Direct Selling Resources is proud to announce and welcome Tom Kelly as our new Managing Partner. Tom’s legacy of leadership and wealth of industry knowledge will be an asset to DSR’s mission. His results-oriented approach will help DSR connect companies in need of products and services with DSR-vetted suppliers. Tom’s 38 years of industry experience includes executive roles in general management, sales/marketing integration and talent development. While at Avon, he rose to Senior Vice President, where he developed and mentored global direct sales leadership and drove organizational productivity. Following this success, he served as CEO at Silpada Designs and Gold Canyon Candles. Tom is a former board member and Chair of the Direct Sales Association (DSA) and Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF).
“Tom initially joined DSR as a faculty advisor during our May,2018 launch. In that role, DSR’s leadership engaged with Tom to review plans for future services and explore industry opportunities. We’re excited that Tom sees such potential in our mission. In Tom’s new role as Managing Partner, he will directly support direct selling companies and suppliers, from start-ups to large global organizations.”
– Mike Bennett, Founding Partner
“Rapidly changing trends in social selling, preferred customer programs and e-commerce service expectations require start-up and established Direct Selling organizations to be armed with cutting edge tools from innovative suppliers in order to fortify their army of independent contractors to compete in today’s dynamic marketplace. I’m very excited about this entrepreneurial opportunity at DSR to support and bring together world class suppliers and direct selling organizations.”
– Tom Kelly, Managing Partner
About DSR – Direct Selling Resources’ mission is to connect companies in need of products and services with vetted suppliers. DSR provides unique insights during the vendor selection process. Ongoing support for both parties results in increased productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness. At DSR, we are committed to the success of the direct selling industry as a whole, supporting the organizations, suppliers and associations that make what we do possible.
Direct Selling Resources would like to issue a sincere “Congratulations!” to all of this year’s Direct Selling Association awards finalists.
View the full list of finalists as well as related 2018 DSA Annual Meeting Announcements HERE.