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Board of Directors

Youngevity International, Inc. is guided by a Board of Directors comprised of innovators and leaders in the coffee, direct selling, and health and wellness industries. This esteemed panel includes:

Steve Wallach, CEO and Chairman

With nearly two decades of sales and network marketing experience, Mr. Steve Wallach has successfully guided Youngevity International, Inc. to become an international, publicly-traded direct marketing company that is positioned for worldwide growth. Steve shares the passion of his father, Youngevity founder Dr. Joel Wallach, DVM, ND, for public access to complete and accurate health information. He is a frequent talk radio program guest and speaks eloquently about the company's mission to place information into the hands of consumers, allowing them to make informed healthcare decisions. His business philosophy reflects his strong belief that passion should be the driving force behind any organization, with flexibility and efficiency being key elements along the road to success in the business world. Having assembled a dynamic, talented, and experienced management team as well as solid infrastructure, Steve has positioned the company for steady growth, both organically and through mergers and acquisitions.
Michelle Wallach, Chief Operating Officer of Youngevity

Michelle Wallach brings to Youngevity® nearly 20 years of experience in network marketing sales and management. Her career in network marketing began in 1991 in Portland, Oregon, where she developed a successful nutritional health product distributorship. She later moved to San Diego with the vision to expand her business and capitalize on the growing the health and nutrition industry. In 1996 she and the Wallach family together launched Youngevity® in Chula Vista, California. As COO, Michelle is involved in the day to day challenges of running a corporation, while ensuring the company remains to fulfilling its mission of improving lifestyles through vibrant health and flourishing economics.

Richard Renton

Mr. Renton currently serves on the Youngevity Science and Athletic Advisory Boards and oversees quality control issues for the company’s products. Mr. Renton attended University of Oregon and Portland State University (PSU), earning degrees in Sports Medicine, Health, Physical Education, and Chemistry. He has served as an Associate Professor at PSU in Health and First Aid, and was the Assistant Athletic Trainer for PSU, the Portland Timbers Soccer Team, and the Portland Storm Football team. Mr. Renton is a board certified Athletic Trainer with the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Dave Briskie

As CEO of Javalution Coffee Company, Dave Briskie has shepherded the company's development into a fully vertical coffee roasting and distribution company, owner of the direct marketing brand JavaFit® and the retail brand Cafe La Rica, as well as the category creator of functional gourmet coffee. Prior to joining Javalution in 2007, he was CEO of Drew Pearson Marketing, Inc. (DPM), a designer and manufacturer of licensed, private label, and fashion headwear whose clients included FORTUNE500® companies, including Disney, Warner Bros., Anheuser Busch, and General Motors as well as NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and various major universities. In 2001 he oversaw the merger of DPM and its key manufacturer, and the public offering of the merged company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Briskie is a recipient of the coveted Paul DeLorenzo scholar-athlete award and in 1983 graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University with a double major in marketing and finance.

Bill Thompson

Mr. Thompson currently is Chief Financial Officer of Broadcast Company of the Americas, which operates three radio stations in San Diego, California. He served as Corporate Controller for the Company from 2011 to 2013 and for Breach Security, a developer of web application firewalls, from 2007 to 2010. Prior to 2007, Mr. Thompson as Divisional Controller for Mediaspan Group and Chief Financial Officer of Triathlon Broadcasting Company.

Kevin Allodi

Mr. Allodi is CEO & Co-Founder of Philo Broadcasting, a media holding company that includes award-winning digital content studio Philo Media and highly regarded broadcast television production company Backyard Productions. Philo is headquartered in Chicago with production offices in Los Angeles.

Prior to founding Philo Mr. Allodi, a veteran of the communications and mobile software industry, joined internet billing & customer management start‐up Portal Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRSF) as President in 1996. Backed by venture capital firm Accel Partners and following a successful IPO in 1999, Portal achieved peak annual sales of $268M and a market cap of $6B. Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) acquired Portal in 2006. Prior to joining Portal Mr. Allodi spent ten years with Communications Industry Division of Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) where he was VP Global Billing & Customer Care practice.

Mr. Allodi is Managing Partner of KBA Holdings, LLC, a private equity investment firm active in the digital media, hi-tech, alternative energy and bio-tech industries. Allodi serves as a Partner, Ltd. Partner, Director and/or Advisory Board member to several portfolio companies including G2T3V LLC, uBid, IMI Innovations, Inc., Ridge Partners LLC and is on the Board of Directors of FNBC Bank & Trust.

Mr. Allodi is Board Member Emeritus of San Miguel School Chicago. He founded and chaired for ten years the annual SCHOOL ROCKS benefit concert at House of Blues Chicago which has raised over $3M for SMS, an inner-city school that provides an accessible middle school education serving at-risk children and their families in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Mr. Allodi and his wife Nancy reside in suburban Chicago.
Paul Sallwasser

Mr. Sallwasser is a certified public accountant, joined the audit staff of Ernst & Young LLP in 1976 and remained with Ernst & Young LLP for 38 years. Mr. Sallwasser has served a broad range of clients primarily in the healthcare and biotechnology industries of which a significant number were SEC registrants. He became a partner of Ernst & Young in 1988. From 2011 until he retired from Ernst & Young LLP, Mr. Sallwasser served in the national office as a member of the Quality and Regulatory Matters Group working with regulators and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).