PanTheryx Leadership

Led by a team with deep experience.

PanTheryx Leadership

Led by a team with deep experience.

Wes Parris

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).

George Stagnitti

Executive Vice President

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.

Pam Cebulski

General Manager

Pam joined PanTheryx from Synergy Pharmaceuticals, where she served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and was responsible for building the U.S. commercial organization and launching the company’s first drug, Trulance. Prior to that, she spent a successful career at Johnson & Johnson where she held numerous senior commercial positions across all three business sectors: consumer, medical device and pharmaceuticals. Pam is a graduate of The American University and Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Mike Klacik

General Manager and Vice President

Mike serves as the General Manager of PanTheryx Colostrum Holdings — the company’s colostrum ingredients business — and as Vice President of international sales. Mike has extensive experience in global sales, marketing, and business development, holding leadership positions at FrieslandCampina, Ingredion, Martek BioSciences, and Pfizer. He has launched nutritional ingredients into multiple categories, including infant nutrition, medical nutrition, and functional foods. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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

Brian Budeselich

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.