Prasad Gankanda, Young Living
Prasad Gankanda has joined the management team of Young Living as executive vice president of sales. He previously served as senior vice president of global sales operations. Gankanda joined Young Living in 2015 as director of international operations, after holding positions of increasing responsibility at MonaVie, focused on manufacturing and supply chain.
Fiona Ho, Neora
Neora has hired Fiona Ho as vice president of Greater China and general manager of Hong Kong. Ho will oversee Neora’s market development in Greater China. She has 24 years of experience leading launches and operations for direct sellers, including Mary Kay, Melaleuca, TriVita, and Infinitus International. Ho also has worked in advertising, public relations, marketing, media and publishing.
Sophary Ly, Le-Vel
Le-Vel has promoted Sophary Ly to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Having served as chief financial officer since October 2015, Ly will now oversee the company’s operations, accounting and financial teams. She has spent over 27 years in accounting. Prior to joining Le-Vel, she led finance at Paciguo Management and before that, AdvoCare.
Michelle Jones, Body Shop At Home
Body Shop At Home has hired Michelle Jones to lead the relaunch of its business in the U.S. Jones has spent more than 20 years in direct selling. Excelling in sales and operational roles, she most recently served as general manager at PartyLite, and before that she was a top executive at Lulu Avenue and Take Shape For Life.
Kristi Hubbard, Younique
Younique has appointed Kristi Hubbard as president. Hubbard will later assume the role of CEO after a period of transition, at which time Derek Maxfield, co-founder and current CEO, will become executive chairman of the board of directors. Hubbard brings over 20 years of experience in senior roles within direct selling, most recently as CEO of Norwex. She was previously president of BeautiControl.
Jonee Woodard, Modere
Modere Inc. has hired Jonee Woodard as its new vice president of global operations. Woodard joins Modere with 20 years of experience in global supply chain management. She began her career in retail operations and excelled in both domestic and international operational roles, including serving as vice president of operations for Jamberry and chief operations officer for Perfectly Posh.
Garrett McGrath, Elepreneurs
Garrett McGrath has been promoted to president of Elepreneurs. McGrath previously served as Elepreneurs’ chief impact officer, working to execute the company’s vision, develop strategic direction and provide training. McGrath has more than 30 years of network marketing experience, having built sales teams as a master distributor with his wife, Sylvia, Elepreneurs’ chief experience officer.
Jolie Short, Momentum Factor
Momentum Factor has hired Jolie Short as senior business development manager. Short has spent over a decade in business development, holding positions in crisis communications, cyber security, reputation management and strategy. In her new role, she will lead sales, marketing and channel partner efforts.
Truman Hunt, Chairman, Solvasa
Truman Hunt has joined the newly founded beauty company Solvasa as chairman of the board of directors. Prior to Solvasa, Hunt was CEO and a board member of Nu Skin for 14 years before retiring from the company in 2017. Hunt had been at Nu Skin since 1993. He was inducted into the Direct Selling Hall of Fame in 2017.
Meredith Berkich, Jenkon
Jenkon has hired direct selling veteran Meredith Berkich as chief growth officer. Leading business development and new growth strategies, she brings over 25 years of executive experience in corporate direct selling and sales force development. Berkich demonstrated her leadership in the field and has since served in corporate roles with Immunotec, Jeunesse Global, and Viridian, among others.
Greg Fink, ByDesign Technologies
Greg Fink Sr. has joined ByDesign Technologies as senior vice president of sales. Fink will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and delivering enhanced solutions to address client needs. Before ByDesign, Fink worked at Momentum Factor as vice president of business development. With more than 30 years of experience in direct selling, he started his career at Jenkon.
Glen Oliver, i-payout
Glen Oliver has joined i-payout as chief business development officer. With 25 years of business development experience and 10 years as an i-payout client, Oliver specializes in global sales, market setup, startup, management, and operations, having worked with XANGO, Xyngular, Innutra, DynaMAXX, and M.Global. That experience includes responsibilities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe and Russia.