Metrics Global has announced the appointment of Lenny Crotty as President. Crotty will be assuming responsibility for overall business growth, go to market strategy and day-to-day operations for one of the leading global payments and fintech companies serving the direct selling industry. He brings 20+ years of worldwide direct selling experience to Metrics, and he…

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ByDesign Technologies recently announced the promotion of Cassie Lewis to the newly created position of director of Client Growth. Lewi will be responsible for working directly with clients and assisting them in fully leveraging technology to facilitate their business plans for growth, including optimizing their technology platform, accelerating field adoption and empowerment and implementing best…

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ByDesign Technologies, a leading provider of software for the direct selling industry, today announced Greg Fink as senior vice president of Sales. Fink will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and delivering enhanced solutions to address client needs. Bob Hipple will continue to support the delivery of ByDesign’s technology roadmap in his new role…

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Stuart Johnson, Founder and CEO of SUCCESS Partners has launched a new venture, Transformation Capital, LLC, a boutique investment banking and business development firm with a primary industry focus on the direct selling vertical, as well as ancillary businesses. “This business combines 35 years of experience in the direct selling space, as well as the…

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Harper+Scott, a design, merchandising and manufacturing studio in New York City and Guangzhou, announced it has earned the B Corporation certification. The company joins the likes of Patagonia, Eileen Fisher and other Certified B Corps around the globe in trailblazing the global movement of people using business as a force for good. Certified B Corporations…

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SUCCESS Partners announced an exclusive partnership with Vendoti to expand its mobile application platform, NOW, that drives results for direct selling companies by making it incredibly simple to connect, communicate and convert. The press release stated that through this strategic partnership, SUCCESS Partners and Vendoti provide an advanced, modern mobile platform customized for direct selling…

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Retail Success, LLC announced its acquisition of ByDesign Technologies, LLC, a provider of business management tools for the direct selling industry. The acquisition is part of Retail Success’ planned expansion into the direct selling, retail and gig economy spaces. The combined organization serves a worldwide customer base across a variety of vertical markets. “ByDesign Technologies…

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Hurdlr

Hurdlr recently announced that it has acquired Deductr, the self-employed tax savings app for direct selling independent business owners (IBOs). Hurdlr has already started rolling out its new Hurdlr Enterprise platform to direct selling companies. According to the company, within a few months the migration of existing Deductr clients to Hurdlr’s platform will be complete. “Many industry…

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LIVE! Technologies has acquired Iacono Productions, creating one of the largest event, specialty fabrication, video production and creative services companies in the Midwest. Since its founding in 1974, Live Technologies has created and produced over 30,000 live events for premier brands, organizations, business market leaders and top-tier entertainers throughout the country. “For decades, some of…

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ByDesign Technologies, a leading provider of software for the direct selling industry, recently announced that Bob Hipple has joined the company as vice president of Sales. Hipple brings more than 20 years of sales and leadership experience to ByDesign, including executive positions with direct selling companies. Since 2005, he has been a keynote speaker, author…

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