Inc.5000 Nerium International
Our Leaders
Our Leaders
Our Leaders

LEADERSHIP

Nerium International is comprised of a broad team of professionals who are passionate about empowering our Brand Partners to achieve success. We believe in giving back and in Making People Better.

  • Jeff Olson

    Jeff Olson

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Jeff Olson

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Jeff Olson has taken Nerium from a small, passionate group and turned it into one of the top 100 direct-selling companies in the nation. Despite his reputation of being a top distributor and trainer for several prominent relationship marketing companies, he remains a passionate advocate for those who are just starting out in the industry.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Slow Down to Go Fast because it shows that with purpose and intent, miraculous things can happen quickly.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: Our commitment to personal development. We focus on people’s needs just as much as we emphasize company growth and innovative products.

    I’m most passionate about: Being the best I can be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

  • Amber Olson Rourke

    Amber Olson Rourke

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Amber Olson Rourke

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Amber has an incredible knowledge base to pull from in order to lead Nerium’s marketing team. She has spent a lifetime in the relationship marketing industry, managed national brands at elite advertising agencies, and owned her own medical spa. Amber is fiercely dedicated to cultivating a culture that embraces a motto of “work hard, play hard.”

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Embrace and Drive Change because to be great, you have to continue to innovate. You can never become complacent.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: The amazing team members I get to work with every day and the countless Brand Partners’ lives we have been able to positively affect through Nerium.

    I’m most passionate about: Constantly bettering myself and those around me while always living my life to the fullest and encouraging others to do so as well.

  • Renee Olson

    Renee Olson

    Chief Leadership Officer

    Renee Olson

    Chief Leadership Officer

    Renee has worked diligently to build several multi-million dollar sales teams. Her warm smile is inviting to people from all walks of life, and she enjoys helping others achieve their dreams and goals. She is also an advocate for our youth through her involvement in Big Brothers Big Sisters.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Practice Servant Leadership because it truly encourages others, and they begin to feel empowered.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: The positive environment created by a great team of people.

    I’m most passionate about: My family, our youth and helping others overcome obstacles.

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    Ana Clark

    Chief Information Officer

    Ana Clark

    Chief Information Officer

    As Chief Information Officer, Ana Clark leads Nerium’s technology products development and delivery. Ana has more than 25 years of experience delivering ecommerce and B2B technology globally.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: “Embrace and Drive Change.” As we continue to grow internationally, embracing and driving change is essential to our success. We must consider global needs and scalability in everything we do.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: Our team’s passion and pride for Nerium. We really have a great family atmosphere.

    I’m most passionate about: Leading with a positive spirit and cultivating a culture to “work hard and play hard” to support our global growth.

  • Sharon Ellis

    Sharon Ellis

    Chief Financial Officer

    Sharon Ellis

    Chief Financial Officer

    As Nerium’s Chief Financial Officer, Sharon Ellis oversees operations for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate finance, Sharon uses her skills to exercise sound judgment and to make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: have fun and help others to have fun. It’s amazing working with people with can-do attitudes! One of my favorite quotes is “people rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” We have fun at Nerium, which helps work not feel like work and makes us more productive.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of the opportunities the company provides to our teams. We are always challenged and encouraged to achieve our goals and grow personally and professionally.

    I’m most passionate about embracing life! I am blessed to have a wonderful family, friends and an intellectually stimulating work environment surrounded by great people. Life is short, so enjoy the journey.

  • Mark Tammy Smith

    Mark & Tammy Smith

    Chief Field Officers

    Mark & Tammy Smith

    Chief Field Officers

    Mark and Tammy Smith joined Nerium International following the company launch and have enjoyed every step as they continue to break industry records. Mark and Tammy were appointed as the Directors of Field Operations with Nerium International in early 2012. Both Mark and Tammy love the opportunity to stay at home with their children every day and enjoy the time freedom and financial freedom that Nerium International has provided for them.
  • Roy Truett

    Roy Truett

    President of Global Sales and Marketing

    Roy Truett

    President of Global Sales and Marketing

    With more than two decades of experience in direct sales, Roy is an accomplished leader in strategic and tactical planning, as well as process improvement. Roy has vast expertise in developing exceptional IT and Operational departments, but his real passion lies in working with Brand Partners to help them achieve their dreams.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Embrace and Drive Change because change is so critical to growing a business.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: the loving, caring, sharing environment and the individuals who embody Nerium’s core values.

  • Clare Holbrook

    Clare Holbrook

    Senior Vice President, Global Business Development

    Clare Holbrook

    Senior Vice President, Global Business Development

    As Nerium’s Senior Vice President of Global Business Development, Clare Holbrook is responsible for duplicating the rhythm the company has achieved domestically and expanding it internationally. In addition to speaking five languages, Clare has 23 years’ experience in the direct selling industry, bringing a wealth of knowledge in building infrastructures and directing marketing strategies for companies around the globe.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: pursue constant development of self.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: the positive atmosphere and culture.

    I’m most passionate about: Nerium’s international expansion.

  • Doug Allen

    Doug Allen

    Vice President of International Operations

    Doug Allen

    Vice President of International Operations

    As Nerium’s Vice President of International Operations, Doug Allen identifies strategies and processes to help the company grow international revenues. He does this through gaining efficiencies while reducing operating costs. In addition to having over 20 years of international experience in the global development arena, Doug has successfully led teams in opening dozens of new markets for four of the largest companies in the direct sales industry. Doug holds an MBA in Global Management.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: be determined. We will continue to accomplish the Nerium mission of “making people better” by being deliberate with our goals and personal commitment to constant improvement.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: the unity of the teams. There is a vibe here that I haven’t experienced anywhere else; everyone does their part without ego or drama. I’m most passionate about: helping empower people throughout the world. No matter a person’s background or circumstance, with faith and hard work the Nerium business can change lives and even generations.

    I cannot talk about passion without also mentioning my own family. My family fuels my passion for life.

  • Christopher Axberg

    Christopher Axberg

    Vice President of Global Digital Marketing

    Christopher Axberg

    Vice President of Global Digital Marketing

    Chris has spent the last 20 years in digital marketing and eBusiness development, with opportunities to live and work all over the globe for some of the world’s most recognized brands. With a fresh approach, Chris always thinks outside the box to develop innovative solutions for Nerium’s eBusiness endeavors.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Slow Down to Go Fast because this value builds better products, systems, software and people.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: the team. To be at Nerium is an honor and I am reminded of this every time I walk by a desk, an office or a meeting room. Our people make Nerium a special place.

    I’m most passionate about: all things digital! Marketing, social media, design, content, mobile, websites. Digital media is ever-changing, ever-evolving and always in motion.

  • Pilar Duque

    Pilar Duque

    Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

    Pilar Duque

    Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

    Pilar’s Research & Development and Regulatory Affairs background, specifically in the cosmetics industry, makes her an incredible asset to Nerium. She is committed to providing superior products based on solid science to Nerium consumers around the globe.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Practice Servant Leadership because when we share knowledge and help each other succeed we create a positive and fun working environment.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: The positive people and professional environment.

  • Patricia Finn

    Patricia Finn-Martillo

    Vice President of Marketing

    Patricia Finn-Martillo

    Vice President of Marketing

    Trish has held senior-level marketing positions for several skincare giants. Her extensive knowledge of marketing, brand building, product development, and new product launches combined with her innovative approach and strategic acumen make her an integral part of the Nerium success story.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Encourage an Entrepreneurial Spirit because it challenges everyone at the company to develop ideas, contribute to projects and be proactive.

    I’m most passionate about: traveling. I embrace any opportunity to experience different cultures and see different parts of the world.

  • Eric Haynes

    Eric Haynes

    General Counsel

    Eric Haynes

    General Counsel

    Eric has handled a broad scope of legal matters, including litigation, regulatory compliance, unauthorized internet sales, contracts and more. With over a decade of experience with one of the most recognizable brands in the direct-selling industry, Eric is a vital part of our future growth.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Encourage an Entrepreneurial Spirit because we can truly be in charge of our own destiny.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: The world-class legal department that we have assembled. I am honored to work with them.

    I’m most passionate about: TCU football, my family and TCU football - yes, in that order.

  • BJ Choi

    BJ Choi

    General Manager, South Korea

    BJ Choi

    General Manager, South Korea

    As General Manager of Korea for Nerium International, BJ Choi oversees all country operations by implementing strategy and utilizing his expertise in sales, marketing, general management and new business development.

    Choi is an accomplished corporate executive with more than 20 years of international business experience in the direct selling industry.

    As a global-minded business leader, Choi has successfully positioned companies for growth and profitability in domestic and international markets.

    Raised in the U.S. with a well-balanced exposure to the social and business cultural differences and similarities between the West and the East, Choi earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Washington. From there, he obtained his Masters of Business Administration in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Prior to Nerium, Choi held leadership roles at notable companies in the health, wellness and fitness industries, including: Lifestyles Global Network, Isagenix International, and MonaVie Korea. Under Choi’s inspired leadership, these companies experienced accelerated growth and sales success. Choi was also instrumental in the successful management of these companies in both Korean and other international markets, including: Asia, North America, New Zealand and Russia.

  • Peter Dale

    Peter Dale

    General Manager, Japan

    Peter Dale

    General Manager, Japan

    Peter has more than three decades of proven leadership in domestic and international sales, marketing, negotiations, operations and market development. His high-level expertise has been instrumental in the success of many international business operations in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Born and raised in Japan, his experience includes launching a number of companies in Japan and Asia-Pacific countries.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Slow down to go fast. Consensus is very important in Japanese culture, therefore decisions are tested and reconfirmed multiple times to avoid mistakes, increase sales, and mitigate lost revenue opportunities.

    What are you most proud of about your career? Observing and being a part of making people’s lives better through the network marketing opportunity.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: the Nerium Rhythm. Our rhythm allows everyone from a novice to an experienced professional to participate in a proven model for a successful and fulfilling Nerium International global business experience.

  • Jeff Olson

    Jeff Olson

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Jeff Olson has taken Nerium from a small, passionate group and turned it into one of the top 100 direct-selling companies in the nation. Despite his reputation of being a top distributor and trainer for several prominent relationship marketing companies, he remains a passionate advocate for those who are just starting out in the industry.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Slow Down to Go Fast because it shows that with purpose and intent, miraculous things can happen quickly.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: Our commitment to personal development. We focus on people’s needs just as much as we emphasize company growth and innovative products.

    I’m most passionate about: Being the best I can be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

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  • Amber Olson Rourke

    Amber Olson Rourke

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Amber has an incredible knowledge base to pull from in order to lead Nerium’s marketing team. She has spent a lifetime in the relationship marketing industry, managed national brands at elite advertising agencies, and owned her own medical spa. Amber is fiercely dedicated to cultivating a culture that embraces a motto of “work hard, play hard.”

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Embrace and Drive Change because to be great, you have to continue to innovate. You can never become complacent.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: The amazing team members I get to work with every day and the countless Brand Partners’ lives we have been able to positively affect through Nerium.

    I’m most passionate about: Constantly bettering myself and those around me while always living my life to the fullest and encouraging others to do so as well.

    Read More...
  • Renee Olson

    Renee Olson

    Chief Leadership Officer

    Renee has worked diligently to build several multi-million dollar sales teams. Her warm smile is inviting to people from all walks of life, and she enjoys helping others achieve their dreams and goals. She is also an advocate for our youth through her involvement in Big Brothers Big Sisters.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Practice Servant Leadership because it truly encourages others, and they begin to feel empowered.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: The positive environment created by a great team of people.

    I’m most passionate about: My family, our youth and helping others overcome obstacles.

    Read More...
  • ana_headshot

    Ana Clark

    Chief Information Officer

    As Chief Information Officer, Ana Clark leads Nerium’s technology products development and delivery. Ana has more than 25 years of experience delivering ecommerce and B2B technology globally.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: “Embrace and Drive Change.” As we continue to grow internationally, embracing and driving change is essential to our success. We must consider global needs and scalability in everything we do.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: Our team’s passion and pride for Nerium. We really have a great family atmosphere.

    I’m most passionate about: Leading with a positive spirit and cultivating a culture to “work hard and play hard” to support our global growth.

    Read More...
  • Sharon Ellis

    Sharon Ellis

    Chief Financial Officer

    As Nerium’s Chief Financial Officer, Sharon Ellis oversees operations for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate finance, Sharon uses her skills to exercise sound judgment and to make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: have fun and help others to have fun. It’s amazing working with people with can-do attitudes! One of my favorite quotes is “people rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” We have fun at Nerium, which helps work not feel like work and makes us more productive.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of the opportunities the company provides to our teams. We are always challenged and encouraged to achieve our goals and grow personally and professionally.

    I’m most passionate about embracing life! I am blessed to have a wonderful family, friends and an intellectually stimulating work environment surrounded by great people. Life is short, so enjoy the journey.

    Read More...
  • Mark Tammy Smith

    Mark & Tammy Smith

    Chief Field Officers

    Mark and Tammy Smith joined Nerium International following the company launch and have enjoyed every step as they continue to break industry records. Mark and Tammy were appointed as the Directors of Field Operations with Nerium International in early 2012. Both Mark and Tammy love the opportunity to stay at home with their children every day and enjoy the time freedom and financial freedom that Nerium International has provided for them.

    Read More...
  • Roy Truett

    Roy Truett

    President of Global Sales and Marketing

    With more than two decades of experience in direct sales, Roy is an accomplished leader in strategic and tactical planning, as well as process improvement. Roy has vast expertise in developing exceptional IT and Operational departments, but his real passion lies in working with Brand Partners to help them achieve their dreams.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Embrace and Drive Change because change is so critical to growing a business.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: the loving, caring, sharing environment and the individuals who embody Nerium’s core values.

    Read More...
  • Clare Holbrook

    Clare Holbrook

    Senior Vice President, Global Business Development

    As Nerium’s Senior Vice President of Global Business Development, Clare Holbrook is responsible for duplicating the rhythm the company has achieved domestically and expanding it internationally. In addition to speaking five languages, Clare has 23 years’ experience in the direct selling industry, bringing a wealth of knowledge in building infrastructures and directing marketing strategies for companies around the globe.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: pursue constant development of self.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: the positive atmosphere and culture.

    I’m most passionate about: Nerium’s international expansion.

    Read More...
  • Doug Allen

    Doug Allen

    Vice President of International Operations

    As Nerium’s Vice President of International Operations, Doug Allen identifies strategies and processes to help the company grow international revenues. He does this through gaining efficiencies while reducing operating costs. In addition to having over 20 years of international experience in the global development arena, Doug has successfully led teams in opening dozens of new markets for four of the largest companies in the direct sales industry. Doug holds an MBA in Global Management.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: be determined. We will continue to accomplish the Nerium mission of “making people better” by being deliberate with our goals and personal commitment to constant improvement.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: the unity of the teams. There is a vibe here that I haven’t experienced anywhere else; everyone does their part without ego or drama. I’m most passionate about: helping empower people throughout the world. No matter a person’s background or circumstance, with faith and hard work the Nerium business can change lives and even generations.

    I cannot talk about passion without also mentioning my own family. My family fuels my passion for life.

    Read More...
  • Christopher Axberg

    Christopher Axberg

    Vice President of Global Digital Marketing

    Chris has spent the last 20 years in digital marketing and eBusiness development, with opportunities to live and work all over the globe for some of the world’s most recognized brands. With a fresh approach, Chris always thinks outside the box to develop innovative solutions for Nerium’s eBusiness endeavors.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Slow Down to Go Fast because this value builds better products, systems, software and people.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: the team. To be at Nerium is an honor and I am reminded of this every time I walk by a desk, an office or a meeting room. Our people make Nerium a special place.

    I’m most passionate about: all things digital! Marketing, social media, design, content, mobile, websites. Digital media is ever-changing, ever-evolving and always in motion.

    Read More...
  • Pilar Duque

    Pilar Duque

    Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

    Pilar’s Research & Development and Regulatory Affairs background, specifically in the cosmetics industry, makes her an incredible asset to Nerium. She is committed to providing superior products based on solid science to Nerium consumers around the globe.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Practice Servant Leadership because when we share knowledge and help each other succeed we create a positive and fun working environment.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: The positive people and professional environment.

    Read More...
  • Patricia Finn

    Patricia Finn-Martillo

    Vice President of Marketing

    Trish has held senior-level marketing positions for several skincare giants. Her extensive knowledge of marketing, brand building, product development, and new product launches combined with her innovative approach and strategic acumen make her an integral part of the Nerium success story.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Encourage an Entrepreneurial Spirit because it challenges everyone at the company to develop ideas, contribute to projects and be proactive.

    I’m most passionate about: traveling. I embrace any opportunity to experience different cultures and see different parts of the world.

    Read More...
  • Eric Haynes

    Eric Haynes

    General Counsel

    Eric has handled a broad scope of legal matters, including litigation, regulatory compliance, unauthorized internet sales, contracts and more. With over a decade of experience with one of the most recognizable brands in the direct-selling industry, Eric is a vital part of our future growth.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Encourage an Entrepreneurial Spirit because we can truly be in charge of our own destiny.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: The world-class legal department that we have assembled. I am honored to work with them.

    I’m most passionate about: TCU football, my family and TCU football - yes, in that order.

    Read More...
  • BJ Choi

    BJ Choi

    General Manager, South Korea

    As General Manager of Korea for Nerium International, BJ Choi oversees all country operations by implementing strategy and utilizing his expertise in sales, marketing, general management and new business development.

    Choi is an accomplished corporate executive with more than 20 years of international business experience in the direct selling industry.

    As a global-minded business leader, Choi has successfully positioned companies for growth and profitability in domestic and international markets.

    Raised in the U.S. with a well-balanced exposure to the social and business cultural differences and similarities between the West and the East, Choi earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Washington. From there, he obtained his Masters of Business Administration in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Prior to Nerium, Choi held leadership roles at notable companies in the health, wellness and fitness industries, including: Lifestyles Global Network, Isagenix International, and MonaVie Korea. Under Choi’s inspired leadership, these companies experienced accelerated growth and sales success. Choi was also instrumental in the successful management of these companies in both Korean and other international markets, including: Asia, North America, New Zealand and Russia.

    Read More...
  • Peter Dale

    Peter Dale

    General Manager, Japan

    Peter has more than three decades of proven leadership in domestic and international sales, marketing, negotiations, operations and market development. His high-level expertise has been instrumental in the success of many international business operations in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Born and raised in Japan, his experience includes launching a number of companies in Japan and Asia-Pacific countries.

    My favorite Nerium Core Value is: Slow down to go fast. Consensus is very important in Japanese culture, therefore decisions are tested and reconfirmed multiple times to avoid mistakes, increase sales, and mitigate lost revenue opportunities.

    What are you most proud of about your career? Observing and being a part of making people’s lives better through the network marketing opportunity.

    When I walk down the halls at Nerium, I’m most proud of: the Nerium Rhythm. Our rhythm allows everyone from a novice to an experienced professional to participate in a proven model for a successful and fulfilling Nerium International global business experience.

    Read More...