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Heidi & Orville Thompson
Co-Founders and Co-CEOs
The perfect balance of rudder and sail, Heidi and Orville partner in leading Scentsy with passion, dedication and commitment to more than 110,000 Independent Consultants, 1,000 employees and the Idaho community they love. What began as a small family business in 2004, run from a shipping container on a sheep farm, has grown into an international fragrance company and direct sales leader.
During his tenure with Avon, and as a consultant, John Fleming set the standard for unwavering dedication and excellence in sharing the direct selling story with professionalism and commitment. He continues to be a strong, supportive voice for the opportunity it provides, and a statesman for the industry. He’s a member of the Direct Selling Association’s Hall of Fame and the Direct Selling Education Foundation’s Circle of Honor, and is the very first recipient of the DSN Bravo Lifetime Achievement Award.
Publisher & Editor in Chief
Todd serves as Publisher and Editor in Chief of Direct Selling News. He has over 25 years of direct selling experience, having previously served in a diverse range of marketing, content development and publishing roles. He was the founding Managing Editor of Success from Home, a newsstand magazine that has served the direct selling community since 2005.
The DSN Global 100 List
The Global 100 List offers a unique perspective on the global impact of the industry. Recognition of these companies is the culmination of months of research and the cooperation of many individuals throughout the world. Wherever possible, the DSN team seeks out public records and documents for publicly traded companies and nearly 80 percent of the DSN Global 100 data is compiled from privately held companies.
Each year, select companies are recognized at the event for outstanding achievement and excellence in areas of leadership, highest percentage of revenue growth year-over-year and specialty awards recognizing individuals for their achievements and service in the direct selling channel.
The Direct Selling News Best Places to Work award honors direct selling companies where voices are heard and a culture of teamwork thrives. While each organization has its own story, all feature a common theme of successful employee engagement. At the same time, companies are recognized as a place where people truly love to work. Companies can utilize this insight and feedback to implement programs that further maximize employee satisfaction.
Direct Selling News announced its 2020 Global 100 list of top direct selling companies in the world based on 2019 revenue. The 11th annual DSN Global 100 Celebration will be one for the ages. Since it’s live event in Dallas was cancelled due to the COVID-10 pandemic, DSN presented a special video event on their…
Direct Selling News tonight announced its Global 100 list of top direct selling companies in the world. Since 2004, DSN has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe. In 2009, the magazine thought it fitting to further recognize the industry by compiling the…
Since 2004 Direct Selling News has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe. So it seemed only fitting for DSN to further recognize the industry by compiling a comprehensive list, starting in 2010, of the top direct selling companies in the world.
Global 100 Articles
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Which companies had the greatest growth this year? Who was the top Asian company? How about the largest in Health & Wellness?
The DSN Global 100 is an annual ranking produced by Direct Selling News magazine. DSN’s reputation for positive reporting has made it a trusted journalistic resource for the direct selling industry.
Find out more about the DSN Global 100 companies, including an overview of the companies as well as products, number of markets and number of salespeople.
Direct Selling News celebrated the DSN Global 100 ranking on April 23 with a dinner and awards ceremony at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas. The event marked the fifth consecutive year that DSN has recognized the achievements of the top direct selling companies in the world
Truman Hunt, President and CEO of Nu Skin Enterprises, is the recipient of the 2014 Direct Selling News Bravo Leadership Award. This award was presented to Hunt because of his leadership and commitment to Nu Skin employees, independent representatives and the industry as a whole.
One of the direct selling industry’s most unique stories has evolved into one of its growth rocket ships. Origami Owl, founded in 2010 by then-14-year-old Bella Weems and her mother, Chrissy, grew by 870 percent in 2013—its second year as a direct seller.
When a young company grows by half its size in a single year, the industry salutes in appreciation. When the company is 30 years old, does business globally and increases revenue by 49 percent—$977 million in a single year—it’s jaw-dropping.
The Avon Foundation for Women began in 1955 as a small, private, corporate foundation funded by Avon Products and has grown to be the largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy focused on women’s issues globally, according to Carol Kurzig, President of the Avon Foundation.