Visionary Alex Arnold equips the average joe and develops superstars. A gifted speaker, international businessman, and direct-sales innovator, Alex empowers individuals in business from the novice to the top executives of global corporations.
Alex’s success began at the age of 20 with NuSkin International (NUS). NuSkin started as an American direct sales company that has grown to over 50 international markets as of 2012. Alex helped launch the Japan market, which today remains the largest market for NuSkin. By age 23, Alex Arnold and his business partner Scott Mercker created the A.S. Group, which propelled Excel Communications (ECI) into explosive growth. Excel was the youngest company to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in May 1996. Numbered in the top five distributors, Alex was a million-dollar income earner at the age of 26, catapulting Excel from $30 million to over $1.4 billion in annual revenue within four years.
During the rise of the dot-com industry in 1999, Alex Arnold co-founded NuEworld. He developed a revolutionary concept called PEOPLe-commerce; a training infrastructure that equipped individuals to utilize the force and value of the Internet to promote online sales for natural health products. In 2002, NuEworld merged with Lexxus International (NHT GLOBAL), a cosmetic company offering unique Internet and home-based sales solutions. Alex Arnold was named President following the acquisition, expanding territory to over 30 countries, and instrumental in taking sales from $20 million in 2001 to over $120 million in 2004.
In late 2004, Alex Arnold founded BurnLounge, creating the first social media platform to monetize online community. Launching nearly 100,000 online storefronts beginning with music downloads, online retailers offered their communities customizable playlists from various genres in conjunction with major record labels- Universal, EMI, Sony, and Warner Music. Alex’s concentric retail model was first to market allowing independent artists, record labels, as well as music enthusiasts with customizable social media pages to monetize community. Featured in the August 2005 issue of Billboard Magazine, Alex’s Facebook meets iTunes, meets eBay model proved successful, empowering new levels of efficiency to monetize online community and relationships. Burnlounge grew to a 100 million dollar valuation in 3 years supported by it’s banker Montgomery & Co. Burnlounge was sued by the Federal Trade Commission in 2007 and is currently in appeal in Federal Court.
An established speaker and mentor, Alex Arnold coaches individuals and corporations in areas of business, marketing, and finance, speaking in various platforms including a symposium on new social media platforms at Harvard Business School. Alex coaches million-dollar earners in the direct-sales industry, as well as executives in the areas of team building, processes, technology, distribution, and personal and corporate branding. Alex has advised corporations such as SolutionX– a company offering internet business solutions, Lifemax– a direct-sales company that promotes natural anti-aging products, and Visalus (BTH) – a direct sales company that specializes in health and wellness. He advised Digital Media Group – a Swiss based corporation that develops social media networks, and CieAura– a direct sales corporation offering a variety of sophisticated homeopathic health solutions. Alex has fostered strategic relationships for CieAura with the NBA, WNBA, and welterweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.
Alex Arnold is based in Los Angeles, California with his wife Maritess, and daughter Alexis.
Alex is also a volunteer in mentoring young men at the Camp Kilpatrik detention center in Malibu, California where a movie was inspired by their sports program with actor Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” called Gideon Gang.
Alex’s endeavors include investing in famous Hollywood supper clubs such as the Green Door and Lure (formerly the Cabana Club), venues founded by the Sunset Entertainment Group, a luxury entertainment firm that draws celebrity clientele to their legendary venues. Alex continues to pursue strategic partnerships that create influential relationship marketing infrastructures, while capitalizing on emerging trends that bridge direct-sales, social media, as well as natural health products and services, through innovative technology, and entertainment.
Alex has trained and developed tens of thousands of people throughout Asia & China, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Alex’s passion is transforming companies and individuals to be all that they can be. Helping them perform at there highest potential. He continues to change and empower lives all over the world.