Ben Teicher joined Healthy Directions as CFO in 2012. By June 2014, he increased his responsibilities to also include fulfillment, purchasing, quality assurance, customer service, call center sales, facilities and customer database management. Then in 2016, Ben took on the role of president, now leading the entire Healthy Directions organization in its mission to help people find a better path to better health. A Los Angeles, California, native, Teicher joined Healthy Directions following his tenure as chief financial officer for Virginia-based Ratner Companies, the largest privately held, family-owned and operated chain of hair salons and hair care products in the U.S. Prior to that, he was CFO for multiple businesses within Discovery Communications, including the start-up of its digital education business unit, consumer products and the Discovery Kids and Animal Planet networks. Teicher’s other experience includes vice president of finance for Disney Store Worldwide, chief financial officer for Disney’s international retail business and various finance positions within Nestlé USA. He is a former member of the Advisory Board of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. Teicher has a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.