Few young women are offered the choice between a career in basketball or fashion. Lizanne chose fashion and embarked on a successful business chapter that took her to live and work in Japan, Paris, Milan, New York, Australia and Madrid. From both sports and fashion, she gained a deep knowledge and understanding of nutrition and its role in health. From her Italian grandparents, however, she developed a great respect and love for real food – freshly picked from the garden and brought to the table for nourishing conversation and warm family laughter.
Balancing a career and motherhood lead to the thinkThin formula that drives development: simple, portable nutritious and delicious food that is high in protein with no sugar and gluten free ingredients that support an active lifestyle.
thinkproducts was established in 1999. It’s mission is to make a substantial difference to the endemic destruction caused by weight or poor nutrition related diseases and positively impact the lives of those who come in contact with the brand. The company is dedicated to weight wellness, which is the physical and emotional outcome of an active life lived well supported by good nutrition. thinkproducts’ flagship protein bar is the No. 1 ranked natural weight management bar in America (SPINSscan research).
Besides being a businesswoman and mother of two, Lizanne is a passionate philanthropist dedicated to fighting and creating awareness for diseases like obesity and diabetes. She has also raised considerable funds for research and education related to cancer and other epidemics. In 2010, Lizanne was awarded the prestigious Leadership Award from The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA) for outstanding leadership in 2009. She is also a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and a board member of the Arizona Cancer Center.
thinkThin® is a proud sponsor of the Dream Foundation whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families who are battling terminal illness. The Dream Foundation has earned recognition and a 4-star rate by Charity Navigator and a Seal of Excellence from Independent Charities of America. For thinkThin®, the missions align so well, the intention is to be an ingredient of a day lived well.