Nerium International and its CMO Receive Awards

  • ADDISON, Texas, Nov. 18, 2014 -- Nerium International, the leader in age-defying skincare products, and its Chief Marketing Officer, Amber Olson Rourke, continue to earn accolades for business innovation, receiving awards in the following categories during the 11th annual Stevie´┐Ż Awards for Women in Business ceremony:

    Company of the Year - Consumer Products - More Than 10 Employees (Gold)

    Women Helping Women - Business (Gold)

    Fastest Growing Company of the Year (Silver)

    Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Services - 11 to 2,500 Employees (Bronze)

    Woman of the Year - Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations (Bronze)

    Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year (Bronze)

    Nerium International also received the Grand Stevie Award for submitting one of the best collections of entries in this year's competition. The Grand Stevie Award trophy, which was introduced to the competition in 2013, is only awarded to a handful of organizations in each of the Stevie Awards' five competitions.

    The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2014 awards received entries from 22 nations and territories.

    "At Nerium, we're passionate about creating opportunities for women in business, and couldn't be more proud of Amber for all she's accomplished on behalf of Nerium at such a young age," said Jeff Olson, CEO of Nerium International. "Amber's success in this competition not only reflects her dedication and hard work, but where Nerium is going as a company."

    Nerium achieved more than $100 million in sales during its first year of business, with just one product in its portfolio. As a result of its unprecedented and continued success, Nerium has become the youngest company ever to make the Direct Selling News' Global 100 List and to receive the Bravo Growth Award from Direct Selling News. In 2014, Nerium was recognized for the second time in a row on Direct Selling News' Global Top 100 List, jumping from number 86 to number 54 on the list. Continuing its impressive path, Nerium has since added three more products to its lineup, continuing to grow more than $400 million in revenue in just three short years.

    Much of the credit goes to 29-year-old CMO Amber Olson Rourke. Her innovative thinking and leadership has resulted in Nerium achieving one of the most successful skincare launches in history and has earned her recognition in several publications, including a spot on Direct Marketing News' 40 Under 40 list.

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