Dr. Jau-Fei Chen
From a young age, Dr. Jau-Fei Chen had an earnest desire to improve modern health. Her impressive academic journey began when she graduated with honors as class valedictorian at age fifteen – making her the youngest graduate her high school had seen. Continuing her education, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry at age nineteen from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Jau-Fei continued studying at BYU and received her Master of Science in Microbiology with a minor in Biochemistry. Soon after she earned her highest degree to date, her Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology with an emphasis in Immunology.
In 1987, Dr. Chen founded E. EXCEL International. She had finally achieved her dream and established a company that enabled her to share the message of Nutritional Immunology with the world. This science that she pioneered combined her research with the latest technology to create life-enhancing products.
Today, Dr. Chen serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for E. EXCEL International. Together with E. EXCEL’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Lynn Gilbert, Dr. Chen leads the global development of the company. Both anticipate a bright future for E. EXCEL and believe the company’s greatest growth will occur in the upcoming years.
Gary Takagi serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of E. Excel International. Mr. Takagi is a Certified Public Accountant with over 17 years experience in business and finance. He has held senior management positions with KPMG, a national accounting firm, and with Mrs. Fields Cookies Inc. He also held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Shaperite Concepts, Ltd. and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of K & G Management. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accounting degrees from Utah State University in 1984 and 1985 respectively.
Lynn Gilbert serves as President and CEO of E. EXCEL, and brings over 35 years of business experience with him. As a Certified Public Accountant and business advisor, Lynn has helped hundreds of businesses succeed and grow. His relationship with Founder Dr. Jau-Fei Chen goes back to E. EXCEL’s beginnings in 1987.
He has assisted E. EXCEL in its global growth and he is excited to focus his efforts on helping us prosper in North America. He is committed to fulfilling Dr. Chen's vision of bringing Nutritional Immunology into homes across the world and in helping each and every E. EXCEL Distributor achieve their dreams.
Michael Gilbert is E. EXCEL’s Chief Financial Officer, who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who has gained a reputation for helping his clients succeed by focusing on quality and manufacturing efficiencies. With a background in both accounting and quality manufacturing, Michael's skillset will make him an indispensable asset that's key to E. EXCEL's continued growth in North America.
Cindy Gilbert serves as E. EXCEL’s Chief Marketing Officer, and has spent her adult life helping others achieve their goals and dreams. She is experienced in teaching and training leadership skills. Her relationship with E. EXCEL and its Founder, Dr. Jau-Fei Chen, stretches more than 30 years, making her the perfect choice to lead Distributor Relations at E. EXCEL. Cindy also firmly believes in the life-changing science of Nutritional Immunology, and the power within each person who works hard to achieve their dreams. Cindy is excited to continue to share E. EXCEL and the opportunity for richer a life that it provides to all E. Excellers.