8/5/14 Tom Bilyeu CEO Quest Nutrition
August 5, 2014•81 min
Quest Nutrition is headed by Tom Bilyeu, who oversees close to 300 full-time staff, chiefly in Southern California, leading sales, marketing, content creation and other areas while guiding the company’s culture of passion and transformation.
Before launching the venture in 2011, Bilyeu spent seven-and-a-half years as chief marketing officer of Awareness Technologies, a software security company, but eventually realized that “the technology business didn't provide enough of a real connection with people.” Having grown up in Tacoma, Washington in a family with rampant morbid obesity, he felt a personal need to segue into the health and fitness industry and help his loved ones as well as others seeking change.
With a mission to be the leader in functional foods that don’t compromise on nutrition or taste, Quest Nutrition was founded in 2011 by Mike Osborn, Ron Penna and Tom Bilyeu, a visionary entrepreneur who was motivated to launch the venture by a family beset with obesity and a stro