The DSN Podcast
Candace Matthews, Chief Reputation Officer at Amway, is responsible for overseeing Amway’s global reputation strategy and corporate social responsibility. She’s also the executive sponsor of Amway’s Diversity & Inclusion employee networks. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the importance of building a direct selling brand that emphasizes community and inclusion.
With more than 50 years of industry experience each, six direct selling legends share their memories, knowledge and insight to offer a unique glimpse into the channel’s past, present and future.
Jerry Brassfield is the Founder and Chairman of NeoLife International. He started his career in direct selling at the age of 19, and within eight years grew his net worth to $5 million dollars, an especially hefty sum for 1963.
When Larry Thompson started in direct sales more than 53+ years ago he worked in construction. Years later, he was once referenced by The Wall Street Journal as the Architect of Wealth Building.
Rudy is the craftsman behind multiple highly successful direct selling companies including Symmetry and Xyngular and was instrumental in the acquisition and rebranding of PUREhaven in 2016.
Rick Goings is Chairman Emeritus of Tupperware Brands. During his successful career, he was an outspoken advocate of redefining business as something that served not only shareholders, but all stakeholders, including customers and employees.
Stan Fredrick is the definition of entrepreneur. He co-founded Colony House and Colesce Couture, and is owner of Wine Shop at Home and founding partner of Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard.
John’s successful career includes starting as a distributor, becoming an executive and officer at Avon Products, and former Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Direct Selling News for 10 years.
This debut interview brings together two billion-dollar company executives talking about disruption, the New Normal, what keeps Ryan up at night, and so much more.
DSN’s Contributing Editor, John Fleming, will share his thoughts on the new CCR program and talk with guest, Stuart MacMillan, President of MONAT Global