At 2pt5 Health our vision is simple: To help energize people’s lives...naturally.
2pt5 Health was created from an insightful curiosity between cofounders John Pillepich and Roger Greiner. Our journey began by posing questions, which led us to realize there was room for innovative opportunities in the nootropics market. We saw the need for a more efficient and effective energy and memory enhancement formula. We wanted a product that uses safe and natural ingredients, not relying on anything artificial, and we made it a priority to have it as convenient as possible. As a result we created Brain Wafers, the sublingual wafer in a pouch.
John Pillepich, President and Cofounder
John has long been interested in health and nutrition, including being a vegetarian. He is a nutritionist with decades of experience in the health field. His wide range of experiences include being Chief Scientific Advisor of a holistic medical practice’s vitamin company, being the Director of Product Development and Dispensary Manager at a nonprofit healthcare and research facility, and being Director of Research at a well-known vitamin company. John has developed dozens of nutritional products for these companies, as well as for his own companies.
John’s other experiences include being the owner of a health food store and having worked in Clinical Chemistry at two hospitals. Finally, he served in the U.S. Navy.
After serving in the Navy, John went to SUNY Brockport (State University of New York), graduating with two academic degrees (BPS, BS) and three majors, one being in Health Science. Later in life he went back to school, studied nutrition at Bastyr University, received his master’s degree (MS) in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Washington, and then his doctorate (PhD) in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health (a former distance learning institution). He is also a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).
John is the author of The Nutraceutical Reference Guide, a reference book about ailments and nutritional supplements. He also developed Nutrition Discovery, a personalized nutrition education program that combined a computerized diet analysis with a comprehensive nutrition education manual. John was also the coauthor of Metabolic Mastery, an educational product for learning human intermediary metabolism (biochemistry).
Roger Greiner, Creative Director and Cofounder
Roger is 2pt5 Health’s Creative Director and cofounder. He has 25+ years of content packaging experience, and has worked in a variety of editorial and graphic design environments. He is a graduate of School of Visual Arts in New York City where he received his BFA, and he is currently enrolled in the MA in Communication program at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Roger’s editorial experience includes working in the consumer, trade, classroom, and alumni arenas, as well as content marketing milieu’s. He worked at SPIN Magazine during the height of Grunge music, and was part of the editorial team at PC Magazine when tech publications were at their apex. He worked at Scholastic magazines during a time when the classroom magazine market was highly competitive. Roger designed an innovative graphic system for Scholastic News magazines, which helped Scholastic News maintain its competitive edge in the classroom magazine market.
Roger’s graphic design experience includes working at boutique design studios in the Big Apple area on a variety of design projects. He worked on a New York Mets photographic history book authored by photographer George Kalinsky, and he was graphics chairperson for the Rutherford Commission on Civil Rights for seven years. Roger was an integral part of a team at iVillage where he helped adapt Esquire and Car & Driver print content for the Microsoft PC Tablet during its nascent stages.
He is currently creative director at 23rd & 3rd where he works with a unique range of clients, some of which include: Brooklyn Law School, Grains & Gains, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, CFA Institute, and Loquatio.
Roger has been recognized by industry societies such as, Society of Publication Designers, Society of Illustrators, Folio and Association Media Publishing, amongst others for his award-winning work.
Roger teaches editorial and graphic design at FDU and champions the idea of entrepreneurship to his design students.