Steven Fife, LifeVantage
Steven Fife, chief financial officer of LifeVantage Corp., has been appointed interim CEO, following the resignation of Darren Jensen. The LifeVantage Board of Directors will initiate an executive search to identify and appoint a permanent successor to Jensen. Also, the company will combine its sales and marketing teams, with the resulting team led by Justin Rose, chief sales officer.
Candace Matthews, Herman Miller
Amway’s Candace Matthews has been appointed to Herman Miller’s Board of Directors as well as the Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee. Matthews is the chief reputation officer of Amway. Previously she was regional president for the Americas and also served as its chief marketing officer. Matthews joined Amway in 2007, and before that, she worked at L’Oreal and Coca-Cola.
Scott Meader, Luminex Home Décor & Fragrance Co.
Luminex Home Décor & Fragrance Co. has hired Scott Meader as CEO. Meader brings 35 years of leadership experience in consumer packaged goods. In this role, he will focus on streamlining operations and scaling the company’s candle and décor offerings across the globe. Luminex owns and operates Candle-lite and PartyLite. Meader has held positions at Ronnoco Coffee and AB Mauri Fleischmann’s.
Travis Garza, Plexus Worldwide
Plexus Worldwide has named Travis Garza as president of sales and marketing. In his 20-year career, Garza has helped multiple businesses achieve new high revenue targets. He is an accomplished executive in the direct sales industry. He’s held leadership positions at Melaleuca Inc. and Isagenix International. Most recently, he was President & CEO at Kyani International.
Paulo Bangerter, dōTERRA
dōTERRA has promoted Paulo Bangerter to president of dōTERRA Brazil. Bangerter most recently served as general manager of dōTERRA Brazil. His career spans more than 30 years, with experience at direct sellers Enrich and Unicity International. After joining dōTERRA, Bangerter served as vice president of international markets before his most recent role.
John Fleming, USANA
John Fleming has joined USANA Health Sciences Inc.’s Board of Directors. With more than 50 years in direct selling, he has vocally advocated for the business model through his long executive career with Avon Products Inc., his own business ventures, and his role as publisher and editor-in-chief of Direct Selling News. As an industry thought leader and consultant he continues this work.
José Ardon, BE
BE, formally MELiUS, has named José Ardon as its executive vice president. Ardon started his journey with BE in 2019 as a distributor and continued to move up in the organization. In July, he achieved the rank of Ambassador after his team reached $4 million in sales within a month. He has spent 15 years in network marketing, including at ORGANO Gold and Seacret Direct.
Arundhati Sampath, MIRA BEAUTY
MIRA BEAUTY has named Arundhati Sampath its new chief product officer to develop and execute the company’s next phase of growth. She has served as a search and discovery product lead at Facebook and Amazon building some of the companies’ most well-known features and interfaces. She also served at Microsoft and Yahoo!, bolstering their advertising and e-commerce technologies.
Laure Alexandre, Seldia
The board of directors of Seldia, the European Direct Selling Association, has appointed Laure Alexandre as executive director. Alexandre is an experienced EU public affairs specialist with 14 years of expertise in health and consumer policies. She previously worked for the European Advertising Standard Alliance and spiritsEUROPE, promoting and advancing effective self-regulation and corporate social responsibility.
Scott Sipherd, DirectScale
DirectScale Inc. has promoted Scott Sipherd to vice president of global marketing where he will guide the vision, strategy and mission of the company’s global marketing efforts. With more than 20 years as a B2B marketer focused on growth, transforming businesses and creating new markets, Sipherd joined DirectScale in 2019. He previously led marketing at IrisVision, TINT and HP.
Charles Rosenblatt, Payoneer
Payoneer has hired Charles Rosenblatt as chief strategy officer, focused on cross-organizational vision, strategic resource prioritization, and key corporate partnerships and acquisitions. An innovator in the payments industry for the past 20 years, Rosenblatt has held executive leadership roles at Capital One, Washington Mutual and Hyperwallet, among others.
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