Fresh
Perspectives

DSA Annual Meeting

June 14-16, 2023 Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Arizona

10 WORLD CLASS SPEAKERS

ON THE HOTTEST TOPICS AFFECTING DIRECT SELLING

  • Erin King

    Digital Persuasion: Navigating the AI Revolution

    Erin King

    Digital Persuasion Expert, Best-Selling Author, and Chief Digital Officer of Strikepoint Media,

    Erin King

    Erin King

    Digital Persuasion Expert, Best-Selling Author, and Chief Digital Officer of Strikepoint Media,

    Erin King is the world's leading digital persuasion expert, having helped organizations like The Oscars, Disney, VISA, Adobe, Johnson & Johnson, and even the United States Navy communicate more compellingly from behind the screen using her award-winning PUB Method™. She is a top podcast personality, best-selling author, and three-time entrepreneur who has been featured in Forbes, SUCCESS, and other prominent media outlets. She is the Amazon #1 best-selling author of Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern Marketplace and You're Kind of a Big Deal. 

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  • Joey Coleman

    Retaining Your Talent in an Evolving Market

    Joey Coleman

    Customer Relationship Experience Expert and Best-Selling Author,

    Joey Coleman

    Joey Coleman

    Customer Relationship Experience Expert and Best-Selling Author,

    For almost twenty years, Joey Coleman has helped organizations retain their best customers and turn them into raving fans via his entertaining and actionable keynotes, workshops, and consulting projects. He has a long history of energizing and motivating audiences to enhance their customers’ experiences. He is an award-winning speaker (yes – they do have speaking contests) at both national and international conferences – competing against The New York Times bestselling authors, business leaders, and internet sensations/celebrities. He is also the author of the #2 Wall Street Journal bestseller, Never Lose a Customer Again.
  • Samantha Hind

    The Content Game and the Deamplification of Direct Selling on Social Media

    Samantha Hind

    Social Media Coach and Director, Auxano Marketing,

    Samantha Hind

    Samantha Hind

    Social Media Coach and Director, Auxano Marketing,

    Sam Hind is an award-winning speaker, social media educator, podcast creator and digital marketing specialist who works exclusively in the direct selling industry. With over 20 years’ experience in marketing with thousands of brands around the globe such as Virgin, McDonalds and Grand Chancellor Hotels to name just a few, Sam and her husband and business partner Greg now work exclusively with direct selling companies and their fields delivering custom programs. Over the past 8 years their workshops, social media challenges and industry curated courses have helped more than 135,000 direct sellers and 12,000 direct selling leaders globally take their business to the next level of growth. It is this impact that has led their company, Auxano Global to be named in 2021 Collaborator of the Year Award from the Direct Selling Association of Australia. Sam’s passion is to upskill Direct Sellers to increase their knowledge, elevate their courage and amplify their confidence so they can step into their direct selling business potential. That is exactly what she did. At the age of 14, Sam started her very first direct selling business and became one of the top 10 consultants in Australia by 16, igniting her love for this industry that’s led to her being here with us today. 
  • Judi Holler

    Fear Less, Do More: Finding the Confidence and Strength for Leading Today

    Judi Holler

    Podcaster, Speaker and Thought Leader,

    Judi Holler

    Judi Holler

    Podcaster, Speaker and Thought Leader,

    HOLLA! It’s Judi—Keynote Speaker, Top 5% Podcaster & Best Selling Author who believes the future belongs to the brave. For the last decade, Judi has built an enterprise that includes a robust keynote speaking business, a top 5% podcast on iTunes, and a line of personal development products that has gotten the attention of clients like Four Seasons, L’Oreal, Ford Motor Company, Marriott, T-Mobile, The Boston Red Sox, The Ritz Carlton, and more. Judi’s professional accomplishments have earned her praise with Forbes and Success Magazine mentions. Her podcast, “Yes, And” with Judi Holler, also highlights her professional improv training as an alumnus of Second City’s Conservatory in Chicago. Each year Judi speaks on stages around the United States and beyond to audiences of 50 - 50,000, sharing how we can fear less and live more with her thought-provoking and captivating keynote speeches. To learn more visit www.judiholler.com

  • jones

    Exactly What to Say: Lead, Motivate and Inspire Others Using Critical Conversations

    Phil M Jones

    Master of Influence and Persuasion and Best-Selling Author,

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    Phil M Jones

    Master of Influence and Persuasion and Best-Selling Author,

    Phil M Jones thinks and acts differently. His precise insights around communication, added to a proven personal pedigree of peak performance and a richness of real-world experience mean that Phil is the kind of thought leader whose counsel is sought by other thought leaders.

    He believes with passion that the answer to increased success, in every area of life, is to ask better questions, focus on QUALITY of conversation as well as quantity and that quite often, the difference between you, and all the others, is knowing exactly what to say, when to say it, and how to make more of your conversations count.

  • Scott Kramer

    The Content Game and the Deamplification of Direct Selling on Social Media

    Scott Kramer

    Digital Trend Forecaster and Social Selling Pro, Multibrain,

    Scott Kramer

    Scott Kramer

    Digital Trend Forecaster and Social Selling Pro, Multibrain,

    Scott Kramer is media and entertainment veteran who's credits run the gamut of television, film, digital, publishing and large-scale live events. Kramer currently serves as Chief Brain at Multibrain, an award winning software digital agency whose Social Media software products power over 300,000 entrepreneurs worldwide, with some of the top Direct Selling brands in the World. Kramer is also a popular keynote speaker and expert on the topic of Social Selling.

    Prior to the launch of Multibrain, Kramer was the Senior Vice President of Integrated Media for IMG Worldwide. As Head of Global Brand Partnerships, he directed sales, marketing and development staff in the US and UK, overseeing revenues across entertainment, digital and sports media.

    Prior to his tenure at IMG, Kramer served as President & CEO for Intersection Entertainment in LA. His accomplishments there included leading strategic development and execution for Warner Bros., American Idol, Fremantle Media and 19 Entertainment, and creating revenue-generating brand extensions for a multitude of entertainment properties.

    Kramer was also responsible for creating and producing Force of Nature, one of the largest Tsunami Benefit Concerts in the world, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which raised over $8M for Tsunami victims.

    As an Agent/Consultant for Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles, CA, Kramer was tasked with developing integrated brand extensions and multi-million dollar sponsorship programs across multiple divisions of CAA.

    Previously, Kramer served as the President for BUZZ, Inc. in LA, supervising all sales and marketing, brand development, editorial, creative and financial activities for the company's monthly lifestyle magazine. He successfully built the brand to be one of the fastest growing regional publications in the country.

    Kramer has received numerous awards, including the AAAA Advertising Excellence Award and most recently the Creative City Award for Communications.

    Kramer graduated from Purdue University with his BA in Communications. He has also completed coursework from UCLA in Emerging Technologies in Communication and Advanced Advertising Studies from the AAAA Institute.
  • Alison Levine

    Leading with Vision, Charting the Course Ahead

    Alison Levine

    Team Captain, First American Women's Everest Expedition and NYT Best-Selling Author ,

    Alison Levine

    Alison Levine

    Team Captain, First American Women's Everest Expedition and NYT Best-Selling Author ,

    Alison Levine is a leadership expert, polar explorer, and mountaineer who is no stranger to extreme environments. She has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds, sudden avalanches….and a career on Wall Street. She is one of the most thought leaders, known for delivering a visionary leadership outlook that transcends her extreme climbing expeditions and remains relevant in today’s fast-paced business environments.
  • Julie Masters

    Becoming an Influencer Among Influencers

    Julie Masters

    Strategist, Speaker, CEO of Influence Nation, iTunesTop 50 Podcast ,

    Julie Masters

    Julie Masters

    Strategist, Speaker, CEO of Influence Nation, iTunesTop 50 Podcast ,

    As a leading authority in the speaking world, Julie Masters has earned a reputation for advising the Top 1% of brands and thought leaders on the planet. Co-founder of ODE Management, the world’s largest dedicated speaker management agency across the USA and Australia. She is now the Founder and CEO of Influence Nation, working with business leaders and organizations to become the voice of authority in their space.

  • Tara Renze

    Tara Renze

    Emotional & Positive Intelligence Practitioner, Podcaster, and Thought Leader,

    Tara Renze

    Tara Renze

    Emotional & Positive Intelligence Practitioner, Podcaster, and Thought Leader,

    Tara Renze is an author, keynote speaker, emotional intelligence & positive intelligence practitioner, podcaster, thought-leader, wife and mother and is redefining how we unleash purpose, level up our success and create sustainable happiness and fulfillment in all aspects of our lives. After two decades of success in corporate leadership and social selling, she started writing and keynote speaking to empower others to "be who they came to be" and create, own and live the life they desire, envision and deserve. Tara has a true passion and talent for guiding others to harness and realize their full potential. 

  • Tamsen-Webster

    How to Build Your Business for Buy-In

    Tamsen Webster

    Message Design Expert, Idea Strategist, and Author,

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    Tamsen Webster

    Message Design Expert, Idea Strategist, and Author,

    Part strategist, part storyteller, part English-to-English translator, Tamsen Webster helps experts drive action with their ideas. Tamsen honed her trademark Red Thread approach in and for major organizations like Johnson & Johnson, Harvard Medical School, and Intel, as well as with hundreds of individual founders, academics, and thought leaders. She's a former TEDx Executive Producer and current Idea Strategist. Most recently, Tamsen was named to the Thinkers50 Radar thinkers to watch class of 2022. She's also the author of Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible.

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Direct Selling Thought Leaders

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    Brian Dhatt

    Chief Technology Officer, BigCommerce

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    Brian Dhatt

    Chief Technology Officer, BigCommerce

    Since joining as the company’s first CTO, Brian has been instrumental in guiding the company’s improvements in platform security and performance. In 2019, Brian led the migration of BigCommerce’s hosting infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform, and also played a key role in BigCommerce receiving its ISO 27001:2013 certification. Under Brian’s leadership, the BigCommerce platform has been designed to maximize uptime, minimize response time and ensure a secure environment. 

    Prior to joining BigCommerce, Brian served as the CTO at Borderfree, where he led all aspects of Product and Technology for a platform that powered global ecommerce across 220 countries. During his tenure, Brian was part of the company’s successful IPO as well as its acquisition by Pitney Bowes. 

    Over the course of his 20-year career, Brian has held executive leadership positions at Jetsetter, Gilt City and POPSUGAR — a company which he co-founded. Additionally, he has led technology efforts for globally recognized brands, including Best Buy, Starbucks, Restoration Hardware and Estée Lauder, among others.

    Brian holds a BS in Computer Science from Duke University. He lives in San Francisco, California with his wife.

  • JohnFleming

    John Fleming

    DSA Hall of Fame, DSEF Circle of Honor, Author, Researcher, Ideas & Design Group LLC

    JohnFleming

    John Fleming

    DSA Hall of Fame, DSEF Circle of Honor, Author, Researcher, Ideas & Design Group LLC

    John Fleming is a former executive with Avon Products Inc. and the former Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Direct Selling News. Currently, he is the principal of Ideas & Design Group LLC. John was inducted into the Direct Selling Association Hall of Fame and the Direct Selling Education Foundation Circle of Honor. He is the author of Ultimate Gig.
  • Gill

    Brian Gill

    Chief Marketing Officer, 4Life

    Gill

    Brian Gill

    Chief Marketing Officer, 4Life

    Brian Gill has more than 23 years of direct selling industry experience in marketing, leading and developing teams, and providing key contributions to executive management. As 4Life's Chief Marketing Officer, Brian loves the challenge of engaging an ever-distracted audience of customers and Affiliates. He brings focus to the brand with innovative tools and by creating an exceptional brand experience through impeccable communication and compelling visuals. Brian believes the "Brand Connection" (the connection between a company's brand and distributors' brands) is the key to differentiation, loyalty, and long-term success in and for this storied industry. Brian loves playing and trying hard to be the best at sports that no one else plays: squash, racquetball, pickleball, and ultimate frisbee!
  • Kent-Grayson

    Dr. Kent Grayson

    Associate Professor of Marketing , Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

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    Dr. Kent Grayson

    Associate Professor of Marketing , Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

    Kent is a marketing professor at the Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches marketing fundamentals to MBA students and executives. Kent's research focuses on trust and truth in the marketplace, and several of his published articles have focused on the direct selling industry. In 2016, he co-founded The Trust Project at Northwestern, an online resource for information about trust in organizations and in the marketplace. He tweets about trust @kentgrayson.
  • KevinGuest

    Kevin Guest

    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, USANA Health Sciences, Inc.

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    Kevin Guest

    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, USANA Health Sciences, Inc.

    Kevin Guest joined USANA on a part-time basis in April 2003, as Executive Director of Media and Events. Following our acquisition of the media, video, and event-productions company, FMG Productions founded by Mr. Guest, he became a full-time employee of the Company and he was promoted to Vice President of Media and Events in February 2004. In January 2006, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Marketing and served in that role until July 2008, when he was appointed Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Guest served in this role until May 2011, when he was appointed President of North America. In October 2012, he was appointed President of the Americas, Europe and South Pacific. In August 2014, Mr. Guest was appointed President of USANA and served in this role until August 2015, when he was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer. He served in this role until November 2016 when he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Guest earned a B.A. in Communications from Brigham Young University.

  • Danny-Lee

    Danny Lee

    President and Chief Executive Officer, 4Life

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    Danny Lee

    President and Chief Executive Officer, 4Life

    After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah with dual degrees in Accounting and Finance (2000), Danny Lee moved to Silicon Valley to work for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. He returned to Utah for a job at Overstock.com. There, he served as Vice President of Finance and Controller and then Senior Vice President, Operations. In 2008, he arrived to direct selling as 4Life’s Chief Operations Officer. In 2016, he took the post of Chief Marketing Officer. In October 2017, he was appointed President and CEO. Today, Lee dedicates his time to elaborating upon 4Life’s quarter century of success and raising five children with his wife, Tara.
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    Joseph N. Mariano

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Direct Selling Association

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    Joseph N. Mariano

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Direct Selling Association

    Joe Mariano joined the Direct Selling Association in 1985 and assumed the role of President in 2011. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. As DSA’s Chief Executive Officer who has ultimate responsibility for all association programs and activities, Mariano is charged with providing progressive leadership, development and implementation of Association policies in the fields of government, consumer and international affairs. Mariano represents the Association’s interests in all fifty state capitals and on Capitol Hill. He serves as a personal resource to direct selling companies who need overall guidance on general legal and business trends that affect direct sellers both in the United States and worldwide. Mariano also serves as President of the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF).

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    Paulo Moledo

    CEO & President, Hy Cite Enterprises

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    Paulo Moledo

    CEO & President, Hy Cite Enterprises

    Paulo Moledo was born in Brazil and has a Bachelor´s degree in Economics from the Mackenzie University in that country. He also has an MBA / International Business from the University of Miami. He is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

    Moledo has extensive multi-country experience as general manager and CFO of medium and large size companies. He has developed a successful career in different industries and in companies such as Avon, AOL Latin America and Ford Motor Co. He
    is passionate about building engaged teams and driving sustainable and profitable growth through a relentless execution of a thoroughly craſted strategy.

    Paulo joined Hy Cite Enterprises in 2019 as Senior Vice President of Strategy and was soon promoted to President. In the last 3 years he has been working hand in hand with Erik Johnson, now Executive Chairman of the Board, in a meticulous transition
    process that will make this leadership change in Hy Cite feel seamless.

    Moledo’s experience in direct selling includes 5 years as President of JAFRA Cosmetics Int´l in the United States, and prior to that, he built a successful career at Avon, where he worked for 7 years and occupied strategic positions such as General Manager for the North Latin American Cluster based in México, General Manager for the South Latin America Cluster based in Argentina and as Vice president of Finance for Latin America.

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    Dr. Robert Peterson

    John T. Stuart III Centennial Chair in Business Administration, University of Texas

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    Dr. Robert Peterson

    John T. Stuart III Centennial Chair in Business Administration, University of Texas

    Dr. Peterson's doctorate is from the University of Minnesota. For the past few years, his research and teaching interests have been concentrated in the areas of marketing strategy, research methodology, and the quality of self-report data. Professor Peterson has authored nearly 150 books and articles. His articles have appeared in more than three dozen journals, including Management Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Consumer Research, and Marketing Science. Professor Peterson is a former chairman of the department, a past president of the Southwestern Marketing Association and a former vice president of the American Marketing Association. Presently, he is immediate Past-President of the Academy of Marketing Science. He has served as the editor of the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, he is listed in Who's Who in America. He currently serves on eight editorial review boards. Selected Publications (1995-1998): Strategic Marketing: Cases and Comments (10th ed.), Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 2004 (with R. A. Kerin). Constructing Effective Questionnaires, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2000. "Exploring the Implications of the Internet for Consumer Marketing," Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 25 (Fall 1997), pp. 329-346 (with S. Balasubramanian and Bart Bronnenberg). “Consumer Search Behavior and the Internet,” Psychology &Marketing, 20 (February 2003), pp. 99-121 (with M. Merino). “Reflections on the Use of Instructional Technologies in Marketing Education,” Marketing Education Review 12 (Fall 2002), 7-17 (with G. Albaum, J. L. Munuera, and W. H. Cunningham). “Exploring the Implications of M-Commerce for Markets and Marketing,” Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science 30 (Fall 2002), pp. 344-357 (with S. Balasubramanian and S. L. Jarvenpaa). “On the Use of College Students in Social Science Research: Insights from a Second-order Meta-Analysis,” Journal of Consumer Research 28 (December 2001), pp. 450-461.

  • Joni

    Joni Rogers-Kante

    Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairwoman, SeneGence International

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    Joni Rogers-Kante

    Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairwoman, SeneGence International

    Joni Rogers-Kante is the visionary and driving force behind SeneGence®. Her dream of developing a company that gave women an opportunity to build their own business regardless of age, background, or education has become a global success, with offices in five countries and hundreds of thousands of Independent Distributors worldwide. Her “career” started at the Sav-On Corporation at age 16.

    By 23, she was the Assistant Manager of the highest-performing store in the Sav-On chain. The most important lesson she learned from the top-level managers, buyers, and operations experts she worked with was that the corporate structure was not for her. So, she took her talent and experience to a direct sales cosmetic company where her efforts over the next 13 years produced jewelry, cars, awards, trips and recognition, and most importantly, the burning desire to create her own company.

    Armed with a plan and a prodigious amount of business savvy, Joni pursued her dream of becoming an entrepreneur. In 1999, SeneGence and its flagship product, LipSense®, was born. This patented, long-lasting color cosmetic changed the course of the entire industry. In the company’s early days, Joni traveled the world with a team of scientists and botanists searching for the finest ingredients for SeneGence’s unique skincare and cosmetic formulas.

    Today, she oversees the company’s extensive operations and more than 200 employees in SeneGence’s offices worldwide and is actively involved with trips, events, and the development and marketing of new products and training programs.

    Philanthropy is paramount. In 2002, Joni founded the Make Sense Foundation® (MSF) to support women and children in need. Under Joni’s leadership, MSF made charitable donations of over $5,929,674 in 2021, an increase of more than $1 million from 2020. (To learn more about the nonprofit organizations that benefit from MSF, visit www.makesensefoundation.org.)

    Another cause dear to her is maintaining and revitalizing her hometown of Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Joni and her husband are committed to helping draw attention to Sapulpa, Oklahoma not just Oklahoma entirely, but in the nation. They have purchased buildings, restored icons, painted murals, moved businesses, and started new ones, all to preserve and enrich this historic town that’s often referred to as the Crossroads of America.

    Joni is also an active member of Orange and Creek County communities, on the Board of CEOs for the World Federation of the Direct Selling Association, and the author of Million Dollar Lips. Whether in the corporate world or at the community level, Joni’s guiding principle since day one has been, “Choose to live life in love and abundance, and then work for it!”  

  • Charles-Rosenblatt

    Charles Rosenblatt

    President, PayQuicker

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    Charles Rosenblatt

    President, PayQuicker

    A seasoned innovator in the payments industry, Charles Rosenblatt has held executive leadership positions at major global banks including Capital One and Chase, as well as prominent FinTech organizations. After having been on the management teams that led to the sale of Hyperwallet to PayPal and Payoneer going public, Rosenblatt is now President at PayQuicker — the payments technology leader in Global Disbursements for the Direct Selling industry.

  • Sean-Smith

    Sean Smith

    CEO, InfoTrax Systems

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    Sean Smith

    CEO, InfoTrax Systems

    Sean Smith has been at InfoTrax since 2011. Starting in their Commission Analyst department, Sean learned the importance of commission plans driven by the right strategy. Fast forward 11 years and Sean is now the CEO and an owner of InfoTrax, taking everything he learned working with their amazing clients and putting that into software products that take the headache out of compensation strategy and software. When he is not working at InfoTrax, Sean loves to spend time traveling with his wife Kim and their three kids. 
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A special thank you to DSA’s 2023 ENGAGE sponsors for their generous support.

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