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Building an Empire
Aug 31st 2010 at 11:38 AM
Introducing JavaFit's new alliance... John Rochon (Founder and Chairman of Richmont Holdings, Dallas) is legendary in the direct selling industry. After spending the early part of his career working for Chesebrough-Ponds (Unilever) and Ecolab International, he joined... Mary Kay Inc. in 1980. Mr. Rochon became Chairman of Mary Kay Inc. in 1991 and led that company's successful leveraged buyout and subsequent major growth into 37 countries.
With all due respect to Mary Kay, he made the company what it is today, growing it from $500m to almost $3B. As founder and general partner of Richmont Capital Partners, Mr. Rochon led the partnership to become the largest shareholder in Avon Products, Inc. Some other major investments included Royal Appliance/Dirt Devil, Maybelline, The Dial Corp., Harvey’s Hotels and Casinos, The Edison Project and Armor Holdings.
The company's portfolio currently includes Nukote, one of the world's leading aftermarket producers of imaging supplies for business and home use. They got together with JavaFit through a prior relationship with Dave Briske, our CEO. They are often approached by other companies for alliances, but they turn down 90 percent of them.
They like that we have a family-like atmosphere, that we're new, and that we have a clever product -- two huge industries combined. They like that the product is consumable - repeat buyers.
In the worst recession since the depression, we have an excellent opportunity for people to come back from the brink. What we're selling is a "simple pleasure." People don't squander their resources these days, but with JavaFit, we have something nobody is going to give up. A luxury everyone can afford and enjoy. They saw JavaFit and WANTED to be a part of it. They see that this is a business that truly can be fun to run. Richmont is now at our disposal. They are our partner. We are on the same team.
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