Over the last eight months, I have heard from Network Marketing Pros, around the globe asking me about Ocean Avenue, and what it has in common with Max International and Evolv… Well one of the answers, is Ken Dunn! Now don’t get me wrong there are many other similarities… Great founders, solid products, and profitable compensation plans at all levels, and most of all stellar networkers in the field.
However, lately there seems to be some form of under-current from people inside and outside of these companies who want to propagate half truths, and bold face lies against the companies above. Now, I am not going to go into all the details, but below you can see for yourself about Ocean Avenue, from the reporting we have done over the last eight months… And in the near future I will be covering some of the new leaders who have joined Evolv of late!
Now, don’t get me wrong ANY company growing as fast as Ocean Avenue is growing, will run into growing pains. More experience team reps will be hired to answer the phones, c-level execs, will change positions, new talent will be brought in, and the best news is the field leaders will continue to attract more team members. Ocean Avenue is the fastest growing international start-up network marketing company currently and we look forward to continuing to follow their story and the stories of the Ambassadors who call it home.
So if you read a blog post by Kevin Johnson titled “Ken Dunn & Ocean Avenue Scam”, you can rest assured he left out a boatload of information. And if you do not do your own due diligence, and only rely on what Kevin Johnson wrote, you may end up in a whirlpool of misinformation.
Ocean Avenue founders Ken Dunn and Fred Ninow held a leadership call this week thanking the Ambassadors for their hard work in the placement month, prior to the November 1st launch. The company did a little over $1 million dollars in product sales, and has almost broken the 2K in active Ambassadors.
But to me what is the most exciting is how they arrived at those numbers. Although the products are solid, and the compensation plan rewards MLM Pros and the average networker, it is the cause or crusade behind the company that seems to be the common denominator when I interview the Ambassadors in the field.
Attention: (The following interview is about an hour long.)
Ocean Avenue is so focused on bring back Hope and Opportunity to Middle America families and have truly figured out a way to do it. And they are not limiting this crusade to just Ambassadors, they are also focusing on customer retention right out of the gate.
Their three and free program focuses 100% on customers, and even the customers are allowed to get free product and accumulate points towards their own free vacation. But more on the Free Vacations coming soon.
Right now I want to focus on one of the reasons I fell in love with this company and the passion of the founders and their families. Although all the details are not worked out, I feel this is so powerful that it has to be shared. This interview with Paige Anderson the founder of Shine Brite Kids and the president of Shine Brite Kids, Chris John goes to show just a little bit about an upcoming strategic partnership. Shine Brite Kids is the strategic partner working with Ocean Avenue to create the Kids Zone Program.
Now I know some of you reading this editorial and watching the video will not have the same faith as me, or even hold the same principles or values, and I want you to realize I take that to heart.
What, I want you to do is hold passing judgement until you get a real deep understanding as to the passion. Although we all do not hold the same values and principles, one thing we all hold dear is our desire to change our lives and our families lives for the better.
Ocean Avenue may never be the right company for some of you. But what I want you to realize is there is a company that is right for you. So go find it!
Disclosure: Troy Dooly is a 3rd party consultant & Paige Dooly are Ambassadors in Ocean Avenue
Over the last couple of weeks I have been sharing about Ocean Avenue, and today I have the privilege of announcing the network marketing community, the Fred Ninow & Ken Dunn are back together again! The last time these two were together, they created one of the most respected companies in the MLM community, and the first US based network marketing company to focus on the power of Gluathione which is the body’s master antioxidant.
– 29 years of ownership experience
– Over 2 Billion in Gross Revenue
– Senior Management Specialist
– Start Up Specialist
Fred Ninow, thrives on the challenge of entrepreneurship. Having started as as a stockbroker before moving up to investment banker, Ninow saw the success others were enjoying from owning their own business and quickly realized that real financial freedom came from owning your own business not working for someone else. However, he also learned there is a downside to owning your own business, it could own you!
During one of the most successful business launches he ever mastermind, he was faced with what could have become a catastrophic person loss, that he would not have ever overcome…
Losing his family. When his wive Staci made it clear, things needed to change, or she was taking the kids and moving back home to her family, Fred, realized that his priorities were backwards. When he realized his had bought into the worldview of financial success; owning the toys, houses, club memberships, and yes BIG bank accounts, instead of making your family #1, he made a life change.
Today, he is still launching businesses, but instead of doing it by himself, he has surrounded himself with his family and friends. All who come hold to the same core values that… “Family First” is not a slogan, but a Way of Life!
– 15 Yrs of Investigative Policing
– Owned Businesses in mortgage & Prop Mgmt
– Earned millions in distributor commissions
Ken Dunn, like Fred Ninow has had the entrepreneurial bug for as far back as he can remember. However he also had a maverick side to his personality which also led him to put his entrepreneurial side on hold, until his first child Matthew was born.
Ken’s professional career started when he was 18 and joined the Ottawa Police Service, where his talent for detail and his ability to connect and blend into just about any life style setting, led to him becoming one of the youngest undercover officers on the force to work drug surveillance, crisis management, SWAT, and finally as a homicide and sexual assault investigator.
Later he became the youngest member of an international task force working to uncover and expose an international ponzi scheme. This new direction led him to become an expert witness on compensation plans before the Supreme Court.
But, like Ninow, Dun, was not putting his family first. When his son Matthew was born, he knew he wanted out of law enforcement, but was not sure which direction to go. Always having the entrepreneurial bug, while on a get away to Mexico, he and his wife Julie decide to launch a Silver Import business. Success came quick, and so did the decline thanks to the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement).
In 2002 Dunn earned his Mortgage Broker license and was off to the races. Still working in law enforcement, and running a successful Mortgage business, he was rocking. Then came a call from friend in real estate, telling Ken about his MLM business. Although Ken knew what he did not know about MLM because of his work on the International Task Force investigating ponzi’s, he still took time to listen, and soon launched into a 3rd career. But…
Like Ninow, Ken’s family were the ones suffering from his additive need for a new challenge, power and success. He kept telling himself, family and friends, that his drive was fueled for his family because he wanted them to have all the things he never had growing up. The reality was, he had the wrong worldview of financial success and his priorities were totally upside down.
Julie, came to Ken and made it as clear as day, she was concerned that their relationship would not last, if he kept going down the road he was on. Something had to change, and it was either going to be one or more of his three careers, or it was going to be her and the kids!
Well, in both Dunn and Ninow’s cases they made the right choice and put their families first. In getting to know these two, in both cases, they have gone on to earn more money than they ever dreamed, and along the way, they put their families first.
Fred, has coached or been involved in each of the sports teams his kids have been a part of. And Dunn has taken time to make sure his kids have been able to follow their dreams and passions from his son playing in a band, to his daughter pursuing her acting career.
And, each have grown closer to their wives, who are also part of the founding team of Ocean Avenue.
It is with great pride and honor I get to introduce the Network Marketing World to the Family of Ocean Avenue!