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  • Chris Yourex

    Strategic Growth & Founder                              
    Growing a direct selling company requires intense creativity and financial discipline. As a former Vice President of Marketing for a national direct seller and a Certified Public Accountant, he brings these core competencies together while enthusiastically leading our team of direct selling industry experts to find innovative and custom solutions for each client.
  • Don Jonas

    Sales Force Development and Training

    The overall focus of Don's 25+ years of direct selling experience has been the recruitment, training and motivation of sales forces. He has held the positions of VP of Sales, Division Sales Manager, National Recruiting Manager and Sales Training Manager. His involvement with two direct selling start-up companies gave him extensive experience in the recruitment and training of an initial core group of consultants. In addition, Don has extensive experience in the design and implementation of compensation plans.

  • Karen Clark

    Social Media Marketing

    An early adopter in using social media for direct sales, Karen Clark has been practicing ethical and effective Internet marketing since 1998. While a top field leader for 12 years, Karen was an innovator in bringing direct sales to the Internet in a way that combines traditional party plan marketing with online relationship building. Since 2009, Karen has been training and consulting with companies industry-wide, promoting strategies and tactics for connecting people–not collecting people–online.

  • Eizabeth Campbell

    Events Specialist
    What happens to your direct sellers DURING your company's convention or regional meeting? In a word – magic! What happens AFTER they leave? Results!...they sell more... they recruit more...and they stay longer. And that's just for starters. For over 20 years Elizabeth has been producing events that attendees won't soon forget. From site selection to contract negotiation to program planning and execution, Elizabeth has been at the forefront of producing impactful special events.
  • Sandy Beggs

    Instructional Design/Writer
    Sandy has wide-ranging expertise in the development of marketing collateral for the direct selling industry. Whether you're presenting your career opportunity or hostess plan or creating a monthly newsletter, Sandy knows how to do it effectively while making a lasting impression that delivers results. A well-planned and executed marketing program is essential to any company striving to inspire its sales force to greater productivity.
  • Mary Jo Hann

    Communications
    A results-driven, senior-level communications executive with over 18 years of proven party plan experience, Mary Jo brings a unique perspective to every communications project. She understands that getting the right message across the right media is actually complex in its simplicity. Her extensive knowledge, strategic vision, creativity, attention to detail and can-do attitude will quickly help you achieve clarity and create winning strategies to make measurable differences.
  • Bonni Davis

    Sales Force Development and Training
    Inspiring direct sellers for more than 30 years, Bonni was the architect of record-breaking growth as vice president of sales in two major product categories. While leading sales forces that grew from a few hundred to tens of thousands, she championed the importance of time management skills and designed promotional strategies to substantially move the business forward. She has provided focused vision for training, has hosted countless field leadership events and has delivered main stage keynotes that inspired action.
  • Brian Erlander

    Multimedia Design
    Before you can reach your audience, you've got to first catch their eye. Brian's experience is invaluable in creating print and web-based communications that inspire and move your direct sellers to action. His expert knowledge in graphic design will help you present your brand compellingly and cohesively – throughout all your marketing materials and at all your customer touch points.
  • Dan Kremers

    Warehousing and Distribution Strategy
    What areas in a company typically get overlooked until the last minute? What areas typically prevent a company from growing? ... Warehousing and Distribution! Dan has over 20 years of experience helping dozens of direct selling companies develop and implement distribution strategies. Whether the company is a start-up or a mature, large organization, warehousing and distribution has to be a key focus for success.
  • Ivonne Castro Pocharts

    Mexico Direct Selling Expert
    Ivonne brings an abundance of energy and talent to growing direct selling companies in Mexico. Her experience runs the gamut from early stage start-up operations to mature companies challenged with reinvigorating their operations.
  • Armando Berrones Ferrino

    Mexico Direct Selling Expert
    Armando has been at forefront of establishing the Mexico operations for two major U.S. direct selling companies. His understanding of direct selling best practices in Mexico as well as experience in the recruitment and training of an initial sales force is invaluable to a successful start in Mexico.

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