Weekly Featured Talent in Health and Wellness – April 24, 2024

featured talent in health and wellness

Kalon Executive Search & Staffing will find you the right match in any health & wellness sector, including nutrition, beauty, and fitness. Here are our top 4 candidates of the week:

Hanna – VP of Marketing

  • Hanna is an industry veteran with extensive experience in exceptional leadership, organization, product development, branding, performance marketing, budgeting, data analysis, critical thinking, digital marketing, and interpersonal skills. 
    • She is a positive, personable energetic leader with a proven track record of 20+ years of experience in global brand management across CPG, Beauty, Health/Wellness, Sports & Entertainment, and Biotech industries, as well as experience across DTC, B2B, and B2B2C channels. 
  • Most recently as the Senior Director of Brand for a health/wellness brand at a Biotech company, Hanna led the strategic launch of new products and achieved an average margin of 72% with an average customer rating of 4.5 stars.  
    • She also launched the brand on two major retail sites with AVO +31% MOM responsible for overseeing creative, branding, pricing, and promotional strategies. 
  • Before working at the biotech company, Hanna worked for a Sports & Entertainment company as a Senior Director of NA. 
    • She successfully grew the business by 54% YOY and developed strong annual marketing plans that helped to attract new buyers to the category through e-comm, digital, and social activations. 
    • She also created customer-facing events and spearheaded an industry conference. 
  • Hanna also has several years of experience within the CPG industry, having managed both NA and global brands with a portfolio of over $1B in sales.  
    • She pioneered new GTM strategies that resulted in positive market share gains, oversaw S&OP forecasting, and led a popular ice cream brand’s turn-around by working closely with sales, shopper marketing, supply chain, R&D, and developed key partnerships with co-licensed products. 
  • Hanna also has an extensive beauty background, having worked at a global beauty company and over her tenure oversaw personal care, fragrance, and color cosmetics brands where she launched new global products for both adults and kids.  
    • She was responsible for product ideation/market research, setting pricing strategy, working with supply chain, R&D, legal, and creative to ensure success in various markets across the globe.  
  • Hanna is seeking a marketing leadership position with a growth-focused company in need of a highly experienced, business-minded professional. 

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Henry – Distribution Director

  • Henry is a season cannabis Distribution Director with distribution, packaging, compliance, production, and more in the cannabis space.  
    • He has worked for 2 successful cannabis brands building revenue from $4-10M in 6 months and has the versatility of working in states that include California, Arizona, and Michigan. 
    • He is open to relocation for the right position.  
  • Henry implemented multiple systems at an energy drink company moving them from a paper receipt and invoicing process to an automated model of pick, pack, ship, and delivery. 
  • Henry led his teams at a leading beverage manufacturer to “Plant of The Year” awards in 2 states.  
    • He then performed an assignment at one of their locations, in which that facility went on to win the “Plant of The Year” award as well.  
    • Included in these awards was a perfect safety rating, company inbound and outbound shipping records, as well as streamlining processes companywide to ensure better accuracy, efficiency, and overall operations while still providing the highest level of customer service possible. 
  • Henry led multiple cost-saving projects 
    •  The most significant being an average savings of $75,000/year across 21 facilities, totaling over $1.5 million in savings for the year. 
  • When Henry started at a cannabis company, there was no infrastructure for distribution.  
    • He built out a pick, pack, and ship model utilizing technology and past experiences.  
    • This included hiring an entire distribution team, increasing the fleet, and adding strict compliance throughout the business. 
    • Through the success of his facility in Northern California, he was able to secure and lock down a facility and distribution license in Southern California.  
    • Both facilities operate at a very high level of efficiency and can distribute to the entire state. 

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Lance – Senior Program Director 

  • Lance brings 10+ years of relevant experience to the table with a strong focus on flavor development and product formulation. 
    • With 7 years specifically in the licensed cannabis industry, Lance possesses deep-rooted expertise in this rapidly evolving sector. 
  • Lance has led the formulation and expansion of cannabis-infused CPG product lines for 2 vertically integrated organizations, encompassing 7 brands and over 50 SKUs. 
  • As a proficient leader, Lance has coordinated cross-functional teams, consisting of 5 direct report engineers, 8 department heads, and over 30 technicians. 
  • Under Lance’s guidance, these teams have achieved significant milestones, including driving over $1 million in monthly revenue growth and doubling line profitability. 
    • He has established rigorous organoleptic testing and sensory analysis protocols, ensuring that products meet and exceed consumer expectations. 
    • These protocols include AFC, ranked preference, hedonic scales, attribute and composite scoring, sensitivity, stability, and descriptive tests. 

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Arlene – Executive Assistant

  • Arlene is an accomplished and results-driven professional renowned for her excellence as a top-tier Executive Assistant, coupled with over 6 years of operational management expertise. 
    • Unleashing a relentless commitment to precision and efficiency, she has mastered the art of navigating intricate executive landscapes with finesse.  
  • Arlene thrives on orchestrating seamless operations for extremely busy CEOs.  
    • For the last 5+ years, she served as the Executive assistant /operations manager for high-profile physicians. 
  • Arene’s meticulous calendar management, adept coordination of complex travel logistics, and adept facilitation of efficient communication channels serve as the cornerstone for executives to channel their energy toward strategic decision-making.  
    • She has extensive experience coordinating and arranging travel, including more complex situations (e.g., international, multi-city travel) for business partners, including air, hotel, and rental.  
  • Operating at the intersection of organizational prowess and multitasking mastery, Arlene excels in dynamic, high-pressure environments.  
    • Her innate ability to troubleshoot and devise innovative solutions positions her as an invaluable asset in optimizing workflow and ensuring optimal business functionality. 

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