Michael Schaeffer


Michael Schaeffer, Chief Executive Officer at Kirkman, has spent more than 27 years in the nutraceutical business.

He is in charge of sales for several of Kirkman’s divisions, including Kirkman’s newly formed division for nutraceutical contract manufacturing and private label operations.

He was formerly CEO and President of Pacific Nutritional (PacNut), a leading nutritional supplement contract manufacturer located in Vancouver, WA.  At PacNut from 2001-2014, he increased the company’s sales five-fold.

From 1988-2001, Schaeffer was Vice President of Operations for NF Formulas in Wilsonville, OR.  There he participated in the corporate sales growth of dietary supplements via the professional channel from $750,000 to over $7.5 million annually and was responsible for servicing over $4 million in accounts.

Schaeffer’s professional memberships include the National Affiliate – American Chemical Society, the Association of Analytical Communities International and the American Herbal Products Association Board of Trustees.

He is a graduate of Oregon State University with degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration.