Led by a team with deep experience.
Led by a team with deep experience.
President and CEO
Wes is a nutrition industry leader with over 30 years of experience growing brands in the consumer goods and health and wellness space. Prior to joining PanTheryx, he was the President & CEO of i-Health (a subsidiary of DSM) where he led all operations including sales, marketing, research and development, and business development. During his almost 13 years with the company he established and grew a category-leading consumer brand portfolio. These brands include Culturelle (the #1 global probiotic brand), AZO (the #1 global OTC urinary health brand), Estroven (the #1 global menopause symptom relief brand) and Ovega-3 (a leading brand in the vegetarian omega 3 category). Wes has worked in a variety of executive level positions in marketing, sales, and commercial strategy for Fortune 500 companies including, Procter & Gamble, Gatorade, and Energizer. Wes is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Harvard Business School (General Management Program).
Tom has an extensive background in the nutrition industry, with over 30 years of financial and operational leadership and experience guiding companies through periods of significant change and hyper-growth. Before joining PanTheryx, Tom was the VP, Nutritional Lipids Category at DSM where he led a diverse team in delivering market-leading business growth for DSM’s global omega-3 business. During his tenure at DSM, Tom led the acquisition and integration of the world’s largest marine oil business, drove new product and technology innovations to increase market share, and lead numerous programs to streamline operations, improve margins, and reduce waste. Prior to DSM, Tom held numerous leadership positions at Martek Biosciences Corporation, overseeing Financial and Treasury functions. Tom was instrumental in developing Martek’s strategy and driving organizational improvements as they grew from a fledgling technology company to a leading player in the infant nutrition ingredient space. Tom has served on several boards, including Chairman of the Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED). Tom is a licensed CPA and received his BBA in Finance and Accounting from Loyola University.
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Chris has more than 25 years of experience in innovation and business development in the nutrition and biotechnology space. Before joining PanTheryx, Chris led R&D and Innovation for DSM Nutritional Products in North America. In this role, he bridged DSM’s innovation platforms with regional business needs, focusing on driving impact for business growth. While at DSM, Chris was also responsible for DSM Nutritional Products’ Biotechnology R&D Centers, including oversight of key global projects and joint ventures with strategic partners. Prior to DSM, Chris led the NeurExpand Brain Center in Maryland, where he held the position of Chief Executive Officer. Before that, he worked for more than 20 years at Martek Biosciences where he held various senior management roles in R&D, Operations, and Business – including responsibility for building Martek’s Dietary Supplement & Pharma B2B division. Chris holds a Master of Science in biotechnology from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
Executive Vice President, R&D
George has extensive R&D expertise in business and new product development and commercial partnerships. Prior to joining PanTheryx, he held leadership positions at multiple biotechnology companies that include Synthetic Genomics, Danisco, Efficas and Martek Biosciences. He holds a BS in food science from the University of Maryland, an MS in chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and completed studies in technology management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Gary has an extensive background in supply chain management having led multiple world class CPG operations throughout his career. Before joining PanTheryx, Gary was the COO & Chief Supply Chain Officer at Del Monte Foods Inc., where he was responsible for end-to-end supply chain. Gary has prior experience at DanoneWave, as the SVP Fresh Supply Chain. During his tenure at DanoneWave, he assisted in the scaling of the Fresh business as well as the business integration into WhiteWave operating processes and systems. Prior to DanoneWave, Gary was employed by the H.J. Heinz Company for 10 years, most recently in the role of Global VP of Technical Service. Gary has vast experience within the CPG and industrial sectors with time spent at Kraft Foods, Cott Beverages, and Stanley Black N’ Decker in various senior leadership roles. Gary received his BA in Organizational Leadership and his Master of Business from Ashford University. Gary is a Proud Veteran of the United States Navy.
Senior Vice President, General Manager of Marketing & Corporate Strategy
Pam joined PanTheryx with more than two decades of experience leading and commercializing global healthcare brands from consumer goods to pharmaceuticals to medical devices. Prior to PanTheryx, Pam served as Senior Vice President of Marketing with Synergy Pharmaceuticals and was responsible for building the U.S. commercial organization and launching the company’s first drug, Trulance. Previously, she built an extensive, successful career at Johnson & Johnson where she held numerous senior commercial positions across all three business sectors: consumer, medical device and pharmaceuticals. She has been responsible for the development and launch of numerous products and new brands in the U.S. and global markets. Pam earned her MBA from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management and a BS in International Business and Marketing from American University.
Vice President, Sales
Brian brings 20 years of consumer packaged goods sales experience in all classes of trade. Prior to joining PanTheryx, he served as Senior Director of Sales at I-Health managing multiple business units. Brian played a key role in building the Culturelle, Azo and Estroven brands, all three of which have grown to become the #1 selling brands in their respective categories. Brian also worked for over 8 years at Novartis Consumer Health. He received his BBA from Western Michigan University.
Dr. Raymond Playford, MD, PhD
Vice President, Research & Development
Dr. Playford is considered one of the leading global experts in colostrum science. His research focus includes mechanisms of mucosal integrity and repair, and the clinical use of growth factor agonists and antagonists. Dr. Playford has published over 150 peer reviewed research articles, and is a past President of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He was previously Chairman of the International Committee and the Education Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology and was also an associate editor of Gut. Dr. Playford continues to serve as a Professor of Medicine at the University of Plymouth. He holds a medical degree from St. Bartholomew’s Medical School, London