Young Living’s own Ben Riley has been named Executive Vice President of Global Sales for the essential oils company.
Riley joined Young Living in June 2016 as senior director of global sales. He quickly advanced to regional president of North America, the company’s primary market.
“We are honored to have Ben take over the reins and lead our global sales initiatives,” said Jared Turner, Young Living Chief Operating Officer. “In his time at Young Living, he has already established himself as a proven leader with our sales team, employees and members alike.”
The new head of sales came to Young Living with more than 15 years of direct selling experience, including more than a decade of international business management. However, his history with Young Living goes all the way back to his college days, when he worked in one of the company’s warehouses. In his new role, Riley succeeds Eddie Silcock, who is departing to pursue other professional opportunities and spend more time with his family.
“We thank Eddie for his leadership and the energy he brought to our sales department over the past two years,” said Turner. “He created a strong unity within our team and developed a global vision that has helped take Young Living to the next level worldwide.”
In 2015, for the first time ever Young Living generated annual revenue of $1 billion, making it the No. 20 direct selling company in the world, as ranked on the 2016 DSN Global 100. At this time, management has not disclosed 2016 results.