If was just a few years ago, that I was on a conference call with Jake Kevorkian, Ian Cordell, Len Clements, Kevin Thompson and Shannon Dennison debating if the Numis Network business model. That call was a catalyst for what has been come a personal friendship between the three owners of Numis and myself. I dug deep into the coin industry to better understand Numismatic coin collecting, and into the backgrounds of each owner.
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I reached out to Jake Kevorkian, Tuesday and asked him if the rumors were facts, that Numis would merge with World Ventures? He called Wednesday to share the facts, and ask me to wait until after their Thursday night call to make it public. As I told Jake, I thought this was a great move. The leaders in Numis will fit perfectly into the culture that Wayne Nugent and Mike Azcue have created with their team at World Ventures.
In order to keep things fresh and exciting we began looking in to product extension as we felt it would bring increased value to our already cool product. Since so much of the Numis culture is built around incentive trips (having taken nine luxury vacations in the last four years) and having fun, we felt as though travel was a natural fit. Through exploring this idea of adding travel to the already fun and exciting coins, one of the founders reached out to a long-term friend, Dan. Dan is part owner of World Ventures, an organization that sells travel and Dream Trips Life Memberships through direct sales.
We met with Dan and asked to private label the Dream Trips Life Memberships under Numis’s name. For obvious reasons Dan declined. Although the deal would help generate a lot of revenue for World Ventures, in no way shape or form did he want to affect the hard working people in his organization by creating competition (and let’s admit it, our organization of people would create some hefty competition). Dan saw the value of our coins, culture, and people and instead proposed a merger.
The idea of a merger was not one that was taken lightly. As leaders we are entrusted with the improvement of opportunity for you and your business, so ensuring a merger would benefit the Numis family was our only concern. In looking at it closely we saw the open arms of World Ventures, from the owners, to the leaders, to the individual representatives. We saw the potential to expand the product, and we saw the opportunity to have even more fun with our Numis family. Before deciding on officially merging the Numis downline into World Ventures we set out to find the perfect sponsor to work with our family. Ironically enough, we found a team.
Working as a team, Troy and Jeff have earned their position as top income earners and International Marketing Directors for World Ventures. Through hard work and team effort the two of them have built a downline of over 80,000 people, but just like us, they have kept a hunger for growth. We have had the wonderful opportunity to get to know them and their wives over these past few months and we are more than confident in their ability to help us grow our team. Their family values, work ethic, and understanding of what we do will make working with them a pleasure. The company culture and leadership of Troy and Jeff could not be more in line with ours, so it is our great pleasure to announce an official merger with the World Ventures team.
The Numis downline will be officially merged into World Ventures downline as of August 1st, and we could not be more excited to work with our sponsors and their family. Numis will continue to be a supplier of coins to our wonderful customers and representatives. From here, all Numis reps will have the opportunity to activate a World Ventures distributorship without having to pay any upfront fees, or simply keep selling Numis Network collectable coins.
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to this new chapter in Numis Network with great excitement and will see you all on the beaches of the world! – Chris, Jake, and Ian
Questions & Answers
What is WorldVentures? Founded, December 10, 2005, WorldVentures is a company whose mission to create more fun, freedom and fulfillment in people’s lives through the merging of great life experiences, financial opportunity, personal development and contribution.
Who are the leaders/founders of WorldVentures? Wayne Nugent – Prior to establishing WorldVentures, Wayne was a high-level performer in both the direct-selling and travel industries, building several organizations to more than 100,000 representatives and $100 million in sales. Wayne’s vision of a company that allows people to work hard and play together has been the ticket for tens of thousands to live a life of fun, freedom and fulfillment.
In 2010, Wayne, along with this partner Mike Azcue were named regional finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
Mike Azcue – A veteran in the direct-selling industry, Mike has developed and trained teams of more than 100,000 representatives in countries all over the world. Today, he leads WorldVentures with strong business acumen and inspires a values- and commitment-based culture, both in the corporate office and in the field.
Mike believes in people, and has fostered development and training that has changed tens of thousands of lives worldwide, helping others experience more. True to form, his influence extends beyond the world of direct selling; he sits on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters International and on the advisory board for Hug It Forward.
In 2010, he and Wayne were named regional finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
Dan Stammen – A former sales executive and business owner, Dan brings almost three decades of network-marketing and direct-selling industry experience to WorldVentures. After his success in a variety of industries, where the teams he lead cumulatively generated more than $900 million in sales, Dan joined WorldVentures as Chief Executive Officer before becoming Chief Marketing Officer, and now, Field Liaison, and Special Projects.
Eddie Head – As president of North America, Eddie has been instrumental in orchestrating WorldVentures’ growth, infusing the company with thoughtful, creative energy and innovation. His strategic leadership ensures our Independent Representatives and our travel club members experience more of what life has to offer.
More information about WorldVentures
Q: Can I still participate as a Silver Premier member?
A: Of course, Numis will continue to supply ALL members of the Silver Premier Club after the merger between Numis and WorldVentures.
Q: Do I still earn commissions on customers and distributors currently in Numis that continue to purchase coins?
A: Yes, Numis will continue to supply coins and pay all commissions due to any Numis reps that remain qualified and are due commissions on product purchased from distributors and customers in their downline.
Q: When ordering coins in the future, do I order through WorldVentures or Numis?
A: You will still be able to remain on the Silver Premier Club with Numis and will still have access to you back office for additional coin purchases.
Q: Can I still enroll new customers in the Silver Premier Club?
A: Yes, you can continue to sign new customers to in the Silver Premier Club and you can continue to sell product through your Shop Numis website.
Q: Can I still enroll new representatives into Numis?
A: No, any new representatives would be enrolled into the WorldVentures organization.
Q: Am I still able to get FREE coins for every three (3) customers that join the Silver Premier Club?
A: Yes, for every three (3) customers you enroll, you will receive a FREE coin.
Q: Will Numis still honor the 5 year buy-back guarantee?
Q: What do I have to do to activate my WorldVentures position?
A: We will be sending out detailed instructions on how to activate your World Ventures position. You will receive these instructions through email.
Q: What will it cost to activate my WorldVentures postion?
A: For all existing Numis representative the up front fees of $300 to join World Ventures business and become a Dream Trips Life member will be waived. To activate you you will only have to pay $55 monthly membership fee for the Dream Trips Life membership and $11 for you website and back office. Your total cost to get started will only be $66 to activate your World Ventures business.
Q: What happens to my existing Numis team?
A: Your existing team will be duplicated over to WorldVentures automatically.
Q: What will happen to my Numis websites?
A: All of your Numis websites will remain active including: Numisnetwork.com, Shopnumis, freesilvernow.com. You will also still have access to your back office. You will however no longer be able to sign up new representatives into Numis.
Q: Will there be any monthly fees for my Numis Pro Suite and website?
A: Moving forward the only fee that will be charged is for your Freesilvernow.com lead capture page and also the brand new lead capture page that we will be rolling out for your WorldVentures Business. The fee for the lead capture pages will be $4.95.
Q: Can I still qualify for the Cabo incentive trip?
A: Yes, of course, we love to travel at Numis! All points towards qualifying for Cabo will be calculated through enrolling new representatives through WorldVentures. All representatives qualified for Cabo prior to the merge will remain qualified.
Q: Will there still be a national convention in September?
A: Yes, we will still host the convention in Orlando, September 6-8. However, the main focus of the event will be the new direction of the company. In other words, it will become a team event, rather than a company event. In addition, some of WorldVentures top leaders will be joining us for the event.
Q: Will I be getting two (2) separate checks, or just one (1)?
A: If you have representatives and/or customers that continue to order from Numis, you will be paid binary commissions on that business. Any new business generated through WorldVentures, will be paid accordingly through the WorldVentures compensation plan. So, some people will be receiving two (2) checks and others will not.
Q: Can I still enroll people in to Numis until Aug 1st. A:
Yes. You will still be able to recruit new Representatives through your Numis website until Aug. 1st. They will then be merged over to WorldVentures with the rest of your team.
Q: Will my entire genealogy come over with me to WorldVentures?
A: Yes. Your entire genealogy tree will be moved over to WorldVentures. That includes all active and inactive reps. Everyone that moves over will have a limited time opportunity to activate for only $66.
Q: How do I find out where the WorldVentures regional trainings are being held?
A: Go to WorldVentures.biz and click on Events.
Q: What will the role of the Numis Founders be after the merger.
A: The same as it has always been. Ian will be managing the day to day business at Numis (although I am sure you will see him on a lot of DreamTrips). Jake and Chris will continue to build and work with the field. Everyone that is merging over will be on our team and we will be building a distributorship just like you.