Zija International was founded in 2005 in Salt Lake City (US) by Ken Brailsford.
Ken is a pioneer in the nutritional supplement and network marketing industry, with over 40 years of experience in both. He is considered to be the “father of herbal incapsulation” and he was the first to commercially introduce herbs in capsule form in the early 70’s.
QUICK FACTS:
Sales exceed 120 million USD
Marketed in 36 countries
+ 350 Employees
+ 250 000 Distributors 
ZIJA MISSION STATEMENT
Everyone is looking for better health along with more financial and time freedom; with Zija, you can have it all! Our unique products and business opportunity allow you to create the life you want and deserve, a life with endless possibilities. Feel your best, look your best, be your best, and have the energy and vitality needed to enjoy it. This is Life Unlimited. 

KENNETH BRAILSFORD

Zija Founder

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RYAN PALMER

President and CEO

Prior to joining Zija’s Executive Team, Mr. Palmer directed business development for a vast, multi-state region. He is laser-focused on empowering Zija’s Independent Distributors in every way possible to become successful entrepreneurs wherever they are building their businesses.

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DR. JOSHUA PLANT

Sr. Vice President, Operations, Research and Development

Mr. Plant graduated first in his class from Harvard Medical School with a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences. He has done extensive research and been published himself on various health and nutrition topics. Josh works meticulously to ensure that the quality and nutritional value of Zija’s products is second to none. He also serves as Chairman of the world-renowned Zija Product Advisory Council.

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MICHAEL HERSHBERGER

Vice President, Information Technology

Mr. Hershberger is a consummate IT professional with a keen sense of business acumen. He has over a decade of experience in the network marketing industry, which has prepared him for the critical role of overseeing Zija’s compensation and team organization technology.

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JOHN BRAILSFORD

Vice President, Logistics and Purchasing

John Brailsford was raised in and around the health and nutrition world. After gaining experience in manufacturing and operations, he developed into a leader in Zija’s logistics department. John works tirelessly to improve quality and efficiency, keep inventory levels lean, and reduce costs.

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WHITNEY DAVIS

Vice President, Marketing Communications

Mrs. Davis brings to Zija 22 years of management experience in the network marketing industry. Her areas of expertise include recognition, event planning, and marketing communications. Whitney manages Zija’s creative marketing team with the end goal of advancing Distributor success.

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LAURA BIJERRING

Vice President, Finance

Ms. Bijerring has extensive experience successfully leading the  financial functions of both private and public corporations in a  variety of industries.  Her areas of expertise include financial  reporting, forecasting, budgeting, cash management, payroll,  financial analysis, and accounting management.

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JAROM DASTRUP

Vice President, Sales

Mr. Dastrup drives Distributor success with Zija’s simple, duplicable training programs that empower individuals to accomplish their personal and team goals. Jarom comes to Zija with nearly seven years of direct sales experience and over a decade of sales experience. His ability to communicate, train and sell makes him an important part of Zija’s Executive Team.