U.S. Citizen // CURRENT LOCATION: Utah; will relocate
B.A., International Relations, Rotary International Scholar // Fluent Speaker of English, Mandarin and Cantonese
NATURAL INGREDIENTS vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, oleoresins, and excipients ingredients.
International Sales & Marketing to Asia & North America. Trained Quality Auditor- American Society for Quality //
Competency in Oracle and Agile ERP software, and in 2010, obtained CQA- Certified Quality Auditor credentials from the American Society of Quality. Performed 30+ quality audits in China, Spain, and India to identify and qualify prospective suppliers of vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, oleoresins, and excipient ingredients.
1/2020- Present: VP, Global Sales and Marketing for premier producer of microalgae and natural astaxanthin manufactured in an environmentally friendly method with the purest water and cleanest energy available globally.
1/2016 – 12/2019: CEO, for the North American division of microalgae producer of natural astaxanthin, a carotenoid with multiple health benefits for the dietary supplement industry. Directed the sales efforts of the company by managing strategic customers, supporting the sales team, developing new markets for astaxanthin including USDA Organic astaxanthin, Non-GMO Project Verified Astaxanthin, Emulsified and Stabilized Powdered Astaxanthin for beverages, and finished dosage forms of astaxanthin softgels and tablets.
3/2014 – 12/2015: VP, Sales for Western US region for a prominent natural ingredients manufacturer of specialty ingredients to the dietary supplement industry. Managed a team of 3 sales managers and developed sales plan and presented marketing plans to key clients in North America.
3/2013 – 2/2014: Vice President China Natural Ingredients of a non-profit trade union of Chinas most reputable manufacturers of botanical ingredients. Run day to day affairs of the office and assist member clients with product presentations to prospective customers in the USA.
2/2012 – 3/2013: Director of Business Development for a supplier of nutrition ingredients and fine chemicals to the food, feed, pharmaceutical and health industries. Developed new raw material sources of vitamins, amino acids, herbal ingredients; interfaced with supply chain; and managed sales of ingredients to manufactures U.S. Performed supplier quality audits and accompanied overseas clients on audits of suppliers’ facilities in China.
7/2008 – 2/2012: Sr. Raw Material Buyer for a major multilevel marketing company that produces the highest quality nutritional and skin-care products. Responsible for $50 million spend across vitamins and food ingredients globally. Closely collaborated with R&D, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory departments to insure that the materials sourced by USANA were of the finest quality and adhered to cGMP requirements. Implemented cost saving initiatives valued at $3 million. Competency in Oracle and Agile ERP software, and in 2010, obtained CQA- Certified Quality Auditor credentials from the American Society of Quality. Performed 30+ quality audits in China, Spain, and India to identify and qualify prospective suppliers of vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, oleoresins, and excipient ingredients.
1/2008 – 6/2008: International Buyer- Developed a line of Superfruit juices and various dietary supplements sourced from suppliers in China and South America.
4/2007 – 10/2007: Expat Assignment in China; Assistant to the Chairman- Reporting to CEO,assisted the selection of new ventures
1991-2007: Additional experience, see full resume
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