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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Jack Ross has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman since October 2014, served as our Chief Financial Officer from August 2018 until July 2021 and from October 2014 until October 2017, and served as our President from May 2020 until January 2021 and from October 2014 until October 2017. Mr. Ross has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Kenek Brands Inc., an executive consulting firm, since January 2014. In addition, Mr. Ross has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gowan Capital Inc. since May 2011. Mr. Ross’ significant leadership experience at various private and public companies led to the conclusion that he should serve as a member of our Board of Directors, in light of our business and structure.

Alfred Baumelar
President
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Alfred Baumeler has served as our President since January 2021 and has agreed to serve on our Board of Directors upon the completion of this offering. From August 2015 to December 2020, Mr. Baumeler served as our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. From September 2012 to August 2015, Mr. Baumeler served as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Healthy Natural Systems/Core Science Medica (CSM)/Lifeagen, a nutritional supplement company. From January 2012 to August 2012, Mr. Baumeler was self-employed as a marketing consultant. From November 2009 to November 2011, Mr. Baumeler was the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Natrol, Inc., a manufacturer of vitamins, minerals and supplements. Mr. Baumeler earned his Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in Engineering and his Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance from Columbia Business School.

Brendan Horning
Chief Financial Officer
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Jaime Fickett
SVP Finance & Operations
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Jaime Fickett has served as our Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations since January 2015. From August 2006 to January 2015, Ms. Fickett served as Chief Financial Officer of Factor Nutrition Labs, LLC, a company that developed dietary supplements. From 1999 to 2006, Ms. Fickett was employed in the public accounting sector as an auditor. Ms. Fickett earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maine. Ms. Fickett earned her Master of Science in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.

Kelly Dressler
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs
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Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs – Synergy CHC (2020-Current)
Head of Domestic and International Regulatory Affairs – Metagenics NA (2017-2019)
Manager of Regulatory Affairs – Atrium Innovations NA Healthcare Practitioner Brands (2010-2017)
MBA Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business
11+ Years in Nutraceutical, Foods, & CPG Regulatory Affairs

Larry Piero
VP of Operations & Supply Chain
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Synergy CHC, VP Supply Chain & Operations, 2021- Present
Enzymedica, VP Operations, 2020-2021
Smarty Pants Vitamins, VP Supply Chain & Operations, 2018-2020
Atrium Innovations, VP Operations, 2004-2017

Board of Directors

Jack Ross
Chairman/CEO
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Jack Ross has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman since October 2014, served as our Chief Financial Officer from August 2018 until July 2021 and from October 2014 until October 2017, and served as our President from May 2020 until January 2021 and from October 2014 until October 2017. Mr. Ross has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Kenek Brands Inc., an executive consulting firm, since January 2014. In addition, Mr. Ross has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gowan Capital Inc. since May 2011. Mr. Ross’ significant leadership experience at various private and public companies led to the conclusion that he should serve as a member of our Board of Directors, in light of our business and structure.

Alfred Baumelar
President
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Alfred Baumeler has served as our President since January 2021 and has agreed to serve on our Board of Directors upon the completion of this offering. From August 2015 to December 2020, Mr. Baumeler served as our Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. From September 2012 to August 2015, Mr. Baumeler served as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Healthy Natural Systems/Core Science Medica (CSM)/Lifeagen, a nutritional supplement company. From January 2012 to August 2012, Mr. Baumeler was self-employed as a marketing consultant. From November 2009 to November 2011, Mr. Baumeler was the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Natrol, Inc., a manufacturer of vitamins, minerals and supplements. Mr. Baumeler earned his Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in Engineering and his Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance from Columbia Business School.

Paul Sorelle
Board Member
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J. Paul SoRelle was appointed as a director in December 2014. From 1999 to April 2020, Mr. SoRelle served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Press of Greeley, Inc., a commercial printing company. Since April 2020, Mr. SoRelle has continued to consult for Pioneer Press. Prior to joining Pioneer Press, Mr. SoRelle acquired RamStar, Inc. in November 1988 and served as President and CEO, as well as in other roles. RamStar, Inc. was acquired by International Thunderbird Gaming Corporation in 1994, where Mr. SoRelle served on the board of directors and as Executive Vice President until October 1996. In November 1982, Mr. SoRelle acquired three convenience stores, expanded to eight stores and sold them in 1988.

Nitin Kaushal
Board Member
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Since March 2020, Mr. Kaushal has served as President of Anik Capital Corp. He retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Canada), where he was a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Practice from April 2012 until March 2020. He has over thirty years of experience in the financial services industry and has held senior roles in investment banking, venture capital and consulting firms including Desjardins Securities Inc., Orion Securities Inc., Vengate Capital, HSBC Securities Inc. and Gordon Capital and in the venture capital industry with MDS Capital Corp. Mr. Kaushal serves on the board of VieMed Healthcare, Inc., FSD Pharma, Inc., Hide Tide Inc., Delta 9 Cannabis Inc., PsyBio Therapeutics Corp. and Flower One Holdings Inc. Mr. Kaushal earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant in Canada. Mr. Kaushal’s experience as a member of various boards of directors and as a Chartered Accountant provides the Board with additional perspective on financial reporting, governance and management issues.

Stephen J. Fryer
Board Member
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Stephen Fryer was appointed as a director in December 2014. Since June 2003, Mr. Fryer has been the Chief Executive Officer 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 Chief Executive Officer of Pen Interconnect from March 1998 to September 2002. From May 1989 to August 1997, Mr. Fryer was 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. Mr. Fryer’s substantial experience in the investment banking industry, and his demonstrated skill in corporate finance, led to the conclusion that he should serve as a member of our Board of Directors, in light of our business and structure.

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