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The Legends Series Introduction
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.
Legends: John Fleming
John Fleming'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.
John is a member of the Direct Selling Education Foundation Circle of Honor, the DSA Hall of Fame, was the first recipient of the Direct Selling News Lifetime Achievement Award and recently authored, The Ultimate Gig.
Legends: Larry Thompson
Larry Thompson along with his friend, Mark Hughes, laid the foundation for one of the industry’s most iconic brands, Herbalife. Larry continues to be a coach and mentor to direct selling’s leaders.
Legends: Rudy Revak
Rudy Revak founded Xyngular in 2009 and was instrumental in the acquisition and rebranding of PUREhaven in 2016. The German-born son of a World War II refugee, Rudy is the author of Iron String, The Tumultuous True Story of a Life Affected by War.
Legends: Rick Goings
Rick Goings is Chairman Emeritus of Tupperware Brands. Philanthropy has been a central focus of his career. Rick has served on the World Economic Forum and as Chairman of the Board for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Legends: Jerry Brassfield
The Founder and Chairman of NeoLife International, Jerry Brassfield started his career in direct selling at the age of 19. Within eight years, Jerry was worth $5 million—way back in 1963! Jerry is passionate about helping others cultivate success and is an accomplished entrepreneur.