Claude Tellis currently serves as CEO of Naturade, a lower middle market nutraceutical company, that he owns through his family office, Towerview. Under Mr. Tellis’ leadership, Naturade has doubled its sales over the past 3 years.
Naturade competes in sectors including: (1) plant-based meal replacements, (2) immune & probiotics products and (3) anti-aging. The company is experiencing significant growth in its VeganSmart meal replacement, Symbiotics immune line and its Ageless anti-aging lines.
Prior to Naturade, Claude managed the interests of Towerview, a family office affiliated with Duke University that makes lower middle market private equity investments & other related investments. Before Towerview, Claude worked as a strategy consultant at Accenture and a merchant equity investor and commodities originator at Enron.
Claude has a substantial interest in preventative health. Before Naturade and Towerview, Claude owned and operated a healthy foods company, Healthy Body Products, which is credited with ending the sale of junk food in California public high schools. Claude completed his MBA at The Wharton School and his BA at Duke University. He is a distinguished alumni at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. He generously supports Food on Foot, the LEAD Program in Business and Duke University.