PEOPLE ON THE MOVE – September
Stephan Gratziani, Herbalife
Herbalife Ltd. has named Stephan Gratziani as chief strategy officer. Gratziani spent over 32 years as an independent Herbalife distributor and became a member of the company’s Founder’s Circle, the highest distributor level, in 2018. Now, Gratziani will work to advance key initiatives, enhance sales training and promote field development.
James D. Thomas, Nu Skin
James D. Thomas has been appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Nu Skin. Working 20 years as a CPA, Thompson has served as interim CFO for the past four months and was also chief accounting officer. Before Nu Skin, he spent time at Icon Health and Fitness and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Carmen Wasserman, Plexus
Plexus has named Carmen Wasserman as vice president general counsel and chief compliance officer. Wasserman has 28 years of legal experience, including holding chief roles in legal, compliance and data privacy for Le-Vel and Arbonne. Prior to that, she was in a similar capacity with Compliance Legal and Strategic Solutions.
David Wensinger, PM-International
PM-International has promoted David Wensinger to chief operations and finance officer, Americas. For over a year, he has served as general manager of finance and operations in the U.S. Bringing expertise in finance, operations, and business development to his new role, Wensinger previously worked at Boar’s Head.
Gordon Hester, PM-International
PM-International has appointed Gordon Hester as chief sales officer, Americas. Most recently, he served as general manager sales, USA. Hester has over 30 years of experience in multiple industries, including serving as CEO of Roberti Enterprises for 25 years and as chief innovation officer for Zurvita. He has also collaborated with DSA and DSEF.
Scott Aldred, ASEA
ASEA President and COO Scott Aldred has been promoted to CEO, following Chuck Funke’s transition to founding executive and vice chairman of the ASEA Board of Managers. Before joining ASEA over 10 years ago, Aldred served as an executive for Innovative Flexpak. He started his direct selling career as a USANA distributor.
Luis Ascencio, Immunotec
Luis Ascencio has assumed the role of Immunotec Inc.’s chief financial officer. Ascencio is an experienced leader in the finance sector. He was formerly a vice-president at Nexxus, which owns Immunotec. Before joining Nexxus in 2015, he worked at SAI Consultores, an investment boutique firm focusing on equity and debt transactions.
Mark Patterson, Partner.Co
Partner.Co has hired Mark Patterson as chief marketing officer. Patterson has more than two decades of experience in direct selling. Prior to taking on this role at Partner.Co, he was CMO at Jeunesse Global for eight years. Before that, he led marketing at Vemma and Arbonne.
Lucy West, Partner.Co
Partner.Co has hired Lucy West as vice president of field development. West has a direct selling career spanning over 30 years. She has spent the past 16 years leading Jeunesse Global’s field development efforts. In her new role, West will focus on market expansion, enhancing onboarding, improving travel incentives and improving customer loyalty.
Jovanska Tavera, InGroup Intl.
InGroup International has appointed Jovanska Taveras as legal director. Taveras has an extensive legal background and has served as an attorney with Rodriguez Bonet Law Office since 2010. She previously worked with the Puerto Rico Department of Family Affairs and before that was a law professor with the Interamerican University School of Law.
Nanette Evans, InGroup Intl.
InGroup International has promoted Nanette Evans to compliance director. With more than 20 years of experience in legal, compliance and core business functions, she previously served as a compliance specialist with the company’s inCruises segment. Evans holds an associate degree of applied science in legal office management from Austin Business College.
Jeff Higginson, Rain Intl.
Jeff Higginson has joined Rain International as president. With a direct sales career spanning two decades, Higginson brings extensive experience and leadership to Rain International. He briefly served as chief operations officer at Valentus. Before that, he served in the C-suite for Fuxion Biotech and was previously CEO of Agel Enterprises.
Svetlana Razina, APLGO USA
APLGO has hired Svetlana Razina as head of business development, U.S. Region. In her new role with APLGO, Razina will bring skills in organizational development and employee cultivation to lead business development and create programs and training for associates. Prior to joining APLGO, she held managing positions with Amway, Jeunesse, Microsoft, and LVMH.