JADE BEUTLER, CEO
Jade Beutler is an accomplished natural products industry executive with a 25 year history of leading innovative and cutting-edge companies. During his career he has been responsible for the research, development, sales and marketing of several award-winning and best-selling natural products. As CEO of Barlean’s Organic Oil he created Omega-Swirl, an Omega-3 emulsion that completely disrupted and reinvented the Omega-3 category. As CEO of Lignan Research, he won two biotechnology research grants in the development of Brevail, a recipient of a Komen Foundation grant for the prevention of breast cancer. Jade was honored as a recipient of the Ramzanov award in 2008 for excellence in product creation and innovation. He is the author of Understanding Fats & Oils, and Flax for Life.
Emerald Health Bioceuticals is a natural progression allowing him to practice his multidisciplinary skill set in one of the most exciting and promising frontiers of human health in the endocannabinoid system. Jade is a licensed health care practitioner with dual credentials in respiratory care, R.R.T. and C.R.T.T.
DR. GAETANO MORELLO N.D., CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER
Dr. Morello serves as the Chief Scientific Officer and Director of New Product Development for Emerald Health Bioceuticals. He is an accomplished clinician with direct, first-hand experience in the clinical and medical application of cannabinoids. Dr. Morello continues to practice at the Complex Chronic Disease Program at Woman’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. He also serves on the Quality Assurance Committee for the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia and other health and medical panels. The author of Cleanse: The Ultimate Inside Out Approach and The Fiber Miracle, he is also a contributing author to A Textbook of Natural Medicine, Alive Magazine, Viva Magazine and other publications. He has made more than 500 medical presentations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, and Italy in the last decade.
Dr. Morello has a B.Sc. in Cell Biology/Nutrition from the University of British Columbia and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University.
JILL BROADFOOT, CFO
Ms. Jill M. Broadfoot joined Emerald Health Bioceuticals in January 2017 as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, Ms. Broadfoot was the Vice President, US Corporate Controller at GW Pharmaceuticals, a global leader in cannabinoid based medicines, and was hired to help upgrade its finance and accounting functions and establish commercial operations in the US. Ms. Broadfoot previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Vical Incorporated, a DNA delivery technology company, were she had oversight of finance, investor relations, manufacturing, information technology, human resources, legal and business development. Before joining Vical, Ms. Broadfoot held various positions at dj Orthopedics, Inc., a medical device company, most recently as Vice President of Finance with broad responsibilities in finance, accounting, treasury, risk management, and corporate governance. Ms. Broadfoot also served as an audit manager at Ernst & Young LLP, where her clients included life sciences, computer software and telecommunications companies as well as government contractors. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, she was Division Controller at Medical Imaging Centers of America, Inc., a chain of freestanding imaging centers and mobile imaging centers, where she held divisional accounting and financial reporting responsibilities. Ms. Broadfoot received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting from San Diego State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
JIM SPRINGER, VP MARKETING
Jim Springer is a highly accomplished Natural Products Industry Executive. He previously served as President of three leading supplement companies including Barlean’s Organic Oils, Dr. Daniel Amen’s BrainMD and OM, Organic Mushroom Nutrition. Of the two latter brands he completely refreshed, rebranded and relaunched the lines to incredible industry acclaim and recognition. At Barlean’s he was highly instrumental in managing the brand to become one of the best-selling brands in the natural products industry at the time. His core competences of branding, package & label design, strategic marketing, sales leadership, integrated sales campaigns, market research & penetration, product launch & positioning, product development, public relations (PR) and project management make him an incredible asset to the Emerald Health Bioceuticals team. He holds a B.A. in Communications from California State University, Long Beach.
STUART HUTCHINSON, VP SALES
Stuart Hutchinson has a distinguished 20+ year history in the natural products industry. Everything started in 1995 with Stuart launching his own personal care company, Shaman Beauty Products. After selling the company in 2002, Stuart continued his success in both the personal care and supplements categories. Stuart has since partnered with several of the industry's top companies and has a record of success designing ground-breaking solutions for products, distribution channels, and retailers. Such companies include Barlean’s Organic Oils, EO, JASON, Plant Fusion, SIBU and SoTru. Stuart thrives on opportunities to work collaboratively with sales reps, retailers, and internal stakeholders in order to create extraordinary results.