McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Phillip DaSilva as Vice President of Gummy Sales at private equity owned MeriCal, Inc. Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer, Phillip will be a critical leader in a fast-paced, collaborative, and growth-oriented environment and will be responsible for achieving the high growth expectations of the gummy business. With this newly created role, MeriCal and private equity owner Linden Capital Partners are making a substantial investment to expand their gummy manufacturing capacity.

Phil brings over a decade of diverse sales leadership experience. Most recently, he served as the Director of Sales, Wellness at Bettera Brands where he ran the company’s gummy business. Prior to Bettera, he spent six years at International Vitamin Corporation in marketing and sales executive roles. He received his bachelor’s degree in marketing management from Rowan University and his MBA from William Taft University.

MeriCal, Inc. is an industry leader in the research and development, production, and packaging of high-quality nutritional supplement products. For over 60 years, they have provided custom manufacturing and packaging services to the dietary supplement industry. The company’s facilities are located in Southern California and Ogden, UT, where they offer a wide range of capabilities from research and development to turn-key manufactured and packaged products.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull President Brandon Biegenzahn, Partner Jake Vander Zanden, Managing Director Michelle Davis, Director Jessica Combs, and Director of Business Development Susan Reid.