Experienced accountant will oversee finances as company launches first product and prepares for further growth
LINCOLN, Neb. – January 13, 2021 Microbiome-based ingredient company Synbiotic Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Vyhlidal as Controller and Vice President, Corporate Finance. Vyhlidal is a CPA (inactive registrant) with twenty years’ experience in accounting. She previously oversaw a team of nine as VP Corporate Finance at Farmers National Company in Omaha, NE, after working at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Associate. Vyhlidal holds a degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and completed a study abroad program at Mansfield College in Oxford, UK.
Vyhlidal’s appointment marks the first full-time hire to oversee finance and accounting at the rapidly growing company, which added a total of five new employees in 2021. Vyhlidal will work with CEO Tim Brummels to carry out tasks that include directing cash management operations, generating monthly financial reports, and completing audits and tax filings.
“We are so pleased to have recruited Erin to join our team,” says Synbiotic Health CEO Tim Brummels. “In Erin we have found local Nebraska talent that will help guide us through the pivotal year we have ahead of us, with rapid growth and the launch of new scientifically-backed products.”
About Synbiotic Health
Synbiotic Health was founded in 2018 by four well-known microbiome research scientists to develop targeted microbiome ingredients to support health. Based on over 10 years of research, Synbiotic Health will develop and commercialize Ecologically Advanced Probiotics™ as well as rationally designed Synergistic Synbiotics™..
The foundation of Synbiotic Health’s research focuses on understanding the gut environment and its ecological framework: how probiotics and other microbiome-based ingredients interact with and influence the resident microbes in the gut. Synbiotic Health’s approach considers the entire ecosystem and the specific traits and functions necessary for microbiome-altering ingredients to perform and improve human health.
The Scientific Founder team includes Dr. Robert Hutkins and Dr. Andy Benson with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Food for Health Center; Dr. Jens Walter with APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork; and Dr. Tom Burkey, an animal scientist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Synbiotic Health is now commercializing its first ecologically-advanced probiotic – iVS-1™ Advanced Probiotic™ and is in the process of completing additional clinical studies to further define the health benefits of additional novel ingredients.