Founder - Chief Executive Officer
Randy Ray is the award-winning entrepreneur and CEO of Jeunesse, the billion-dollar direct selling company he co-founded in 2009 with his wife, Wendy Lewis.
Having been born into poverty, Randy overcame great odds to become a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, founding several businesses in the computer sciences and direct selling industries — three of which have appeared on the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (Jeunesse has appeared five times).
Under Randy’s leadership, Jeunesse was the youngest company in direct selling history to reach billion-dollar annual sales in 2015 and is currently ranked No. 13 on the Direct Selling News Global 100 ranking of industry companies by sales.
Randy has been recognized in several prestigious business awards programs with more than 20 awards, including: EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year (six-time recipient), Founding Team of the Year (three-time recipient), Management Team of the Year (six-time recipient) and Lifetime Achievement (two-time recipient).
With a heart for giving back, Randy and Wendy also founded Jeunesse Kids, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to empowering communities to give children a brighter future, supporting worthy causes helping kids in need on six continents.
Randy Ray has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.
Founder – Chief Operations Officer
Wendy Lewis graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and mathematics, and later earned a Master’s in Education, focused in educational psychology, statistics and measurement from Temple University.
In 1985, Wendy and her husband, Randy Ray formed Automated Medical Systems Consultants (AMSC). Wendy served as the President, as well as the Director of Customer Operations, and was responsible for all the training and support activities. AMSC was the No. 1 medical practice management supplier in both sales and service for eight consecutive years until the company was sold in 1994 for $5 million.
Wendy and Randy started their direct selling adventures 18 years ago as distributors and then owners of industry companies and support companies. Under their visionary leadership, these companies flourished and inspired them to co-found Jeunesse Global in 2009.
Over the years, Wendy and Randy have been active in philanthropy as well as hands-on volunteer work. They’ve launched a global ecological campaign to benefit several charitable organizations and founded a Jeunesse nonprofit charity, Jeunesse Kids, which is dedicated to reaching out to children in need, both internationally and domestically.
Wendy has won numerous leadership awards, including being a three-time honoree among Direct Selling News’ Most Influential Woman in Direct Selling. In 2019 alone, the Women World Awards recognized Wendy with Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year, Female Executive of the Year and Female Achievers Champion of the Year. She is also a two-time recipient of the Maverick of the Year award and six-time recipient of Lifetime Achievement awards, as well as one of just three female founders that have led two Inc. 500 companies within two decades.
Scott A. Lewis
Chief Visionary Officer
Leading Jeunesse toward its destiny as a legacy company in direct sales.
Scott was exposed to network marketing at a young age, attending his first industry event at 10. He gained a great deal of experience working for a direct sales support service company owned by Randy and Wendy, which gave Scott the ability to recognize existing and emerging market trends as well as operational strengths and weaknesses in a variety of companies in the industry.
Before taking on his current role as Chief Visionary Officer and overseeing the strategic direction of the company, Scott worked as Vice President of Global Operations, implementing the global infrastructure for Jeunesse. He believes in maintaining a relationship-oriented foundation grounded in ethical principles. He is consistently setting new standards while maintaining compassionate and professional relations with all Distributors. Scott focuses on improving the efficiency of the international operations process and is an excellent facilitator in communications. He is confident that what sets Jeunesse apart as a company is a deep-rooted concern for the well-being of its distributors.
Scott and his wife Isabel travel extensively and work closely with Jeunesse leaders from around the world; both are extremely passionate about seeing Distributors thrive. Jeunesse is more than just business — it’s family. Scott’s vision is not only to maintain this standard, but to elevate it so that it permeates every facet of the Jeunesse identity and culture.
He was honored in 2017 as one of Direct Selling News’ “Forces Under 40 in Direct Selling.” In 2018, Scott received a Gold Stevie from the American Business Awards as Maverick of the Year in the Consumer Products category. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in human resources from Rollins College.
Chief Operating Officer
Rod Larsen brings a wealth of experience to his new role as Chief Operating Officer of Jeunesse, having personally generated nearly two billion dollars in revenue during his 25-year career in the direct selling industry.
Rod’s experience includes nearly a decade as President and Chief Executive Officer of a Top 100 direct selling company, which he grew from $0 to $200 million in annualized revenue. With a focus on massive growth during his tenure, he oversaw the launch and international expansion of products from one to nearly 50 countries.
Before that role, he co-founded a telecom direct sales business in 2002, and in the 1990s, he was a Senior Director at another leading direct selling company, managing more than 50 employees.
His impressive career has been built on a solid foundation of education. He has a master’s degree from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in business management from the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business.
With our family-oriented culture at Jeunesse, Rod is a perfect fit. He has been married for 34 years to his wife, Marja, and they have one son and three grandchildren. Rod is excited about meeting everyone in the Jeunesse Family and making new connections around the globe.
Chief Marketing Officer
With an entrepreneurial spirit and dynamic leadership, Mark is driven to achieve business objectives, enable organizational effectiveness, advance corporate culture and foster high-performing teams.
Mark Patterson is considered a branding specialist for his award-winning marketing campaigns from around the globe. After attending the University of Utah and working 15+ years in the Direct Selling Industry, Mark has held leadership positions for many principal international companies.
Classically trained in Brand Management through traditional schooling and hands-on experience, Mark’s expertise incorporates an extensive palette of all facets of marketing strategy and brand-building including: creative services, advertising, public relations, social media, search engine optimization, research, and new product development for global brands. His talents develop more than just the brand, they create and define company culture.
Mark’s progressive career track has been filled with many successful endeavors, such as the launch and repositioning of several new multi-million dollar products, photo shoots around the globe, international speaking engagements, and countless accolades. Possessing extensive experience leading and inspiring award-winning teams, Mark’s vision has led to a spectrum of more than 150 awards ranging from design to social media campaigns, new products, and communication programs. He has solved the challenge of creating a system that will accommodate individual brands while maintaining the integrity of a master brand.
Outside of Jeunesse, Mark is a dedicated father of three, music buff, foodie, and world traveler.
Chief Technology Officer
His 30 years’ experience in the Information Technology field helps keep Jeunesse on the cutting edge.
Bill is an entrepreneur who has been developing software since 1985. He has served as the CEO of a successful internet service and software development company in Orlando. He has developed many mobile applications and complicated, PCI-compliant software solutions for a wide range of industries, including large ministries, construction firms, health care, and the direct sales industry.
Bill began working for the Jeunesse Founders in 2006 and assembled the amazing team of technology professionals who keep Jeunesse at the forefront of technology with award-winning software, mobile applications and a global platform that is always online. Prior to settling in Orlando, Bill attended Campbell University and served 10 years as an officer in the U.S. Army. Bill has been married to his beautiful wife, Julie, for more than 40 years. They have two children and four grandchildren.
President of Global Field Development
A.K. joins the Jeunesse Family with 20+ years of industry experience as a Distributor, consultant and corporate executive. He was previously President and Chief Operating Officer of an international wellness company, which he grew to more than $120 million in sales in 6 years.
Though A.K. has a strong corporate background, he still considers himself a Distributor at heart. The first in his family to go to college and learn English, A.K. learned firsthand that success only comes from hard work and sacrifice. Passionate about changing his circumstances, A.K. found a home in network marketing. Now he’s passionate about helping others reach their potential.
“I care about the success of each individual Distributor. Why? Because Distributors are the most important part of what we do as a team. I love this industry. I love building strong relationships. I love that Jeunesse is a global family of loyal and like-minded Distributors.” —A.K. Khalil
Known for his energy and 24/7 work ethic, A.K. acknowledges that he’s had amazing mentors in the industry who have helped him find his passion, purpose and path in life. Now he wants to give back and help Generation Young move forward as One Team. One Family. One Jeunesse.
Family-oriented and proud of his heritage and roots, A.K. was born and raised in Michigan. He received a BBA from the University of Michigan. A.K. currently resides in Northville, Michigan, with his wife, Melissa, and their four children.
President of Europe & Middle East
As President of Europe & Middle East, Kyle drives viable strategies, manages operations and supports Distributor recruiting initiatives.
Kyle holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of South Florida. He earned his CPA license and worked several years at one of the “Big Four” international accounting firms. After becoming CFO of a well-known company, Kyle was introduced to direct selling and has been involved in the industry ever since.
Kyle has a history of working with some of the world’s most influential and lucrative direct sales companies. He helped several of these companies expand into various parts of the globe, facilitating the development of one company to more than 60 countries. Although Kyle enjoys the analytical aspect of his duties, he is passionate about interacting daily with leaders at Jeunesse and supporting their growth.
President of North America
Betty joins the Jeunesse Family with 12 years of industry experience, most recently as owner and founder of SEACRET Direct, a DSN Global 100 company.
Betty was first introduced to direct sales when she was nearly 18 years old. She fell in love with the business model that promised to provide quality products at a lesser price. And, in turn, it would provide life-changing opportunities to those who choose to take full advantage of its rewarding platform.
For two years, Betty built sales teams for two DSN Global 100 companies. In 2010, at the age of 19, she discovered products that were being sold through traditional retail channels. She thought they would be a perfect fit within direct sales and asked the owners if she could start a direct sales division with them. They agreed.
Managing SEACRET Direct, Betty touched all departments and helped grow the company to more than $200 million in global sales. Though she wore many hats during her tenure, she found that her true passion is working with Distributors in the field.
Betty lives her life by the Steve Jobs quote: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” As she reflects over the last 12 years, she can see how the dots have been connecting her to Jeunesse.
Nathan Newman, M.D.
A board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, the Luminesce™ skin care line creator is part of the Jeunesse Family foundation.
Emerging from a family of internationally prominent physicians, Dr. Nathan Newman, M.D., is carrying on an important legacy. He is a world-renowned cosmetic surgeon with a fully accredited and respected cosmetic surgery practice in Beverly Hills, California.
His passion, expertise, and education are what qualify him to be a medical spokesman and adviser for Jeunesse.
Dr. Newman is dedicated to providing the best available care as well as educating his patients on the latest developments in the cosmetic surgery field. Using this same approach, he assists our independent Distributors to be successful in building their businesses. He does this by giving the highest quality education and most up-to-date information to our independent Distributors. These critical, valuable services have helped bring global recognition to Jeunesse for being the fastest growing, life-changing opportunity in today’s market.
Dr. Newman strives to continually develop superior methods of natural, undetectable cosmetic results with the least risk and most benefit for each individual. He is an original thinker and innovator, and is ushering in the future of cosmetic surgery. Using the normal, regenerative abilities of the body’s own stem-cell-rich fat, Dr. Newman has found a way to safely and naturally amplify, lift, and redefine the contours of the entire face and body.
Dr. Newman was educated and trained at several prestigious medical institutions in the United States. After graduating from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, he completed his internship in internal medicine at UCLA-VA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He continued his training with a residency in dermatology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and completed a fellowship through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in Riverside, California. He is board certified in dermatology and specializes in cosmetic surgery.
As part of his philosophy to educate his patients, Dr. Newman writes monthly articles in LA Health News magazine. He is published in many prestigious medical journals and has been a speaker at numerous medical conferences. He has regularly presented on television and radio on the latest advances in cosmetic surgery. He has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for his leadership, dedication, and entrepreneurship as a cosmetic surgeon.
Donna Antarr, M.D.
A graduate of UC San Diego’s School of Medicine, Dr. Antarr has extensive training in exercise science, psychiatry and the mind-body connection in health.
Dr. Antarr has always had a passionate interest in both science and helping people feel healthy and strong naturally. A graduate of the New York City High School of Performing Arts as a ballet major, she continued as a professional ballet dancer throughout college and medical school.
Dr. Antarr graduated from Hunter College in New York City summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in honors curriculum. She took all the required classes for the food science and registered dietitian program, but chose instead to apply to medical school. She turned down acceptance to Harvard and Johns Hopkins, the top two medical schools in the country, in favor of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD School of Medicine). UCSD School of Medicine is also one of the country’s top medical schools, and has the added benefits of a physically active culture and healthy, outdoor lifestyle.
After graduation, and postgraduate training she began practice in San Diego. Adopting a then-radical idea, she focused on a more preventative approach to health: preventative and rejuvenation medicine. This included educating her patients in proper diet, physical activity, and the correct use of nutritional supplements. While in practice, she completed a Master of Exercise Physiology degree, became a Certified Exercise Specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine, and was invited and joined the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She later completed a three-year residency in psychiatry at UCSD, which added the mind-body connection to her practice.
Dr. Antarr has also served as the only female physician on the medical advisory board of a billion-dollar health and wellness company. Using the “feeling great weight” concept her practice embodied, she performed a preclinical trial for their natural weight-loss product. As Vice President of Product Training and Development for a nutrition company, she published original research on stem cell nutrition.
Dr. Antarr is a highly sought after public speaker. She has captivated audiences as large as several thousand people and has been featured as a guest speaker at countless seminars and conferences worldwide. Her medical expertise spans a wide range of topics related to naturally achieving a state of well-being, and rejuvenating the mind and body.
Vincent Giampapa, M.D.
A Nobel Prize nominee, one of the first board-certified anti-aging physicians in the world and an internationally recognized innovator.
Vincent C. Giampapa, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a Board Certified Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
He is also the Director of the Plastic Surgery Center Internationalé and The Giampapa Institute for Anti-Aging Medical Therapy in Montclair, New Jersey. While he currently serves as a medical spokesman and adviser for Jeunesse, he has worked as a consultant for NASA in prior years.
Dr. Giampapa received his medical degree from Mt. Sinai Medical School in New York, New York. Additionally, he has completed medical training in plastic surgery and a year-long fellowship in microsurgery and hand surgery at New York University Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a former research fellow for other prestigious institutions including Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, New York.
Dr. Giampapa is a pioneer in his field. He is one of the first board certified anti-aging physicians in the world and internationally recognized as an innovator in new cosmetic and surgical techniques, and instrumentation. He is a founding member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and served as the first president of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Giampapa has been awarded many patents from the U.S. government for unique cell-culture delivery techniques as well as new drug-delivery systems and surgical instrument designs.
Dr. Giampapa is published in numerous academic journals, including Annals of Plastic Surgery, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is the author of the first and only medical textbook on anti-aging medicine and age management for aesthetic surgeons. He has written five books, including: “Breaking the Aging Code” and “The Anti-Aging Solution: 5 Simple Steps to Looking and Feeling Young.” Dr. Giampapa has been featured in myriad national magazines, and radio and television programs, including CNN, WABC-TV, Fox News Channel, Geraldo, Joan Rivers, Phil Donahue, and Anderson Cooper.
Yan Bin Ma, M.D.
A graduate of the medical school of Tongji University in Shanghai, she has extensive experience in teaching and research in the medical sciences.
Dr. Yan Bin Ma was born into a family of scientists. She graduated from the medical school of Tongji University in Shanghai and has extensive experience in teaching and research in the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing, as well as Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University in Guangzhou. She also served as a clinical physician, including work in special clinics, ER and as an attending resident doctor. Her research focuses on inherited disease (chromosomes, DNA) and hematology (original stem cells). She is also a certified specialist for children’s IQ assessment.
After she became a Canadian citizen, she founded an alternative medicine clinic, focusing on autoimmune disorders. She has been a lecturing doctor in the Canada MS Association, dedicating her experience of more than 15 years as a product consultant in health and nutrition supplements. She is the first Chinese-Canadian doctor to be featured in the largest newspaper in Alberta, for traditional herbal medicine practice and she was nominated for female doctor of the year on the west coast of Canada.
Her efforts in promoting Chinese medicine through mass media are well recognized by the Chinese embassy with the “Active Promotion of Chinese Culture Award.” She has served as commissioner in TCM Association for many years, switching positions from deputy chairperson of professional academic commission to deputy chairperson in government administration association.
In her 35 years of Western and Chinese medicine practice, she has found the main control factors among more than 70 degenerative diseases are about intervention instead of prevention. She holds insights not only in conventional clinical Western medicine, but also in epidemiology, preventive medicine and medical nutrition science. She proposes comprehensive medical solutions that integrate Chinese and Western medicine, alternative medicine and natural therapy to achieve optimized effects.
Her belief: Helping out a person with ailments is to free one person from torture of diseases.
Luis Martinez, M.D.
Dr. Luis Martinez is a specialist in preventive, regenerative and anti-aging medicine. He is renowned for his expertise in regenerative, hormonal and nutritional techniques that can repair and restore cellular functions as well as increase human life expectancy.
As a Jeunesse scientific adviser, Dr. Martinez focuses on the Latin America region, offering his specialized knowledge to assist in the development and growth of the company and its cutting-edge products.
With private practices in Puerto Rico and the continental United States, he is an affiliated physician with Puerto Rico’s Ponce School of Medicine and works as a biomedical consultant, international lecturer and clinical researcher.
Christian Drapeau, Msc.
Complementing his degrees in neurophysiology, his cutting-edge stem cell research has garnered global recognition in regenerative medicine and wellness.
Christian Drapeau is a stem cell specialist who has attained global recognition for his work in regenerative medicine and wellness. He graduated with honors from McGill University, earning a Bachelor of Science in neurophysiology and a Master of Science in neurophysiology.
His research includes the unique study of botanicals on the brain, which led to his specialized expertise in plant-based stem cell research. He is known for the discovery, research and development of plant extracts that support the body’s natural regenerative potential.
In addition to his duties as a Jeunesse scientific adviser, he travels the globe for not only plant discovery and research, but also as a wellness product innovator and an international speaker. A best-selling author, he is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Varvara Veretyuk, M.D.
In her professional activities Dr. Varvara Veretyuk adheres to a holistic approach, not just solving momentary health problems of a person, but at the same time being engaged in the prevention of chronic diseases and the extension of active longevity.
In addition to her medical work with patients, Dr. Veretyuk carries out a scientific research on the effects of abdominal obesity on the health and biological age of young men in Novosibirsk, Russia.
According to Dr. Veretyuk, a combination of three factors plays a huge role in maintaining health: up-to-date and truthful information, modern technologies and support of like-minded people.
Dr. Veretyuk not only teaches these principles to patients, but follows and widely promotes them herself. For more than 10 years she has been a public lecturer, conducting seminars on topics related to a healthy lifestyle and the prevention of premature aging.
Dr. Veretyuk considers one of the priorities in her work to improve the health of young people specifically by educating them on how not only to extend their life, but also to ensure those years are full of health and activity.
As a Jeunesse scientific adviser, Dr. Veretyuk speaks at company events and takes part in online conferences where she shares up-to-date scientific data on the effects of nutrition and lifestyle on health and the benefits Jeunesse products.
Dr. Veretyuk is a family physician, internist, and nutritional therapist as well as a member of these prominent organizations:
- Russian Scientific Medical Society of Internal Medicine (RNMOT)
- Eurasian Association of Therapists
- European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC)
- Russian Society of Cardiology and the Young Cardiologists Working Group