract manufacturers to expedite and facilitate development and routine production. Product areas included health food, sports nutrition for MLM, private label, and mass market.
•Managed the raw material research and development unit for +$7 billion multinational company leading to the development of various herbal and granulated raw materials and nutritional products that support optimal health.
•Education: Master of Science, Food Science; University of Minnesota; Graduate School. Bachelor of Science, Food Science and Technology. University of Minnesota; Graduated with Distinction Emphasis in Engineering
LOCATION PREFERENCE: Southern CA