Friday, October 26, 2012

Meet the Founders of Younique

Derek Maxfield and Melanie Maxfield Huscroft

Founded by a brother and sister team, the philosophy of Younique is centered around the core values of simplicity, spiritual enlightenment, positive influence, and the celebration of both inner and outer beautyDerek and Melanie firmly believe that all women should feel valued, smart, and empowered through opportunities of personal growth and financial reward!  Joining the Younique family provides opportunities for women to belong to a company that truly believes that the sky is the limit!
Derek Maxfield, Founder and CEO of Younique, and already a successful entrepreneur, created NetSteps in 2003 and just a few years later made the Inc. Top 500 list two consecutive years.  In 2009, his company placed 11th in the nation and 1st in Utah as the fastest-growing software company which had more than one million users worldwide.  Derek was recognized by Utah Valley Business Q Magazine twice as #1 and #8 overall for the area’s fastest-growing companies.  He is also a husband and father of four and studied Computer Science at BYU.  Now, with more than 12 years experience working with some of the very best direct-sales companies in the world, he is teaming up with his sister, Melanie, to create a whole new experience in the direct-sales industry.

Melanie Huscroft, Co-founder and VP of Sales and Marketing for Younique, has spent the last 16 years in the home, as a homemaker, wife, and a mother to four.  Her passion and creativity, experience in Marketing and Sales, and flair for fashion and beauty makes for the perfect partnership to team up with her brother, Derek.  Melanie studied Marketing and Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and also Business Education at both Ricks College and Boise State University.  Melanie’s dedication and drive to help build a successful direct-sales company is centered around her belief in the strength and influence of women in the world today.

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