I grew up in the UK, studied Economics, Accounting and Marketing and worked for 9 years in London in banking and finance. In 1993 I came to the USA to do my MBA at Harvard Business School. After graduating with distinction, I worked as a management consultant at McKinsey and then teamed up to form Health Business Partners ("HBP").
HBP became the leading M&A advisory and consulting firm focused on consumer healthcare products and the emerging wellness industry. Over nine years there, I completed more than 20 M&A transactions and dozens of consulting assignments, especially for dietary/nutritional supplement companies. I was also heavily involved in our market research, publishing and conference activities, helping to build Nutrition Business Journal, the NBJ Summit and SPINS
In 2006 I joined a former client in creating NourishLife where I designed and created the consumer health care products and websites, developed and executed a wide range of on-line marketing strategies and recruited, led and nurtured sales and marketing, customer service and fulfillment teams
In 2008 I joined ReNewLife Formulas as VP and head of eCommerce. Reporting to the CEO I had full P&L responsibility for creating then building the company's Direct-to-Consumer business. In 2010 I was promoted to SVP and General Manager adding responsibility for the Advanced Naturals healthcare professional business.
In 2014 I moved on to my newest venture (more to come...........)