Kannaway announced that two of its leading executives have been promoted.
Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Jones has been promoted to the position of president; and Janne Heimonen, managing director, Europe, has been promoted to managing director, International.
“Over the past three years, Stephen has added tremendous value to our executive team as chief marketing officer and we are more than confident that he has the passion and talent to take our company to the next level in his new role,” said Kannaway CEO Blake Schroeder. “He has helped us create a more cohesive brand message that tells consumers and partners alike our mission and our dedication to providing world-class CBD products and education around the globe.”
In his new position, Jones will be responsible for sales, marketing and field development. He will continue to build on his more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing to help Kannaway continue to supply high-quality products and services to its customers and provide the best possible experience for Brand Ambassadors.
“Working for Kannaway has been incredibly rewarding both professionally and personally,” said Jones. “I’m honored to receive this promotion and look forward to serving the company in an even bigger way. The future is very bright indeed, and I’m excited to keep working with Kannaway to continue making a difference in people’s lives.”
Janne Heimonen joined Kannaway in 2019, bringing more than 25 years of leadership and sales experience in the direct selling industry, fulfilling roles in both European and U.S.-based companies. Since Heimonen joined Kannaway, the company has achieved multiple milestones in international growth, including opening Kannaway in Russia.
“I have a passion for direct selling and the rights of consumers to look after their own health and wellness,” said Heimonen. “Hemp is a real gift to people around the world and I’m excited to help Kannaway, a company with an impressive history of pioneering the market, play a big role in the comeback of this wonderful plant.”