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Nov 30, 2012

Dr. Shawn Talbott Promoted to Chief Science Officer for MonaVie

MonaVie is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Shawn Talbott to Chief Science Officer. A well-known scientist and expert in metabolism, weight loss, sports nutrition, and human performance, Dr. Talbott has proven to be a great advocate for developing high quality health products that make a measurable difference in people’s lives.   

Dr. Talbott joined the MonaVie family in January 2012 as Vice President of Research and Product Development. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing and overseeing the creation of new products and MonaVie’s research efforts to provide credible, third-party validation of MonaVie products.

In his new role as Chief Science Officer, Dr. Talbott will champion and lead MonaVie’s global product strategy and product development efforts.

“With MonaVie now having the ability to influence millions of people’s lives in 24 markets around the world, it is vitally important that we have someone who can help us identify our core values and global product strategy,” said MonaVie Founder, Chairman and CEO Dallin A. Larsen. “Dr. Talbott is a well-known and respected scientist with the perfect experience and skill set to lead MonaVie into its next phase of strategic product innovation.”

“I’m looking forward to this expanded role to help MonaVie deliver positive change to the lives of millions of people around the world,” said Talbott. “I think MonaVie is in an extremely unique position to develop innovative products and health platforms that are coordinated globally. For example, our superfruit juices, our RVL weight management line, and our VIEW Antioxidant Scanner are already category leaders—but these represent just the forerunners of the comprehensive health platform that we have in our pipeline. MonaVie is truly poised for a period of unprecedented growth, with a range of cutting edge new products leading the way.”

About Dr. Talbott
Shawn has a consistent track record of creating leading nutrition products and new platforms that help people feel better, look better, and perform better.

As a product developer, Dr. Talbott has created and researched some of the leading nutritional products on the market, generating nearly $1 billion in combined sales across retail, direct-selling, infomercial, and network marketing channels.

Dr. Talbott’s most recent projects include the award-winning documentary film, Killer At Large—Why Obesity is America’s Greatest Threat (screened for First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House) and his 10th book, The Secret of Vigor (about the detrimental effects of chronic stress, which has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show).

Shawn is trained in Sports Medicine (BS - Marietta), Fitness Management (BA - Marietta), Exercise Science (MS - Massachusetts), Nutritional Biochemistry (PhD - Rutgers), and Entrepreneurship (EMP - MIT).

He has served as a nutrition consultant and educator for elite-level athletes in a variety of sports including professional triathletes, NBA basketball, US Ski Team, US Track & Field, and the US Olympic Training Centers.

Dr. Talbott is the past Director of the University of Utah Nutrition Clinic and taught as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Nutrition, where he received the Outstanding Instructor Award. He is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (ACN), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the American Institute of Stress (AIS).

As an athlete himself, Shawn has competed at the national and international level in rowing, cycling, and triathlon.

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