Jonas af Jochnick, co-founder of Swedish beauty firm Oriflame Cosmetics, died suddenly May 17. The 81-year-old Swedish entrepreneur, who founded Stockholm-based Oriflame with his brother Robert in 1967, passed away in his sleep. He had been active in various positions in the company and stepped down from the company’s board in 2018.
DoTERRA has hired Dell Brown as the chief operating officer of Prime Meridian Health Clinics, doTERRA’s healthcare initiative. Brown has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare consulting industry and will lead Prime Meridian in strategy and logistics. Prior to doTERRA, Brown co-founded Global Health Consulting, and before that, he worked for CSC Healthcare as a senior consultant.
QNet has named Malou Caluza as CEO. She has been with the company for 20 years, starting her career as the first customer service officer, then setting up the international customer support team across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. She has also held roles at QNet including operations, marketing, and business development. Her most recent role was chief of network success.
Nu Skin Enterprises President Ryan Napierski has been selected chairman of the board of the U.S. Direct Selling Association. He previously served as treasurer. Napierski joined Nu Skin in 1995 and prior to his current appointment, he served as president of global sales and operations, president of the North Asia region and president of Nu Skin Japan.
Formerly with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as consultant on the cloud advisory team, Vince Perfetti has joined Nu Skin Enterprises as chief transformation officer and senior vice president of technology. Perfetti will lead the company to develop an elevated customer experience and further empower the salesforce to build a socially enabled business.
Thirty-One Gifts Founder and CEO Cindy Monroe was inducted into the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Gary W. Rollins College of Business Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Monroe, the founder of one of the biggest minority-owned companies in Tennessee, received a bachelor’s degree in marketing at UTC.
Tupperware Brands has appointed Patricia Stitzel to chairman of the board. Stitzel is the first woman to hold this position in the company’s 70-year history and takes on this responsibility in addition to her existing role of CEO, which she has held since May 2018, after serving as president and chief operating officer since October 2016.
Southwestern Family of Companies has promoted Kristi Anderson to the newly created position of vice president of marketing. In addition to leading a new team to create and execute marketing strategies and campaigns, Anderson will continue her involvement with the new business development team.
Kannaway has appointed Peter Dale as general manager of its Japan division. Dale brings more than 40 years of experience at large corporations such as Neora International, Javita Japan, Waiora, Nature’s Sunshine Products, and Natural Health Trends, Inc. Previously, he was the executive manager of a consulting firm specializing in Japan.
Matthew Jeffs has been hired as associate general counsel at BlenderBottle Co. He has previously worked as outside/in-house counsel for Unicity International, The Scrivener’s Quill, ElenMark and SirsiDynix, as well as independently, advising small businesses and individuals on issues including employment, contracts, land use and estate planning.
DotDotSmile has hired Tatiana Galeas as national sales director. Galeas will train and motivate the field. She has worked in the industry for 21 years with a broad background in door-to-door, party plan and multi-level business models. Galeas has previously worked for Avon Products, Tupperware Brands, Chaban Wellness, L‘eudine, Ardyss International and L‘bel/Belcorp.
DotDotSmile has hired Silva Benlian as vice president of sales. Benlian will head sales, customer service and merchandiser experience. She will initiate market strategies to increase sales, recruits, customers and retention. She has experience in multi-level business companies including Avon Products, Arbonne International and Armand Dupree/Tupperware Brands.
Rich Schubkegel has been hired as vice president of business development at Rallyware, a field engagement platform. He started his direct selling career in 1996 at The Pampered Chef, where he was in charge of global technology and consultant and customer support. Most recently, he has brought that experience to companies, such as GSAT Inc. and Thatcher Technology Group.
Thatcher Technology Group has hired Trace Jensen as vice president of sales. Jensen is a sales executive with more than 20 years of software application and sales management experience. Jensen has contributed to increased profitability and growth working with domestic and international accounts spanning small to large companies.