Team

Synergy CHC is built on the strength of a leadership team with decades
of entrepreneurial success and industry expertise. In just under two
years, Synergy has experienced explosive growth with landmark
acquisitions and Omni-channel revenue growth.

Leadership Team

Jack Ross
Chairman & CEO
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Mr. Ross is a serial entrepreneur, investor and Director with over 25 years of experience in senior level roles at multiple consumer product goods companies. Over his tenure, Mr. Ross has developed a broad and diverse network of retail contacts at senior management levels across North America. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from leading Start-ups to public companies and adds corporate governance experience from both Public and Private sectors.

Jaime Fickett
SVP - Finance & Operations
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Ms. Fickett oversees all aspects of Synergy’s Finance and Operations.  An accountant with over 17 years experience and a strong background in auditing, she handles all the financial reporting and logistics.  She has been with the FOCUSfactor brand for over ten years.  Ms. Fickett received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The University of Maine and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Science in Accounting program.

Al Baumeler
EVP - Sales & Marketing Retail
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Mr Baumeler served as the Senior Vice President of Marketing for HNS Global before joining Synergy CHC in 2015. He was Chief Marketing Officer at Natrol where he oversaw Marketing, Sales, and New Product Development in a portfolio that included vitamin supplements and sports nutrition brands. Prior to HNS, he was Vice President of Marketing at Rexall. Prior to Rexall, he held various leadership positions in Marketing with Novartis, Wyeth and Reckitt Benckiser. Mr. Baumeler received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Rutgers University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Greg Hollohan
VP - Sales & Marketing Canada
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Mr. Hollohan brings 30 years of global consumer products industry experience to Synergy. He has achieved success working for some of the world’s best branded organizations; Kraft Foods, Gillette/Procter & Gamble, Moosehead Breweries, Nike and SunOpta. He has led teams for both branded, private label, and large contract manufacturing partners. In his most recent role as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Life Science Nutritionals, Mr. Hollohan helped grow the businesses of branded and contract business by 22% prior to the parent being sold in 2015. Mr. Hollohan brings a brand focused, customer-centric, and collaborative approach to both business and strategic customer leadership. Mr. Hollohan is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick.

Luc Vanhal
EVP - Direct to Consumer & International
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Luc Vanhal has extensive experience in U.S. and international marketing of health-related products as COO of NAC Marketing, as well as CFO and COO of Guthy-Renker. Vanhal holds a master’s of business administration from the University of Leuven, Belgium. Prior to joining Synergy CHC Corp, his background also includes CFO of consumer products for The Walt Disney Company, president and COO of Vivendi Universal Games and COO of Belkin.

Board of Directors

Jack Ross
Chairman & CEO
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Mr. Ross is a serial entrepreneur, investor and Director with over 25 years of experience in senior level roles at multiple consumer product goods companies. Over his tenure, Mr. Ross has developed a broad and diverse network of retail contacts at senior management levels across North America. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from leading Start-ups to public companies and adds corporate governance experience from both Public and Private sectors.

Paul Sorelle
Director
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Mr. Paul SoRelle, age 58, is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors to hold such position until the Company’s next annual meeting of its’ stockholders or until his successor(s) are duly elected and qualified. Since November 1999, Mr. SoRelle has been the CEO and Managing Partner of Pioneer Press of Greeley, Inc., a commercial offset printing company. Prior to joining Pioneer Press, Mr. SoRelle worked in the gaming business as well as the retail gasoline and convenience store business.

Stephen Fryer
Director
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Mr. Stephen Fryer, age 76, as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, to hold such position until the Company’s next annual meeting of its’ stockholders or until his successor(s) are duly elected and qualified. Since April 2003, Mr. Fryer has been the CEO and Managing Partner of SC Capital Partners, Inc., a private micro-market investment banking and private equity intermediary. Prior to joining SC Capital Partners, Inc., Mr. Fryer was a consulting investment banker with Grant Bettingen, Inc., a broker-dealer based in California, from January 2001 to March 2003. From May 1989 to August 1997, Mr. Fryer was the Principal and Managing Director of Ventana International, Ltd., a venture capital and private investment banking firm with operations and investors in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Fryer earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Economics, from the University of Southern California.

Advisory Board

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