Our Team

  • Hartley Pond

    (Co-Founder, CEO)

    Senior Vice President and founding member at VDF/Futureceuticals, a major provider of phytonutrient ingredients. Hartley helped lead the firm to become the recognized technology-based supplier of clinically validated plant ingredients on a global scale.

  • Carl Randall

    (Co-Founder, Chairman)

    Visionary food and nutrition executive with an MBA from Wharton and over 40 years’ experience in developing health foods.

    Carl co-founded two innovative companies, Culinary Brands and MenuDirect.

  • Martin Fessenmaier, Ph.D.

    (Discovery Science and Intellectual Property)

    Martin’s PhD focused on enzymatic pathways and the role of NAD+. He held key academic positions in enzyme research, including post doc work on enzymes at Scripps Institute. His current patent practice focuses on cell and molecular biology, on biological pathway dysfunction and enzyme inhibition in cancer.

  • Colin Rose, BSc

    (Development Partner)

    A Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts. His latest book is Delay Aging: Healthy to 100 - exploring the latest research into why we age - and how we can slow down the process.

  • Kim Krumhar, Ph.D.

    Previous R & D Positions at Metagenics & Nestle

    Kim is the CEO of Synergy Nutrition Advisors, a consulting organization focusing on the development of new product platforms and nutritional products.  

  • Tim Morck, Ph.D

    Former VP Scientific Affairs at Nestle; VP DSM Personalized Nutrition.

    Tim draws on over 40 years of experience in foods, pharmaceuticals, and phytonutrients for better health.

  • Susan Trimbo, Ph.D

    Former Chief Science Offer at GNC

    Susan’s current focus is on scientific and regulatory advisory services for consumer product companies. Former Senior VP at GNC responsible for the design of GNC products and product safety. Her background also includes work with Rexall, Wyeth & Clintec.

  • Rick Weiss, MS

    President of Viocare, Inc., a Leader in Personalized Nutrition Software

    Viocare was founded in 1993 with the goal of improving the health of individuals through dietary improvement and the use of software platform technology. Viocare collaborates with many leading dietary research organizations and has received numerous National Institutes of Health grants.