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Scott Steinford, Founder, Trust Transparency Center

Scott Steinford, Founder, Trust Transparency Center
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Scott Steinford has built a career of leading, learning and mentoring. Through immersion in many aspects of the supplement and pharmaceutical industry Scott has worked to redefine and improve business practices within the healthcare industry with an emphasis on transparency. His experience ranges from entry level to CEO and positions include organizations representing ingredient supplier, ingredient manufacturer, retail brand, private equity, M&A due diligence expert and trade organizations. Scott has a Pre-Law Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master’s of Science Degree in Law from Champlain College. Scott currently is Executive Director for the CoQ10 Association and President of the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) and Founder of Trust Transparency Center, a boutique consulting organization dedicated to assisting companies seeking to improve both their internal and external trust transparency. Scott’s prior experience includes CEO of Doctor’s Best and maintained a pivotal role with a variety of ingredient manufacturers including Eisai, Kaneka and was a founder of ZMC-USA.

Natural Retailers Can Learn from Community Bookstores

Why start this article in WholeFoods Magazine with a shout out to the recent Independent Bookstore Day, August 29th? There are several initiatives and...
Conceptual illustration of the coronavirus as if it were observed from a microscope. Recently it was discovered in china and its outbreak is feared by the authorities.

Update: Impact of Coronavirus on Supplement Industry

Twenty-one days after the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the United States, the WholeFoods Magazine staff posted an article titled Impact of Coronavirus...
Ayurvedic herbal pills on the glass plate with wild chamomile and tansy flowers. Healthy life concept

When It Comes to Dietary Supplements, Natural Retailers Have the Advantage

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What’s Wrong with This Picture?

NOW recently made headlines by providing brand names of CoQ10 and SAM-e manufacturers that were found to be deficient in meeting label claims. A...

The Transparency Trail for Dietary Supplements

Since January 1, 2018, Trust Transparency Center and others have raised the concern that Amazon has continuously acted with less responsibility and accountability than...

Finding Value and Trust in Branded Ingredients

We know the value of consumer trust and we look for ways to build it. Consumers are looking for evidence and information. The marrying...

Knowing What’s in the Bottle Adds Value 

Consumer interest in the ingredients found in products ranging from food to cosmetics continues to increase. Consumers are seeking more assurances and trust in...

Five Truths from 2019 to Turn into a 2020 Advantage

A Greek philosopher noted that “The only constant in life is change.” Over two millennia later, a French writer said: “The more things change...

The Dietary Supplement Consumer Bill of Rights

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy urged us to seek consumer protection by suggesting a Consumer Bill of Rights, and he was right, but...

Supply Chain Transparency Matters to Consumers

If you were to ask 10 people their thoughts on the term “supply chain,” you’d likely get 10 different answers as to what it...