Our Leadership team
Dr. Michael Murray, Chief Science Officer
Dr. Murray is one of the world's leading authorities on natural medicine. He has published over 30 books featuring natural approaches to health. He is a graduate, former faculty member, and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Murray will be critical to driving new innovations in product development for Enzymedica, as well as leading research efforts to create next generation formulas that will be groundbreaking for the industry.
J. Etson Brandenburg, Chief Operating Officer
Brandenburg plans, oversees, and direct the daily operations of Enzymedica to achieve the policies, goals, and vision as set forth by the CEO and Board of Directors. Prior to joining Enzymedica, Brandenburg had over 16 years of experience as COO/CFO of Gaia Herbs, Inc., the Leader of the Herbal segment in the natural products industry. In addition, to over 37 years of overall experience in manufacturing and finance, he has taken the leadership role in multiple startups and equity raises. Other areas of experience include accounting and finance, legal oversight, financial analysis & reporting, business planning, and vendor/banking/shareholder relations.
Shane McCombs, Chief Information Officer
McCombs directs and manages strategic IT plans, policies, programs and schedules for business and finance data processing. Additionally, he educates employees about Lean Six Sigma methodology to encourage Enzymedica’s continuous improvement. McCombs oversees the company’s computer services, network communications, and management information services to accomplish Enzymedica’s corporate goals and objectives.
Luis Labrador, Vice President of International Sales
Labrador oversees Enzymedica's international account base. His primary goal is the strategic global expansion of Enzymedica. He has successfully established the brand in Canada, Dubai, New Zealand and Germany. He has an extensive sales background and brings skills as a project manager, overseeing large scale projects in a variety of geographical areas to the international department.
Chad McHugh, Director of Operations
McHugh joined Enzymedica in 2003 as our Director of Operations, and has been integral to the success of our Operations team. McHugh maintains close relationships with our business partners, both directly and through the operational teams, with a continued commitment towards improving services. Additionally, McHugh has overall responsibility for all major operation and functional areas within Enzymedica, including the delivery of services to our customers, vendor management and supply contract negotiations.
Rachel Szpond, Director of Quality & Regulatory Compliance
Rachel Szpond oversees the implementation of Enzymedica’s quality systems and processes in compliance with cGMP regulations. Ms. Szpond manages and directs quality assurance and quality control operations in addition to serving as Enzymedica’s regulatory representative responsible for DSHEA, FTC and international compliance. Ms. Szpond holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and has earned a certificate in Regulatory Affairs. With a background in science and quality, she participates in new product development by actively seeking cutting edge science-based ingredients.
Amanda Glover, Director Human Resources
Amanda Glover provides strategic human resources information and recommendations while overseeing Enzymedica’s human resources programs including recruitment, benefits, training and development, coaching, employee relations and safety. She also takes a leadership role in developing a company culture that enables employees to perform in a superior manner and develop their talents while also having some fun. Glover holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management, has earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certifications as well as a certificate in OSHA safety.