Management

Management

Jim Rex | President and CEO

Jim RexJim brings a unique combination of business expertise to the GHT Leadership Team, which includes over 15 years as CFO, over 20 years as President/CEO, and the ability to draw on the experience of consulting with over 100 companies in the areas of strategy, finance and focused problem-solving. more

He has taught undergraduate/graduate coursework in finance, accounting, strategy and leadership; and, has been retained by organizations throughout North America to teach specific programs on problem-solving and effective communication techniques.

Brian Taus | Vice President of Sales

Brian TausBrian 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

This background also includes a substantial and successful track record in the launching of new consumer products, as well as influencing industry trends by representing and implementing leading edge strategic marketing/sales plans. Furthermore, Brian’s global experience in the consumer product industry will be an asset to the GHT Team as he leads the market expansion for the company and drives a sustainable presence in targeted geographic regions.

Rick Wilson | Vice President of Operations

rick-02Rick brings more than 25 years of experience in operations and supply chain management, supporting multi-site operations and a worldwide supplier base. Prior to GHT, he served as director of operations for To Go Brands (TGB) for four years. more

For more than ten years, Wilson has been focused in the dietary supplement industry. In his five years at Metabolife International, he helped the company transition from multi-level marketing to retail with partners such as Wal-Mart, Target and Costco. In addition to TGB and Metabolife, Wilson has held operations positions at Naturade and Maxell Corporation of America, a consumer electronics division of Hitachi, where he built an 18-year career with management roles in operations, supply chain and plant management.

Shanna Denfeld | Vice President of Customer Service

Shanna DenfeldShanna’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

Additionally, she has extensive knowledge in manufacturing and product formulation processes, as well as oversight of corporate logistics and compliancy functions. Shanna’s selection as VP will ensure that GHT will generate the industry’s best deliverable results for its customers.

Steve Arman | CFO

Steve Arman, CFOSince 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

His client profiles have included closely-held and publicly traded corporations, individual entrepreneurs and investor/developer joint ventures. He also has a great deal of experience working with high net worth individuals. 

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.

Kathy Prager | Controller

Kathy PragerKathy brings an extensive amount of accounting experience to GHT, which includes having obtained her CPA designation from the State of California. Her background in all facets of business accounting has proven invaluable for ensuring accurate and reliable reporting for the company and its Leadership Team. more

Her experiential background includes assuming the Controller role in a number of industries such as manufacturing, venture capital and real estate. Kathy’s responsibilities for GHT also involve oversight of the risk management and human resource sectors, which again is strengthened by her extensive background in the same.