DALLAS, Nov 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- JRjr33, Inc., doing business as JRJR Networks [NYSE MKT: JRJR], a fast growing leader in the direct to consumer marketplace is pleased to announce the appointment of John P. Walker as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Christopher Brooks who held the position has resigned.
Mr. Walker joins JRJR Networks with more than 25 years of strategic, operational and financial experience in numerous industries including consumer products, manufacturing and distribution. He has managed businesses in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Mr. Walker has held C-level positions in public and private companies and has held the position of CFO for more than 20 years.
Mr. Walker was nominated for and awarded 2014 Most Innovative CFO by D Magazine and 2009 International Middle Market Company of the Year by the Dallas Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Walker is a CPA with an undergraduate degree from Rutgers College.
John Rochon Jr., Founder of JRJR Networks commented, "We are very pleased to have an executive join our team with the experience, talent and success John has achieved in his prior ventures. John's track record of building businesses around the globe and his understanding of international markets and best in class organizational performance will be a valued addition to our team as we expand our global sales footprint.
"JRJR's vision is to be the leading provider of direct to consumer products in the areas of home décor, nutritional supplements, and other markets across the globe. This addition to our senior management team is the next step to achieving this vision with the help of seasoned experienced individuals with experience in spanning multiple industries."
About JRJR Networks (www.jrjrnetworks.com)
JRJR Networks is a growing platform of direct-to-consumer brands. Within JRJR Networks, each company retains its separate identity, sales force, product line and compensation plan, while JRJR Networks seeks synergies and efficiencies in operational areas. In addition to Your Inspiration at Home, JRJR Networks companies currently include The Longaberger Company, a 42-year old maker of hand-crafted baskets and other home decor items; Tomboy Tools, a direct seller of tools designed for women; Agel Enterprises, a global seller of nutritional products in gel form as well as a skin care line, operating in 40 countries; Paperly, which offers a line of custom stationery and other personalized products; Uppercase Living, which offers a line of customizable vinyl expressions for display on walls in the home; Kleeneze, a 95-year old UK-based catalog seller of cleaning, health, beauty, home, outdoor and a variety of other products, and Betterware, a UK-based home catalog seller. JRJR Networks also includes Happenings, a lifestyle publication and marketing company.
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