Edwards will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Lou Ryan and will lead the company's strategic planning and partnerships as well as operations, and clinical studies for each of its three programs, Living Lean(TM) for weight management; Living Smart(TM) for alcohol control; and Living Free(TM) for smoking cessation. Edwards will also join the company's Board of Directors.
Prior to Selfhelpworks, Edwards served as President and Board member of EMD Biosciences, a division of Life Science Products, Merck KGaA, from 1999 until 2002. Also at Merck KGaA, he worked as Director of Marketing, North America, for EM Industries in Gibbstown, NJ for three years and served as Director of Sales & Marketing, Laboratory Products for BDH Inc. in Toronto for three years.
"Alan is joining Selfhelpworks at an exciting time for the company as we continue strengthening our partnerships with major healthcare providers, weight loss companies, and multilevel marketing organizations. He has an impressive track record of success and we look forward to his leadership contributions at Selfhelpworks," said Ryan.
Alan Edwards holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
About Selfhelpworks, Inc.
Selfhelpworks provides life-changing online self-help programs for addressing emotionally-driven dependencies. The company's three programs, Living Lean for weight management; Living Smart for alcohol control; and Living Free for smoking cessation; are based on a breakthrough approach developed and applied for over 20 years by Lou Ryan, a pioneer in structured cognitive behavioral training. Results from over 200,000 participants of Selfhelpworks programs, including those sponsored by major corporations, government agencies and hospitals, have demonstrated to be up to five times more effective than traditional methods. This transformational approach has been recreated on the Internet to fill the need for a convenient, private, and always available online solution that delivers lasting change.
Selfhelpworks was founded in 1979 and is based in San Diego. For more information on the company and its transformation counseling programs, please visit http://www.selfhelpworks.com.