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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.

Disappearance of Elements Transparency Opens a Window for Smart Retailers

Last month, we looked at the recently announced Amazon Quality Requirements, with many in industry agreeing that these initiatives being taken by Amazon are...

Amazon Applies Some Quality Requirements

At last it seems that Amazon has begun to listen to the consistent requests to drive greater accountability and responsibility for the dietary supplement...

Transparency: The clear choice for supplement consumers

Supplement sales are better than ever. The 2020 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements found that nearly three-quarters of Americans report taking dietary supplements, and Nutrition...

New Research Shows Consumers Value Branded Ingredients. Do You? 

Reading a supplement label is complicated. There are so many parts, some mandated by law like a Supplements Facts panel, others just good practice....

Amazon Business Practice Issues That You Can Take Advantage Of

Trust Transparency Center has tracked and reported on Amazon’s Dietary Supplement programs and platforms for the past three years with the intention of arming...

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

Now more than ever your customers typically know the value of dietary supplements—the most recent data from Nutrition Business Journal predicts that supplement sales...

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...