Our advisors

Our experienced team of industry professionals and advisors expand the knowledge base we have here at FitnessGenes both from a product and company perspective, complementing and enhancing the in-house expertise of our team.

Science advisors


Prof Jean-Baptiste Cazier

COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY
University of Birmingham, UK


Professor of Bioinformatics and Director of the Centre for Computational Biology at the University of Birmingham. Jean-Baptiste’s interests lie across the broad spectrum of computational biology, from cancer genomics, population genetics, swarming to metabolomics. He had huge success in the identification of genes associated with several disorders using linkage studies while at deCode Genetics as well as genome-wide association studies and whole genome sequencing while at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and the department of Oncology in Oxford.



Dr David Stensel

EXERCISE METABOLISM
University of Loughborough, United Kingdom


Reader of Exercise Metabolism and Associate Dean for Enterprise at Loughborough University. Associate editor of the International Journal of Obesity. David's research areas include exercise impacts on appetite regulation and cardiovascular disease risk markers. He also holds advisory roles to the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health and the British Nutrition Foundation.



PJOTR PRINS

GENOMICS & TECHNOLOGY
University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands


Scientist/biologist/open source programmer employed by the Personal genomics and Bioinformatics dept. of the University Medical Center Utrecht. Pjotr is a visiting research fellow of Rob William’s group at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the Laboratory of Nematology (Wageningen University) and Groningen Bioinformatics Center (University of Groningen).


Fitness advisors


SCOTT HERMAN

FITNESS & YOUTUBE
Salem, NH, United States


If Ben is Thor, this kid is definitely Captain America! Since kicking off his career in fitness at the tender age of 14, Scott has been a personal trainer, managed his own gym and even appeared on MTV’s reality show ‘The Real World: Brooklyn’. A Business Management graduate from Merrimack College, Scott continues to model, as well as run his own fitness site whilst pursuing a career in acting. Coming to a screen near you very soon.



GRANT ROBERTS

FITNESS & NUTRITION
Toronto, Canada


BSc (Nutritional Sciences), Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN); 20 years in the supplements and healthcare industry; global sports supplement formulator and regulatory expert/­advisor to multiple leading companies; member of, and contributor to, ESSNA & HFMA; regulatory consultant and columnist for Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazine in the UK, Europe, Australia; on the medical advisory board of, and a columnist for, Muscle Insider magazine.



MARK GILBERT

(CO-FOUNDER) NUTRITION
Shenstone, Staffordshire, United Kingdom


BSc (Nutritional Sciences), Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN); 20 years in the supplements and healthcare industry; global sports supplement formulator and regulatory expert/­advisor to multiple leading companies; member of, and contributor to, ESSNA & HFMA; regulatory consultant and columnist for Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazine in the UK, Europe, Australia; on the medical advisory board of, and a columnist for, Muscle Insider magazine.



SOFIA RODRIGUEZ

FITNESS COACHING
Washington D.C., United States


Sofia is our self-proclaimed ‘Spanish fitness nerd’. As well as being a NPC Bikini competitor, Sofia’s fitness success stems from her educational background in Clinical Exercise Physiology, and she has been training clients for over 7 years now. A firm believer that ‘nothing is impossible with perseverance, hard work and believing in yourself’.


Business advisors


BRYAN LEWIS

ADVISOR
Stamford, CT, United States


B.A. (English); M.Sc. (International Business Studies); Former Chief Financial Officer, priceline.com; CFO and CMO for agoda.com, priceline.com’s Asia-based sister company. During his tenure, Agoda grew from a local Thailand business to be the leading pan-Asian online travel agent. Before joining Agoda, Bryan spent 10 years in a variety of senior management roles in the European and Asian markets at Lexmark International.



SASHA KAZANTSEVA

INVESTOR DIRECTOR
Guernsey, Channel Islands


Technology background, having worked in Google (helping set up their marketing operations in Russia and working on global projects like the Olympics), as well as Priceline.com (largest travel company by market cap), managing their global affiliate team and turning it around into a $100m business.


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