Steven E. Smith
Steven E. Smith has had over twenty years experience in the Network and Cooperative Marketing arenas. Smith was a key player at Equinox International which became the fastest growing company in America. It grew over 35,000 percent in 1995 with over two million distributors. Steven helped Equinox grow to over 400 offices across the country, and his office in San Jose, California, became the top producing office in America. In addition, Smith’s group opened up the Taiwan market. He also spent time in Russia, working first hand with some of the country’s top influential people, where millions of dollars worth of product was sold. Steven also launched several other successful Network Marketing companies that are still operating. The management skills, recruiting expertise, sales training and team building that Smith has displayed throughout his career proves that he possesses the personal and business talents necessary to lead the right company to unprecedented heights.
His commitment to the success of others and ambition to make the world a better place, as well as his limitless drive, enthusiasm, creativeness and overwhelming excitement at the heart of a company and the opportunity it represents makes Smith an International Leader in Multi-Level Marketing and Recruiting.
Grove is an entrepreneur specialized in leading edge businesses that are technology based. Grove believes in a strategic vision, collective intelligence and the execution of such visions. Having the experience of running private and public companies, from operations, manufacturing, business development, finance and customer relations Grove has the skill set, dedication and determination to see Aroga become the number one recognised Assistive Technology company providing products, services and solutions globally.
Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Partner of Aroga Technology Ltd. (Aroga) in July of 2014, Grove had a long history as an entrepreneur. He established his first business, a retail & wholesale sporting goods company servicing recreational & professional sporting activities such as ice hockey, snow skiing and soccer and later established a clothing manufacturing company to service the same industries in Australia. Grove successfully established relationships with companies such as Bauer, Nike, American Express and professional sporting associations such as the South Melbourne Soccer Club throughout the development of his owned and operated family businesses.
Grove got married, had two children (his true passion in life) and relocated to Canada in 2004 to work with publicly trading companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange. As the Director of International Marketing & Customer Relations at Atlantis Systems International, Grove was responsible for the on-time delivery of the Integrated Maintenance Training System (IMTS), a maintenance training system for the F/A:18 Fighter Jet and a $44MM Canadian contract to the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force. In order to ensure the contract was successfully completed Grove worked closely with key Australian and Canadian Armed Forces personnel, program managers and suppliers such Boeing and Augusta Westland.
Grove has advanced his professional career at every stage having worked as Vice President of Marketing and more recently as President & Chief Financial Officer at Dynacert Inc., a leading edge technology company manufacturing Hydrogen Generating Systems. The company’s key product line was produced to reduce Green House Gases (GHG) by improving the air quality and operating efficacy of diesel combustion engines for trucking fleets with Pepsi Beverages Company (Pepsi Bottling/Pepsi Co) being the primary beneficiary. The companies work later grew to include partnerships with Port Authorities and stationary generator markets were the pollution of GHG was exponential in size and scope.
Steven Barclay (Steve) is one of the most respected voices in Canada in the field of assistive technology (AT). Educated in computer technology, Steve joined Aroga as the company’s first employee to manage its service and customer relations department. In July of 2014 Steve became the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Partner. Steve had previously worked in or managed every department of the company, most recently as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Steve has a passion for matching technologies to individual needs of people while working closely with education systems, school boards, government funding agencies and technology assessors. Steve is a co-author of Fostering Independence Through Refreshable Braille Technology, a research project funded by Human Resources Development Canada through the Office of Learning Technology. He is a founding member of the Children’s Low Vision Project of British Columbia, a program that assesses children’s vision needs in a classroom environment and provides technologies to assist with education. He has been a past organizer and volunteer for the Bowen Island Technology Camp, a partnership between Aroga, SET-BC – Special Education Technology BC and CNIB – Canadian National Institute for the Blind. He has also been a volunteer at Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students, a program offered for blind and visually impaired children in Huntsville Alabama.
Douglas R. Yates
Douglas Yates is a business owner and entrepreneur who has been starting and operating successful businesses since his late teens. His first company was a high-tech artificial intelligence software company that he founded at the age of 19 with four other businessmen. Over the past 27 years, Douglas has developed several other companies including a recording and distribution company, a trust management company, an executive consulting company, a family entertainment center and a real estate investment company. He has taken several companies from inception to multi-million dollars in revenue and has participated in the successful implementation of more than one hundred million dollars worth of large enterprise-wide technology projects.
Douglas was the CEO and Chief Information Officer of a very successful Silicon Valley based consulting firm that helped companies of all sizes acquire new and repeat business and manage the development of large scale enterprise-wide systems. Over the past few years, he has spent more than $450,000 on training and tools, learning from some of the top leaders in the more one billion dollar Internet Marketing industry. Moreover, Douglas has lead or participated in many product launches, usually generating more revenue in a single launch then the product(s) sold the previous year.
Douglas attended Ohlone College in Fremont, California where he completed his BA with Robert F. Kennedy University and is a MBA candidate. He is also a certified Real Estate Investment Master through Global Publishing, and obtained the title of Product Launch Strategist from Jeff Walker, author of the product launch formula. Douglas is the facilitator and founder of a national internet marketing mastermind group, leading an elite group of internet marketing entrepreneurs individually earning more one million dollars.
Douglas and his wife are members of several private charitable organizations that help raise funds and awareness for causes including Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Down Syndrome, Human Trafficking and bringing fresh water to third world countries. He currently resides in Northern California with his wife and two children. He also holds a black belt in Taekwondo.
An “out of the box” thinker who melds an infectious enthusiasm for our planet, and all of its inhabitants, with impressive technical prowess. Andrew leads with vision and an uncanny ability to create order from chaos. Constantly challenging the status-quo, he makes no apologies for his voracious appetite for the kinds of change that propels humanity towards a healthier, greener future for all.
His entrepreneurial flair was made evident with his first venture which earned over one million in revenue during its first year of operation.
For further biographical details and information on Andrew, see the recent article in Jo Lee Magazine and the PBS article.
For more than 30 years, Ray has been involved in the holistic field of healing and helping others achieve health. His expertise has been in areas ranging from herbal and natural healing to stress diffusion, Reiki and energy work. This experience has brought him to the field of of holographic technology and developing the use of subtle energies and holograms to be used in Acupressure.
Graduated in 1981 from WVU with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. His business background has been a life long entrepreneur starting in the Real Estate Business in 1978 then founding a successful Real Estate company in 1981 at the age of 23. Later he got involved in the Network marketing industry earning a National Marketing Director position and then moving on to build a business creating marketing materials for various Network Marketing Companies and heath related businesses.
Currently Ray continues to work as a creative entrepreneur developing holograms for use with Acupressure. Joining the OXO WorldWide organization and bringing these products to the world is just a dream come true.
Since 1999, David’s professional video development services have been in high demand. He has produced hundreds of powerful and compelling sales videos, many of which have directly contributed to generating millions of dollars.
David is also highly skilled in the areas of web development, web design, graphic design, online marketing, and consulting. He has coached many Internet entrepreneurs through a variety of mediums including ebooks, video tutorials, webinars, articles, and podcasts. He has also created and managed several leading niche Internet communities, each with several thousand members.
David resides in Nova Scotia, Canada with his wife and two sons. He is also an avid angler and has been a licensed sport fishing guide since the age of 16.