LEHI, Utah, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, XANGO Founder, Chairman & CEO Aaron Garrity has earned a spot in the top 10 of the DirectSellingLive.com Power 50 list of the industry's most influential people in the world. The Power 50 recognizes the people and organizations that have had the greatest impact in direct selling over the past year while giving back to the world's communities through social, economic and environmental efforts.
"Aaron Garrity is a smart, innovative and charismatic leader," said Keeper Catran-Whitney, founder and CEO of DirectSellingLive.com. "He has shown his passion for direct selling and for helping others succeed, and we agree with the conclusion of a Harvard Business Review study which named him as an 'enterprising innovator.'"
Under Garrity's leadership, XANGO has grown to reach more than 2 million independent distributors doing business in more than 40 markets. Having established XANGO as a remarkably global brand within its industry, recognized as the first company to introduce a mangosteen beverage to a worldwide market, Garrity continues to drive XANGO's bold innovation and social purpose. This includes company initiatives to take the experience of its leadership events to a global audience through live streaming and empowering women through the Women Building Bridges program.
XANGO continues to explore the benefits of mangosteen-based products, including the recent launch of FAVAO™ by XANGO, a total lifestyle reset approach to weight management which was named a 2012 Ethos Award recipient by the Direct Selling Association. The company also recently announced the donation of 5 million meals to those suffering from chronic malnutrition in underdeveloped nations, distributed through a partnership with global humanitarian aid and medical relief organization AmeriCares.
Previously, Garrity has been recognized by the Harvard Business Review as one of the top innovative entrepreneurs in a six-year study on innovators and what sets them apart from other business leaders. He was also named a national finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and CEO of the Year by Utah Business magazine.
About XANGO, LLC
A leading global nutrition company, XANGO, LLC, is a recognized leader in health and wellness products. Currently expanding into a wider range of botanicals, XANGO was the first company to market a premium mangosteen beverage, XANGO® Juice, to consumers worldwide. Its roster of premium, functional products now includes FAVAO™ by XANGO; XANGO® Reserve; the XANGO 3SIXTY5™ multi-vitamin with a powerful Active Defense Complex featuring Primactive™; Glimpse® Topical Skin Nutrition; Eleviv® for natural, youthful vigor; Juni by XANGO® Family Care with natural, toxin-free personal-care products for the entire family; and the Precis™ line of targeted nutritional supplements. XANGO is privately owned and powered by a global network of more than 2 million independent distributors in the U.S. and more than 40 international markets including Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa and more. For details, visit www.xango.com.