Angie ThompsonFounder, Chief Executive Officer & Mom
Angie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education (graduated with honors) from the University of North Texas. She was first introduced to the Direct Sales industry in the 90’s. Since that time Angie has worked side-by-side with Steven to make a global impact by improving people’s lives with better health and stronger financial security. She possesses over two decades of experience working in both the corporate and field sides of the industry fence. Her expertise spans multiple areas of the business such as events, human resources, Ambassador support, and much more.
When not working alongside her Zilis family, you’ll find Angie spending time keeping up with their three lively children.
Gabriel Ettenson, MS, PTSENIOR INNOVATION STRATEGIST
Gabriel Ettenson, MS, PT holds a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. He was a founding member and President of one of the first CBD companies to ever exist in the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan and therefore played a key role in the building of the global CBD industry we see today. Throughout Gabriel's professional career, he has been driven by one thing; the desire to bring forth new, innovative, and scientifically supported approaches to health and healing.
As Zilis' Senior Innovation Specialist, Gabriel is responsible for bringing together his extensive understanding of the human body, the hemp industry, and his passion to innovate so that he can assure Zilis's continued status as a global market leader and industry pioneer.
Shannon TolandSENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University. Shannon’s skills in management and attention to detail make her uniquely suited to fill the role of Zilis’ Senior Director of Operations. She is responsible for the overall office management of the company, presiding over Ambassador support, coordinating events, and managing inventory. Shannon also currently serves as Human Resources liaison. Before joining Zilis, she spent 10 years in the dental insurance field managing sales and service teams; developing and teaching training and workflow programs; and authoring procedural manuals. Shannon earned Team Member of the Year Award in her previous position in 2016. She lists her greatest sources of pride as her family and the honor of belonging to an organization like Zilis, which continues to change lives every day.
Diego Mauricio CardozoDiego Mauricio Cardozo
Diego Mauricio Cardozo is a Business Administrator from Universidad Libre de Cali and a Marketing specialist from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. He received his MBA in Multimedia from Columbia University in South Carolina, USA. For 15 years he worked with the most important media conglomerate in Colombia and one of the 5 largest in Latin America. He managed the national operation of Sales & Services and the Circulation area. Subsequently, he was part of the Technology and Innovation team where he participated in the development of horizontal channels through e-commerce in the same media conglomerate.
He is recognized in the Network Marketing industry for his leadership skills, product development and extensive knowledge of the culture and policies of Latin American countries. Throughout the 12 years he has been in the multilevel industry, he has achieved important advances in the companies he has been part of, in relation to the development of sales strategies, payment channels, opening of new offices in different countries and in the implementation of tools to support Independent Distributors, recognizing the latter as the key to corporate success in this industry.
Andreas WolfEUROPEAN EXT. COUNSEL
Andreas Wolf has more than 20 years of experience in the direct sales and wellness industries. He also has extensive international and domestic financial expertise, having studied law in Germany and the United States. Andreas specializes in advising Zilis on strategic initiatives and investments. His expansive expertise includes international launch and expansion planning as well as optimizing key operational aspects.
His oversight of European expansion will position the company for global influence in the marketplace.
Andreas will oversee Zilis’ international product approvals and permits along with product importation requirements. His proven experience in international business will catapult Zilis onto the global stage.