XanGo, LLC, the mangosteen beverage category creator and market leader, announced today that industry veteran Robert S. Conlee has been named Chief Executive Officer, and A. Craig Hale has been promoted to President of XanGo from his current role as Chief Legal Counsel.
Conlee joins XanGo with nearly 18 years of executive and management experience in the direct sales industry, primarily at Provo Utah based Nu Skin Enterprises. Among other responsibilities he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Chief Operating Officer of the Pharmanex nutritional division which accounts for nearly half of Nu Skin’s annual revenue. Conlee also served as President of Nu Skin Japan, Nu Skin’s largest market and President-North Asia Region, where he was responsible for more than $600 million in annual sales and worked with several hundred thousand active distributors.
“Six years after our founding, we're at an historic and critical point in our growth, having just surpassed the milestone of our millionth distributor as we operate in 23 countries,” said Aaron Garrity, Founder/Chairman of the Board. “Today’s announcement will enable XanGo to maintain our position as the most successful company of its kind in the history of our industry. The recruitment of world class executives, such as Robert and Craig, will ensure that the global vision and strategy for our company is fulfilled.”
Garrity observed, “Robert’s recognized leadership in direct sales and his success in international markets and nutrition and skin care categories will be vital as we continue to advance the XanGo brand worldwide.”
Hale, who joined XanGo three years ago, has been responsible for overseeing all legal affairs in the domestic and international markets where XanGo operates. He has represented XanGo in these 23 countries and been instrumental in opening key international markets. Hale has served as Chair of XanGo’s senior executive team for the past 12 months where he worked closely with Garrity and other top executives to dramatically increase XanGo’s profitability.
“We are confident that Craig has the experience and knowledge to ensure our legendary service in every market in which we operate,” said Garrity. “His passion for the direct sales industry and XanGo’s brand is exactly what we want in a senior executive who will direct XanGo’s day-to-day operations and execute on our strategies and initiatives.”
Conlee earned an M.B.A. from Temple University and a B.A. in Japanese from Brigham Young University-Provo. Hale earned his law degree from the University of Utah, where he was the Clyde Fellow and an Articles Editor for the Utah Law Review. He also Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in accounting from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business.
Former President Kent Wood will join other XanGo Founders, Joe Morton, Gordon Morton, and Bryan Davis in assuming a full-time role on the Board as Founder/Board Member. Garrity, was recently appointed Chairman of the Board as Founder Gary Hollister was named Board Chairman Emeritus.