Executive Leadership Team

A major driving force behind the success of Zija is our Executive Team. With years of industry experience, they know what it takes to create the real, sustainable growth that our Distributors and customers need to succeed.

Ken Brailsford

Ken Brailsford

Founder & CEO

Mr. Brailsford began his long and successful career in the nutritional supplement and network marketing industry over 50 years ago. He has founded and operated several successful businesses, including two multi-million-dollar network marketing companies still in business today. Ken came out of retirement to start Zija International over a decade ago and has grown the company to operate in over 50 markets worldwide.

Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer

President

Prior to joining Zija International, Mr. Palmer directed business development for a vast, multi-state region. His years of expertise and leadership have helped establish a solid company base and consistent year-over-year growth. Ryan is laser-focused on helping Zija continue toward its inevitable place as a Legacy company that will change the world.

Dr. Joshua Plant

Dr. Joshua Plant

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Plant graduated first in his class from Harvard Medical School with a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences. He has done extensive research and been published himself on various health and nutrition topics. Josh works meticulously to ensure that the quality and nutritional value of Zija's products is second to none. He also serves as Chairman of the world-renowned Zija Product Advisory Council.

Jarom Dastrup

Jarom Dastrup

Vice President, Sales

Mr. Dastrup drives Distributor success with Zija's simple, duplicable training programs that empower individuals to accomplish their personal and team goals. Jarom comes to Zija with nearly seven years of direct sales experience and over a decade of sales experience. His ability to communicate, train and sell makes him an important part of Zija's Executive Team.

Laura Bijerring

Laura Bijerring

Vice President, Finance

Ms. Bijerring has extensive experience successfully leading the financial functions of both private and public corporations in a variety of industries. Her areas of expertise include financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, cash management, payroll, financial analysis, and accounting management.

Dave Jensen

Dave Jensen

Vice President, Technology

With 15 years of experience in the industry and a determination to improve everything around him, Mr. Jensen brings a strategy-focused IT approach along with the expertise to make it happen. He has the tools and passion needed to take Zija’s IT services to the next level. Dave is responsible for all software and hardware teams at Zija globally.

Kyle Casteel

Kyle Casteel

Vice President, Marketing

As the Vice President of Marketing, Kyle leads global marketing and communication initiatives to elevate the Zija brand and drive business results. With nearly a decade of marketing and branding experience, Kyle is committed to keeping Zija’s Life Unlimited vision and message prevalent so Distributors can feel confident in the look, feel, and tone of the brand they are promoting.

Jason Ahlmann

Jason Ahlmann

General Counsel & Executive Director, Compliance

A licensed attorney for over a decade, Mr. Ahlmann serves as Zija’s legal advisor while overseeing the implementation of corporate policies, procedures and programs. Jason ensures that Zija and its Distributors conduct business in compliance with applicable regulatory laws to secure Zija’s future as a legacy company.