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Our leadership team

Building collective success and strong financial results

  • Leadership
  • Board of Directors

Ritch Wood
Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Napierski
President

Mark Lawrence
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Matt Dorny
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Joseph Y. Chang, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, Executive Vice President of Product Development

Ruth Todd
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

Steve Hatchett
Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing

Vince Perfetti
Chief Transformation Officer and Senior Vice President of Technology

Jeff Bettinger
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources

Chris Ericson
VP of Business Development

Daniel W. Campbell
Managing General Partner, EsNet, Ltd.

Andrew D. Lipman
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Steven J. Lund
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director of Nourish The Children

Laura Nathanson
EVP. Disney Advertising Sales

Thomas R. Pisano
Former President and CEO, Overseas Military Sales Corp.

Simon Shen

Ritch Wood
Chief Executive Officer, Nu Skin Enterprises

Edwina D. Woodbury President and CEO, The Chapel Hill Press, Inc.

Our NSE family of companies

We’ve invested in our business and technology. In the process, we have acquired partner companies to accelerate our ability to quickly, efficiently and responsibly bring innovative products and solutions to market.
Founded in 1984, Nu Skin develops and distributes innovative consumer products, offering a comprehensive line of premium-quality beauty and wellness solutions.

Rhyz was formed in 2019 as a dynamic family of companies bound by a collective desire to explore and share new areas of growth and opportunity.

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  • Founded in 1984
  • Publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:NUS) since 1996
  • Global operations generated more than $2.68 billion in revenue during 2017
  • NSE companies operate in markets across Asia, the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Pacific
  • Founded and headquartered in Provo, Utah

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Ritch Wood
Chief Executive Officer

Degrees and awards:

B.S. from Brigham Young University
Master of Accountancy from Brigham Young University
Named as 2010 CFO of the Year by Utah Business magazine

Ritch Wood was appointed Nu Skin’s chief executive officer in 2017. Previously, Ritch served in various capacities at Nu Skin including chief financial officer from 2003 to 2017, vice president of finance, vice president of new market development, director of finance of new market development and controller of the Pharmanex division. He also played a key role in opening many European countries for Nu Skin during an expatriate assignment from 1995 to 1997. Prior to his assignment in Europe, he served as the assistant director of international tax.

Ritch worked for the international accounting firm of Grant Thornton prior to joining Nu Skin in 1993. He earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Accountancy, taxation emphasis, from Brigham Young University and in 2010 was named a CFO of the Year by Utah Business magazine.

Beyond Nu Skin, Ritch loves to spend time with his family and go running. As a huge sports fan, he loves to watch his favorite BYU and Utah Jazz sports teams play.

Ryan Napierski
President

Degrees and awards:

Master of Business Administration from Duke University
Master’s in International Business from Goethe Universitat
Board member and Chairman, Direct Selling Association
Treasurer and Executive Committee, Direct Selling Board of Directors
Treasurer and Executive Committee, Direct Selling Education Foundation
CEO Counsil, World Federation of Direct Selling Association

Ryan Napierski currently serves as Nu Skin’s president and member of Nu Skin’s executive committee. Prior to his current appointment, he served as president of global sales and operations, president of Nu Skin’s North Asia region and president of Nu Skin Japan.

Since joining the company in 1995, Ryan has fulfilled multiple positions for Nu Skin including vice president of global business development, general manager for the United Kingdom, vice president of European business development, key account manager for United States executives, vice president of business development and chief operating officer for the North Asia region.

Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in business, a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University and a master’s degree in international business from Goethe Universitat in Germany. He also holds positions on the Direct Selling Board of Directors, Direct Selling Education Foundation, Direct Selling Association, and The World Federation of Direct Selling Association.

In his free time, Ryan loves to spend time with his family, including his three kids. He also loves traveling, skiing, and surfing.

Mark Lawrence
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Degrees and awards:

B.S. from Brigham Young University
MBA from University of California, Davis

Mark Lawrence was appointed Nu Skin’s chief financial officer in March 2017. Mark brings 20 years of operational and financial experience to the role. He recently served as the head of finance for Amazon-Lab126, where he was responsible for the company’s global finance functions and played a key role in the launch of several Amazon devices. In addition, he has held senior financial leadership roles at Silicon Valley-based companies Polycom and Brocade as well as Utah-based Vivint Smart Home.

Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Davis. In his free time, he enjoys anything BYU, playing golf, and spending time with his family.

Matt Dorny
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Degrees and awards:

B.A., M.B.A. and J.D. from University of Utah

D. Matthew Dorny was appointed vice president and general counsel for Nu Skin in 2003. From 1998 to 2003, Matt served as the Assistant General Counsel for Nu Skin Enterprises. Prior to joining Nu Skin, Matt was a securities and business attorney in private practice.

Matt received a B.A., M.B.A. and J.D. degree from the University of Utah.

Joseph Y. Chang, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, Executive Vice President of Product Development

Degrees and awards:

B.S. from Portsmouth University
Ph.D., pharmacology, University of London
Post-doctoral research at The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Hygiene, 1981
Arthritis Foundation fellow at The John Hopkins University School of Public Health, 1978-1981
Member of Inflammation Research Association, 1985-1987

Joseph Y. Chang, Ph.D., was appointed chief scientific officer and executive vice president of product development in 2006. A prolific author, Dr. Chang has published numerous articles, reviews and books on pharmacological research, including the New York Times best seller, The Aging Myth. With over 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries, Dr. Chang enjoys a comprehensive knowledge of both of these industries and serves as a member of the Executive Committee for Nu Skin Enterprises. Prior to the acquisition of Pharmanex by Nu Skin Enterprises in 1998, he served as the vice president of clinical studies and pharmacology at Pharmanex.

Prior to Pharmanex, Dr. Chang served as president and chief scientific officer of Osteoarthritis Sciences, Inc. from 1991 to 1994 and Binary Therapeutics, Inc. from 1994 to 1997. He has also held various research management positions at Wyeth-Ayerst, Rhone Poulenc Rorer and other biotechnology companies, where he was involved in researching natural products for arthritis and immunosuppressive treatment. He received a B.S. degree from Portsmouth University and a Ph.D. from the University of London.

Joe loves to go fishing with his family, even if his wife always catches a bigger fish than him. He’s also a huge fan of the New England Patriots!

Ruth Todd
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

Degrees and awards:

B.A. in Communication from Brigham Young University

Ruth Todd was appointed as senior vice president of public affairs and a member of Nu Skin’s global management committee in 2017. She oversees the company’s sustainability, social responsibility, community, and corporate communications initiatives.

Before joining the Nu Skin team, Ruth worked as a spokeswoman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, Ruth was an award-wining television news anchor for KSL-TV. Throughout her 25-year career in the news industry, she anchored for NBC, CBS and ABC affiliates across the country in Washington, D.C., Phoenix and Salt Lake City.

Ruth is active in her community having worked with multiple charity organizations including the United Way, Utah Youth Village, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the American Cancer Society. She recently served as the 2016 Executive Chair of the Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Additionally, she was the Salt Lake Spokesperson for KSL’s “Family Now” initiative.

Ruth currently serves on several community service boards including the Wells Fargo Women in Banking board, The Wheatley Institution Ethics in Business board and the BYU Alumni executive board. She is also a volunteer host for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Ruth graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in communications, and is currently pursuing her MBA from Brigham Young University.

When she’s not working, Ruth enjoys visiting new places with her family and learning new things. A native Arizonan, Ruth loves the sunshine and being outdoors. She’s an avid sports fan, music enthusiast, loves to read, and is inspired every day by the wonders of nature.

Steve Hatchett
Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing

Degrees and awards:

Utah Business Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2008

Steve Hatchett was appointed senior vice president of global manufacturing and a member of Nu Skin’s global management committee in 2018. Steve brings more than 26 years of manufacturing experience with him to Nu Skin, including significant experience in the Direct Selling Industry.

Previously, Steve worked at Forever Living Products, Cornerstone Research and Development, and Elevate Health Sciences, a company he founded. He served as board member at Cornerstone Research and Development, and served as one of the youngest CEO’s of a subsidiary of Mitsui. He was recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2008.

In his free time, Steve enjoys running and spending time with his family. Any day that he gets to spend time outdoors or in the mountains is a perfect day for him!

Vince Perfetti
Chief Transformation Officer and Senior Vice President of Technology

Degrees and awards:

Masters in Technology Management, Columbia University
Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with Pre-med Minor, Manhattan College

Vince Perfetti was appointed as chief transformation officer and senior vice president of technology in May 2019.

He came to Nu Skin from Amazon Web Services where he was a principal consultant on the cloud advisory team, advising enterprise executives on program development to maximize cloud adoption and transformation. He also has senior leadership experience from GE Digital and Dow Jones and Company, where he led the transformation of technology teams and culture.

Vince’s core strengths lie in merging technology and business strategy to create and an enhanced environment built upon a foundation of teamwork and innovation. He has a master’s in technology management from Columbia University and an electrical engineering degree with a pre-med minor from Manhattan College.

In his spare time, Vince likes to go on outdoor adventures such as hiking, backpacking, mountain climbing, and swimming with his three daughters and wife.

Jeff Bettinger
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources

Degrees and awards:

Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Idaho State University
Master’s in Organizational Communication and Education Administration from Idaho State University
Master of Business Administration from Liberty University
Certificate in Change Management
Credentialed Executive Coach

Jeff Bettinger serves as senior vice president of global human resources. He is an award-winning senior HR executive known for leading cultural transformations that connect to the heart and impact business results. His peers and team members respond to his collaborative approach and ability to build inspired teams. His warm and personable style have created a legacy of team members that serve in leadership positions throughout the HR industry.

Previously, Jeff served on the HR executive leadership team for Alcon, the world leader in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and consumer products for the eye. He led significant organizational change including a $29 billion dollar spin-off of Alcon to an independent, publicly traded company from Novartis.

He has held various executive and leadership positions with well- known brands such as USAA, Petco, State Farm and Walmart. His experience in financial services, retail, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and engineering have earned recognition from regional and national organizations for leadership development and culture transformation. He is also published on topics such as diversity and inclusion, leadership development and culture change. Jeff earned a bachelor’s in communication and a master’s in organizational communication and educational administration from Idaho State University, as well as a master’s in business administration from Liberty University. Jeff has served as an executive board member for several non-profits tied to youth and personal improvement causes.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife of 27 years, four children and two grandchildren. He loves to travel, play on beaches, visit historic sites, cruise ports of call and play rounds at Topgolf.

Chris Ericson
VP of Business Development

Degrees and awards:

B.S. in Accountancy from Brigham Young University, Japanese Minor
M.Acc. from Brigham Young University, Management of Information Systems Minor

Chris Ericson currently serves as Nu Skin’s vice president of Business Development where he drives long-term value for Nu Skin through strategic business relationships. Prior to this position, Chris led Nu Skin’s Global Internal Audit team as VP of Internal Audit and served as the Director of Internal Controls.

Before joining Nu Skin in 2015, Chris worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in their professional services group for 11 years. During this time, he serviced large multinational public corporations while living in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Tokyo, and Florham Park. His final two years with PwC, Chris served as a Senior Manager in PwC’s largest critical accounting, reporting and auditing issues.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Accountancy, professional emphasis, from Brigham Young University with minor degrees in Japanese and Management of Information Systems.

In his free time, Chris enjoys coaching his four sons’ sport teams and hiking or camping with his family.

Daniel W. Campbell
Managing General Partner, EsNet, Ltd.

Degrees and awards:

B.S. from Brigham Young University

Daniel W. Campbell has served as a director at Nu Skin Enterprises since 1997 and currently serves as the Lead Independent Director. Campbell has been a managing general partner of EsNet, Ltd., a privately held investment company, since 1994. From 1992 to 1994, Campbell was the senior vice president and chief financial officer of WordPerfect Corporation, a software company, and prior to that was a partner of Price Waterhouse LLP.

Campbell received a B.S. degree from Brigham Young University. He recently completed a 6 year term as Vice Chairman and then Chairman of the State Board of Regents for the Utah System of Higher Education. Campbell is also active in the community, serving on a number of community and private boards.

Andrew D. Lipman
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Degrees and awards:

B.A. from University of Rochester
J.D. from Stanford University

Andrew D. Lipman has served as a director of Nu Skin since 1999. He is a partner and head of the Telecommunications, Media and Technology Group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, an international law firm that he joined in 2014. He previously held similar positions with Bingham McCutchen LLP from 2006 to 2014 and Swidler Berlin, LLP from 1988 to 2006.

From 1987 to 1997, Lipman also served as senior vice president for legal and regulatory affairs for MFS Communications, Co., a competitive telecommunications provider. He also served as a member of the boards of directors of Sutron Corporation, a provider of hydrological and meteorological monitoring products, and The Management Network Group, Inc., a telecommunications-related consulting firm. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Rochester and a J.D. degree from Stanford University.

Steven J. Lund
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director of Nourish The Children

Degrees and awards:

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Communication from Brigham Young University
Juris Doctor from BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School
Member, BYU President’s Leadership Counsel
Board member, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Young Men’s General Board
Board of Advisory, Maxwell Institute
Regent, Utah State Board of Regents
Executive roundtable, Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce

Steven J. Lund serves as executive chairman of the board for Nu Skin Enterprises. As an early co-founder, Steve has served in multiple roles at the company including vice chairman of the board from 2006 to 2012, president and CEO from 1996 to 2003, and executive vice president of Nu Skin International.

For several decades, Steve has had meaningful impact on his business, religious, and civic communities. He’s held positions on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Direct Selling Association, BYU Law School Board of Advisors, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Young Men’s General Board, and was appointed to the Utah State Board of Regents in 2015.

Steve earned his juris doctorate degree from Brigham Young University’s J. Ruben Clark Law School.

In addition to all of his civic service and community involvements, Steve enjoys playing the guitar, reading great books, and spending time with his family.

Laura Nathanson
EVP. Disney Advertising Sales

Degrees and awards:

B.A. from Wesleyan University

Laura Nathanson is a media maven with a three-decade career in the sales and marketing field, spending 21 years with The Walt Disney Company. Prior to being named EVP, revenue and operations for Disney Advertising Sales, she served as EVP, sales and marketing for ABC Family, now Freeform. Throughout her career, Laura has held key sales and advertising positions with Fox Broadcasting and media agencies.

Laura is an experienced leader who brings to the Board extensive experience in connecting and communicating with customers. Business strategy is also one of Nathanson’s strengths. Throughout her career, she has recognized and understood shifts in the business landscape – such as the rise of the millennial demographic and the trend toward digital advertising – and has quickly adapted to these shifts, enabling her companies to capitalize on them at an early stage. She also has experience in streamlining business processes and in promoting sales through digital and social media. Nathanson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University.

Thomas R. Pisano
Former President and CEO, Overseas Military Sales Corp.

Degrees and awards:

B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology
MBA from Dartmouth College

Thomas Pisano’s career has spanned 40 years, with 25 years in the direct selling industry. A seasoned veteran from Avon, Pisano held key leadership positions at the company from 1969 to 1994 including vice president of global new business development, area vice president for the Americas and area vice president for Latin America/Pacific. From 2005 until his retirement in 2010, Pisano served as president and chief executive officer of Overseas Military Sales Corp., which operates in 30 countries worldwide. Prior to this role, Pisano worked as the company’s chief operating officer from 1998 to 2004. He also spent two years as vice president and head of The Topps Company’s international division. Pisano graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in industrial management, and holds a master’s of business administration from Dartmouth College with an emphasis in finance and marketing.

Simon Shen

Degrees and awards:

B.A. in mathematics and economics from Wesleyan University

Simon Shen is the founding member of ZQ Capital Limited, a boutique investment and advisory firm with extensive relationships and local knowledge of China. He has deep experience in Asia capital markets, with a special area of expertise and network in China.

Prior to founding ZQ Capital in 2015, Shen spent more than a decade as an investment banker advising international companies in corporate finance matters and mergers and acquisitions. He was managing director and head of the China financial institutions business at Barclays Capital Asia from 2011 to 2015. Prior to joining Barclays, he spent several years with Goldman Sachs as an investment banker in its New York and Hong Kong offices and with Lehman Brothers in its New York office.

Shen has a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Wesleyan University.

Edwina D. Woodbury
President and CEO, The Chapel Hill Press, Inc.

Degrees and awards:

B.S.B.A. from the University of North Carolina

Edwina D. Woodbury has served as president and CEO of The Chapel Hill Press Inc. since 1999. Her prior experience includes more than 20 years in the direct selling and personal care products industries, having served at Avon Products as chief financial and administrative officer and in other finance and operations positions from 1977 to 1998.

Woodbury has also served on the boards of several public companies across various industries in addition to her service on the board of the nonprofit Medical Foundation of North Carolina. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.