With more than 50 years of experience each, six industry legends share their memories, knowledge and insight to offer a unique glimpse into the channel’s past, present and future. There is a depth of wisdom that comes only from lived experience, and for six industry legends, that wisdom feels infinite. In this exclusive Legends Interview Series, produced by Direct Selling News, Jerry…

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Jerry Brassfield is the Founder and Chairman of NeoLife International. Brassfield started his career in network marketing at the age of 19 and within eight years was worth $5 million—an especially hefty sum for 1967. Brassfield’s vision for a company that would reflect his own personal values while providing long-term stability for future generations led to the creation…

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John Fleming has been one of direct selling’s most consistent and strongest advocates. His successful career as a distributor led him to a corporate role with Avon Products, Inc., followed by the distinguished title of Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Direct Selling News for nine years. FLEMING was inducted into the Direct Selling Education Foundation Circle of Honor…

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Stan Fredrick co-founded Colony House and Colesce Couture. He is a majority shareholder of WineShop at Home and Custom Fit Bra Company. Stan is also a founder and partner of Blue Ostrich Winery and Vineyard. In 2001, Fredrick became a board member and the second-largest beneficial shareholder of Mannatech. As an industry advocate for more than four…

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Rudy Revak is the craftsman behind multiple highly successful direct selling companies, including Symmetry and Xyngular, which he founded in 1995 and 2009, respectively. As the Chairman and Founder of Global Ventures Partners, an investment capital firm committed to creating opportunities for common people to achieve uncommon results, Bevak was instrumental in the acquisition and rebranding of…

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Larry Thompson was once called “The Architect of Wealth Building” by The Wall Street Journal. With more than 50 years of experience in direct selling, Thompson, along with Mark Hughes, the founder of Herbalife, laid the foundation for what has become one of the largest brands in direct selling. Thompson is also known to be a mentor…

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