Meet Our Executives

Jared Leishman 

Chief Executive Officer

Jared Leishman is CEO of Capstone Nutrition, an industry leader in dietary supplement manufacturing for the last 25 years. Prior to becoming the CEO, he was the COO and CFO for Capstone Nutrition/Cornerstone Research & Development. Jared holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and an MBA from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Utah and worked for Deloitte as an auditor prior to joining the Capstone/Cornerstone Team.

Jacob E. Brickey

Chief Financial Officer

Jacob Brickey is Capstone’s CFO, reporting to CEO Jared Leishman.  As CFO, Jacob oversees the Finance, Legal, Human Resources and Information Technology departments at Capstone. He is also responsible for the Company’s financing, accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, legal compliance, audit, tax, and investor relations functions, as well as ensuring compliance with financial controls. Jacob first joined Capstone in 2010 and has worked in several financial leadership roles at the company, including Corporate Controller, Director of Financial Reporting, and Vice President of Finance. He has worked closely with the company’s shareholders, board of directors, and senior leadership since his arrival.

Prior to joining Capstone, Jacob worked for the well-respected accounting firm of Tanner LLC in Salt Lake City.  While at Tanner, he gained experience in private and public financing, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting, internal controls and accounting systems primarily in the manufacturing, software, construction, and retail sectors.  Jacob earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree with an Accounting emphasis from Utah State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Dixie State College. Jacob is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Utah.

Kevin Elsberry

Chief Operating Officer 

Kevin Elsberry is the COO at Capstone Nutrition. Prior to joining the team, Mr. Elsberry has spent the last 20 years leading LEAN manufacturing conversions and business turn-arounds in various industries. Most notable was the LEAN transformation of Schiff Nutrition International, prior to the sale to RB Health Manufacturing, as well as the transition at EFI Electronics (Schneider Electric, which is a Shingo Prize-winning LEAN enterprise). Kevin holds a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Weber State University and a Masters in Industrial Management from the University of Central Missouri.

Adam J. Adelmann

Executive Vice President, Sales and Commercial Operations

Adam Adelmann leads Capstone’s sales operation and is a seasoned leader with over 20 years experience in Commercial and B2B Sales. Since 2008, he has focused his contributions in business on Consumer Health, and Nutrition and Dietary Supplements. Prior to joining Capstone Nutrition in September 2017, Adam served for 9 years in various commercial leadership roles at Capsugel, now a Lonza Company.

Adam holds a B.S. Degree from West Chester University School of Public Health, where he also played NCAA Division II Soccer for 4 years. Adam has completed Continuing Education Programs at Wharton School of Business and volunteers in various charitable organizations

Tyler Burningham

Executive Vice President, Product Development and Procurement 

Tyler Burningham has been leading at Capstone Nutrition for over 11 years and is currently over Procurement and Product Development operations. Tyler has also managed the HR, Organization Development and Sales functions of the company. He has lead the Executive Team in its drive to deliberately build a best-in-class corporate culture. Tyler worked previously in various Human Resources and Training roles at FranklinCovey and Stampin’ Up!

Tyler graduated from Utah State University in HR and later received an MBA from Westminster College, with an emphasis in Organizational Development. Tyler has over 20 years of experience in HR and organizational and leadership development, including the compliance aspects of HR.  His background includes executive coaching; employee engagement; creating vision, mission and values; and navigating organizations through the merger and acquisition, and human capital elements of private equity transactions. Tyler has his SPHR and SHRM-SCP accreditations and is a public speaker with certifications to teach multiple training programs.

James Hinkle

Plant General Manager 

James Hinkle received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Utah State University. Upon graduation, James worked for a regional auditing firm where he was able to work with a number of clients in various industries, including manufacturing, banking, not-for-profit, and construction. He later returned to USU to earn his MBA. It was during the MBA program that James was introduced to LEAN concepts through the Shingo Institute and assisted with their annual conference. Upon completion of the MBA, James continued his work with the regional auditing firm until he was recruited by Capstone Nutrition in 2010 to help begin their LEAN journey. James’s LEAN manufacturing experience, as well as his broad systems, engineering, business and leadership capabilities make him uniquely qualified to be Capstone’s Plant General Manager.