PEOPLE ON THE MOVE – February
Michael O. Johnson, Herbalife
Former Herbalife Chairman and CEO, Michael O. Johnson, who stepped back into the role on an interim basis in December 2022, has agreed to make it permanent for a salary of $1. In addition, he will take part in an equity-based long-term incentive plan in the form of Stock Appreciation Rights and Restricted Stock Units.
Raúl Manrique González, Herbalife
Raúl Manrique González has been promoted to vice president and general manager for Central and South America at Herbalife. González is currently vice president of finance and operations in Mexico. He has 14 years in direct selling, including with Omnilife. He joined Herbalife in 2020 as senior director for Ecuador and Central America.
Peter Strydom, Amway
Amway has appointed Peter Strydom as chief marketing officer. Strydom will lead a global team in creating customized online, mobile and social consumer experiences. He joined Amway in 1997 and has worked in a variety of leadership roles within the company in four countries, most recently as managing director of Amway Japan.
Glenn Sanford, eXp Realty
Glenn Sanford, eXp World Holdings founder, chairman and CEO, will return as eXp Realty’s CEO in addition to his current roles. Sanford will drive the next phase of growth for the company. He founded eXp Realty in 2009 after early success with internet start-ups and later a national real estate career with Keller Williams.
Jason Gesing, eXp World Holdings
Jason Gesing has been appointed chief industry relations officer of eXp World Holdings. Gesing joined the company in 2010 after nearly eight years practicing law in Massachusetts. As chief industry relations officer, Gesing will focus on industry relations, metaverse advisory and environment, social, governance (ESG) initiatives.
Gregg Renfrew, Beautycounter
Beautycounter Founder Gregg Renfrew has resigned from her role as executive chair and chief brand officer. Renfrew launched the beauty brand in 2013 to make “clean” beauty accessible to the masses. While educating the public on the dangerous chemicals often found in personal care, she also sought legislation to ban such substances.
New appointments: Luana Bumachar, with over 20 years in e-commerce and digital, is chief marketing officer. Jennifer Lee moves to chief impact officer. Christina Hoffman, with over 20 years in talent strategy, is named chief people officer. Kara Trousdale, formerly of Amazon’s fashion division, will be chief commercial officer.
Aidan O’Hare, Forever Living
Aidan O’Hare, executive vice president of sales, has been named president of Forever Living Products International. Former president Gregg Maughan will continue as CEO. O’Hare has been at Forever Living for 26 years, most recently as the executive vice president of sales. Before that he was vice president of Europe.
Preston Richards, 4Life
Preston Richards has been promoted to senior vice president, global markets – Europe and the Americas at 4Life Research. He will oversee growth and strategy in each region, collaborating with general managers and communicating with Affiliates. Richards has spent more than 27 years in direct selling. He joined 4Life in 2010.
Robert White, IDLife
IDLife has hired Robert White as chief financial officer, with Justin Sparks transitioning to chief financial analyst. As CFO, White will lead financial activities including accounting, controllership, tax, treasury and investor relationships. He has over 30 years working in accounting capacities, including with LivePURE, Zilis, AdvoCare and Genband.
Martine Girotto, NewAge
Martine Girotto has joined NewAge Inc. as general manager of Canada. Girotto has spent over 20 years in direct selling as a senior executive with companies such as Jeunesse Global, Mary Kay, and Tocara Jewelry. She has led sales, field development and market operations. Girotto was most recently president of PPLSI’s Canada business.
Keith Halls, ByDzyne
Keith Halls has joined ByDzyne as chairman of its Advisory Board. Halls, a seasoned network marketer, speaker, author, and trainer, has spent almost 40 years in the channel, both as an executive and in the field. Starting with Nu Skin for over 16 years, he went on to build large sales organizations for several companies.
Sandip “Rana” Halder, ByDzyne
Seasoned sales leader Sandip “Rana” Halder has been hired as managing director of ByDzyne’s India business, which is a new market for the company and the world’s second most populous country. Rana, a former banker and financial analyst, has over 15 years’ experience and has led sales teams for several companies in the region.
Yulia Fateeva, APLGO
APLGO has appointed Yulia Fateeva to vice president for Southeast Asia. Fateeva’s background includes an MBA and more than 15 years of business experience with international companies. A seasoned leader, Fateeva has shown a talent for building strong teams, as well as excelled at crisis management and process development.
Anthony Varvaro, inGroup International
inGroup International, the parent company of direct selling organization inCruises, has named Anthony Varvaro as chief operating officer. Currently chief financial officer, he will also continue in this function. Varvaro joined inGroup in 2019 after founding his own company, FlexCare.