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Vijay was recruited by the Stanley Brothers to be the Sr. Director of Operations at Charlotte’s Web, the leading provider of CBD dietary supplements. During his time at Charlotte’s Web, Vijay developed Business Operations and Quality Management Systems leading to an increase in revenue from $5 Million in 2015 to $100 Million + in 2019. In addition to sky-rocketed growth in revenue, Vijay helped lead Charlotte’s Web to achieve key industry certifications, including U.S. Hemp Authority, Kosher, and NSF cGMP Certification.
Vijay currently owns a successful consulting company specializing in facility and business operations compliance to 21 CFR Parts 111 and 117. He lives in Longmont, CO where he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, gardening, and appreciating the natural beauty of Colorado.
Education: B.S. Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado 1998
Vijay started his career in quality control and logistics in the telecom industry at Carrier Access Corporation where he led the Compliance Program and managed the ISO 9001, and the Bureau of Industry and Security Import/Export programs.
Building on a solid foundation in regulatory compliance, Vijay transitioned to the organic food Industry where he pioneered cGMP, Organic, and Kosher programs at Madhava Natural Sweeteners, enabling them to become the first company in the United States to offer organic agave nectar to consumers. Vijay went on to become the Director of Quality at Boulder Organic Foods, securing several certifications including SQF Level 3 Certification, scaling their manufacturing process, and helping the company grow from a small boutique business to a large national provider of organic foods.
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The Washington Times,
July 23, 2016
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July 8, 2016
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