October 01, 2013
Avon Products Inc.
Avon Products Inc. announced the appointment of Brian Salsberg as Senior Vice President, Global Strategy. Salsberg will report to Sheri McCoy, Avon’s CEO, and will join the company’s Executive Committee.
Salsberg will be responsible for helping to define and develop the global strategic growth plan for the company. He will work closely with leadership to build the company’s capabilities across strategy, market stabilization, innovation and growth as well as expand the company’s capabilities on key issues, including the business model of the future and optimal geographic footprint.
Salsberg joins Avon from McKinsey & Company Inc., where he was a partner and most recently served as a co-leader of the firm’s consumer and retail practice in Asia.
Avon also announced that its board of directors has elected Nancy Killefer to the board. Killefer recently retired as Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. During her 32-year career with McKinsey, Killefer has focused on strategy, marketing and organizational effectiveness and efficiency issues. Her emphasis had been on consumer-based and retail industries prior to her work in the public sector and her subsequent founding of McKinsey’s Public Sector Practice.
Killefer also has experience in the public sector, serving as Assistant Secretary for Management, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at the U.S. Department of Treasury, and as a member of the IRS Oversight Board.
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with nearly $11 billion in annual revenue. As one of the world’s largest direct sellers, Avon is sold through more than 6 million active independent Avon sales representatives and is available in over 100 countries.
Blyth Inc., a direct-to-consumer company and designer and marketer of health and wellness products, candles and accessories for the home, announced the election of Andrew Graham to its board of directors. Graham has also been appointed to the company’s Audit Committee.
Graham is CEO and President of New York-based Forum Corp., a training company specializing in leadership development and sales optimization, serving Fortune 500 companies for over 40 years.
For much of his professional career, Graham has consulted with the goal of improving business performance through targeted troubleshooting of operational issues in conjunction with the development of key leaders’ strategic and critical thinking skills. Graham was previously CEO, President and member of the board of Kepner-Tregoe Inc., a global consulting and training firm, at which he served in a variety of capacities over a 16-year tenure.
Blyth Inc., headquartered in Greenwich, Conn., is a business focused on the direct selling and direct marketing channels. It designs and markets products utilizing both the network marketing and home party plan methods.
Morinda Inc., a global health and wellness company, announced the appointment of four individuals to key sales positions inside the company.
Shane Greer was named General Manager of North American Sales. Greer, who brings more than 10 years of network marketing and sales experience, will work with the U.S. area general managers to grow sales in North America.
Having previously worked as U.S. Regional Manager, and most recently as Senior Manager of U.S. Sales, Greer has opened sales offices, established new markets and developed sales strategies for hundreds of distributors across the globe.
Greer will be joined by three new U.S. area general managers with extensive industry experience. Todd Bagley (U.S. East Region), Dan Calley (U.S. West Region) and Jon Hallstrom (U.S. Central Region) all assume three equally important positions as area general managers, which are designed to further establish and stimulate growth in the U.S. region. These men will also work with their specific regions of the country to establish the TrūAge initiative.
Todd Bagley previously served as Director of Morinda’s East Region. Under Bagley’s direction, the East Region transitioned from a company rebranding to successful implementation of the TrūAge initiative. His career at Morinda began in 1996, where he managed sales and operations for the Pacific Region for two years.
Dan Calley, having been with Morinda nearly 16 years, has been influential in developing innovative compensation plan enhancements, as well as instituting several sales promotions and business directives for distributors throughout the world. Calley most recently headed up the business development efforts and sales systems initiatives for the company.
Jonathan Hallstrom has been with Morinda since 2004, which included overseeing several regions throughout the United States, where he was instrumental in developing and implementing sales strategies and growth campaigns. Prior to his current position, Hallstrom was Director of Morinda’s U.S. Central Region.
Founded in 1996, Morinda Inc., formerly Tahitian Noni International, is a global, research-driven company that has developed innovative natural wellness products that reflect the company’s passion to help people live younger, longer. Morinda is headquartered in Provo, Utah, and has a presence in more than 70 countries worldwide.
|Gary L. Crittenden|
Primerica Inc. announced the election of Gary L. Crittenden to the company’s board of directors. Crittenden has been a Managing Partner of HGGC, a California-based middle market private equity firm, since 2009 and the CEO of HGGC since 2012. He is also a member of HGGC’s executive, policy and investment committees. Further, he serves as Chairman of the board of two HGGC portfolio companies, iQor and Citadel.
Crittenden has previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Citigroup, American Express Company, Monsanto and Sears Roebuck and Company, among others. On three separate occasions, the readers of Institutional Investor Magazine named Crittenden one of the “Best CFOs in America.”
Primerica Inc., headquartered in Duluth, Ga., is a leading distributor of financial products to middle income households in North America. In addition, Primerica provides an entrepreneurial full- or part-time business opportunity for individuals seeking to earn income by distributing the company’s financial products.
Jusuru International Inc.
|Dr. Cynthia Champion-Olson|
Jusuru International Inc. announced the appointment of Dr. Cynthia Champion-Olson, N.D., C.T.N., C.N., to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Champion-Olson is a board-certified naturopath and clinical nutritionist, with over 30 years of experience in the natural health and nutrition fields. She has served on various medical and health science advisory boards for more than a decade and hosted numerous national and international health calls for the past 17 years, as well as authored 65 books.
In her role as the newest member of Jusuru’s Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Champion-Olson will speak at company events, host product calls and lend her expertise to the company for future products in the Jusuru line of nutritional supplements.
Jusuru also announced the appointment of Shirley Meredith as Vice President of iRep Experience. Meredith will be responsible for the company’s independent representative (iRep) and customer support departments, leadership and team development, and work with other members of the executive team to ensure a satisfactory customer experience. Reporting to Jusuru President Asma Ishaq, Meredith will serve in a newly created position.
Meredith brings to Jusuru a background in sales and customer service, having over 25 years with AT&T, which resulted in high-level managerial positions, including business development and sales management, as well as leadership development.
Jusuru International Inc., headquartered in Anaheim, Calif., is the company behind liquid BioCell Collagen®, a new generation of nutraceuticals for healthy aging, active joints and younger-looking skin.
Vivint Solar™, a provider of simple, affordable solar solutions, announced Vivint Solar Chief Operating Officer Brendon Merkley has been elected as the Executive Committee’s State Policy Committee Chair for the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA). In addition to his responsibilities as state policy chair, Merkley will continue to function as a member of the board of directors.
In this new position, Merkley will help navigate the key policy issues and barriers to entry surrounding the solar industry at the state level. As the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, SEIA works to educate the public on the benefits of solar energy.
In August 2012, Vivint Solar joined SEIA as a member company on the board of directors to advocate for the solar industry. As COO of Vivint Solar, Merkley is responsible for improving Vivint’s energy management products to provide more control and savings to homeowners.
Vivint Inc., parent company of Vivint Solar, is a provider of home technology services in North America. Vivint has more than 13 years of experience and supports over 700,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada.
LifeVantage Corp., a company dedicated to helping people achieve healthy living through a combination of a compelling business opportunity and scientifically validated products, announced that David Toda, the company’s President of LifeVantage Japan and General Manager Asia Pacific, has accepted a role as global Chief Marketing Officer for the company. Toda will retain his responsibilities as General Manager Asia Pacific, overseeing operations in Asia, but he will relinquish day-to-day control of the company’s operations in Japan. Effective immediately, LifeVantage will begin a search for a country manager to oversee these duties.
Toda has an extensive background in marketing and management. Prior to joining LifeVantage, he served as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of another direct seller’s business in Japan. Prior to that, Toda served in a variety of capacities with Quicksilver Japan, including as President and Representative Director.
LifeVantage Corp., a leader in Nrf2 science and the maker of Protandim®, the Nrf2 Synergizer® patented dietary supplement, is a science-based nutraceutical company. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City.