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Dr. Chris Oswald
About

Dr. Chris Oswald

BSC Chiropractor
CEO, Founder, Professional Therapy MuscleCare

Background

Dr. Chris Oswald owns and operates one of Canada's leading chiropractic clinics in Toronto, Canada. Nationally ranked athletes, leading Canadian performers and musicians, and members of Toronto's business elite are among his patients.

He received his Bachelor of Science, specializing in Human Biology & Human Kinetics, from the University of Guelph in 1984 and graduated as Doctor of Chiropractic, from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1988. Respected as one of North America's leading authorities, Dr. Oswald is a regular contributor and lecturer for the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Northwestern Health Sciences University and the Canadian Chiropractic Association and was recognized by the Canadian Chiropractic Association as one of the professions top 20 leaders under 40 years of age. Dr. Oswald has written and delivered many lectures on future health-care trends, doctor-patient communication, stretching, exercising, and ergonomics.

Dr. Oswald's decision to create his own line of premium scientifically based ergonomic, health and wellness products was based on his dissatisfaction and frustration with existing products that fell short of their claims. His client base of 10,000 patients serve as an ongoing focus group for product ideas and testing based on real consumer needs. Chris, his three daughters, Shannon his perfect partner and their son live in Toronto and all enjoy a passion for sports and fitness.


The MuscleCare Team

Robert M. Lewovz
Chief Marketing Officer

A seasoned Marketing Professional with significant experience of over 20 years. Robert jointed the MuscleCare team in 2012 as Chief Marketing Officer. He has a proven track record of success in product marketing, strategic planning, digital integration, branding, new business development, cause marketing and relationship management. Demonstrated leadership skills with sound judgment in dealing with important and sensitive subject matter An entrepreneurial spirit that motivates personnel and inspires partners. A strong retail B2C, B2B and C-Suite marketing practitioner with experience in all marketing disciplines. Global experience, including Canada, U.S.A. and Asia markets, working on some of the world's most recognized brands.

Gwynne Machattie
VP Operations

Gwynne MacHattie, joined MuscleCare Products in February 2007 as Controller and has since become the Director of Accounting and Operations, overseeing all aspects of finance and daily operations. She is an accounting manager with 25 years

Shannon Wright
Director, Product Development

Shannon Wright joined the MuscleCare team in March 2006 as Key Account Executive and after demonstrating hard work, dedication, and commitment, she assumed responsibility for daily operations. Shannon has worked in a variety of positions in a cross section of media properties including Tribute Magazine, Teen Tribute, Kids Tribute, Flare, The National Post, Saturday Night Magazine and Standard Broadcasting. Additionally, Shannon has worked at both Toronto Intercontinental Hotels and the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel. Shannon has a Fashion Marketing and Merchandising degree from Fanshawe College. Her love for fashion, art and design has proven to be a great asset at MuscleCare. As a fitness enthusiast, Shannon is active in volleyball, tennis, cycling and swimming.

Dr. Daniel Bagi
Sr VP Business Development

A senior executive physician with 24+ years international experience in the natural products/pharmaceutical industry, with an emphasis in Business Development and licensing. Dr. Bagi received his M.D degree in 1990 from the University of Monterrey, Mexico, and in 1991 passed the US Medical Exam for foreign medical graduates.

Dr. Bagi’s work experience included medical affairs and clinical research, specifically oncology and specialty women’s health products. Good knowledge of international regulatory standards. Supervision of over 15 clinical trials, mostly international. Strong business orientation with particular strengths in strategic planning, business development, and product evaluation, having secured numerous license deals for Latin America and the Middle East territories between North American Biotechs and local partners. Extensive experience presenting to financial institutions, regulatory agencies, and potential pharmaceutical partners.

Dr.Bagi has served on the Executive of the Canadian Healthcare Licensing Association, and has assembled several world-class medical/scientific advisory boards for companies he has worked with.

Louise Jackson
VP Sponsorship/Marketing

Multifaceted professional with executive-level experience in event
planning, fundraising, marketing, partnership-building, sponsorship, and
organization-building as a leading consultant to the NFP and charitable
sectors. Offers a sincere passion for driving positive change along with a
track record of success in increasing awareness, participation, and
funding for high-profile events and initiatives such as Centurion Cycling and
Hardwood Ski and Bike. Louise brings a thorough understanding of best
practices in brand development and messaging along
with nuanced comprehension of legal facets of charitable status
acquisition and NFP fundraising. Demonstrates exceptional communication
and interpersonal skills harnessed in fostering strong sponsor
partnerships, favorable media relations, and effective social media
outreach along with a verifiable dedication to promoting active, healthy
living for Canadians of all ages.

Cheil
Marketing Team of Record

The MuscleCare team has partnered with Cheil, a technologically innovative creative agency that drives business success through best-in-class advertising. With a Global perspective and a local footprint, Cheil’s client base is built on the foundation of Fortune 500 companies such as Samsung, and they create retail, digital and traditional advertising material that connects with the elusive modern consumer.

Matt Cammaert, President
With 18+ years’ experience in advertising Matt has worked extensively across categories and brands: Samsung, Bank of Montreal, New Balance, Diageo, Yokohama, eOne, Unilever, GSK, Kraft Foods, Volvo and Evian to name a few. He’s also worked for some of the largest Agency Holiding Co’s, as well as spending time on the client side as a Marketing Planner with TD Bank on their retail business. Matt’s reputation is based on his commitment to successfully grow clients business through effective and attention getting creative communication. In his spare time, he serves as a Board Member with Human Rights Watch, Board of Governors member with the ICA (Institute of Communications Agencies), and member of the Miami Ad School Advisory Counsel. He regularly judges national and international communications award shows.

Meghan Sherwin, Vice President Planning
Meghan believes that great strategy drives business results and has more than 15 years’ experience delivering on that belief with some of the world’s top brands. For more than a decade she has directed and globally led Fortune 100 clients such as Dove, Gillette and Kraft. Meghan has also served as an international award judge, most recently receiving the “2015 Outstanding Judge” award from the Global Web Marketing Association and continually speaks at national industry events. She has been featured by Google, Facebook, ThisMoment, Ten Thousand Coffees, Queen’s University and Rotman School of Business. Always focused on best-in-class innovation, she was the founder and currently sits as the chairman of the global award-winning non-profit Safe Streets.

Achievements

1988
1998
  • Published Stretching for Fitness, Health & Performance book (Sterling Publishing, NY NY). Best Seller in Canada immediately. US, Spanish and Russian versions followed
2004
  • Co-Founded Ergo-Health with Greg Bandler to address the weaknesses in the ergonomic industry
2005
  • Launched Ergo-Health products at 1200 Shoppers Drug Mart stores and built sleep sets for the Sutton PLace Hotel in Toronto
2006
  • Shannon Wright joins Ergo-Health team as Director of Research and Product Development
2007
  • Gwynne MacHattie joins Ergo-Health team as Director of Accounting and Operations
  • Launched the Infinity Chat to Office Depot USA nation wide to over 1000 stores
  • Relax the Back stores aquire Dr. Oswald's Personal Pillow
2008
  • Created MuscleCare topical pain relief
  • Re-branded all Ergo products to MuscleCare
  • Dr. Chris Oswald takes sole CEO position
2009
  • Double blind study proves MuscleCare outperforms national brands
  • Dr. Chris and Alan Rigby co-design a new functional orthotic designed to assist locomotion and maximize support
2010
  • Introduced MuscleCare topicals to 75 major retailers at ECRM. MuscleCare voted ECRM new product of the year by attendees
  • Launched MuscleCare in Rexall Pharmaplus and Duane Reade pharmacies
  • Shopping Channel success story for Dr. Chris and MuscleCare
2011
  • MuscleCare launched at Golf Town (Canada) and HEB Pharmacies (US)
  • Diabetic MuscleCare formulated and launches at Rexall and Duane Reade
2012
  • MuscleCare Roll-On launched at 7000 Walgreens stores
  • Ontario Centre of Excellence provides funding for two studies at Motherisk
  • Dec. 2012, Dr. Koren proves MuscleCare is safe for use during pregnancy
  • EB Games nation wide launch of Gamer's Pain Relief in 340 stores
  • Elite Team MuscleCare is established
2013
  • New MuscleCare and CFFHP website launch
  • QVC launch Scheduled Q1
2014
  • Musclecare out of all retail doors and shop TV
2015
  • Moved from TBWA to Cheil marketing firm of record
2016
  • Deal with Biorevive Australia
  • Founded justSTRETCH Inc.
  • Acquired lifelong active body ball
  • Created Musclecare PRO line in roll-on, ointment and Massage creams with magnesium innovation.
  • Formed new partnership with EUPEN Belgium - improve vacuum sealed pillows and mattresses for global shipping.
2017
  • Big things on the horizon