PEOPLE ON THE MOVE – May
May 01, 2023
Erin Banyas, Herbalife
Herbalife has named Erin Banyas as vice president, head of investor relations. Banyas has spent over 20 years as an investor relations and financial reporting executive in automotive and manufacturing, most recently as president of global investor relations at Stellantis N.V. She will now be responsible for enhancing and executing Herbalife’s investor relations program.
Eric Monroe, Herbalife
Eric Monroe, former senior director of investor relations at Herbalife, has been promoted to vice president of North America finance and operations. Monroe has been with Herbalife for 14 years, having served in roles of increasing importance. Before Herbalife, he worked with ECHELON Partners and JEM Realty Advisors.
Carolyn Merchant, eXp Realty
eXp Realty has promoted Carolyn Merchant to chief marketing officer. Merchant has more than two decades of experience as a leader in marketing. She previously served as vice president of brand and communications at eXp Realty. Prior to joining eXp, Merchant led global brand and communications at Colliers across 86 countries.
James D. Thomas, Nu Skin
James D. Thomas, senior vice president and chief accounting officer at Nu Skin, has been appointed as interim CFO following the resignation of Mark Lawrence until a permanent replacement is determined. Thomas joined Nu Skin in 2010 and had served as CAO since 2019. He had led several critical, global financial projects.
Ian Bickley, The Body Shop
Ian Bickley, a Natura &Co board director, has been named interim CEO of The Body Shop. He succeeds David Boynton who has stepped down as CEO after five years. Bickley is a seasoned executive in retail and consumer goods, including at Crocs and Coach, with a background in growing franchise opportunities, global omnichannel, and innovation.
Jordan Searle, The Body Shop
The Body Shop, owned by Natura &Co, has appointed Jordan Searle as general manager of the U.S. and Canada. Searle joined The Body Shop North America in 2021 as vice president of omnichannel and has spent his career working for lifestyle apparel brands. He will now oversee retail, wholesale distribution, marketing, e-commerce and activism.
Mike Beardall, Plexus Worldwide
Plexus Worldwide has hired Mike Beardall as chief operating officer. Beardall brings over 25 years of leadership experience in nutrition and wellness, having worked in C-suite roles for Rhyz Manufacturing at Nu Skin and for Arizona Nutritional Supplements. In this new role, Beardall will work to ensure Plexus’ financial security and implement its global expansion.
Tosaporn Nitthanon, Amway
Tossaporn Nitthanon has joined Amway Global as managing director of Amway (Thailand) Co. Nitthanon was previously an executive at telecommunication and technologies companies, including Samsung, both in Thailand and the greater ASEAN region (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). He also worked with Huawei and its Synnex Plc. business.
Jennifer Orlando, Arbonne
Jennifer Orlando has returned to Arbonne to serve as chief growth and innovation officer. Orlando was previously chief sales officer for the company 2019-2021 and brings nearly 20 years of experience in sales and marketing at Plexus Worldwide, Stella & Dot, and Macy’s. She will now oversee all global sales and markets.
Jason Hickok, 4Life
Jason Hickok has been promoted to vice president of internal development at 4Life Research. Formerly senior director of internal development for IT, Hickok joined 4Life in 2011 as a software developer. In his new role, he will continue to lead the IT team, as well as create, maintain and support internal software tools.
Traci Gundersen, 4Life
4Life has hired Traci Gundersen as its new senior vice president, legal. Gundersen was Assistant Attorney General at the Utah AG’s office, and her over-20-year career also includes a decade of private practice experience. She has served as in-house counsel in the real estate industry, including for Principal Funding Group and Homie.
Justin Rose, Awakend
Health and wellness brand Awakend has named direct selling veteran Justin Rose as president. Rose has 30 years leading companies in the industry. Most recently, he served as chief sales and marketing officer at LifeVantage. He has also held senior sales and marketing roles at Melaleuca, Nu Skin Enterprises, USANA, and Shaklee.