Our Team in the US

Direct lines of communication through every level of our company provides unparalleled customer support to all of our customers and absolute transparency for every product we provide.

The two most important points of the supply chain – where the product starts, and where it ends- we pride ourselves on being able to manage both. Our Global Product Team manages our manufacturer partners in China and supports our US efforts, while our Account Management Team here in the US works hand in hand with our end-use customers.

Executive Sales Team

The Account Management Team works directly with our Product Managers in Shanghai to support and educate our customers and negotiate terms and pricing with the factories. Our Product Managers empower our sales team with everything they need, including product knowledge and documentation, samples, and the most up-to-date market information.

Hanks Li

VP, North America

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. MBA candidate.
  • In the industry since 1995, with supply chain experience as a logistics service provider, U.S. consignee, and shipper from China.
  • Born and raised in China.
  • Can eat a whole head of RAW garlic in one sitting.

Christine Balediata

Sales & Marketing Director, West Coast

  • BA in Communication, emphasis in PR, from California State Fullerton
  • In the industry since 2002, with experience in quality, procurement, logistic and sales.
  • Number of times in China: 9
  • Loves to ride motorcycles and owned a 600cc GSX-R and a Yamaha YZR 500

Lottie Siann

Sales Executive, West Coast

  • B.S. in Business Administration, Minor in Political Science
  • Experience in the nutritional and dietary supplement industry since 2008.
  • Number of times in China: 1
  • Works with the growing San Diego animal Rescue Group “Last Chance at Life.”

Paul Niemann

Sales Executive, East Coast

  • B.S. in International Economics, Minor focus in Organizational Leadership
  • Experience in dietary supplement, sports nutrition and functional food and beverage markets since 2009.
  • Number of times in China: 1
  • Created a quinoa snack company with his brother out of college.

Andrew Falocco

Global Marketing Manager

  • B.S. Business Administration – Marketing.
  • MBA in Marketing Management
  • Experience in Pharma Marketing and Sales strategy for 8 years.
  • Number of times in China: 2
  • Spent two summers as a Mascot for a minor league baseball team.

Global Product Management Team

At the heart of our company is our Global Product Management Team, who operates from our corporate office in Shanghai, China. This team means business – they are highly educated and technically trained, and hold masters or bachelor degrees in the various Life Sciences studies.

Our Product Managers are our life blood. Their years in field – at ground level, experience working and learning from trade experts, and long term relationships with our manufacturing partners are all instrumental in our success. Since this team is strategically divided into four departments – Joint Health, Vitamins, Herbals and Botanicals, and Sweeteners, Amino Acids and Specialty Items – our Product Managers are able to specialize in a core group of products. Their specialized focus is the key to staying ahead of the market, providing the best products, and saving our customers money.

James Chu

Responsible for business management and development of joint care products, gelatin and collagen for global markets.

  • Bachelor degree in Physics
  • In the industry since 1995, with supply chain experience as a logistics service provider, U.S. consignee, and shipper from China.

Lynn Yuan

Responsible for joint care products, gelatin and collagen for global market

  •  Master degree in Microbial and Biochemical Pharmacy, bachelor degree in Pharmaceuticals engineering from Jiangnan University.
  • 5 years experience in dietary supplement industry.

Nelson Xu

Supply chain manager of vitamins and new business development in Asia Pacific

  • Bachelor degree in Pharmacy from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
  • In the industry since 1997, with experience in souring and international sales of API, intermediates, and nutraceutical ingredients.

Wayde Bao

Responsible for raw materials, purchasing, sales and technology support for customers.

  • Undergraduate degree in Chinese Traditional Medicine from China Pharmaceutical University
  • In the industry since 2004, with experience in pharmaceutical quality and international trading

Jeffrey Zhuang

Herbal extracts product manager

  • Traditional Chinese medicine (Japanese) degree from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
  • With Shanghai Freemen since 2005.

Joseph Lin

Manages Amino Acids, food additives, enzymes, probiotics and sweeteners

  • Postgraduate from Jiangnan University, majored in Food Nutrition
  • With Shanghai Freemen since 2010.

Allen Ma

Responsible for quality management.

  • Bachelor degree in Pharmacy, Licensed Pharmacist
  • More than 15 years of quality management experience

Our Career Opportunities

The Shanghai Freemen Family is always growing and looking for great talent. If you have a passion for helping others achieve optimal health through high-end pharmaceutical and specialty products, we’d love to talk with you.

Current Job Postings  Submit Your Resume

Please send your resume in PDF and we will be in touch. Thanks for considering us!

Giving Back to our Community

Giving. Volunteering. Inspiring.

Service is powerful medicine for everyone involved, which is why we support our community in many ways. It not only helps those around us, but it gives our company purpose, drive, and meaning.

Our customers help us choose charities, and we contribute to their philanthropic goals through donations and by volunteering at events. Here are a few of the organizations the Shanghai Freemen family is proud to support:

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