Business Advisors

 

Rick S. Nelson

Managing Partner

Rick is a direct selling enthusiast and an international business development expert in a career spanning more than 25 years operating in major markets around the world. This includes 12 years in South Korea and recent projects in the People's Republic of China, both top revenue markets in direct selling. Rick gained critical experience in executive roles at Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) corporate as they innovated in the industry and successfully expanded throughout the U.S., Canada and profitably into more than 50 countries. Rick implements and adheres to proven strategies and practices for creating sustainable multinational enterprises. Rick earned a Bachelor's Degree in International Economics from the University of Utah and speaks fluent Korean.

James C. Frary

Managing Partner

James Frary has served as a Vice President of Information Technology for a multibillion-dollar direct sales company for the last 20 years. His work has always been about establishing and maintaining intuitive technology systems and reliable processes spanning operations in more than 50 countries. Previously, James worked with several Fortune 500™ companies, obtained experience in vertical markets in healthcare, life sciences and defense.  Due to his diverse and impressive background, James is often found serving on technical advisory boards for profit and non-profit entities alike. He is currently on the board for the College of Technology and Computing at Utah Valley University in Orem Utah. 

Richard E. Holt, CPA

Managing Partner

Richard E. Holt, CPA

Managing Partner

Richard's experience spans nearly three decades working at corporate headquarters of industry giants such as Amway in Ada, Michigan, and Nu Skin Enterprises in Provo, Utah. This experience has resulted in an impressive understanding of the day-to-day financial operations of the MLM industry. He also is considered to be one of the pioneers in the development of accounting methodologies for the renewable energy sector. Richard is a Certified Public Accountant, which he earned while working at Price Waterhouse in Los Angeles, California. Richard graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting.

 

Jeffrey L. Brimhall

Managing Partner

Jeff began his nearly 40 year career as a Management Consultant at Bain & Company's Boston MA office providing services to more than a dozen Fortune 500 clients. He was on the initial client engagement that eventually led to Bain Capital being formed. Jeff is a 5-Star deal maker and problem solver with extensive transactional experience. He has co-founded, invested his own capital in, and successfully exited from multiple start ups. Jeff's diverse experience includes client engagements with direct selling companies including Nu Skin, Melaleuca, Excel, ACN, Mary Kay and Herbalife. Jeff earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a MBA from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. 

 

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