DENVER, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — MusclePharm Corporation (MSLP), a nutritional supplement company focusing on all categories of an active lifestyle, today announced that L. Gary Davis has been appointed as chief financial officer, succeeding Larry Meer, who will continue with the company as treasurer.
Davis most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Bodybuilding.com, a Sports, Fitness and Nutritional Supplement on-line retail store and a large retailer of MusclePharm products. He previously was vice president and chief financial officer of US Ecology Corporation. Davis earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Boise State University and is within several credits of a master's degree in finance from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and serves on the boards of Jayden DeLuca Foundation and HP Holdings, Inc.
"Gary brings extensive financial and operations experience to MusclePharm at a time when the company is experiencing rapid growth, introducing new products and entering new distribution channels," said Brad Pyatt, chief executive officer of MusclePharm. "His deep knowledge of the dietary supplement industry and long association with MusclePharm products will allow him to step in seamlessly and do well with the demands and fast pace of our company. We are deeply appreciative to Larry Meer, for guiding us through our recent, formative years and happy he will continue to be part of our financial team, working closely with Gary."
"As MusclePharm matures as a company and enters a new stage of growth and development, the diverse skill set Gary brings to us will be invaluable," added John Bluher, chief operating officer of MusclePharm. "Gary's broad, cross-disciplined experience, from working with nutritional supplement distribution giant Bodybuilding.com to SEC reporting and working with publicly traded and privately owned Fortune 500 and Inc. 500 companies, make him an ideal fit."