Steve Wallach, CEO
With nearly two decades of sales and network marketing experience, CEO Steve Wallach has successfully guided Youngevity from a domestic seller to a worldwide marketer of products and services to support a healthy lifestyle. Steve shares the passion of his father, Dr. Joel D. Wallach, for the public’s right to complete and accurate health information. He is a frequent talk radio program guest and speaks eloquently about the company’s mission to place information into the hands of consumers, allowing them to make informed healthcare decisions. His business philosophy reflects his strong belief that passion should be the driving force behind any organization, with flexibility and efficiency being key elements along the road to success in the business world. Having assembled a dynamic, talented, and experienced management team as well as solid infrastructure, Steve has positioned the company for steady growth, both organically and through mergers and acquisitions.
Michelle Wallach, Chief Operating Officer
Michelle Wallach brings to Youngevity nearly 20 years of experience in network marketing sales and management. Her career in network marketing began in 1991 in Portland, Oregon, where she developed a successful nutritional health product distributorship. She later moved to San Diego with the vision to expand her business and capitalize on the growing the health and nutrition industry. In 1996 she and the Wallach family together launched Youngevity in Chula Vista, California. As COO, Michelle is involved in the day to day challenges of running a corporation, while ensuring the company remains to fulfilling its mission of improving lifestyles through vibrant health and flourishing economics.
Dave Briskie, Chief Financial Officer, President of Commercial Development, Director, AL International
As CEO of Javalution Coffee Company, Dave Briskie shepherded the company’s development into a fully vertical coffee roasting and distribution company, owner of the direct marketing brand JavaFit® and the retail brand Cafe La Rica, as well as the category creator of functional gourmet coffee. Prior to joining Javalution in 2007, he was CEO of Drew Pearson Marketing, Inc. (DPM), a designer and manufacturer of licensed, private label, and fashion headwear whose clients included FORTUNE500® companies, including Disney, Warner Bros., Anheuser Busch, and General Motors as well as NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and various major universities. In 2001 he oversaw the merger of DPM and its key manufacturer, and the public offering of the merged company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Briskie is a recipient of the coveted Paul DeLorenzo scholar-athlete award and in 1983 graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University with a double major in marketing and finance.
William Andreoli, President
Mr. Andreoli has been an entrepreneur more than half his lifetime. At the age of 18, he started his first restaurant across the street from a popular New England Amusement and Water Park. As “the Clam Box” grew in popularity and profitability, Bill started a trend of larger and even more successful projects – parlaying a roadside stand with two walk up windows into one of New England’s most popular breakfast and lunch venues with over 250 seats. “Mary Ann’s Diner” has become a part of New Hampshire lore, being the launching point for Senator John Kerry’s bid for the presidency in 2004, and is still a “must stop” on nearly every local and national campaign trail.
Early in Mr. Andreoli’s career as a restaurateur though, he realized that while his restaurants could bring him some local notoriety and a decent living, they could not bring him the time freedom to spend time with his young family. To wit, his business interests expanded into Residential and Commercial Real Estate, as well as the Stock Market. Not satisfied with the stability, simplicity, or longevity of those endeavors, Bill set out to create a company that would not only grow well past the boundaries of New England, but would ultimately provide him, as well as thousands of others, time and financial freedom. In July of 2003, FDI was born. For nearly 8 years now, FDI has been leveling the playing field, and putting the odds in people’s favor to win, and win big. With a restaurateur’s focus of always taking care of the customer first, FDI has grown to service 100’s of thousands of customers over the years and is continuing to gather 100’s of new customers every day.
Vanessa Hunter, Vice President of Marketing
Vanessa brings nearly two decades of Sales and Marketing expertise in the Direct Marketing industry. As Youngevity’s Vice President of Marketing, she oversees all aspects of Product Development and Labeling, Sales and Marketing Collateral Development, Promotions, and Web content. In 2007, Vanessa and Youngevity COO Michelle Wallach co-founded the company’s now thriving Mineral Makeup and Botanical Spa Divisions. Prior to joining Youngevity, Vanessa was Director of Product Development and Public Relations at a consumer health direct marketing company, where she oversaw the development and marketing of a successful line of natural personal care products.
Mike Kolinski, Vice President of Operations
Mr. Kolinski brings over 20 years of combined direct sales experience both in the field and in management. This experience creates a unique perspective into the direct selling industry that continues to benefit Youngevity and its Distributors. Working with Financial Destination since its creation in 2003, Mr. Kolinski managed the design and technical teams in the areas of web development, product delivery and compensation systems. He currently oversees all aspects of operation including customer service, vendor relations, commissions and product development.
Steve Schulz, Vice President of Training
Steve Schulz and his wife Colleen have been working in the network marketing industry for 21 years. When they were first introduced to the concept, they were both full time school teachers. School teachers not making enough money to do the things they wanted to do financially. After working their business part-time (3-5 hours per week) for about a year, Colleen left her teaching position and about a year and a half later, Steve left his. Over the past 21 years, they have built an organization of more than a 160,000 Independent Representatives and have earned more than 15 million dollars. They reside in Oconomowoc Wisconsin. Today they live their lives totally free! Everyday is a Saturday. They worked very hard to get to this point, but it was worth the effort.
Mike Randolph, Vice President of Leadership Development
In 1992, Mike fired himself from his last position within “Corporate America” and joined the network marketing industry. In his subsequent 19 year career, he’s been mentored by some of the industry’s legendary leaders and built an organization of over 3,500 Independent Representatives in the highly regulated financial services industry. He has also shared ownership in several companies including a national Insurance Agency, Broker Dealer, and several other network marketing companies. In 2005, Mike began working with FDI as a service provider for the EquityTRAX System, and by mid 2006, embraced FDI exclusively. As FDI continued to grow, he joined FDI’s corporate staff as VP of leadership development and relocated his family from Atlanta, Georgia to Salem, New Hampshire. Mike now divides his time between working with Youngevity’s executive management team, mentoring field leaders, and overseeing Youngevity’s telecom divisions, FDIVoice and FDIMobile.