Roger Barnett Chairman and CEO Mr. Barnett is the Chairman and CEO of Shaklee Corporation. Founded in 1956, Shaklee is the number one natural nutrition and green cleaning products company in the U.S., with more than 1.2 million members and distributors in the U.S., Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Canada, Taiwan, and China. In 2000, Shaklee was the first company in the world to become Climate Neutral Certified to fully offset its carbon emissions.Mr. Barnett began his career at the investment banking firm Lazard Freres & Co. He then organized an investment group to acquire control of Arcade, Inc., which he transformed into the largest sampling company in the world, expanding from a solely U.S. operation into a global business. He was also the founder and Chairman and CEO of Beauty.com, which continues to be one of the leading internet retailers in the cosmetics industry.
Mr. Barnett received his undergraduate degree from Yale College (Summa Cum Laude), his law degree from Yale Law School (Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal), and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Barnett has been selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum (Davos). He has also been selected as a Young Leader Fellow of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and is a member of the Young President's Organization. Additionally, Mr. Barnett serves as a member of the Harvard and Yale Schools of Public Health Leadership Councils, the Yale University President's Council on International Activities, the Board of Directors of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, the Advisory Board of 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai's The Green Belt Movement, the Board of Directors for Town School San Francisco, and the Board of Trustees of The Fine Arts Museums Foundation of San Francisco.
Heather Chastain President Shaklee US and Canada
As President of Shaklee U.S. and Canada, Heather Chastain is responsible for partnering with the Shaklee Field to generate growth and success for Shaklee Independent Distributors in these important markets. With twenty years of well-rounded experience in direct selling, Heather brings a solid understanding of the sales, marketing, manufacturing and operations functional areas, with a strong, collaborative and relational style of management and leadership.
Prior to joining Shaklee, Heather served as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer with Arbonne International. She was also President of Celebrating Home and Vice President of BeautiControl. She served on the board of the Direct Selling Association, and was chair of the DSA Ethics Committee.
Heather graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Business Administration.
Dr. Bruce Daggy Senior Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Science Officer
Bruce Daggy, Senior Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Science Officers leads our upstream technology development programs across all our product categories. He oversees the Medical Affairs Group, as well as our Global Science Advisory Board.
His career spans over 30 years in global roles within consumer healthcare. In nutrition, his work has ranged from developing leading nutritional supplements in India to providing sports nutrition products to elite athletes. He also has had a major focus on weight management and metabolic disease. He began his professional career in academia and then spent 10 years in research and development at The Procter & Gamble Company. After P&G, Bruce spent over 13 years at SmithKline Beecham/Glaxo SmithKline in both the United States and the United Kingdom in various leadership positions, including overseeing their global nutritional research and development and managing over 80 scientists in the U.K. as well as a team in India. In addition, he was also the Vice President, Weight Control Research & Development for Glaxo SmithKline.
Prior to joining Shaklee, Bruce served as Senior Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Science Officer at Nutrisystem Inc. where he directed applied research and development for weight management and the prevention or management of obesity-related diseases and disorders.
Bruce has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Cornell University and a B.A. in Biology from University of Virginia. He has authored 80 publications and abstracts and has developed 13 patents in his name. He serves as Adjunct Professor and Advisory Board Member within the Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences Department of Florida State University. He is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and of The Obesity Society, and has been an active volunteer with the American Diabetes Association's Greater Philadelphia Community Board and its Education and Advocacy Committee.
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