Meet Roger Barnett --- 
The new owner of Shaklee Corporation.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004  

Private investors purchase Shaklee.

By David Morrill and Jennifer Inez Ward, BUSINESS WRITER

PLEASANTON – Shaklee Corporation has been sold by its parent company Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical to a group of private investors for $310 million.  The Pleasanton-based company was purchased by the private equity firms Ripplewood Holdings and Activated Holdings.  Roger Barnett, managing partner of Activated Holdings will become the chief executive officer of Shaklee.

Barnett referred to Shaklee as the “crown jewel” of the network marketing industry in a recorded statement.  Barnett said his company had looked at close to 75 different companies throughout the industry before deciding on Shaklee.

Roger Barnett is just 39 years old.  He is the Managing Partner of Activated Holdings LLC, the investment vehicle for a private family holding company controlling over $2 billion in assets.  Mr. Barnett has ten years of operating experience in growing businesses.  He received his undergraduate degree from Yale College, his law degree from Yale Law School and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

He began his career at the investment-banking firm, Lazard Freres & Co. where he identified Arcade Inc., a fragrance sampling company as an investment opportunity.  During Mr. Barnett’s six year tenure as Arcade’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Arcade was transformed into the largest sampling company in the world, expanding from a solely U.S. operation into a global business.  Mr. Barnett was also the founder, Chairman and CEO of, which continues to be one of the leading internet retailers in the cosmetic industry.  Roger and his family developed one company worth $9 billion and 3 companies valued at more than $2 billion each.

Mr. Barnett has been selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum (Davos) and is a member of their private investment community.  He has also been selected as a Young Leader Forum Fellow by the U.S. Council on China Relations, and is a member of the Young President’s Organization.

Mr. Barnett is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Opera Association, a member of the Health Advisory Council of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and a board member of the Harvard Business School Club of NY.  

Roger Barnett's Vision

 Roger purchased Shaklee because he loves this marketing concept and believes it is the FUTURE.   There was no question he was going to buy a NWM company.  He looked at 75 others in an effort to identify the one that best fit his family’s values and his dream scenario.  As fate would have it, all the stars lined up at the end of his search and Shaklee became available.  Perfect timing!

His goal is to make Shaklee #1 in the world.  He says:

"I am thoroughly convinced our growth potential is by far the greatest in our industry."

Shaklee is the most perfectly positioned company in the industry.  We have the best history and the brightest future. 

The Company  

Shaklee is the right company in the right industry at the right time.  Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee pioneered nutritional supplementation in 1915 and the MLM marketing concept in 1956.  By the late 6o’s Shaklee was in full-blown momentum becoming the 2nd fastest growing company in America, a member of the NYSE and the Fortune 500. 

With products based solidly on the doctor’s philosophy of “Harmony with Nature”, and a commitment to world class nutritional science, Shaklee has become a World Leader in the explosive Health and Wellness market which is projected to reach $1 trillion a year in the next 10 years.

Shaklee’s reputation for quality and integrity is without equal.  This is primarily due to its unwavering commitment to research that has produced more than 100 published articles and abstracts in Scientific and Peer Reviewed Journals.  No other nutrition company in the world can make that claim.

The Power of Leadership

The great companies in this industry were led to greatness by their founder.  Even though Shaklee was founded before Roger Barnett was born.  Shaklee is now his baby and he has the talent, vision and passion to make it #1 in the world!  

I am thrilled to tell you that Roger Barnett has committed to move his family to Pleasanton, California to be the hands-on CEO.  He sees this as a long-term strategic investment and says, “I never want to sell this company.  “One day, if he’s worthy, I’d like to pass this on to my son Spencer.”  Spencer is only 3 years old.  

The Crystal Ball!  

If I were selling stock on this site, I’d be arrested for insider trading.  Insider trading is illegal because it gives the ones who have the information an unfair advantage.

I want you to think of the information you are reading as the best stock tip you could ever get in your lifetime and it’s perfectly legal.  Those who act on this information will have a huge lead start on those who don’t!Here is the tip:  Shaklee is entering a major growth phase right now called pre-momentum.  This powerful momentum phase is highly predictable.  We KNOW it’s going to happen and when it does, fortunes will be made by those who get positioned early in the game.  This knowledge gives you an unfair advantage at the most perfect time in this new venture.

Global Expansion!

The really exciting part of this unique opportunity is that the goal for Shaklee is to expand into a minimum 50 countries.  In addition to the big growth that will happen in the U.S., just imagine what can happen when Shaklee opens its doors in countries like Taiwan, Korea and China, a market bigger than all the others combined!  Even a tiny piece of any of these markets would lead to true financial independence.

The key point is that Shaklee, for the first time in it’s 48-year history, will be one SEAMLESS Company with computer technology to track volume around the world and deposit the check into your account.  You will have an opportunity to participate in all of these countries. 

The Best Compensation

Shaklee has paid $billions in bonuses and created lots of millionaires.  You are reading this with the ink barely dry on the contract to purchase so details on the compensation plan are not available.  Would it be wise to wait?  I don’t think so … Roger believes the field leaders are his most important assets and his goal is to have the best compensation plan in the industry!

Opportunity Summary

No owner of a network marketing company ever came into the business with the combination of education, track record, resources and vision of Roger Barnett.

Roger has made every verbal commitment you could want to hear and has written a check for $310 million.  He has a track record for building businesses larger than any network marketing company.  His goals are huge.  He loves the industry and he will put together a great team.  He is moving his family to California and will personally run the company.

Here is the point … you are reading this information at the most critical time---before Shaklee goes global and gets into full-blown momentum!  It doesn’t get any better than this!

Trust me, this is one timing window you don’t want to miss.  From my perspective you have two choices—take a “wait and see” attitude and risk getting left behind or ask yourself if what you are reading makes sense.

If it does make sense and you are sincerely interested in creating a lifetime of residual income and time freedom, I urge you to do these 3 things:

1. Re-read Roger’s bio and this opportunity summary.

2. Click Here To View a Presentation

Click Here to Listen to Roger Barnett,
Owner & CEO
 3-min Message

3. Do your due diligence on Roger and his company.

When you’ve finished please ask yourself these 6 questions:

1.  Why would Roger Barnett, with his track record and the resources to buy any company he wants, choose to buy this company?

2.  What does he see that we don’t see?

3.  With Roger at the helm, what are the odds this is not the next big thing in NWM?

4.  If it is the next big thing, how could it benefit me to get in now and catch the pre-momentum wave?

5.  If it is real and I don’t get on board now, what will the opportunity cost me for not doing it?

6.  Is there any reason I shouldn’t get started right now and if now, when?

  There is no doubt---the purchase of Shaklee Corporation by Roger Barnett is a once-in-a-lifetime event and it will create a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

As a student of this industry for more than 25 years, I have seen the power of true momentum close up and personal and I am living the dream it produces.  I know, and every single leader in this industry would agree—opportunities like this come around once in a lifetime!

I have personally spoken with Roger and I know his vision…..when you hear him speak, you will be as convinced as I am.  If I were in your shoes, I would do everything humanly possible to get my business started as fast as possible.

A few years from now you can look back on the opportunity you are being presented today and say one of two things…..

 “I wish I had”  -or- “I am sure glad I did”.

What should you do right now?

Call the person who sent you this information and have them get you on a three/way call with a top leader who has some answers.  Take a serious look.  Treat this like the serious opportunity it is!

I sincerely hope that this information helps you catch the vision of what lies ahead.  I hope you will act on it and I hope that it will make all your dreams come true!

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