Luis Urdaneta

Chairman & Founder

A first-generation direct-sales entrepreneur, Luis Urdaneta recognized the potential of social marketing when he was just 15 years old. That’s when he started his first direct-sales business, which would ultimately lead to MONAT.

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Today, Luis is proud to watch his son Rayner lead MONAT and see the fruits of his years of frontline direct-sales experience. He’s passionate about educating and inspiring the new generation of entrepreneurs and visionaries, sharing his own rich experiences and passing down the wisdom that making life better for others is truly life’s best work.

Thanks to Luis, MONAT – like the Urdaneta family – is proof of the human spirit’s ability to rise to any occasion and overcome life’s challenges.

Rayner Urdaneta

CEO

A second-generation direct-sales entrepreneur, Rayner Urdaneta followed his parents’ example of combining strong family values with the fervent belief that anyone can achieve their dreams through hard work and determination.

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And when asked if he could hold any job without money as an issue, Rayner answers without hesitation, “The one I do today.”

Fourteen years ago, Rayner co-founded L’EUDINE Global, a premium beauty and wellness direct-selling enterprise that evolved to become a multimillion-dollar, multinational industry leader.

In addition to his work with MONAT and L’EUDINE, Rayner serves as president of B&R Products Inc., the research, development and manufacturing arm of ALCORA Corp., Rayner holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Florida International University, where he was a Dean’s List scholar and graduated cum laude.

He, his wife and three children live in Miami.

Stuart A. MacMillan

President

A natural leader and motivator, Stuart A. MacMillan brings nearly 30 years of management experience to MONAT, with a heavy emphasis on direct selling.

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His role at MONAT includes team building, strategic marketing and business development initiatives, all with the goal of enabling participants to be financially independent and debt-free.

His professional accomplishments include increasing one company’s revenues from $95 million to $250 million in just three years. Even so, he considers his greatest triumph “being a pretty cool dad.”

According to Stuart, “I truly believe that MONAT is the right company, surging in the right place, at the right time. We have a revolutionary product line with an extremely lucrative pay plan, with some of the most exceptional talent ever assembled.”

Luis Urdaneta

Chairman & Founder

A first-generation direct-sales entrepreneur, Luis Urdaneta recognized the potential of social marketing when he was just 15 years old. That’s when he started his first direct-sales business, which would ultimately lead to MONAT.

down_arrow1

Today, Luis is proud to watch his son Rayner lead MONAT and see the fruits of his years of frontline direct-sales experience. He’s passionate about educating and inspiring the new generation of entrepreneurs and visionaries, sharing his own rich experiences and passing down the wisdom that making life better for others is truly life’s best work.

Thanks to Luis, MONAT – like the Urdaneta family – is proof of the human spirit’s ability to rise to any occasion and overcome life’s challenges.

Rayner Urdaneta

CEO

A second-generation direct-sales entrepreneur, Rayner Urdaneta followed his parents’ example of combining strong family values with the fervent belief that anyone can achieve their dreams through hard work and determination.

down_arrow1

And when asked if he could hold any job without money as an issue, Rayner answers without hesitation, “The one I do today.”

Fourteen years ago, Rayner co-founded L’EUDINE Global, a premium beauty and wellness direct-selling enterprise that evolved to become a multimillion-dollar, multinational industry leader.

In addition to his work with MONAT and L’EUDINE, Rayner serves as president of B&R Products Inc., the research, Rayner holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Florida International University, where he was a Dean’s List scholar and graduated cum laude.

He, his wife and three children live in Miami.

Stuart A. MacMillan

President

A natural leader and motivator, Stuart A. MacMillan brings nearly 30 years of management experience to MONAT, with a heavy emphasis on direct selling.

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His role at MONAT includes team building, strategic marketing and business development initiatives, all with the goal of enabling participants to be financially independent and debt-free.

His professional accomplishments include increasing one company’s revenues from $95 million to $250 million in just three years. Even so, he considers his greatest triumph “being a pretty cool dad.”

According to Stuart, “I truly believe that MONAT is the right company, surging in the right place, at the right time. We have a revolutionary product line with an extremely lucrative pay plan, with some of the most exceptional talent ever assembled.”

Linda Lucas Padilla

Chief Marketing Officer

A direct selling team player known for her creative solutions, Linda Lucas Padilla brings more than 30 years’ of industry experience to MONAT. She has traveled the world wearing different global executive hats focusing on improving strategies to increase field success and company profitability.

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From start-ups to multimillion dollar Top 100 companies, Linda has carved a reputation for developing creative teams that deliver success.

Quick to smile and take on any challenge, Linda loves the opportunities the direct-selling industry offers and has a proven track record in innovative product development as well as creative promotional and incentive strategies.

Linda sees that MONAT Global is at its “tipping point” and is excited to be part of the Monat Family as the company plans to launch its products and “bring our passion to markets across the world. Marketing is all about taking the necessary priorities from the head to the heart to empower the field to create their best future.”

Always dedicated to meeting the company’s needs, Linda is fond of saying that all successful efforts require hard work but it's always important to take a deep breath and put the “fun” in functional.

Jamie S. Ross

Sr. VP, Research and Development

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Renowned for his contributions in the areas of research and development of quality OTC, personal-care and anti-aging products, Jamie S. Ross also serves as Senior Vice President of Technical Services for MONAT’s own manufacturing plant, B&R Products.

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He is also past Chairman of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Jamie’s expertise helps maintain B&R Products’ position at the forefront of industry innovation; in addition, he is responsible for having created trends in the hair and skin-care sectors. He holds major industry patents, and is co-inventor of the ScentStrip fragrance sampling technology widely used in the personal-care and cosmetics industries.

Christine Read

Vice President, Market Partner and Customer Care

Christine Read has spent more than 13 years helping direct sales organizations provide the best possible service and support to their representatives and customers.

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After serving with The Longaberger Company, Origami Owl, and Younique, Christine couldn’t resist joining MONAT.

As she oversees the Care Center and Compliance Department, her focus is on raising the standards, and establishing one-call resolution for whatever might arise.

Christine says, “I truly feel blessed to be part of MONAT, especially at this time. I love the fact that the direct sales model is not only embraced, but is part of the culture.” And with a passion for serving as a mentor to her team, helping them grow, she personifies what direct sales is all about.

Javier Urdaneta

Operations Director

With a background in international business, logistics and information technology, Javier Urdaneta is uniquely qualified to oversee MONAT's daily operations and help introduce the firm - and brand - to the world.

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As a team player with a "whatever it takes" attitude, Javier does a little bit of everything in his role as Operations Director. What should others understand about Javier's Job? "Be ready to do whatever it takes to get things done,"

He explains, "One day you might be making decisions, while others you're hands-on in the warehouse." Javier is thrilled to be working with his father Luis and brother Rayner at MONAT, and he looks forward to helping make your dreams come true.

Teresa Epps

Director of Sales

A network marketing industry veteran of more than 25 years, Teresa brings to MONAT the belief that your business can grow only to the level that you do.

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Teresa got started in the network marketing in order to be present for her family as well as contribute to the family finances, and can speak directly to the drive and passion that will help make your MONAT Market Partners to read, read and read - especially anything written by business experts Jim Rohn, Norman Vincent Peale, Rita Davenport and Zig Ziglar.

Teresa has two adult children, Ashley and Garret, and is a grandmother to Maggie Claire and Silas.

Jason Russell

Director of Communications

After serving as the Director of Information and Publications at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Mo., Jason had his first exposure to network marketing when he joined the Public Relations team at Morinda (Tahitian Noni).

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Following three years there, he became the Communications Manager for the Americas and Europe region of Nu Skin Enterprises, where he oversaw e-mail campaigns that regularly targeted more than 50,000 readers every week. All told, Jason has more than 12 years’ experience in the direct sales space.

“I am so grateful MONAT found me and wanted me on their team,” Jason says. “Everything is in place here for our Market Partners and the company—the MONAT family—to enjoy extraordinary success and bless countless lives.”

Having enjoyed his Swiss grandma’s cooking all his life, Jason thoroughly enjoys tinkering in the kitchen (especially when it involves desserts), and has become adept at smoking meats.

Angela Simenas

Global Director of Training and Development

Formerly a performance coach who primarily worked with women in business for themselves, Angela discovered a new niche working exclusively within the direct selling space.

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She is passionate about helping MONAT Market Partners get what they want and need from their business and understands firsthand the challenge of the delicate balancing act between life and work… and fun… lots of fun.

Thomas Buzsaki

Director of Events

Thomas thinks about events as sensory experiences, with a unique power to impact professional and personal goals. With convention space as his canvas, he leads an Events team at MONAT that regularly paints outside the lines and won’t settle for just “OK.”

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If you aren’t blown away, inspired, motivated, or emotionally moved by our events, he will NOT be satisfied. Thomas daydreams about how to surprise you next, and puts equal effort into thinking about addressing everything so our guests won’t have to think about it.

“Attending an event should feel easy and inviting,” he says. “If we’ve done our job well, much of our planning could go completely unnoticed – and our Market Partners will be free focus on what they want to take away from the experience. Above all, I want our guests to feel special!” His mantra: “It’s not my party.” We are here to serve.

Combining his love of business and theater with the latest technology and organizational eye for unexpected detail, Event Production has been his labor of love for more than 14 years.

From “nuts and bolts” industries to our ultra-premium hair care products, he has produced events of all shapes and sizes across four continents, nearly a dozen countries, and virtually every corner of our beautiful United States. Joining MONAT was an opportunity to take his professional passion to the next level: serving a larger purpose while doing what he loves.

Luisaylen Urdaneta

Senior Manager, Marketing, & Gratitude Ambassador

Luisaylen Urdaneta (“Lu”) has spent her career immersed in various direct selling initiatives with L’EUDINE, always ensuring that gratitude and family were in the forefront of anything she brought to fruition.

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Born in Venezuela, she started in marketing, communications and events for L’EUDINE Latin America. After moving to America, she shifted her strategic focus to helping start MONAT. With her strong creative skills, she participated in developing the brand concept, the products, compensation plan and the ultimate launch of the company.

Lu’s main focus with MONAT since launch has been to reinforce the company’s family-focused mission and develop an all-embracing organizational culture of love, care, unity and gratitude to serve as the foundation for all operations.

She has since served in a number of creative and meaningful roles for MONAT. Importantly, she developed MONAT’s widely known Gratitude Program, its Recognition Program and its MONAT Gear Store as well as providing support to events conceptualization. She is known for her strategic savvy, her efficient organizational skills and her 100% dedication to making everything she works on even better.

“I dream about making MONAT a movement based on gratitude, love, unity and a lot of fun,” Lu says. “I want it to remain a family organization with a legacy of continually creating new generations of direct sellers who always put the happiness and success of others first.”

Linda Lucas Padilla

Chief Marketing Officer

A direct selling team player known for her creative solutions, Linda Lucas Padilla brings more than 30 years’ of industry experience to MONAT. She has traveled the world wearing different global executive hats focusing on improving strategies to increase field success and company profitability.

down_arrow1

From start-ups to multimillion dollar Top 100 companies, Linda has carved a reputation for developing creative teams that deliver success.

Quick to smile and take on any challenge, Linda loves the opportunities the direct-selling industry offers and has a proven track record in innovative product development as well as creative promotional and incentive strategies.

Linda sees that MONAT Global is at its “tipping point” and is excited to be part of the Monat Family as the company plans to launch its products and “bring our passion to markets across the world. Marketing is all about taking the necessary priorities from the head to the heart to empower the field to create their best future.”

Always dedicated to meeting the company’s needs, Linda is fond of saying that all successful efforts require hard work but it's always important to take a deep breath and put the “fun” in functional.

Jamie S. Ross

Sr. VP, Research and Development

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Renowned for his contributions in the areas of research and development of quality OTC, personal-care and anti-aging products, Jamie S. Ross also serves as Senior Vice President of Technical Services for MONAT’s own manufacturing plant, B&R Products.

down_arrow1

He is also past Chairman of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Jamie’s expertise helps maintain B&R Products’ position at the forefront of industry innovation; in addition, he is responsible for having created trends in the hair and skin-care sectors. He holds major industry patents, and is co-inventor of the ScentStrip fragrance sampling technology widely used in the personal-care and cosmetics industries.

Christine Read

Vice President, Market Partner and Customer Care

Christine Read has spent more than 13 years helping direct sales organizations provide the best possible service and support to their representatives and customers.

down_arrow1

After serving with The Longaberger Company, Origami Owl, and Younique, Christine couldn’t resist joining MONAT.

As she oversees the Care Center and Compliance Department, her focus is on raising the standards, and establishing one-call resolution for whatever might arise.

Christine says, “I truly feel blessed to be part of MONAT, especially at this time. I love the fact that the direct sales model is not only embraced, but is part of the culture.” And with a passion for serving as a mentor to her team, helping them grow, she personifies what direct sales is all about.

Javier Urdaneta

Operations Director

With a background in international business, logistics and information technology, Javier Urdaneta is uniquely qualified to oversee MONAT's daily operations and help introduce the firm - and brand - to the world.

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As a team player with a "whatever it takes" attitude, Javier does a little bit of everything in his role as Oprerations Director. What should others understansd about Javier's Job? "Be ready to do whatever it takes to get things done,"

He explains, "One day you might be making decisions, while others you're hands-on in the warehouse." Javier is thrilled to be working with his father Luis and brother Rayner at MONAT, and he looks forward to helping make your dreams come true.

Teresa Epps

Director of Sales

A network marketing industry veteran of more than 25 years, Teresa brings to MONAT the belief that your business can grow only to the level that you do.

down_arrow1

Teresa got started in the network marketing in order to be present for her family as well as contribute to the family finances, and can speak directly to the drive and passion that will help make your MONAT Market Partners to read, read and read - especially anything written by business experts Jim Rohn, Norman Vincent Peale, Rita Davenport and Zig Ziglar.

Teresa has two adult children, Ashley and Garret, and is a grandmother to Maggie Claire and Silas.

Jason Russell

Director of Communications

After serving as the Director of Information and Publications at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Mo., Jason had his first exposure to network marketing when he joined the Public Relations team at Morinda (Tahitian Noni).

down_arrow1

Following three years there, he became the Communications Manager for the Americas and Europe region of Nu Skin Enterprises, where he oversaw e-mail campaigns that regularly targeted more than 50,000 readers every week. All told, Jason has more than 12 years’ experience in the direct sales space.

“I am so grateful MONAT found me and wanted me on their team,” Jason says. “Everything is in place here for our Market Partners and the company—the MONAT family—to enjoy extraordinary success and bless countless lives.”

Having enjoyed his Swiss grandma’s cooking all his life, Jason thoroughly enjoys tinkering in the kitchen (especially when it involves desserts), and has become adept at smoking meats.

Angela Simenas

Global Director of Training and Development

Formerly a performance coach who primarily worked with women in business for themselves, Angela discovered a new niche working exclusively within the direct selling space.

down_arrow1

She is passionate about helping MONAT Market Partners get what they want and need from their business and understands firsthand the challenge of the delicate balancing act between life and work… and fun… lots of fun.

Thomas Buzsaki

Director of Events

Thomas thinks about events as sensory experiences, with a unique power to impact professional and personal goals. With convention space as his canvas, he leads an Events team at MONAT that regularly paints outside the lines and won’t settle for just “OK.”

down_arrow1

If you aren’t blown away, inspired, motivated, or emotionally moved by our events, he will NOT be satisfied. Thomas daydreams about how to surprise you next, and puts equal effort into thinking about addressing everything so our guests won’t have to think about it.

“Attending an event should feel easy and inviting,” he says. “If we’ve done our job well, much of our planning could go completely unnoticed – and our Market Partners will be free focus on what they want to take away from the experience. Above all, I want our guests to feel special!” His mantra: “It’s not my party.” We are here to serve.

Combining his love of business and theater with the latest technology and organizational eye for unexpected detail, Event Production has been his labor of love for more than 14 years.

From “nuts and bolts” industries to our ultra-premium hair care products, he has produced events of all shapes and sizes across four continents, nearly a dozen countries, and virtually every corner of our beautiful United States. Joining MONAT was an opportunity to take his professional passion to the next level: serving a larger purpose while doing what he loves.

Luisaylen Urdaneta

Senior Manager, Marketing, & Gratitude Ambassador

Luisaylen Urdaneta (“Lu”) has spent her career immersed in various direct selling initiatives with L’EUDINE, always ensuring that gratitude and family were in the forefront of anything she brought to fruition.

down_arrow1

Born in Venezuela, she started in marketing, communications and events for L’EUDINE Latin America. After moving to America, she shifted her strategic focus to helping start MONAT. With her strong creative skills, she participated in developing the brand concept, the products, compensation plan and the ultimate launch of the company.

Lu’s main focus with MONAT since launch has been to reinforce the company’s family-focused mission and develop an all-embracing organizational culture of love, care, unity and gratitude to serve as the foundation for all operations.

She has since served in a number of creative and meaningful roles for MONAT. Importantly, she developed MONAT’s widely known Gratitude Program, its Recognition Program and its MONAT Gear Store as well as providing support to events conceptualization. She is known for her strategic savvy, her efficient organizational skills and her 100% dedication to making everything she works on even better.

“I dream about making MONAT a movement based on gratitude, love, unity and a lot of fun,” Lu says. “I want it to remain a family organization with a legacy of continually creating new generations of direct sellers who always put the happiness and success of others first.”