Founded by Michael and Dr. Tatiana Kolpakov in 2005, WellnessPro, Inc. asked Dr. William Wheeler to help make the best-tasting, all-natural shake to keep the body running healthier. The goal was to improve how the body works – like absorbing calcium and protein more efficiently and blocking carbs more effectively. A tall order – but 3 years later, our product became the leading health shake in the world. Since then, the company has expanded its product line to include world-class skin care and supplements.
WellnessPro has a unique and special culture focused on helping people have fun, make money and make a difference. From quality, world-class products to personal Wellness Consultants who can help develop your customized total well-being plan, we’re here to keep you motivated and reaching for those goals.
Your wellness matters to us.
Michael Kolpakov, CEO
Founder and CEO Michael Kolpakov brought twenty years of astounding international success to the creation of WellnessPro. After receiving his masters in External-Economic Activities at Moscow Institute of Internal Affairs in 1991, Michael founded IDMS US / Transcontinental Enterprises, which carried out logistic services for large international corporations. His marketing brilliance for one customer alone increased sales from zero to forty-million dollars, almost overnight. For Michael Kolpakov, the sky isn’t the limit. In January, 2006, he was honored as Academician of the International Academy of Spiritual Unity of the World. His wealth of experience and confident vision for WellnessPro’s future ensure that WellnessPro’s global growth will be capable, efficient and rapid.
Dr. Tatiana Kolpakov, Co-Founder & Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Tatiana has studied at the feet of legendary network marketing leaders, motivational speakers and philosophers. Fifteen years in network marketing, ten years as a practicing anesthesiologist M.D. and absolutely no fear of hard work make Dr. Tatiana Kolpakova the ideal choice to spearhead WellnessPro’s marketing campaigns and Scientific Advisory Board. Well-educated, talented and business-savvy, Dr. Tatiana has a vision for WellnessPro’s unlimited potential and the boundless energy, charisma and people-skills to make it happen. Not only does her medical background give her keen insight into the needs of the customer, her extensive experience in sales, as well as her prodigious creative abilities, give her an astute sense of how to focus WellnessPro’s advertising to maximum potential. Her leadership drives our efforts to distance the WellnessPro brand from competitors.
John Purdy, President and Chief Operating Officer
John Purdy is an accomplished executive with over 35 years of experience in the Direct Selling Business. Mr. Purdy brings to Wellness Pro a successful background in Executive Management at three of the largest and most successful Global Direct Selling companies, Amway, Herbalife, and Visalus Sciences.
Most recently Mr. Purdy held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Visalus Sciences leading the company through explosive growth over a 2 year period. At Herbalife Int’l, Mr. Purdy held the positions of President Herbalife Japan, Senior Vice President of International and Senior VP of Asia Pacific developing and leading International businesses around the globe. At Amway Corporation he held successive management positions for 15 years including successful project assignments in Europe and Asia.
Mr. Purdy holds a Bachelor Degree from Michigan State University.
Maria Cziao, Chief Financial Officer
Maria brings more than 10 years of finance and business management expertise. Prior to joining WellnessPro, Maria has served in corporate controller and senior management positions for domestic and international companies in diverse industries including publishing, logistics, and retail/wholesale distribution.
Maria earned her BA in Economics from the Novosibirsk State University, ranked among the top five best Russian colleges nationwide. Maria holds a MBA degree in Corporate Finance from the Marshal School of Business, University of Southern California.
Helen Kolpakov, Chief Project Manager
Helen has a unique perspective on the network marketing industry. She has received a B.S in International Business and Finance from University of Southern California and an MBA at the Anderson School of Management, UCLA. Helen is responsible for all operational activities including logistics, fulfillment, product development, and distributor relations department.
Julio P. Cepeda, Director Latin America
As CEO for Jafra International Brazil, Julio grew sales to 15MM. With 25+ experience in Direct Selling & Consumer Products, Julio leads WellnessPro’s Latin and South American efforts.
Jeff Stroud, Strategic Advisor
25-year track record of delivering rapid sales growth and profitability.
2007-2010 Board of Directors,
DSA 2011 Chairman of DSA Strategic Planning
Doris Wood, Strategic Advisor
Doris is one of the most highly recognized authorities in the world on Direct Sales/ Multi-Level Marketing/Network Marketing. Her love of, expertise in and dedication to the industry is based on over 50 years of successful, practical, hands on experience. Called, The Consultants Consultant, she is the speaker, author, trainer and consultant of choice by start up ventures and established MLM companies alike around the globe.
She was one of the first women to build a $1MM distributorship (1964), in the MLMIA Hall of Fame, awarded the Industry Icon Award, listed as 1 of 50 most influential people in Direct Sales and 1 of 25 most powerful women by Direct Selling Live, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014 by TAMM (The Academy of Multilevel Marketing).