PEOPLE ON THE MOVE – July
Blake Schroeder, Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana Inc., parent company of Kannaway, has appointed Blake Schroeder as CEO and president. Schroeder will replace Dr. Stuart Titus, who is semi-retiring. Schroeder joined the company in 2016 and was formerly CEO of Kannaway. He also has worked for Forevergreen and MonaVie.
A.K. Khalil, Jeunesse
Jeunesse has hired A.K. Khalil as president of global field development. Khalil has over 20 years of experience in direct sales, including working in the role of distributor, consultant and corporate executive. He founded and is CEO of Cloud 9 Life. Khalil previously served as president and COO of Zrii and later, president and CEO of Gold Canyon.
Carolyn Rachaner, The Happy Co.
The Happy Co. has named Carolyn Rachaner as director of product development and compliance. Rachaner is a direct selling veteran and nutrition expert with deep understanding of product development. She spent 18 years with RBC Life and also built her own nutritional consulting practice.
Kim Drabik, WFDSA
Kim Drabik, senior director of corporate affairs at Plexus Worldwide, was appointed to the Ethics Committee of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA). Drabik has been in direct selling for 30 years with the majority spent at Amway. She also serves on the WFDSA Governance and Finance Committee.
Samir Khandhar, Arbonne
Samir Khandhar has been promoted to chief digital experience officer at Arbonne. He previously served as vice president, customer experience. Khandhar will be responsible for designing a digital strategy for future growth as well as an agile roadmap to deliver that strategy. He previously has worked with Monitor Deloitte and Willis Towers Watson.
Emma S. Battle, Nu Skin
Emma S. Battle has joined the Nu Skin Enterprises Board of Directors. She currently serves as the founder and CEO of Market Vigor, a company focused on strategic consulting and digital marketing. She recently held executive positions with Windsor Circle, Three Ships Media, Red Hat, Art.com, and Sara Lee Branded Apparel.
Alissa Neufeld, LifeVantage
Alissa Neufeld has joined LifeVantage as general counsel. Neufeld brings experience working in mergers and acquisitions at a national law firm and has held in-house counsel positions, including four years with Nature’s Sunshine as chief compliance officer. She began her law career with a state judicial clerkship at age 19.
Meredith Tieszen, ASEA
ASEA has named Meredith Tieszen as senior vice president of ASEA Americas. Tieszen will lead the company’s U.S., Canada and Latin America sales teams. With almost two decades of senior leadership experience, Tieszen most recently served as senior vice president at Solvasa, and before that, worked at Rodan + Fields in sales.
Howard Chow, ASEA
Howard Chow has been promoted to regional vice president of ASEA Asia. Chow’s responsibilities will include a continuation of the building process already begun in Asia, where the company has a presence. He joined ASEA in 2019 as sales director for ASEA Hong Kong and has over 20 years of experience, including time at Herbalife and Amway.
Gina Stevenson, Oola
Oola has hired Gina Stevenson as chief sales officer. In this new role, she will oversee sales, leadership development, recognition, events, customer service, and communications. With more than two decades of experience, she most recently served as vice president at Kyani and previously served in key positions at Melaleuca.
Luis Caceres, CorVive
CorVive has named Luis Caceres as vice president. During much of the past decade, Caceres helped to build Neora in Latin America in sales and marketing roles of increasing importance. Prior to that he served as Latin America marketing manager for Genesis PURE and previously work with CorVive Founder Jeremy Fouts in other businesses.
Ilaria Profumi, eXp Realty
eXp Realty has appointed Ilaria Profumi as the regional director of Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA). Profumi is a real estate veteran and lawyer with experience operating in Italy, where she was a chief real estate executive for 15 years. Profumi has been head of legal affairs and head of business development.
Oliver Dibblee, Amare Global
Oliver Dibblee has joined Amare Global in the newly created role of associate vice president of sales. Dibblee brings over 12 years of sales experience. He was most recently the senior director of business development at Rodan & Fields, and before that spent time at Salient Management Co., Republic Services, and PepsiCo.
Deven Roberts, DirectScale
DirectScale has promoted Deven Roberts to vice president of technology. Roberts will lead the direction of the IT vision and strategy with a main objective to accelerate implementing powerful data visibility systems and tools. He has been with DirectScale for eight years and previously held senior positions at Ancestry.com for several years.