Gold Canyon International, the Chandler, Arizona-based direct seller of specialty fragranced products and styled accessories, recently announced the appointment of A.K. Khalil as its new President and CEO.
Khalil’s appointment marks a strategic move by Gold Canyon’s ownership to bring on an energetic change agent, a leader and a visionary who has 18 years of hands-on experience as a distributor, consultant and corporate executive.
“If I had one word to describe A.K., it would be pure energy,” said John Makoff, Gold Canyon’s Managing Board Member. “Within two minutes of being around him, you immediately begin to feel your energy and excitement being lifted. Couple that with his unique ability to create a clear vision for the future, and excellence in leadership, sales, training and marketing, and we believe Gold Canyon has literally struck gold.”
A University of Michigan graduate, Khalil spent the past five years serving as President of what was then an early-stage direct selling company. With his strategic and tactical leadership, the company soon became a top 100 direct selling company with annual revenue exceeding 100 million. Gold Canyon’s board members see his ability to foster leadership, bring innovative technological solutions and expand a company’s horizons into the international marketplace to be well suited for Gold Canyon.
“With enhancements planned for all areas of the business, Gold Canyon will soon be considered the gold standard in everything that we touch,” said Khalil. “Our goal is to revolutionize the way direct selling sells.”
Gold Canyon was founded in 1997 and has a salesforce of thousands of Independent Consultants across North America.