Pat Schneider

  • Beachheads Advisor, New Zealand

Pat Schneider is a general management “C-suite” executive (CEO, COO) with solid P&L experience and expertise in turnarounds. She has a strong consumer health and wellness products background in leading existing business units, opening new markets, and launching products globally for organizations, including Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Herbalife, Metagenics, Twinlab, and Nelson Bach. 

Now based in Christchurch, Pat is the CEO of Biova.  Prior to Biova, she was CEO of Healthy Bizz, a West Coast strategic consultancy focused on “growing healthy profits for healthy products.” She provided guidance to startups and established companies in the areas of business strategy, marketing, new product development, regulatory issues, and operations for clients in the natural food-, nutritional- and legal-cannabis-related market sectors. 

She is also an advisor to members of Canopy Boulder/San Francisco, a mentorship-driven seed-stage business accelerator for entrepreneurs in the legal marijuana industry, and Nutrition Capital Network, an organization that connects investors with high-potential growth companies in the nutrition and wellness industry. Additionally, she writes for several nutritional journals and is a speaker at numerous health and wellness events. 

She holds a BS in Microbiology, MBA in Finance & Marketing, and JD in Commercial Law. She is also a licensed attorney in California and has actively practiced in Northern California in the areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning.

Advisory Areas

Natural Products, Health, FMCG, Food Processing

Specialty Areas

Nutraceuticals, Cosmetics, Pet Care Products, Marketing, New Product Development/Launch, Legal 


United States

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