SALT LAKE CITY, March 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LifeVantage Corporation (LFVN), announced today the appointment of Steven R. Fife as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to enhance our management team, I am delighted to bring Steve Fife on board as CFO,” said LifeVantage President and Chief Executive Officer, Darren Jensen. “Attracting someone of Steve’s caliber is a testament to the opportunities available at LifeVantage. Not only does he have substantial public company experience, he brings a diverse financial perspective, with experience with high growth companies, cost saving initiatives, redesigns of internal productivity systems and establishing strong environments of processes and controls. Steve also has significant international experience, providing experience in Asia to support our near-term and long-term goals in this promising region. He will be instrumental in refining and implementing our growth strategy, executing our goals, driving value to our shareholders and guiding our company to long-term growth.”
“It is truly an exciting time to join the LifeVantage team and have the opportunity to better leverage the Company’s strong positioning with proprietary science-based products and a powerful distribution channel,” said Fife. “I look forward to contributing to the accelerated efforts to build the Company’s infrastructure, enhance working capital management and institute the processes and controls to support profitable global growth.
Mr. Fife has more than three decades of financial and leadership experience having served in several C-level financial and leadership roles. Most recently, Mr. Fife served from 2014 to 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Evidera, Inc., a private equity sponsored professional services firm that provides outcomes research, market access, data analytics and epidemiology services to pharmaceutical companies. While at Evidera, Mr. Fife led multiple international teams, was responsible for implementing cost optimization initiatives and infrastructure process and system improvements, building the infrastructure to support merger and acquisition activity and driving EBITDA growth, leading to the successful sale of the company.
Prior to joining Evidera, Inc., Mr Fife’s experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer for publicly traded companies, including Active Power, Inc. and LECG. In addition, he served in several senior financial roles for Gilead Sciences, Amkor Technologies and JDS Uniphase. He also served as Interim Chief Financial Officer for a non-profit organization, Women’s Initiative for Self Employment. Mr. Fife began his accounting and finance career with Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Fife is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University.