Chief Sales Officer
As Amway’s chief sales officer, John Parker is responsible for the company’s global sales operations. In this role, he oversees distributor compensation and incentives, sales plan, customer service, meetings and events, digital and consumer marketing, and training and education. He’s also a member of Amway’s executive staff, the company’s top advisory team to the Office of the Chief Executive, composed of Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel and President Doug DeVos.
Parker has worked for two decades with Amway Business Owners around the world. He joined Amway in 1993 as a distributor relations sales manager and later became director of sales for North America. Parker was later named Amway North America’s vice president of sales and marketing, overseeing sales, marketing, communications, catalog, customer support and public relations. In 2003, Parker became chief marketing officer for Amway and in 2007 was named president of Amway Japan, leading all operations for one of Amway’s largest affiliates. He returned to Ada as vice president and chief sales officer in 2013.
Parker is a member of the United States Direct Selling Association board of directors and executive committee, serves as chairman of the Direct Selling Education Foundation and is a past member of the leadership advisory board for the College of Business at Ferris State University. Parker earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a member of the varsity golf team.