Today, I confirmed that the founders of the Legacy Global Network, Co-Master Distributor and the first Diamond in the history of Ocean Avenue, Travis & Summer Flaherty along with Ocean Avenue Diamonds, Rob and Tiffanie Moffett Resigned from Ocean Avenue.
Although not all the facts are in, we have confirmed personally with both couples they have sent their resignation letters to the remaining public partners Fred Ninow and Tuffy Baum. Ken Dunn an original founders of Ocean Avenue resigned and left the network marketing industry last month!
We are also following a developing story on Ocean Avenue being bought by JM International aka Joy Life after a video surfaced on YouTube showing the combined JM International logo with the Ocean Avenue name launching in South America.
We have also learned that at least three or four Shareholders have left Ocean Avenue to launch competing companies so the next few months should be very interesting as more of the story breaks.
Fred Ninow & Tuffy Baum nor anyone else from Ocean Avenue have made public statements as of the publishing of this editorial. And we are not sure where this will leave the pending lawsuit Ocean Avenue filed against ViSalus last year, when they claimed detectives acting at the directive of the ValSalus founders broke into Ocean Avenue offices and hacked into Ocean Avenue founders cellphones and computers.
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Breaking news: Former Hawaiian Blue Diamond, John Spitaliere, joins Ocean Avenue! John joins a long list of industry veterans who have recently ‘caught the wave’ over at Ocean Avenue. John will be joining MLM pro, Danny Licciardi, and OA’s top income earners, Travis & Summer Flaherty. When asked why John chose Ocean he said the family first culture, incredible vacation program and the incredible timing were simply irresistible. More about John: Served in the United States Navy, becoming a three time golden glove champion boxer with 20 years of serving his country. John has almost 10 years experience in the industry, with a majority of that he has achieved high levels of success. In 2005, he partnered with one of the fastest companies in history. John was ranked in the top 500 by the Direct Sales Association as a top income earner. While at Mona Vie, he was able to Advance to the rank of Hawaiian Blue Diamond with over 19,000 distributors on his team and earned over 1.5 million dollars.
John has decided that it is time for him to move on to his next step in his career, and after looking at many companies out there, and meeting with many top leaders, has decided to partner with Ocean Avenue.
His sponsor, Danny Licciardi, was honored when John reached out to him to learn more about OA. Danny is looking forward to partnering with John, and supporting his teams needs, so they all can achieve the success they desire.
If you would like to connect with John to learn more about why he chose OA, feel free to contact him directly at: (954) 501-6254
Ocean Avenue is currently open in 10 Countries and in their second year in business. Rumor has it there is a major announcement that will be coming in the upcoming weeks.
First, I would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support from my friends and colleagues in the industry. It was truly humbling to have so many different companies reach out about their opportunities. When considering which company I intended on calling my new home, I applied a very specific ten point evaluation process. Although there were many great opportunities presented, it is with great excitement, and much confidence, that I announce my partnership with OCEAN AVENUE!
There were many things that stood out to me about Ocean Avenue. I will be talking more in depth about these things in the coming days/weeks. In short, their branding was top notch; I was also looking for a relatively newer company, (not a start up) with momentum, where I could apply my experience and talents to help shape the culture of the company. As a father, I loved the idea of the family first culture and vacation concierge program. I was thoroughly impressed with their international presence, and the significant amount of success they had in their first year. I could not be more excited about the future and the opportunity Ocean Avenue presents me and my family.
Lastly, Troy, I would also like to sincerely thank you for your being an ambassador to our great profession. I am honored to call you a friend.
To your success,
In response to Danny’s announcement to join Ocean Avenue, Ocean Avenue’s Top income earner, Travis Flaherty, replied, “It is a tremendous honor and privilege to partner with an MLM Professional like Danny Licciardi. Danny is a seasoned veteran in the industry, and is exactly the type of leadership we are looking to attract here at OA. Danny brings with him many years of experience, as both a top income earner, and master distributor of his former company. As a single father, his family values align perfectly with Ocean’s ‘Family First’ culture. Summer and I have admired Danny’s talents from afar for some time, and are excited to be partnering with him here at Ocean. On behalf of everyone here at OA, we humbly welcome Danny to the OA Family.”
Ted Nuyten founder of Business For Home just published the following interview with Ken Dunn, co-founder of Ocean Avenue.
Ken Dunn Co-Founder Ocean Avenue – Against The Odds – Interview
Ken Dunn, from Toronto, Canada is married to Julie Dunn and is the proud father of 2 children. He has successfully built multi-million dollar business in 4 different industries in less than 6 years. He is Co-Founderof Ocean Avenue. The company has 10,000 members and did over $10 million in it’s first year.
On October 1st, 2012, Ken Dunn teamed up with Fred Ninow and Tuffy Baum to start Ocean Avenue (OA) based in South Jordan, Utah.
Ken is no stranger to MLM, having spent the past 10 years as a distributor leader in 3 different companies where he amassed millions in income, written 3 books & traveled the world speaking and training about MLM.
While the initial thought of Ken becoming the Co-Founder of an MLM Company initially shocked most, their success in the past year has clearly demonstrated that the critics were wrong about Ocean Avenue.
Ocean Avenue is heading into their Grand Opening “Launch Party” convention in Orlando, Florida on September 20th. On the eve of their Grand Opening, Ted Nuyten was able to catch up with Ken as he sat in the Paris airport returning from yet another trip to support the business. Ken started off by stating that 10 is a very lucky number on Ocean Avenue.
Ocean Avenue is reporting $10 million in global revenue, with 10 thousand Ambassadors and Customers, in a total of 10 countries, in just over 10 months. With these incredible numbers in such a crowded North American Direct Selling market in their pre-launch.
Ted Nuyten took the opportunity to interview Ken on the pre-launch strategy and the grand opening:
Ken, what are the biggest reasons that you attribute the success that you, Fred & Tuffy have had in your pre-launch?
Field Leadership, Field Leadership & Field Leadership. We have been absolutely blessed to have some of the coolest Men & Women field leaders join our company.
This business is all about field leadership and the synergies that are created when these leaders and the company properly collaborate. We promoted 6 Diamonds in our Pre-Launch.
At twice the Industry Average for that Rank, Travis & Summer Flaherty (USA), Rob & Tiffany Moffitt (USA), Sujiwo & Erna Halim (Indonesia), Tommy Then & Chelsea Nile (USA) Tristan Tay (Singapore) & Ronin Nguyen (Vietnam) all hit this rank in record time. They are joined by over 12 Emerald Ambassadors and dozens of Ruby Ambassadors.
Ken Dunn: Verbalize Your Dreams
Ken, what about the nai-sayers?
Network marketing is definitely a mature industry today. It is as large as any other international industry. Today, there is a significant amount of competition in the market. At Ocean Avenue, we believe that competition is healthy and should be expected.
Because of that, we have decided that we will set a new standard in dealing with competition: We are going to respectfully ignore them. Listen, when Fred Ninow & I reunited after our time at Max, I think it scared a lot of people. Some competitors have gone to extreme lengths to try and hinder our success but obviously it has not worked.
Ocean Avenue Leadership
What part has Ocean Avenue’s Founders and Management team played in the success of your pre-launch?
As founders, Fred, Tuffy & I compliment each other perfectly. Fred has over 30 years of senior management and ownership experience with more then 2 Billion in cumulative revenues. Tuffy was the Operations boss for a fleet of 5000+ rigs hauling billions in product across North America and is an operations Genius and I have built massive MLM teams.
You couldn’t ask for a better ownership partnership. Add to the mix, we have been able to draw to the team senior corporate officers with over 150 years of experience in customer service, finance, IT, sales & marketing, & International development.
Ocean Avenue TeamLeaders – Among many others
Travis & Summer Flaherty
Rob & Tiffany Moffit
Tommy Then & Chelsea Nile
Sujiwo & Erna Halim
Speaking of International development, why did you decide to take such an aggressive stance in international markets, it certainly increases the risk?
At our grand opening, we will be fully open with offices, staff and infrastructure in Canada, USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand & Hong Kong. By the end of 2014, we will be in a total of 20 countries and YES it is aggressive.
We looked at it as diversifying the risk. We have friends all over the world who are accomplished leaders in MLM. When they heard that we were opening the doors, we were inundated by requests from these folks. The fact that we have always been well capitalized has given us the opportunity to get some of these markets open.
Also with the “crowded North American market”, it gave us a chance to create a more stable business. Listen most MLMers want to be part of an international business and we are giving an unprecedented amount of people that chance.
What makes you different?
I have said time and time again, “you are either growing through innovation or dying through complacency”. In todays industry, company’s need to be innovating in new ideas surrounding retention. As a company, we have decided to stick to our core values, FAMILY.
We have kids conventions going on with parents conventions, we have an amazing personal development program for the children of our ambassadors and we are giving everyone of our ambassadors worldwide greater opportunities to create family memories then ever before in our space. Listen, its no secret, MLM is notorious for hurting families. Typically, one part of the family, either the husband or the wife joins an mlm goes through a personal change, becomes detached from the family unit and some bad things happen.
Through our Vacation Club we are giving our Ambassadors and customers the opportunity to collect points (outside of the comp plan) for everything to buying products to production. They can then use these points to take family vacations. In our pre-launch we gave away hundreds of family vacations.
The Dunn Family
Where is Ocean Avenue going?
We intend to become the new example of Network Marketing in the 21st Century. We take our examples from the biggest companies in the world, the Fortune 500 companies. If you take your example from other MLM companies then you limit your success.
We have several other secrets under wraps that are game-changers. There are 3 major announcements that will happen in the next 6 months that will catepult OA onto the world’s Internet Marketing Companies Stage. OA will set a new example for Direct Sales in the next decade and will have revenue’s to match. This is the preverbial tipping point that leaders look for.
When was the last time that a company had 10 countries properly opened at it’s launch? We are attracting a lot of great people right now.
Kauri and Jenny Thompson are known for their high level of ethics and love for the network marketing profession. Kauri has enjoyed high levels of success both in the field and at a corporate level; while Jenny is well known as a second generation networker, who was one of the first 16 people to join XanGo and help create one of the fastest growing direct selling companies in the 21 Century.
I have known of Kauri & Jenny Thompson for years, but it was not until June of last year, when we all came together to discus the launch of Ocean Avenue that I was given the privilege of becoming their friend. Very quickly we all realized we shared some of the same core values, both on a personal and business level.
I will never forget walking into the original cracker box offices of Ocean Avenue, and having Kauri share with passion what he felt the company needed at its core foundation, if it was to go from just a conceptional thought, to a legacy company.
Over the last few years I have been trending the success of the Millenial Generation aka GenY in the Direct Selling industry. Ocean Avenue has now become the newest company to see it’s top field leadership being filled with young people under the age of 30. It reminds me of the late 70s early 80s when, then then Babyboomers took Network Marketing by storm. Meet Thomas Then & Chelsea Nile, two of the most successful Network Marketing Professionals and Ocean Avenue Diamonds!
Thomas Then, did not grow up in MLM, but he has been an entrepreneur for many years. Before jumping into network marketing he previously owned a Canadian towing and automotive transport business. Thomas Then, joined his first direct sales company a little over two years ago.
He resigned from his last MLM Health & Nutrition company in December, 2012, where he attracted and grew a team of around 2,900 team members with no sponsor placement.
He started really focusing on Ocean Avenue around January 2013. It took about three months to get the team rolling towards the six figure earn rate, and 4 month to hit Diamond Ambassador! Thomas Then is now among top three earners in the company (think #2), I believe!
With Ocean Avenue being just his second network marketing company, I am truly amazed that this kid is now leading one of the fastest growing organizations in the company. What is even ore exciting is the fact, his leaders are rank advancing, earning vacations and for the first time on pace to replace their current incomes.
Thomas Then, really got excited about Network Marketing after watching his younger sister become very successful in the profession after her first five months. Now that the bug has caught these kids, no telling what legacy they will leave for their family.
Thomas Then’s passion is helping people dream again and creating systems that are very easy to duplicate (anyone can do it regardless of your background mentality). Unlike so many with no direction, Thomas Then allong with Chelsea Nile have created true duplication!
Thomas Then, is on a mission to change the world by helping the masses make a extra 500-1k a month!
Chelsea Nile has a very unique background! She was raised in the Caribbean all through her childhood. In her teens the family moved to Florida where she grew up. She now hangs out in Jacksonville, FL, where she studies Nutrition and fitness.
She has always had a huge passion for helping people in health and wellness, so now that she has an opportunity and revenue to do what she truly loves!
Chelsea Nile was introduced to network marketing two years ago at the age of 20 (Yest you read that right!) In just one year she built a team of over 1,000 people ORGANICALLY, and became the youngest female six figure earner in her company.
Six months later, a year in a half into the business, she and Thomas Then were talking about finding something deeper, a company with a culture that really did support their passions and mission of helping the masses earn $500 to $1000 monthly, while getting or staying healthy!
She resigned from her practice company, and walked away from her six figure income and started on the quest to find a new home. She soon coming across a new up, and coming company – Ocean Avenue.
Chelsea Nile believes Ocean Avenue is a place where her team can really succeed and where she can flourish even more by being 100% connected to the company’s message.
She put her head down and heart into building her Ocean Avenue team, and in four short months, Chelsea is now a Diamond Ambassador (the second one ever to qualify in the US) and is once again making a high six figure income at the young age of 22!
Here is the really cool part of this story… Chelsea Nile is a year away from finishing school, and is now a successful young entrepreneur. She didn’t just quick on finishing her education, instead she is using her income to finish paying for school and will use it to further her passion to help others.
In two short years, Chelsea has gone from the typical college student, struggling financially and racking up student loans…
… to set herself up for an incredible future where she is writing her own story!
She has a passion for helping others rewrite their own stories too, and help them chase their dreams! She can help you too! Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at Chelsea Nile