WHO WE ARE
We are dreamers who defy maturity.
For years we’ve explored what nature makes possible. We are scientists, but also health advocates who understand the desire to be strong, fit, healthy, active and whole. We’ve created products that enhance the experience of being human – powerful connection points between nature and science, maturity and youth, men and women.
We are a company run by researchers who stand behind each and every product we develop because we’re developing for ourselves. We live it. We are it.
We are DreamBrands. (click to watch video)
WHY WE’RE UNIQUE
In an industry overrun by mass manufacturers who slap labels on generic formulas and pay doctors to stand behind claims, we are a small but mighty research company founded by lifetime formulators, chemists, scientists and health advocates.
DreamBrands is guided by the principle that without honest, high-quality products that deliver proven results, we are only another cog in the wheel.
We are the first company of our kind to exclusively develop and formulate natural, healthy anti-aging solutions for men and women 40+ who want to regain their energy, vitality, strength, stamina and passion for living life’s greatest moments, without skipping a beat.
We don’t make claims that we can’t stand behind. We don’t just formulate – we personally use the products. We built our company on the idea that in order to be successful, we must be authentic, transparent, truthful and credible.
Stop by our lab in Phoenix. Call us anytime. Swap your personal success stories with our team of fellow hikers, bikers and triathletes.
In 2001, our research team was formed to help visionaries take their dream idea and span that gap to the store shelf. The company was called Dreamspan.
In 2006, after five years of helping countless Fortune 500 companies launch successful products, we started to miss not having our own brands. Over the next several years we turned our attention and resources to research from our labs and created our own dream brands. Today, Dreamspan is still the science behind DreamBrands.
Based in Phoenix, DreamBrands has assembled a team of specialists including chemists, scientists, formulators, food technologists, engineers, designers and marketers. In the last 20 years, this management team has successfully launched over 75 products.
DreamBrands was formed in order to give the world those new products that we felt it needed most - products that would improve our own quality of life and help us defy our own maturity.
As we have grown over the years, we have assembled quite an impressive team that believes through the beauty of nature and the brilliance of science we can formulate effective, natural products to improve quality of life.
Join our movement. Defy Maturity.
- Collectively, our team has developed products for:
- Proctor & Gamble
- CVS Pharmacy
- Estee Lauder
- Arm & Hammer
- Johnson & Johnson
- Rite Aid
- Nu Skin
- Zen Gen
We are scientists on a mission to formulate greatness. To do what’s good and useful. To improve on what exists, or to create what should. We use smart science and the wisdom of experience to imagine and develop patented breakthroughs.
Our innovation team blends technical and creative expertise to dream up and then develop products to the finest detail. Like few innovation teams, we draw from deep science backgrounds and an entrepreneurial spirit to turn innovative concepts into commercially successful products - products we are passionate about.
Life is a collection of moments and we want to help people engage in these moments longer. We take great pride in extensively researching and formulating very unique, custom compounded blends with Mdrive, Internal Harmony and our entire product line to get back your strength, stamina and desire, without hormones or steroids.
Here at DreamBrands, we enjoy the challenge of researching and developing innovative products that help support and maintain optimum health and wellness.
INNOVATION WITH A FOCUS ON THE HEALTHY & NATURAL
On a daily basis, we explore the connection between nature and science. The ultimate is to find bio-actives from Mother Nature that work in synergy, complementing one another while at the same time generating multiple benefits. Essentially, we aim for 1+1=3.
Much of DreamBrands’ research begins at a cellular level. Our highly experienced research and development team globally sources, tests and creates proprietary blends of naturally occurring plant-based ingredients that have proven highly efficacious through extensive scientific research. There are countless bio-actives contained within herbs, roots, leaves and mushrooms, many of which make up the plant’s natural immune system. The trick is getting various actives extracted and standardized properly so they are reproducible, still active and safe for human consumption. At DreamBrands, it’s always our priority to ensure our manufacturers use safe extraction techniques without altering the natural state of the compound being extracted.
There isn’t a product we make that we don’t test on our entire team during the R&D process and it’s not uncommon for us to do hundreds of adjustments along the way. As a result, our comprehensive product line delivers innovative, natural solutions for inner wellness (nutritional supplements) as well as outer wellness (personal care).
Not all extracts are created equal. Two defining factors of our product line are the highest quality ingredients available on the market and our custom compound blends.
- Refind Your Prime
- Naturally increase testosterone
- Men 40+
- Internal Harmony Feel Good Energy
- Regain Your Glow
- Add energy, mood, desire
- Women 40+
- Internal Harmony
- Live Life in Balance
- Progesterone cream
- Women 40+
- The Natural
- It’s What Sexy Feels Like
- Premium personal lubricant
- Women 40+
- Feel More Before
- Stimulating gel
- Women 30+
- Sensual Collections
- Sensual Massage
- Adult men and women
LOCALLY PRODUCED, SOLD ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
Our entire product line is conceptualized and formulated at our headquarters in Arizona. Each of our premium products are manufactured in the southwestern United States.
Our products can be purchased across North America at over 80 retail chains including GNC, The Vitamin Shoppe, Meijer, Whole Foods, Sprouts and Vitamin World.
At DreamBrands, we practice what we preach. Morning team rides, lunch-hour brainstorming hikes on the desert trail behind the office, weekend warrior runs where we compete for Monday morning bragging rights. For us, it’s all about living the dream. And thankfully, we create products to help us do just that.
GARY S. KEHOEChief Executive Officer and Director
Gary is a renowned 35-year formulator and expert advisor in the health and wellness field. He started working in a research and development laboratory as a teenager and never looked back. Gary is internationally known for creating innovative new product concepts and breakthrough technologies that solve health issues and improve quality of life. The inventor of Zicam, along with countless other breakthrough commercial products and patent applications, Gary has held senior management positions for The Wrigley Company, Gum Tech International and Nabisco Foods Group.
Activities: Mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, motorcycle riding
Product of Choice: Mdrive
Results: “Mdrive started as a personal mission to improve my own performance on the trail, at work and at home. I was determined not to fall into the “I’m middle age”, “Can’t do it anymore”, “Too old for that…” syndrome. Mdrive helped me refind my prime.”
CECILE KEHOEChief Operating Officer
Graduating second in her class, Cecile holds a master’s degree in chemistry from St. John’s University and has a diverse background in management operations of personal care, food and OTC drug facilities in both large and small companies. She ran the research analytic lab for Pepsi Cola and was a chemist for Life Savers at The Wrigley Company. During her time at Wrigley, she was selected for the Wrigley Innovation Team Award for most successful introduction of a new product in Wrigley history.
Activities: Yoga, dance, hiking, cardio and weight training
Product of Choice: Internal Harmony Feel Good Energy
Results: “The energy boost I get from Internal Harmony helps me feel younger, stronger, more energetic and focused. For my busy lifestyle, Internal Harmony really delivers."
JONATHAN K. HALLChief Financial Officer and Director
Jon has over 30 years of experience with consumer products, private equity, venture capital funds and managing emerging companies. Prior to DreamBrands, Jon held senior management positions for CDR Capital Advisors and Security Pacific Venture Capital Group, one of the largest and most successful financial institution venture capital programs in the country. He holds a M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in economics from Harvard University. Jon currently serves as the president of the Phoenix Ivy Council, an organization comprised of over 16,000 alumni from 29 research universities, such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, and the like.
Activities: Bicycling, swimming
Product of Choice: Mdrive
Results: “Prior to Mdrive, I needed to drink 3 to 4 Diet Cokes a day. Mdrive has completely eliminated my daily caffeine fix and allowed me to religiously work out every day.”
STEPHEN B. ROMANChief Science Officer
Stephen has over 16 years of experience in new product development covering all areas from formulation, research, development, patent mapping and drafting, engineering, project management, technology transfer and factory installation and start-up. An Arizona native, he has worked for such companies as The Dial Corporation, Gum Tech International and The Wrigley Company. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from The University of Arizona and holds more than 10 patents pending.
Activities: Weight training, running, hiking, mountain biking, bow hunting, fishing, mud runs, chasing his two small kids around
Product of Choice: Mdrive Elite and Mdrive Joint
Results: “For me, Mdrive is my motivational tool. Every morning when I take my red and black capsule, it’s a symbolic commitment to realize the goals I’ve set for myself. And like any goal, unless you work on it each day, it'll never happen. Last year, Mdrive helped me get back to my max bench of 240 pounds from my college days. My goal this year is to exceed that (and get those abs I’ve always wanted!)”
RON M. PANNUZZOBrand Director
The winner of more than 65 Addy Awards, Ron has over 28 years of experience in design and brand strategy. His efforts have contributed to the growth of both product and corporate brands. Ron has worked on design and brand development projects for some well-known companies such as Doubletree Hotels, Disney, The Wrigley Company and Right Management Consultants. He and his partner were selected to Adweek Magazine's Creative All-Star Team.
Activities: Hiking, weight training
Product of Choice: Mdrive
Results: “In my house, Mdrive is a necessity. My wife is an Ironman triathlete – enough said. I’m constantly challenged to stay fit so I look for every edge to keep up with her. Right now, we’re training to hike the Grand Canyon rim to rim. You better believe I’m taking Mdrive with me.”
RICH SIGTERMANSCorporate Vice President
Rich has over 15 years of operations experience serving as factory manager for both Gum Tech International and The Wrigley Company as well as external manufacturing manager for Wrigley. In that time, Rich managed the successful launch of more than 25 new products and line extensions.
Activities: Weight training, hiking
Product of Choice: Mdrive
Results: “At 43, I’m in the best shape of my life. It wasn’t until I started taking Mdrive that I actually began to enjoy working out. Mdrive gives me the energy to get to the gym and helps keep me motivated.”