Ray C. Carter, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
With more than 20 years of experience in direct sales and marketing, Ray Carter
is considered a leader in the field. He is known for his ability to create successful
corporate systems and implement key business strategies in the consumer products
Ray’s extensive experience with private and public companies makes him well versed
in all aspects of corporate management with special emphasis on product development,
procurement, manufacturing, sales and marketing, corporate administration, information
systems and finance. Ray holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
from the University of Maine and graduated with honors from Southern New Hampshire
University with a Master of Business Administration in Management.
Christian Drapeau, MSc
Chief Science Officer
Research scientist and neurophysiologist Christian Drapeau has more than 15 years
of research experience in the fields of natural foods and nutrition. Christian has
collaborated with several universities and research centers in researching raw botanical
ingredients and serves as Chief Science Officer for Stemtech.
Prior to co-founding Stemtech, Christian served as the director of research and
development at Cell Tech International and Desert Lake Technologies. He holds a
Bachelor of Science in Neurophysiology from McGill University, Montreal, and a Masters
from the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery from the Montreal Neurological
Institute at McGill University.
Jerome S. Kaiser
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kaiser brings over 30 years of accounting and finance experience to Stemtech.
His experience includes being the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
of AirTouch Communications, Inc., the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
and Secretary of ORYXE Energy International, a Vice President and group Finance Director
of Liz Claiborne, Inc., various financial management positions with Meguiar’s, Inc. and
also held positions at other publicly traded companies.
Mr. Kaiser began his career in public accounting at PriceWaterhouse. He is a member
of the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute
of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Kaiser received his MBA from California State
University, Northridge and was an honors graduate from Pepperdine University with a
bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Senior V.P. - Global Sales & Marketing
Andy Goodwin has more than 20 years of business experience. He is a native New Zealander
and a citizen of the United Kingdom. Prior to his role with Stemtech, Andy headed
Western and Eastern European operations for Herbalife, Jeunique, Nutri-metrics and
Other notable experience includes a stint as a board member and owner of a publicly
traded direct sales firm in Great Britain, which he helped turn profitable and sold.
Andy is an accomplished public speaker and a world class sailor. He is fluent in
English and Russian.
Senior V.P.– International Business Development
Jonathan brings more than 15 years of multinational business leadership experience
to the Stemtech team. Jonathan’s experience includes running a division of a Fortune
500 company, a start up, and several years at a nutritional supplements MLM company.
He has worked in a diverse range of industries from private equity, to the automobile
and global forest products sectors. Originally a native of Johannesburg, South Africa,
Jonathan now lives with his family in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jonathan holds
a law degree from University of Johannesburg and an MBA from Bond University (Australia).
John W. Meyer
V.P. - Global Operations
John Meyer has more than 27 years of experience in the direct selling industry,
with expertise in the areas of nutrition and personal care products. Prior to joining
Stemtech, John served as regional operations manager for Shaklee Corporation.
Other notable industry experience includes a stint as vice president of logistics
for MXM Essential Formulas and the role of vice president of logistics for Arbonne,
where he re-engineered logistics operations, planned a new state-of-the-art distribution
facility, implemented new software systems and handled all transportation for a
company experiencing massive growth. John earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s
degree from the University of San Francisco.
V.P. - North American Markets
With an ever-present tenacious spirit and industry acumen, Don Karn joins the Stemtech
team with nearly three decades of expertise in network marketing and executive sales;
best known for both his drive and leadership rapport. A true veteran in the health,
wellness and fitness sectors, Don is a firm believer in maintaining strong relationships
between corporate and field Distributors.
Prior to joining team Stemtech, Don’s resume extends an impressive career in senior
management and lead roles, including eight years with Avon and more than 10 years
with Shaklee – among others. His attraction to our company stems from the brand’s
commitment to innovations in stem cell nutrition and network marketing.
Don holds an MBA from Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics in Pennsylvania.
Don is a contributing writer for Networking Times. Home for Don and his family is
in South Orange County, California. Don and his wife, Miriam, have five grown children.
Errol C. Lester
V.P. - African Markets
Born and raised in South Africa, Errol Lester has more than 20 years of experience
in managing successful network marketing enterprises. Errol demonstrates expertise
as a primary field leader and has established offices for two international companies.
Prior to his current role with Stemtech, Errol held the position of executive vice
president for AIM International where he was responsible for overseeing worldwide
distributor relations and conducting regional training events. Other notable experience
includes a stint as general manager of South African operations for Sportron International.
Errol holds a degree in marketing. He has permanent resident status in the United
States, where he lives with his wife, a university professor.
V.P. - Asian Markets
Jonathan Lim has vast international experience in assisting with the opening and
managing of network marketing companies in countries within the Asia-Pacific region.
Prior to his current position with Stemtech, Jonathan served as a bank officer.
He later left banking to become a sought-after consultant in the Asia-Pacific region
for many large companies, including Amway, Tupperware and Hitachi. Other notable
experience includes his involvement as an owner and senior executive of several
direct selling companies that distribute nutritional products, including Viva LifeSciences
and New Health International. Jonathan earned a Masters in Business Administration
from the University of California, Los Angeles and is fluent in English, Chinese,
Malay and Indonesian.
Heather Livingston, M.Sc.
V.P. - Global Product Training & Sports Marketing
Heather Livingston has more than 20 years of experience in the health, nutritional
education and training industries. She is recognized as an international expert
in the fields of nutrition, sports nutrition and wellness. Heather is a sought-after
speaker and a published author of magazines, books and training manuals. Heather
has advised elite athletes around the world, including athletes with the Olympics,
NBA, FIBA, IHL, PGA, and numerous additional elite professional athletes.
Prior to her role at Stemtech, Heather served as Vice President of international
training for Herbalife International and was a key member of the Scientific Advisory
Board. Additionally, Heather was the International Nutrition Trainer for the Nutrilite
brand of Amway and Program Manager for LIVE FOR LIFE, a wellness program for Johnson
& Johnson. Heather holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California with
an emphasis in sports nutrition, physiology and rehabilitation and a Master's of
Science degree with an emphasis on human nutrition, public health and exercise physiology
from the University of Michigan.
V.P. - Product Training and Development
With experience as a practicing and research pharmacist, as well as a talented speaker
and educator in the field of cellular nutrition, Paola brings to Stemtech the benefits
of more than a dozen years in the sphere of cutting-edge science.
Fluent in English and Spanish, Paola has achieved a solid reputation in both Latin
America and the United States as a much sought-after presenter of seminars on a
wide variety of subjects relating to alternative medicine and product development
and quality control, and as a health columnist in well-respected regional publications.
Her experience includes research in the development of new products, quality control
and statistics, and the practice of complementary therapies including acupuncture,
Chinese medicine, hydro-colonic therapy and bio-magnetic pairing.
Recently the owner of a respected Wellness Center in Las Vegas, NV, Paola began
working as Product Trainer with Stemtech’s Latin American division in 2009, developing
effective field product training programs that helped to spur growth in these markets.
She holds a Master of Science degree in pharmacology with undergraduate emphasis
in biochemistry, quality control and statistics from Argentina’s University of San
Luis, and is currently completing thesis work for an additional post-graduate degree
in nutrition through the International Master Program of Spain’s University of Leon.
Director - Global Human Resources
Sabrina Perryman has 15 years of progressive human resources experience with an
expertise in employee relations, corporate culture, compliance and organizational development.
As the Director of Global Human Resources, she is directly responsible for the worldwide
administration, coordination and evaluation of all human resources functions.
Sabrina is a Human Resources Generalist with a strong knowledge in recruitment, employee
relations, leadership and employee development, training, compensation, benefits and
workers’ compensation. She has provided Human Resources services to manufacturing,
non-profit, educational organizations and public agencies.
Sabrina holds a certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) as well as Conflict
Resolution. She has a BA in Business with emphasis in Human Resource Management.
She is currently working on her certification to become a Global Professional in Human
Resources (GPHR). She is a member of local and national Human Resources and
compensation organizations. Sabrina currently resides in North Orange County with
her three daughters.
Brianne M. Rogers
Director - Global Sales & Marketing Operations
As a former operations manager for a major health and fitness chain, Brianne Rogers
boasts solid experience in customer service in the direct sales industry.
Prior to her current role with Stemtech, Brianne was responsible for overseeing
six health clubs in the Greater Los Angeles area. Her district was ranked first
in California among over 40 locations. Other notable experience includes her stint
as customer service manager for a Los Angeles-based direct selling company that
marketed consumer health care products. She also assisted with the creation of an
Arizona-based direct selling venture in which she selected vendors and software
systems while managing customer service and data entry.
Director – North America Sales and Marketing
Julio brings to Stemtech vast experience in sales, strategy, network marketing, creative
direction and communications management.
Prior to Stemtech, Julio was a management consultant with KPMG LLP, and with
PriceWaterhouseCooper LLP, where he served as Senior Manager/Principal. He later
served as Director of Marketing Management at Herbalife International Inc., and was
responsible for US, Mexico and Canadian markets.
Julio holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California,
and an MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. Julio resides in Arcadia, CA
with his wife, his daughter and son, both teenagers. Julio is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Director - Global Information Technology
As an information technology expert, George Tashjian has solid experience in managing
information systems and interfacing with overseas merchants and vendors.
Prior to his role as director of information technology with Stemtech, George worked
as a programmer and designer for Nexgenix, Inc., a large consulting company based
in the U.S., where he worked on large-scale business-to-consumer projects with Southern
California Gas and Thirsty.com. Other notable experience includes his time spent
as the president of an international online gaming company with a world-wide customer
base. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Information and Computer Science from
the University of California, Irvine. He is bilingual in English and Armenian.