Executive & Senior Management
Executive and Senior Management
Ritch N. Wood
Chief Executive Officer
Ritch Wood was appointed Nu Skin’s chief executive officer in 2017. Previously, Ritch has served in various capacities at Nu Skin including chief financial officer from 2003 to 2017, vice president of finance, vice president of new market development, director of finance of new market development and controller of the Pharmanex division. He also played a key role in opening many European countries for Nu Skin during an expatriate assignment from 1995 to 1997. Prior to his assignment in Europe, he served as the assistant director of international tax.
Ritch worked for the international accounting firm of Grant Thornton prior to joining Nu Skin in 1993. He earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Accountancy, taxation emphasis, from Brigham Young University and in 2010 was named a CFO of the Year by Utah Business magazine.
Beyond Nu Skin, Ritch loves to spend time with his family and go running. As a huge sports fan, he loves to watch his favorite BYU and Utah Jazz sports teams play.
Ryan Napierski currently serves as Nu Skin’s president and member of Nu Skin’s executive committee. Prior to his current appointment, he served as president of global sales and operations, president of Nu Skin’s North Asia region and president of Nu Skin Japan.
Since joining the company in 1995, Ryan has fulfilled multiple positions for Nu Skin including vice president of global business development, general manager for the United Kingdom, vice president of European business development, key account manager for United States executives, vice president of business development and chief operating officer for the North Asia region.
Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in business, a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University and a master’s degree in international business from Goethe Universität in Germany. He also holds positions on the Direct Selling Board of Directors, Direct Selling Education Foundation, Direct Selling Association,
and The World Federation of Direct Selling Association.
In his free time, Ryan loves to spend time with his family, including his three kids. He also loves traveling, skiing, and surfing.
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
Mark Lawrence was appointed Nu Skin’s chief financial officer in March 2017. Mark brings 20 years of operational and financial experience to the role. He recently served as the head of finance for Amazon-Lab126, where he was responsible for the company’s global finance functions and played a key role in the launch of several Amazon devices. In addition, he has held senior financial leadership roles at Silicon Valley-based companies Polycom and Brocade as well as Utah-based Vivint Smart Home.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Davis. In his free time,
he enjoys anything BYU, playing golf, and spending time with his family.
D. Matthew Dorny
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Matt Dorny currently serves as Executive Vice President and general counsel for the company. He has served as General Counsel for the Company since 2003. From 1998 to 2003, Matt served as the Assistant General Counsel for Nu Skin. Prior to joining Nu Skin, he was a securities and business attorney in a private practice. Matt received a B.A., M.B.A. and J.D. degree from the University of Utah.
Tyler V. Whitehead
Regional President West
Tyler Whitehead is the regional president of Nu Skin West, which includes the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Pacific. Prior to his appointment, Tyler served as regional president of the Americas and Pacific , as well as vice president of sales and operations for the Americas region. He also formerly served as a vice president and as general counsel for the company’s Pharmanex and Nu Skin divisions.
Whitehead joined Nu Skin Enterprises in 2004 as general counsel of Pharmanex. Prior to joining Nu Skin, he was an attorney in private practice specializing in corporate, finance and securities law. Tyler earned his bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University and his juris doctorate from Willamette University College of Law.
Regional President East
Charlene Chiang is the regional president of Nu Skin East. Prior to this, she served as regional president of Nu Skin Greater China and president of Nu Skin Taiwan. She has also served as the president of Nu Skin Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, general manager of Nu Skin Singapore and general manager of the company’s Pharmanex division in Taiwan.
In addition to her responsibilities at Nu Skin, Charlene has been actively involved in many other organizations. In the past, she has served as chairperson of Taiwan’s Direct Selling Association from 2013-2016, chairperson of Taipei’s Cosmetics Industry Association from 2010-2014, chairperson of the Organization Committee of WFDSA World Congress XIII in 2008, and vice president of the Direct Selling Association of Singapore from 2003-2007, executive director of Taiwan’s Association of Multilevel Marketing, director of the Chinese Academy of Direct Selling Management, director of International Life Science Institute of Taiwan, and executive supervisor of Taiwan’s Advertiser’ Association.
Since 2017, Charlene has served on the WFDSA Association Advisory Council. In 2009, she was selected as a 100MVP Manager by Manager Today Magazine, and in 2010 was named China’s Outstanding Female Entrepreneur by the China Association of Women Entrepreneurs (CAWE).
Prior to joining Nu Skin, Charlene worked at a leading advertising agency. She received her bachelor’s degree in Japanese from Fu Jen Catholic University and a master of business administration from National Taiwan University and Fudan University.
Vicky (Pakapun) Leevutinun
President, Southeast Asia
Vicky Leevutinun, Ph.D., serves as president of Nu Skin’s Southeast Asia region. She has spent more than 20 years in management positions at Nu Skin and brings more than 20 years of experience in the direct selling industry. In her current role, she oversees the operation of Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Vicky served as the president of Thailand’s Direct Selling Association (TDSA) from July 2014 to June 2016. Recently, she is a member of the Association Services Committee for the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), helping direct selling associations worldwide align policies and promote industry awareness.
Dr. Leevutinun is also the Chairman of the Board for the Nu Skin Southeast Asia Children’s Heart Fun (SEACHF) which helps save children with congenital heart disease. Together, with the Nu Skin distributor force, SEACHF has saved more than 10,000 children within the region.
In her free time, Vicky enjoys spending time at the beach with her family and is always on the lookout for things that are pink – her signature color.
Joseph Y. Chang, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President, Product Development
Joseph Y. Chang, Ph.D., was appointed chief scientific officer and executive vice president of product development in 2006. A prolific author, Dr. Chang has published numerous articles, reviews and books on pharmacological research, including the New York Times best seller, The Aging Myth. With over 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries, Joe enjoys a comprehensive knowledge of both of these industries. Prior to the acquisition of Pharmanex by Nu Skin Enterprises in 1998, he served as the vice president of clinical studies and pharmacology at Pharmanex.
Prior to Pharmanex, Joe served as president and chief scientific officer of Osteoarthritis Sciences, Inc. from 1991 to 1994 and Binary Therapeutics, Inc. from 1994 to 1997. He has also held various research management positions at Wyeth-Ayerst, Rhone Poulenc Rorer and other biotechnology companies, where he was involved in researching natural products for arthritis and immunosuppressive treatment. He received a B.S. degree from Portsmouth University and a Ph.D. from the University of London.
Joe loves to go fishing with his family, even if his wife always catches a bigger fish than him. He’s also a huge fan of the New England Patriots!
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Ruth Todd was appointed as senior vice president of public affairs and a member of Nu Skin’s global management committee in 2017. She oversees the company’s sustainability, social responsibility, community, and corporate communications initiatives.
Before joining the Nu Skin team, she worked as a spokeswoman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, Todd was an award-wining television news anchor for KSL-TV. Throughout her 25-year career in the news industry, she anchored for NBC, CBS and ABC affiliates across the country in Washington, D.C., Phoenix, and Salt Lake City.
Ruth is active in her community having worked with multiple charity organizations including the United Way, Utah Youth Village, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the American Cancer Society. She recently served as the 2016 Executive Chair of the Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Additionally, she was the Salt Lake Spokesperson for KSL’s “Family Now” initiative.
Ruth currently serves on several community service boards including the Wells Fargo Women in Banking board, The Wheatley Institution Ethics in Business board and the BYU Alumni executive board. She is also a volunteer host for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Ruth received a degree in communications and an MBA from Brigham Young University.
When she’s not working, Ruth enjoys visiting new places with her family and learning new things. A native Arizonan, Ruth loves the sunshine and being outdoors. She’s an avid sports fan, music enthusiast, loves to read, and is inspired every day by the wonders of nature.
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
Jeff Bettinger serves as senior vice president of global human resources. He is an award-winning senior HR executive known for leading cultural transformations that connect to the heart and impact business results. His peers and team members respond to his collaborative approach and ability to build inspired teams. His warm and personable style has created a legacy of team members that serve in leadership positions throughout the HR industry.
Previously, Jeff served on the HR executive leadership team for Alcon, the world leader in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and consumer products for the eye. He led significant organizational change including a $29 billion dollar spin-off of Alcon to an independent, publicly traded company from Novartis.
He has held various executive and leadership positions with well-known brands such as USAA, Petco, State Farm and Walmart. His experience in financial services, retail, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and engineering have earned recognition from regional and national organizations for leadership development and culture transformation.
He is also published on topics such as diversity and inclusion, leadership development and culture change. Jeff earned a bachelor’s in communication and a master’s in organizational communication and educational administration from Idaho State University, as well as a master’s in business administration from Liberty University. Jeff has served as an executive board member for several non-profits tied to youth and personal improvement causes.
In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife of 29 years, four children and three grandchildren. He loves to travel, play on beaches, visit historic sites, cruise ports of call and play rounds at Topgolf.
Global Head, Customer Experience
Evita Singson currently serves as global head of customer experience. Prior to her current role, she served as the vice president of global sales channel development from 2018 to 2020 and as regional vice president of sales for Asia Pacific and President for Nu Skin Vietnam from 2015 to 2017.
With over 20 years of experience in the direct selling industry, Evita has a successful track record of helping to build markets and distributor sales leaders throughout Asia. She is experienced in new market development with the openings of Nu Skin Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and as market president for Nu Skin Vietnam from 2015-2017.
Evita graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific with a degree in Humanities, specializing in Political Economics. She has also completed Executive Education certificates in Customer Focused Organizations and Strategic Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She currently resides in Salt Lake City.
As a native from the Philippines, Evita has a lifelong love for travel and experiencing diverse cultures. She is a homebody and cherishes family time, especially if that also involves being near the beach.
Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Operations
Chris Stubbs is the senior vice president of global sales & operations and a member of the global management committee. Prior to his current role, Stubbs served as the vice president of global sales & channel development (2016-2017), director of leader development (2013-2016) and the director
of analytics (2005-2012).
Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology and a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Brigham Young University, a master’s degree in dance at BYU, and a doctorate in health promotion and education at the University of Utah with a research emphasis in resilience and statistics.
Throughout his career, Chris has driven the strategic development of two significant global sales compensation plan enhancements including Wealth Maximizer and Velocity by Nu Skin. He also leads a global team focused on other innovations relating to sales channel development, including leader programs, incentives, recognition, events, social engagement, and account management, as well as innovations relating to customer experience and loyalty. Chris is an active member of his community serving as Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee for the U.S. Direct Selling Association Board of Directors, as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Central & Southern Utah chapter of the American Red Cross.
There’s much more to Chris than his career, though. In fact, he’s a former U.S. ballroom dance amateur and professional competitor and coach. While he and his family love to travel to new international locations each year, Maui has become their favorite place to vacation.
Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing
Steve Hatchett was appointed senior vice president of global products in 2020 and a member of Nu Skin’s global management committee in 2018. Hatchett brings more than 26 years of manufacturing experience with him to Nu Skin, including significant experience in the Direct Selling Industry. Before his most recent role, he served as vice president of global manufacturing for over two years.
Previously, Steve worked at Forever Living Products, Cornerstone Research and Development, and Elevate Health Sciences, a company he founded. He served as a board member at Cornerstone Research and Development and served as one of the youngest CEO’s of a subsidiary of Mitsui. He was recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2008.
In his free time, Steve enjoys running and spending time with his family. Any day that he gets to spend time outdoors or in the mountains is a perfect day for him!
Senior Vice President of Technology, Global Technology
Joe Sueper was appointed senior vice president of global technology in January 2021. In his role, Joe oversees Nu Skin's Technology organization and all work that impacts the company's digital ecosystem.
Joe joined Nu Skin in June 2019 as part of the company's AWS cloud migration and, until his most recent appointment, served as vice president of global technology enterprise architecture.
With more than 20 years of technology experience, Joe has worked with several large enterprises, including Amazon Web Services, Dell EMC, and Ball Aerospace. According to Joe, his career highlights include starting and selling his own software company and contributing to the Keplar, HI-RISE, and James Webb Space Telescopes.
Joe’s background spans across various engineering, infrastructure, and software domains and has an expansive skillset, including progressive experience in systems design, implementation, integration, consolidation, deployment, and maintenance. One of Joe’s strengths is his ability to build a culture of innovation and merge business strategy to technology execution.
In his spare time, Joe enjoys learning about upcoming technology and spending time with his wife and three children. For Joe, any day that can be spent with family and friends, merged with a new technology gadget is a great day!