Management

Management

Jim Rex | President and CEO

Jim brings a unique combination of business expertise to the GHT Leadership Team. He has served more than 30 years as Chief Executive Officer and President, and more than 15 years as Chief Financial Officer for a diverse base of companies, making his approach to business informed, strategic, and highly effective. His installation in these key roles has influenced billion-dollar trends in the healthcare arena and driven enduring changes in national and international market segments over the course of his career. more

Jim has worked with over 150 companies in the areas of strategy, finance, focused problem-solving, and rapid growth management and has a long track record of identifying and implementing profit and revenue-positive solutions even when an executive team or firm feels they have exhausted their resources.

Jim’s passion for excellence in business also extends to the classroom. He has lent his expertise to college students by teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in finance, accounting, strategy, and leadership and has also been retained by organizations throughout North America to teach programs on problem-solving and effective communication techniques. He has been a keynote and resource speaker for international and national organizations at events, including medical conferences, business conferences, industry association meetings, and shareholder and executive meetings, as well as for funding and investment groups and institutions.

Brian Taus | Vice President of Sales

Brian Taus | Vice President of Sales

Brian brings over 25 years of marketing and sales experience to the GHT Team, which includes holding senior level positions in the food, functional beverage and wellness industries. more

This background also includes a substantial and successful track record in the launching of new consumer products, as well as influencing industry trends by representing and implementing leading edge strategic marketing/sales plans. Furthermore, Brian’s global experience in the consumer product industry will be an asset to the GHT Team as he leads the market expansion for the company and drives a sustainable presence in targeted geographic regions.

 

Shanna Denfeld | Vice President of Customer Service

Shanna’s 15+ years of progressive experience in the nutraceutical industry adds an extraordinarily refined and applicable business skill set to the GHT Team. Her experiential background includes leading Customer Service Teams for global markets, which has garnered her awards for the outstanding results delivered. more

Additionally, she has extensive knowledge in manufacturing and product formulation processes, as well as oversight of corporate logistics and compliancy functions. Shanna’s selection as VP will ensure that GHT will generate the industry’s best deliverable results for its customers.

Steve Arman | CFO

Steve Arman | CFO

Since beginning his career at the Los Angeles office of Arthur Andersen, Steve has worked entirely in the Southern California market for over 25 years. He has extensive experience providing services in numerous industries, including technology, financial, real estate, life sciences, entertainment and manufacturing. more

His client profiles have included closely-held and publicly traded corporations, individual entrepreneurs and investor/developer joint ventures. He also has a great deal of experience working with high net worth individuals. Steve spent many years with Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young, and Grant Thornton along with a number of years in private industry. While at Time Warner, Inc., he worked in international finance and operations in addition to maintaining corporate tax responsibilities. He has a BS in accounting from California State University at Long Beach, and a Masters of Business with an emphasis in Taxation from the University of Southern California. And he recently served on the Board of the San Diego Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Ernesto Mejia | Director of QC/QA and R&D

Ernesto’s education, including an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA, coupled with his over 30 years experience brings a wealth of dynamic strength as lead scientist to the HSM Team.

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His broad range of experience includes working in key positions for the Nutrilite division of Amway Corporation. Ernesto has been a part of many successful teams charged with implementing all aspects of biotechnology production facilities. He also was a part of the team for ten years at Natureceutical International, Inc., where he was involved with the Research and Development of food supplement formulas. Ernesto operated his own supplement manufacturing firm for a year prior to joining the Health Specialties Manufacturing, Inc. team. Ernesto oversees all aspects of manufacturing for HSM and its contract manufacturing clients. He works closely with the entire Science Team to ensure that all formulations created will result in products that are high in quality and exceed standards, as well as our client’s expectations.

Patricia Meyer | Controller

Patty collaborates with all departments at The GHT Companies. Her background includes a Master’s degree in Accounting and Financial management, over a decade of accounting and finance experience, and experience in both the nutraceutical and manufacturing industries.

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Well-versed in financial and managerial accounting, Patty is an expert at delivering accurate and timely financial reporting. With her adept understanding of successful business workflows, Patty has had success actualizing process innovations that resulted in improved visibility to key areas of business, such as the implementation of ERP & MRP systems. Patty also oversees HR and is enthusiastic in acknowledging the achievements of the GHT team.