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 Team

 

Founder & CEO
 

A nutritionist, culinary master, practitioner in healing arts, and expert in women’s health for over 20 years, Tzeira is the creative force and visionary behind Pomega5. Driven by a vision to create an authentic, holistic skin care line based upon the potent benefits of the pomegranate, with a modern aesthetic, she worked with leading scientists, chemists and essential fatty acid experts globally to develop the Pomega5 range. Tzeira became intrigued with traditional Mediterranean medicine and the natural health benefits of plants and herbs at a young age, often watching her grandmother, who was also a chef, experiment with fruits, herbs and flowers not only in her cooking, but in the preparation of healing remedies as well. A lifelong scholar of nutrition, she studied under Omega 3 pioneer Dr. Barry Sears and immersed herself in the teachings of Rambam, a renown Jewish doctor from the 12th century. Committed to educating people about the importance of nutrition and overall wellbeing, Tzeira established her own healing and weight-loss clinic for women and continues to conduct classes for children.


VP Finance & Operations
 

Working in the prestige beauty industry for over 25 years, Adam has held executive positions with some of the premier luxury brands worldwide, including Estée Lauder, Guerlain and YSL Beaute. From 1975 to 1996 Adam served in Corporate Accounting and Corporate Manufacturing Control positions at Estee Lauder Companies, rising in 1984 to the position of VP Finance and Business Operations for the North America Division of Estee Lauder. His responsibilities included financial management, sales administration, forecasting, and operations. In 1999, Adam became Chief Operating Officer at Guerlain, a subsidiary of LVMH, where he managed finances, operations and distribution, purchasing, IT, sales administration and secondary sales. From 2003 to 2006 he worked with YSL Beaute, a division of Gucci, in the capacity of VP Finance and Business Administration. Adam also spent two years in the vitamin/dietary supplement business (1997-1999), serving as VP Finance and CFO with Natural Organics, a privately held manufacturer and distributor of high-end vitamins to the US and overseas markets.


Marketing Director
 

Mikhal has been involved with various areas of Pomega since its inception, including branding, strategy, product development, marketing, PR, online media, operations, and sales. Most recently, her projects have included scaling of the company’s e-commerce business, management of new product launches and development of the brand’s new positioning via imagery and language. In 2007 Mikhal co-founded Energy Crossroads, a non-profit aiming to grow an interdisciplinary network of young leaders in the clean energy space. She served as Marketing and PR Director for the inaugural conference at Stanford University and collaborated with leaders in Denmark, Singapore, China, and India to grow the organization globally. Mikhal holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and a certificate from the Summer Institute for General Management at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where she received the Distinguished Dean’s Award.


Office & Operations Manager
 

Ethel serves as the Office and Operations Manager for Pomega, where she is responsible for day to day office duties, order fulfillment, and customer service. Ethel has a passion for retail that has carried over from her time at both Gap, Inc. and Zappos.com. Prior to joining Pomega, she spent 5 years with Zappos.com, where she managed their now legendary customer service department, along with having key roles in both merchandising and logistics. Before Zappos, Ethel spent over 8 years with Gap, Inc. where she held various roles at the store and corporate level in San Francisco. Ethel is married with two children and currently lives in San Anselmo. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.


Commercialization Consultant
 

Phil is a practicing Registered Pharmacist who has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the Pharmaceutical Industry with a core expertise in Dermatology products including those focused in Aesthetic Medicine. Early in his career Phil held Executive positions at Glaxo Inc. (now GSK) and Fujisawa (now Astellas). Phil first became involved in Aesthetic Medicine while V.P. General Manager at ICN Pharmaceuticals (now Valeant) where he managed the Dermatology Portfolio including the glycolic acid based line Glyderm. While at Valeant Phil led the licensing effort and marketing introduction of Kinerase, the most successful single entity cosmetic based line in the U.S. at the time. Phil went on to be President and CEO of Obagi Medical Products where he doubled sales in 2 years and was responsible for adding the Vitamin C and tretinoin based products to the Obagi portfolio. He then went on to be President and CEO of Randall International, then the premier provider of custom amenity and Spa products in the U.S. Phil now runs his own consulting company specializing in commercialization of prescription, OTC and cosmetic based Dermatology Products.