Our Executive Team
Nikken senior management is a group of individuals with decades of experience in a diverse range of fields. Their acquired expertise in direct marketing and wellness disciplines makes them uniquely qualified in maintaining the company's success.
Chairman & CEO
Kurt joined Nikken in 2003 as Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer within 18 months. In 2006, he was also named Chief Operating Officer and assumed overall responsibility for business operations. Before joining Nikken, Kurt served in the same capacity in the durable consumer products industries. His 21 years of manufacturing and 7 years of public accounting experience enable him to help guide Nikken in the pursuit of best practices. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, he received his MBA and his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ben joined Nikken as Director of Sales for the European market in 2011, and was named the market’s Managing Director soon after. By January 2015, Ben relocated to the States to assume the role of President of Nikken International. A council member of the UK and European DSAs, he brings a wealth of experience spanning the areas of marketing, training, and sales management, honed on the front lines of businesses from startups all the way to multibillion-dollar organizations. As President, Ben’s dynamic brand of leadership continues to inspire and motivate a global audience toward a balanced lifestyle and entrepreneurial success.
Vice President of Sales & Training
Before joining the executive staff, Jeff Isom was already a significant contributor to the success of the Nikken legacy. As a sought-after facilitator of Humans Being More® training, he has successfully helped thousands of Nikken business builders to discover their potential since 1999. An internationally renowned motivational speaker, trainer and leadership coach for more than twenty years, Jeff has met three U.S. presidents, worked as a professional film producer and director, and holds a bachelor degree from Brigham Young University where he also served as part-time faculty. Combining this talent, passion and unique experience, Jeff's dynamic brand of leadership is an asset to his role as Nikken VP of sales & training.
National Sales Director, North America
With nearly two decades of experience in the network marketing industry, Colleen Edwards brings invaluable knowledge to her role at Nikken. She began her career with the international expansion team of a leading direct sales company. While based in Auckland, New Zealand, Colleen contributed to the successful opening of more than 10 countries around the world, including regions in Asia, South Africa and Italy. She served as director of sales and distributor services, advancing to the role of vice president overseeing sales and communications for Southeast Asia, Oceania and India, prior to joining Nikken. Colleen is currently based in Canada.