Weekly Featured Talent in Health and Wellness – May 22, 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:

Candice – Marketing Strategist 

  • Candice is a seasoned professional with a track record of driving business growth through innovative marketing strategies and effective business development initiatives. 
  • Most recently, as the Executive Assistant for a software company, Candice spearheaded the development and implementation of a robust social media strategy, resulting in substantial growth of the company’s social media presence, increased audience engagement, and improved brand perception. 
  • Before working at the software company, Candice founded and led a dynamic business consulting firm, providing strategic guidance and innovation solutions to clients across diverse industries, driving organizational growth and success through visionary leadership and unparalleled expertise. 
  • Candice is eager to join a growth-focused health and wellness company, seeking a marketing or business development position. 
    • Her expertise in strategic planning, partnership cultivation, and market analysis aligns with the demands of the wellness industry.  
    • She is ready to leverage her experience and passion to drive company growth. 

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Cora – General Manager

  • Cora has 2 years of retail cannabis operations management, 1 year as Assistant General Manager, and 3 years of experience in the cannabis industry. 
  • Cora led the onboarding process for new employees, providing comprehensive training that resulted in a well-prepared and knowledgeable team capable of delivering exceptional service.  
    • She conducted over 70 interviews, effectively onboarded 25 new employees, and increased staff retention by 20%.  
  • Cora successfully ensured the dispensary adhered to all regulatory standards, achieving audit scores exceeding 97% thereby safeguarding the business against legal issues. 
  • Cora regulated inventory of both medical and recreational products through proficiency in Dutchie POS and Metrc.  
    • She managed weekly shipments and maintained accurate inventory levels, ensuring product availability and reducing discrepancies.  
    • She developed and maintained strong relationships with vendors.  
  • Cora led a team of over 90 employees at a high-paced dispensary serving 1400+ customers per day.  
    • She was able to perform all GM duties and act as GM when they were not present.  
    • She has experience with the following: Dutchie POS, Metrc, Smartsheets, and Microsoft Office Suite  

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Ashley – Controller

  • Ashley is an accomplished financial Controller with a diverse background spanning various industries and business structures. 
    • With a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University, she brings over 2 decades of experience in financial management, process improvement, and strategic planning. 
  • Throughout her career, Ashley has demonstrated exceptional proficiency in month-end closing processes, account reconciliations, flux analysis, cash forecasting, budgeting, reforecasting, and process improvement initiatives.  
    • Her software expertise includes Excel, Navision, Netsuite, Dynamics 365, SAP, Sage, Lawson, Oracle, Great Plains, AS400, and Quickbooks. 
  • As an Assistant Controller, Ashley was instrumental in the implementation of Netsuite as the company’s new ERP system. 
  • At a food and beverages co., Ashley serves as the Controller, overseeing all accounting operations such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, Payroll, and Inventory.  
    • She leads the month-end closing procedures, ensuring accurate financial representations, and implements process improvements for enhanced efficiency. 
  • As the Director of Accounting, Ashley presented monthly financials to executives, managed accounts receivable, and calculated broker commissions, showcasing her ability to drive cost savings and operational efficiencies. 
  • Ashley excelled as an Assistant Controller, establishing best practices for a company’s U.S. extension and maintaining financial sustainability through cash forecasting and meticulous financial reporting. 
  • Ashley’s expertise extends to contract liability review, sales and use tax filing, audit preparation, and profitability analysis.  
    • She is adept at collaborating with cross-functional teams, supporting audits, and driving business decisions through accurate financial reporting and analysis. 
    • With her disciplined approach, dedication to process optimization, and excellent interpersonal skills, she is an asset to any organization seeking a seasoned financial leader. 

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Danson – VP of Operations

  • Danson is an experienced operations and product development leader with almost a decade in the cannabis space working with all types of product manufacturing. 
  • As Director of Operations with a cannabis company, Danson was instrumental in developing new production processes to bring the company out of startup mode into mature production standards. 
  • At another cannabis business, Danson led the operational design of the business, including equipment, packaging and ingredient sourcing, facility workflows, and phased growth plans around product portfolio and projected sales.  
    • He operationalized business processes, systems, and structures, including sourcing/purchasing, HR, finance, and quality assurance. 
  • In his current position as a consultant with a cannabis extracts company, Danson was brought on to strategically re-map a product portfolio for the top-10 brand.  
    • He is responsible for strategic planning, market analysis, brand alignment, and bringing costs and cogs under control. 
  • With a degree in Biochemistry, Danson has extensive hands-on R&D and Product Development experience with Algae extraction for Nutraceuticals and Food Manufacturing and is certified in cGMP standards. 

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