Kannaway Honored As Startup Company Of The Year By The Academy of MLM

Last month while celebrating Kannaway’s 1st year anniversary in Miami, I was privileged to announce from stage that Kannaway had been honored with The Academy of MLM’s Startup Company of the year.

Kannaway Honored As Startup Company Of The Year By The Academy Of MLM

TAMM 2014 Award Presentation
Len Clements founded The Academy of MLM back in 2013, and quickly surrounded himself with some of the direct selling industries most respected influencers:

len_clementsLen Clements is a court certified expert in the field of multilevel marketing whose precise and full time field of study for the past 23 years has been researching and analyzing all aspects of MLM. Len has closely evaluated well over 600 MLM companies, and reviewed at least 600 more.


doris_woodDoris Wood entered the Network Marketing industry when it was truly in it’s infancy. The year was 1957. In 1964, she was one of the first Distributors in the nation to do a million dollars in sales. That would equate to about $10 million today. Along about 1966 she switched from jewelry to cosmetics and taking what she had learned during the early years she became a world class trainer as National Sales Trainer for a large company.

mel_AtwoodMel Atwood has a dieverse background in the MLM space. He started young in Direct Selling and has spent almost all of his career in Multilevel Marketing. Mel started as an Independent Professional, and quickly developed a large sales organization. Over the years he has developed several multi-million dollar sales teams. Mel has been a key corporate executive in key rolls as VP of Sales/Marketing, COO, and CIO/CTO. In 1997, Mel founded a ran a successful consulting and MLM software company for 16 years before selling it in 2012.

kevin_thompsonKevin Thompson is a Partner and Co-Founder of Thompson Burton PLLC. Kevin is one of the most sought after attorneys in the country in the direct sales industry. Named as one of the top 25 most influential people in the industry, Kevin Thompson has extensive experience and helps entrepreneurs launch their businesses on secure legal footing. As a Direct Sales Association supplier member, Kevin Thompson is actively involved on the Ethics Committee and Government Relations Board to help steer the industry into a promising future.

michele_mcdonoughMichele McDonough a┬ácorporate rainmaker in the areas of SALES, MARKETING, TRAINING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT with a successful track record in leadership positions with proven results with Fortune 100 companies, e-commerce ventures, direct selling and startup organizations operating in a wide range of consumer products with multinational experience and market intelligence. Michele resides in Southern California and has been in the direct selling industry (both party plan and MLM) for the last 27+ years. She has created new direct selling companies from concept to launch by personally recruiting the core group of distributors (founders). Field development and training is her specialty and focus… which includes coaching and mentoring, as well as strategy planning for companies (and distributors) to reach their full potential.

lisa_wilberLisa Wilber joined Avon in 1981, full time since 1987, joined Leadership (Avon’s network marketing program) in 1993, has been a Senior Executive Unit Leader (top of the pay plan) consecutively since March 1994. Before going full time Avon, worked as a 3rd shift worker in a convenience store and did secretarial work. Cumulative earnings from Avon Leadership checks alone nearing $4 million. Currently has nearly 2,300 team members; first, second and third generations combined. Named Avon Woman of Enterprise in 2007 (the highest award given to non-employees). Awarded the Avon “Yellow Rose Award” in 2013. Named to www.directsellinglive.com list of the “50 Most Influential People in Direct Sales” in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

bret_mathenyBret Matheny has over 20 years experience in Audio Visual and Video Production arena, and is President and Founder of CAPA Productions, an event management, audio/visual and video production company which specializes in producing corporate events from concept to completion. Bret directs a team of professionals who expertly manage state-of-the-art equipment to produce results beyond the clients’ expectations. With unmatched creativity in our industry, Bret and his team at CAPA have extensive experience in developing Productions and Presentations that are informative and engaging. Over the past two decades and with impeccable expertise, Bret and his team have produced and managed spectacular events for major corporations as well as serving several clients within the network marketing industry. Combining his two professions together has given Bret the opportunity to better serve our profession of Network Marketing.

ralph_flynnMr. Ralph Flynn has been involved in Network Marketing for over 43 years, and has held positions as President or CEO of numerous Direct Sales Companies. Mr. Flynn launched his career in Network Marketing with Bestline Products as a field leader in 1968, and has decades of both field and corporate experience. As a senior direct sales and marketing executive he has extensive experience in developing, growing, and leading network marketing operations from international direct to consumer corporations, MLM models to regional retail establishments. Mr. Flynn is a pioneer in the development of effective direct to consumer network marketing strategies (with emphasis on the health and wellness vertical market segment), and has successfully starting and building several international organizations.

Larene_WilliamsonLarene Williamson is a┬árising star in our profession, Larene Williamson has the strength of a true servant leader’s heart. A successful real estate agent for 20 years, Larene grew tired of the “dog eat dog” competitive culture she found there. As a successful distributor in a network marketing company, she has always placed family -- both her own family and the families of others -- first, in her desire to help others and positively impact the world.

MLM Helpdesk Disclosures:

Kannaway Legal Disclosure:

KANNAWAY, LLC. is a wholly owned subsiderary of Medical Marijuana Inc., and does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA). The Company does sell and distribute hemp-based products and are involved with the federally legal distribution of hemp-based products within certain international markets. Cannabidiol is a natural constituent of hemp oil.

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