Executive Team

A dynamic, well-rounded, high-energy and passionate team that delivers superior service for all your innovative product development needs in the Nutraceutical marketing sector.


Annie Eng

CEO, President

Visionary Sourcer-ess

Annie scours the earth for medicinal plants. She recently brought Tongkat Ali from the Malaysian rainforests, Citrus Bergamot from the Calabria region of Italy, and Andrographis paniculata and Maqui berry from the Chilean Patagonian region to the N. America market and globally.

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Hame Persaud

Executive Vice President

Your Marketing GPS

Hame has successfully launched numerous companies into the Nutraceutical sector, and so he can help you succeed and overcome all obstacles, guiding you safely to reach your end goal.

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Jessica Barnett

Chief Operating Officer

Smooth Operator

Jessica synergizes a keen eye for detail and accuracy, with multi-level talent for evaluating and maintaining seamless financial and sales operations, and implementing complex business projects.

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Jennifer Lacerda Chisholm

Regional Manager

Herbal Biz-Fluencer

Rooted at the Heart of Your Herbal Business Jennifer helps you quickly identify and nurture strong roots for your outstanding and sustainable business success. “Helping you get to the root causes of herbal business success in today’s world is what I do”- says Jennifer.

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Bill Dunn

Regional Manager

The Herbal Maestro

Looking to rise above the noise and discordance of the nutraceutical
marketplace? Bill helps you create the next genre-changing product with
mastery and finesse.

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Amanda Aston

Regional Manager

Herbal Alchemist

Amanda Aston is a Dallas-based Regional Manager for HP Ingredients. Amanda has received numerous academic and commercial awards and honors in pursuit of her passion in the nutraceutical industry.

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Wolfram Gauss

Regional Manager

The Herbmeister

Wolfram, the quintessential German herbal expert, certainly represents the Teutonic personality as we imagine him. He is super keen on accuracy, perfectionism, and efficiency as well as harbors an appreciation for exquisite design that sublimely marries form and function.

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Dr. Juan Hancke

Chief Scientific Officer

Medicinal Plant Detective

Dr. Juan (pronounced who ah n)  Hancke (pronounced  hah n kay) is an outstanding field researcher and scientific investigator who has an intense passion for pharmacognosy, the branch of knowledge principally concerned with the study of drugs derived from plants or other natural sources.

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Blake Halversen

Customer Service Executive

Cool Concierge

Blake is the consummate customer service professional, skillfully guiding you through the often complex steps of custom manufacturing and raw material supply. He delivers rapid results with a respectable clinical proficiency that inspires confidence and trust.

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Megan Kelly

Quality Assurance Manager

Shark Whisperer

HPI's Custom Formulations

HP Ingredients offers custom formulations and private labeling services to manufacturers. HPI’s innovation in formulations is accomplished by combining our trademarked ingredients with other clinically tested, well-researched nutraceuticals.