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Management

Frank L. Jaksch, Jr.
Co-founder, Executive Chairman of the Board
Frank L. Jaksch, Jr.
Co-founder, Executive Chairman of the Board


Frank L. Jaksch Jr., 50, is a Co-Founder of the Company and has served as a member of the Board since February 2000. Mr. Jaksch served as Chairman of the Board from May 2010 to October 2011 and was its Co-Chairman from February 2000 to May 2010. In June 2018, Mr. Jaksch transitioned from Chief Executive Officer to Executive Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Jaksch oversees research, strategy and operations for the Company with a focus on scientific and novel products for pharmaceutic... 

Rob Fried
Chief Executive Officer
Rob Fried
Chief Executive Officer


Robert Fried, 59, became Chief Executive Officer in June 2018. He has served as a director of the Company since July 2015, President and Chief Operating Officer from January to June 2018 and President and Chief Strategy Officer from March 2017 to January 2018. Mr. Fried also served as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee from July 2015 to March 2017.

Mr. Fried has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tiger Media, Inc., (AMEX: IDI), an inform... 

Kevin Farr
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Farr
Chief Financial Officer


Kevin Farr, 61, has served as Chief Financial Officer since October 2017.

Mr. Farr previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) from February 2000 through September 2017, and prior to that served in multiple leadership roles at Mattel since 1991. Before joining Mattel, Mr. Farr spent 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Farr serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, an... 

Mark Friedman
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Mark Friedman
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary


Mark Friedman, 61, has served as the Company’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since January 2018.

From 2013 to January 2018, Mr. Friedman held various positions at Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) including Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Counsel to the Executive Chairman. Mr. Friedman served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Development at Pinkberry from 2008 to 2013, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at American Golf Corporation... 

Lisa Bratkovich
Chief Marketing Officer
Lisa Bratkovich
Chief Marketing Officer


Lisa Bratkovich, 52, has served as the Company’s Chief Marketing Officer since June 2018.

Ms. Bratkovich joined ChromaDex from Direct Upside Group, a direct-to-consumer marketing and customer experience transformation consulting firm, where she served as CEO and Principal since April 2016. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Bratkovich spent 13 years at Guthy|Renker, where she served as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Ms. Bratkovich is a board member of Girls in Tech, Los ... 

Matthew Roberts
Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Innovation
Matthew Roberts
Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Innovation


Matthew Roberts, 50, has served as the Company’s Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Innovation since November 2018.

From May 2017 to May 2018, Dr. Roberts served as Chief Technology and Quality Officer at Pharmavite, LLC, a consumer packaged goods manufacturer of vitamins, minerals and supplements under Nature Made® brand. Dr. Roberts also served as Chief Scientific Officer from May 2015 to August 2016 at NBTY, Inc., a manufacturer of vitamins and nutritiona... 

Ben Shichman
Chief Technical Officer
Ben Shichman
Chief Technical Officer


Ben Shichman has served as the Company’s Chief Technology Officer since April 2018.

Mr. Shichman recently served as Executive Vice President at InvestCloud where he managed global data center operations. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Technology at Guidance, a leading e-commerce systems consultancy. Before Guidance, Mr. Shichman served as CTO and COO at iConstituent, where he managed day-to-day business operations and directed product engineering activities. Mr. Shichma... 

Jordan Gropack
Vice President of People
Jordan Gropack
Vice President of People


Jordan A. Gropack has served as the Company’s Vice President of People since April 2018.

Mr. Gropack joined ChromaDex after serving as an independent consultant to various Southern California businesses, advising on both human resources and employment law issues. From 2014 to 2017, he served as Head of Human Resources for Spokeo, Inc., a Pasadena-based technology company. From 2011 to 2014, he was part of the Human Resources team at NBCUniversal in the Hollywood theme park divisi...