SeneGence International Names Three to Executive Team

Photo: SeneGence International Headquarters in Foothills Ranch, California.

Amid rapid sales growth, SeneGence International is adding three new faces to its executive team.

The cosmetics and skincare maker has promoted Steve Jarvi, formerly Vice President of Operation, to Chief Operating Officer. Jarvi’s experience within the beauty industry includes a stint as COO of a major cosmetics company, as well as Vice President, Operations and Finance, with a hair care company. Past responsibilities have included change management, organizational alignment, manufacturing operations, global supply chain, customer service and enterprise information systems.

Another appointee, Jerome Kaiser, is stepping into the role of Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held both inside and outside the direct sales channel. Kaiser began his career with professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, and later served in financial management roles with names like fashion label Liz Claiborne and dinnerware maker Mikasa.

SeneGence also is bringing in a new Chief Information Officer, Tom Doria. The technology executive has a background in network architecture and systems development in large-scale operations, having worked in senior management in the distributed computing and telecommunications industries.

“We are thrilled to have Steve, Jerome and Tom join our executive team,” said Joni Rogers-Kante, SeneGence Founder and CEO. “Their roles will be vital to support the rapidly growing Distributor base and help support our growing needs.”

Currently headquartered in California, SeneGence recently broke ground on a 225-acre corporate campus in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, where it plans to consolidate operations over the next five to seven years. The beauty company is managing a growth spurt that, in the past three years, has yielded more than 100 percent sales growth year over year.


Direct Sellers Support Breast Cancer Awareness

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, several U.S.-based direct sellers are joining the myriad public service organizations, medical associations and government agencies working to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.

Direct selling companies have a rich history of giving back, and the industry’s efforts in support of raising breast cancer awareness are no exception. Avon and Stella & Dot offer a couple excellent examples of companies lending their voices and resources to the cause.

Avon is currently winding up the 2013 season of its Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, which funds leading cancer centers, research institutions and community-based organizations in the Walk regions, as well as hundreds of additional grants to breast cancer research and access programs across the country. The most recent Walk, which took place in San Francisco, raised more than $4.2 million.

Since 2003, more than 187,000 Avon Walk participants have collectively walked more than 6.2 million miles—a total of more than 247 times around the globe. Their efforts have helped the Avon Foundation support more than 3 million mammograms in the United States and award more than 2,300 grants for breast cancer research, clinical care and support services. Avon is also promoting a line of pink ribbon products to support the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade.

Stella & Dot, a global social-selling fashion accessories brand, launched a capsule collection of signature jewelry and accessories to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For each piece purchased during the month of October, all net proceeds benefited the Noreen Fraser Foundation (NFF), a non-profit organization with a mission to raise funds for women’s cancer research and awareness of the importance of early detection.

NFF funds translational cancer research aimed at developing new prevention methods, diagnostic tools and non-toxic therapies to treat women’s cancers. The foundation’s programs urge women to be proactive and undergo regular screenings.

Watch the Fox & Friends interview featuring Noreen Fraser and Stella & Dot Founder Jessica Herrin.

Additional companies participating in awareness efforts include Mary Kay, Youngevity, AdvoCare, Touchstone Crystal, SeneGence International, Keaton Row and many more.