More About Team Thin Energy
Michael Gardner had the thin health vision and prior to developing Thin Energy, he has a background as a brand and marketing strategist, consulted with numerous brands, nutritional companies identifying brand opportunities at the manufacturing level as well as retail. Further leveraging his knowledge as a personal trainer and as an avid researcher in the nutrition, health and wellness pace. Michael has authored and developed a weight loss system appearing on multiple networks and radio stations.
Michael has written an internationally acclaimed book in the direct response arena, entitled “Talk yourself Thin” and he has launched an infomercial on the home shopping network (HSN), a weight loss show entitled “Living Heavy.”
Didi Wong-Executive Advisor:
Didi Wong is an award-winning international keynote speaker, Executive TV producer, Business and speaking mentor, Best-selling author, and Angel Investor. Didi is the CEO of the Yes Academy, a results-driven educational mentorship program for entrepreneurs, a results and success driven educational program for entrepreneurs, focusing on confidence, connections and cash flow. She was given the highest level award "Women of the Decade for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital from the Women Economic. She has also been honored to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Initiative at the United Nations. As a TV Producer, she has Executive Produced a show called "In Case you Didn't know and produced another TV show "SpeakUp" in its second season.
Didi was a judge on the business show "Elevator Pitch." In 2021, she will be knighted as "Lady Didi" where she will join the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and St. Helen of Spain to further the Royal initiatives both domestically and internationally She is a best selling author of "Success Breakthroughs" coauthored with Jack Canfield. Didi's multiple civic and philanthropic affiliations include being on the Parent Council at Cedars Sinai Hospital's Obstetrics Patient and Family Care Council
Beth Close - VP Brand Activation:
Beth Close is the VP Brand Activation for Thin Energy Beth is a dynamic leader who has over twenty-five years of experience in business development and the consumer product industries. She has found consistent professional success in long-term business development, partnering with over 300 domestic and international markets to raise development, visibility and revenue, all while creating valuable product and market strategies. Prior to joining Thin Energy®, Beth worked as a consultant for Eni Health and Beauty, driving forward their product launches and branding strategies with effective marketing campaigns. Beth's expertise in this position included working with skincare, cosmetics, fragrance, dietary supplements and sports nutrition products. Over the course of her career, Beth has also held positions of Senior Executive, Chief Operations Officer, and Vice President, leveraging her knowledge of quality assurance, environmental and regulatory affairs and project planning to drive company exposure and growth
Throughout her career, Beth has worked with the FDA, EPA and OSHA to ensure product compliance and regulation. She is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC), Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) and Society of Human Resource Development (SHRM). Beth currently resides in Dunedin, FL with her significant other and has two children who are traveling the world by air and by sea.
Dr Calvin Wilson M.D-Executive Advisor:
Dr Calvin Thomas Wilson Il is a practicing medical professional who founded the only bariatric GYN practice in Dover, Delaware and only practice in southern Delaware addressing Bio-identical Hormonal Therapy. Dr Calvin will oversee and guide team on future products and Research and development. Dr Wilson is recognized as a Certified personal Trainer and Member by the National Academy of Sports medicine and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr Wilson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1986) and Duke University (B.S.E-Biomedical Engineering) in 1982. Todd Christopher - Executive Advisor: Todd's role is to review and maintain relationships for current and future engagements in entertainment, brand endorsement, and strategic B2B ventures / advertising platforms, brand extension, etc.
Ryan Pfeiffer - Executive Advisor:
Ryan advises on all financial matters including projections, strategic partnerships, fundraising and pricing analysis. Ryan graduated from Arizona State University and Barrett, The Honors College. He analyzed billions of dollars of transactions as an analyst/associate on Deutsche Bank's Consumer team in New York. He then transitioned into growth equity where he was the associate on over $35 million in investments. This background developed Ryan's expertise in working with startups as an investor and Fortune 500 companies as an advisor. He uses these skills to help companies grow through fundraising, acquisitions or FP&A.
Ernie W. Carbone, III - VP, Product Development
Ernie W. Carbone, Ill has taken his 35 years of experience and created an essential set of tools in the Nutritional Supplement Private Label industry, and is part of the U.S. Advisory Committee, and considered one of their Finest Formulation Specialists. He is instrumental in the creation of unique recognizable custom formulations; private label production, placement and distribution. With the aforementioned specialties, Ernie uses these talents to be a true "Power Connector". Ernie has devoted his entire life to helping those looking to develop healthy lifestyles, and uses this passion to help others succeed.
By forming meaningful business relationships, Ernie maximizes results for clients of any size. Not only an expert in customer relations, he is a powerhouse in sales techniques, connecting businesses and consumers seamlessly.
Ernie is a true leader and a dedicated force in many industries; he and his team are able to grow any business using several decades of experience, knowledge, and creativity.
Roxanne Wilder is a co-host on the MJ Morning Show in the Tampa Bay area on Q105. She also hosts The Current, which features local feel-good stories and health and wellness segments, on five of the six Tampa-based Beasley Media Group stations. She has served as anchor, host and reporter for ABC Action News' Morning Blend, Fox Sports Florida, BrightHouse Sports, Bay News 9 and WTSP
Todd Christopher launched his entertainment career as an agent trainee in the William Morris Agency mailroom following graduation from Princeton University in 2000, then moving to the Gersh Agency in 2003. Currently, Todd heads and oversees the Alternative Packaging Department, a division that he created which includes under its purview Unscripted Television, Daytime Television, Late-Night Television and Digital Media Packaging.