The Trokie Leadership Team

Maria Stella Watson

VP Business Development
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Maria is a +30 year veteran of the nutraceutical industry with a focus on professional medical channels. She began in the business in 1990 as a distributor for Omnitrition International, where she grew the business to a multi-million dollar revenue level over a period of 4 years. During her career she has held various senior leadership positions in several companies including primary product spokesperson for MSI Labs where she produced and was featured in 14 successful infomercials, and also lead all product development and event planning and execution. Between 2000 and 2010 as VP of Sales and Marketing, Business Development and R&D, Maria led Vitamin Research Products (VRP) from $8m to $60m in revenues and the subsequent acquisition by a private equity firm.

More recently, Maria has held senior executive sales and BD rolls representing national brands that comprise tens of millions of revenues. These include Neogenis as CMO and Product Development Director, Superbeets where as senior BD team leader took the product from $300k to $15m in annual sales in 2 years, and Upspring Baby where she engineered growth leading to an acquisition by Reckitt Benckiser. Additionally, she has had senior consulting roles with brands that include Alkaline 88, Parasol Nutrition, OrganiCare, Prodrome, BHRT Training Academy, and several other brands recognized in the professional medical channel.