Rajiv Lall (CEO, ProbioticSmart, LLC)
Mr. Lall brings more than 30 years in the health food and nutraceutical industry, specializing in the study of plants and naturals sources that support human health. He is the co-author of Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety, and Toxicity, which is a comprehensive encyclopedia on virtually every natural ingredient used in supplements, including their mechanism of action, safety, toxicity and interactions with other therapeutic drugs. He earned two Masters degrees, the first in Botany from Gujrat University in India, and the second in Pharmacognosy/Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. His scientific research for the development of novel nutritional products and pharmaceuticals has helped produce more than 20 patents and several hundred products. Notably, Mr. Lall is also the Founder and CEO of Vets Plus, Inc., a leading manufacturer of science-based health food and supplements serving stock and companion animals. Recent awards include the Pet Age Icon Award (2015), National Animal Supplement Council Visibility Award (2015), and Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award (2015). Vets Plus Inc. was also nominated for Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in 2015. Mr. Lall and his wife, Swati, have developed the Raj and Swati Lall Microbiology Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in support of future scientists and business leaders and the community in Menomonie, Wisconsin.