Randy Schroeder – Monavie President Interview
by Ted Nuyten on April 5, 2012
Randy Schroeder is a 23-year veteran of the direct sales industry, having successfully worked as both a distributor and a corporate executive since 1989. He has earned as independent distributor over $30 million over the course of his career in direct selling. Randy is married to Tara and they are living in Safety Harbor, Florida, USA.
He has built successful international organizations with some of the industry’s top companies.
After becoming a MonaVie distributor in 2008, Randy achieved the rank of Black Diamond in less than one year.
In 2009, at the invitation of MonaVie Founder, Chairman and CEO Dallin A. Larsen, Schroeder joined the corporate team and became an International Distributor Ambassador. In March 2012 MonaVie appointed Randy Schroeder as President of North America Market.
Ted Nuyten had the honor to interview Randy.
Randy, how did you got involved into Direct Selling as distributor, why were you interested in the Business Model, who sponsored you and is he/she still active?
I was first introduced to the network marketing industry through the back door. I started and owned a weight loss company which was ultimately acquired by Watkins Company, a very old and well established direct selling company. I was then made a member of the board of directors of Watkins. It was in this experience that my eyes began to opened to the possibilities of network marketing.
This was in 1982. Technology had not yet impacted the industry, compensation models were frugal…and the picture not big enough to draw me in…but the seeds of my ultimate involvement were planted at Watkins in 1982-84.
- The skill to create and maintain a candidate list, which grows in front of the recruiting member, in both size and quality
- The skill to "invite"…so that the prospect sees the opportunity being offered, rather than the individual offering the opportunity
- The knowledge and skill of being able to present the business in a duplicable fashion
- The skill of proper followup and getting new members started in an institutionalized way.
Who sponsored you in Monavie and why did you team up with your sponsor?
When I enrolled with MonaVie as a distributor, I was enrolled front line to the company. I had no personal sponsor.
As a network marketing company, are you actually feeling the effects of the current economic crisis?
MonaVie is a leading product innovator in the health and wellness category. Starting with the acai berry in 2005, MonaVie has fulfilled its mission to bring the rarest nutritional products to a global market. Its reputation as an innovative leader has been confirmed again with the introduction of its revolutionary new product platform, MonaVie Nutritional Chemistry™, that delivers custom nutrition to meet an individual’s unique nutritional needs in an easy-to-use delivery system.
Using the powerful Community CommerceSM business model, MonaVie is effectively providing an opportunity to create a more meaningful life for the 1.8 billion unemployed and underemployed worldwide through a global network of more than one million independent distributors in 21 countries.
Consistent with its vision to generate abundance for people all around the world, MonaVie founded The MORE Project in 2005 as a catalyst to empower disadvantaged individuals to break the cycle of poverty, fear and hopelessness through educational programs and services that restore dignity and provide long-term self-sufficiency. Learn more about MonaVie at www.monavie.com.