Forces Under 40 2017

by DSN Staff

Click here to order the March 2017 issue in which this article appeared.

DSN is thrilled to showcase the most outstanding young professionals working in direct selling companies today. These honorees represent all aspects of the business—from technology and marketing to finance and field services—and represent the fine talent of tomorrow. We know it is imperative to nurture and encourage the young leaders in our channel in order to secure the brightest future possible for all.

These dynamic young leaders are broadening the scope of the companies they work for as well as our entire channel of distribution. Based upon the enthusiastic nominations of the honorees presented here, the future is bright indeed. The program was open to all full-time professionals working in active direct selling companies who turned 40 years old on or after Jan. 1, 2017. The honorees are presented in alphabetical order with each profile including the thoughts and words of the honoree’s respective company.

We also want to thank our generous sponsors, Avalara and Fossil.


…. Continue to the Honoree’s profiles.




ARIIX Announces Merger with Nutrition Brand Voluxa

ARIIX, a Utah-based business that markets wellness and personal-care products, is bringing another brand under its umbrella in a recently announced merger with Voluxa. As a result, the two companies have combined their product portfolios and sales networks under ARIIX’s patent-pending compensation plan.

After four years in business, ARIIX joined the top direct selling companies in the world on the 2015 DSN Global 100. The Utah-based brand ranked No. 95, with annual revenue of $73 million. Prior to the merger with Maine-based Voluxa, ARIIX’s representative count had topped 35,000.

“Even though I never originally imagined Voluxa joining forces with another company, after meeting with the ARIIX executives, I realized they are one of the most impressive teams I’ve met,” Voluxa’s Founder and CEO, Sue Pollard, said in a statement. “I’m excited to work with the ARIIX team and believe it’s the perfect solution for providing our Representatives with unprecedented growth opportunities.”

The partnership introduces Voluxa’s antioxidant-rich nutrition products into the 12 international markets where ARIIX currently operates. ARIIX has expanded its business through a series of mergers with smaller health-focused brands, including Trivani Intl., ZENVEI, HAVVN and RevvNRG.

2015 DSN North America 50 List

The DSN North America 50DSN Announces the 2015 North America 50!

This marks the sixth year for the Global 100 list of top direct selling companies in the world, and we would not be Direct Selling News if we did not continually strive to raise the bar.

That is why we are pleased to share with you a new component of the project this year: The North America 50. As a subset of the Global 100, this list draws attention to the most significant players in one of the world’s largest direct selling markets.

As DSN embarks on the annual research for the Global 100, we continue to refine the process as we identify the largest companies and acknowledge their achievements while bringing attention to the magnitude of the direct selling industry as a whole. Within that context, the impact that North American companies have on the global marketplace as well as on those that buy and sell through this channel cannot be overstated.

The following contains the North America 50 ranking for the 2015 DSN Global 100 (based on 2014 revenues). Both lists will be published in the June issue of Direct Selling News.

2015 Rank

Company Name

2014 Revenue

1 Amway $10.80B
2 Avon $8.9B
3 Herbalife $5.0B
4 Mary Kay $4.0B
5 Tupperware $2.60B
6 Nu Skin $2.57B
7 Ambit Energy $1.50B
8 Primerica $1.34B
9 Stream Energy $918M
10 Shaklee $844M

Click here to see the rest of the DSN North America 50 List.