Jim Rex | President and CEO
Jim brings a unique combination of business expertise to the GHT Leadership Team. He has served more than 30 years as Chief Executive Officer and President, and more than 15 years as Chief Financial Officer for a diverse base of companies, making his approach to business informed, strategic, and highly effective. His installation in these key roles has influenced billion-dollar trends in the healthcare arena and driven enduring changes in national and international market segments over the course of his career.more
Jim’s passion for excellence in business also extends to the classroom. He has lent his expertise to college students by teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in finance, accounting, strategy, and leadership and has also been retained by organizations throughout North America to teach programs on problem-solving and effective communication techniques. He has been a keynote and resource speaker for international and national organizations at events, including medical conferences, business conferences, industry association meetings, and shareholder and executive meetings, as well as for funding and investment groups and institutions.
Brian Taus | Vice President of Sales
Brian brings over 25 years of marketing and sales experience to the GHT Team, which includes holding senior level positions in the food, functional beverage and wellness industries.more
Shanna Denfeld | Vice President of Customer Service
Shanna’s 15+ years of progressive experience in the nutraceutical industry adds an extraordinarily refined and applicable business skill set to the GHT Team. Her experiential background includes leading Customer Service Teams for global markets, which has garnered her awards for the outstanding results delivered.more
Steve Arman | CFO
Since beginning his career at the Los Angeles office of Arthur Andersen, Steve has worked entirely in the Southern California market for over 25 years. He has extensive experience providing services in numerous industries, including technology, financial, real estate, life sciences, entertainment and manufacturing.more
Steve spent many years with Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young, and Grant Thornton along with a number of years in private industry. While at Time Warner, Inc., he worked in international finance and operations in addition to maintaining corporate tax responsibilities. He has a BS in accounting from California State University at Long Beach, and a Masters of Business with an emphasis in Taxation from the University of Southern California. And he recently served on the Board of the San Diego Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
Ernesto Mejia | Director of QC/QA and R&D
Ernesto’s education, including an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA, coupled with his over 20 years experience brings a wealth of dynamic strength as lead scientist to the HSM Team.more
Before joining HSM, Ernesto operated his own supplement manufacturing firm for six years prior to its acquisition by Health Specialties Manufacturing, Inc. Ernesto oversees all aspects of manufacturing for HSM and its contract manufacturing clients. He works closely with the entire Science Team to ensure that all formulations created will result in products that are high in quality and exceed standards, as well as our client’s expectations.