In an email released to its salesforce, Missouri-based wine membership company Direct Cellars abruptly announced the suspension of its direct selling business operations until further notice. The company first launched in 2014 as a direct selling wine subscription company and in 2016 developed a full multi-level compensation plan, operating in the U.S., UK and Australia. The email sent by executive management referenced adverse conditions and the lack of funding as the primary reasons for the suspension. All representative agreements are terminated and the company is no longer accepting wine club members.
Steve Dee has joined Rodan + Fields as chief information officer. Dee has a background of more than 25 years in technology and digital experience with global brands such as Nike, J. Crew and Accenture. At Rodan + Fields, Dee will lead the global information technology organization, defining and advancing the company’s technology strategy and infrastructure to support growth plans.
LegalShield has named Martine Girotto president of its Canada business. Girotto has more than 17 years’ experience in marketing, management training and business development for companies such as Mary Kay, Tocara and Ricova. Prior to joining LegalShield, Girotto served as general manager of Canada for Jeunesse Global, where she oversaw strategy and marketing.