Executive Management Team
Joni Rogers-Kante, Founder, CEO and Chairwoman
Joni Rogers-Kante is the visionary and driving force behind SeneGence®. Her dream, of developing a company that offered an unparalleled opportunity for Distributors to build a business by selling products, that truly work, through a global network opportunity, has become a phenomenal success.
Joni began her career at 16 years of age, working for the Sav-On Corporation. By the age of 23, she was the assistant manager of the top store in the Sav-On chain. Having learned from high level management, buyers and operations experts, she knew the corporate structure was not for her. Armed with a vision and her business education, she pursued her dream of being an entrepreneur. Joni was introduced to a direct selling cosmetic company and recognized the incredible opportunity the industry offered to women. Joni's 13 year direct selling career produced jewelry, cars, awards, trips and recognition yet, more importantly, a burning desire to create a plan for the establishment of her own company which we now know as SeneGence.
Joni’s role as CEO and Chairwoman allows her to oversee the development of new products, the marketing of all the SeneGence products, as well as the creation of the training programs and overall vision for the company. Joni is also founder of the nonprofit The Make Sense Foundation®, which aims to assist women and children in crisis through the regular fundraising efforts of SeneGence Distributors and the donation of portions of the sales from select products.
Philippe Guerreau, President
A natural, energetic leader, Philippe Guerreau utilizes storytelling and his passion for the direct sales industry to inspire action that delivers significant financial results and operational efficiencies. His lasting success can be attributed to his organizational management skills and his executive ability to develop, implement, and influence best practices in the areas of sales, marketing, budgeting, purchasing, forecasting, and supply chain and inventory management.
As SeneGence’s President since March 2017, Philippe directs all functions to implement the Founder and CEO’s vision, drives all operational initiatives and priorities in all areas, and develops long-term domestic and international growth strategies. Prior to his current role, Philippe served on the SeneGence Advisory Board for over four years and provided strategic financial, operational, and marketing development support to the executive team during the company’s recent years of growth.
As a former Vice President at L’Oréal USA with over 10 years of experience in the beauty industry, Philippe oversaw finance for North American manufacturing operations, plant expansions, and manufacturing cost optimization projects. Other strategic management positions he held at L’Oréal include demand planning, stock strategy, credit, and long-term supply of finished goods.
Philippe holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and France, and his robust international experience has led him to conduct business with employees across several continents and in 35 countries. With previous CFO, Business Development, and CEO roles in a range of industries, including construction, building distribution, industrial engineering, and metal-cutting aerospace, Philippe has contributed forward-thinking industrial solutions that anticipate client needs in terms of profitability, safety, and compliance with environmental standards.
With over 24 years of direct selling experience, Philippe’s most recent 2020 achievement is becoming the Board Director of the Direct Sellers Association of Canada (DSA). His experience with direct selling goes back to age 11, when he launched his very own direct sales lavender company that proved enough success to help fund his college education. Philippe has a master’s in Management from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) and a BSBA in International Economics from the University of Arkansas.
Michael Moad, Chief Legal Officer
Michael Moad, joined SeneGence in 2001 from the field of law, having obtained his Juris Doctorate, graduating Cum Laude in 1979. He subsequently practiced law in Orange County, California for 22 years.
Michael initially helped to consolidate the structure of the Company and its Distributor force, writing the company’s policies and procedures and establishing a department to administer those policies fairly and consistently. Currently, Michael and his team oversee the company's patent rights, trademarks and copyrights. As former President, Michael worked alongside Founder Joni Rogers-Kante, to lead SeneGence to expand its product line and support Distributors in successfully managing and growing their independent businesses.
Michael donates his time, expertise and funds to several local charities, in a long standing belief that doing so is part of a full and well-rounded life. In addition, Michael presently acts as the Secretary of The Make Sense Foundation, SeneGence’s nonprofit entity.
Ben Kante, Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Kante utilizes his vast knowledge in Business Information Systems, Quantitative Analysis and Digital Media Art to fill the role of Chief Strategy Officer for SeneGence. Ben designed the seamless international Distributor accounting methodology, many of the internal operation systems and he completely re-organized the media department, creating printed materials, training videos and a new website. Mr. Kante maintains the daily role of CSO for all of SeneGence's daily multi-faceted operations and internal and external media and production facilities.
Mr. Kante's varied life experiences include a United States Coast Guard Master's License for 100 ton vessels, proven skills at successfully managing resort and dive fleets around the world, and as an internationally published writer, photographer and award winning videographer and film maker, Mr. Kante's works can be found around the world. He attended Mississippi State University, Orange Coast College, NAUI SCUBA Instructor College and is an Eagle Scout.
Jerome S. Kaiser, CPA, MS, CFE
Jerome Kaiser has served as SeneGence Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since September 2016. Prior to SeneGence he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Stemtech HealthSciences and ORYXE Energy International. Mr. Kaiser has served in a financial management positions with such notable companies as Liz Claiborne, Mikasa, Meguiar’s, and Ultramar. Mr. Kaiser began his career in public accounting at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Century City, CA. He is a certified public accountant and is a member of the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Kaiser received his master’s degree in business taxation from California State University and graduated with honors from Pepperdine University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Alan Rogers Kante, Owner/CXO, Chief Experience Officer
Alan Kante joins SeneGence from the University of California, where he received degrees in Philosophy and Psychology [with an emphasis in Industrial Psychology]. His position remains flexible, as he engages in the cultural development at the SeneGence corporate headquarters in Irvine, California and offices internationally. His skills help with development of long and short-term strategic planning, the sculpting of modern social decisions, research and analysis, and the acquisition of new personnel. Feel free to get to know him on any Sene-trip as your aide and liaison!
Kirsten Aguilar, Vice President of Marketing
With close to 20 years of inside experience in direct sales and the beauty industry, Kirsten manages the sales and international growth goals of SeneGence while overseeing a marketing, graphic design, and public relations team responsible for print, packaging, web and media content. Kirsten joined SeneGence in 2009 with a focus on leading its market and brand strategies, including new product launches, promotions, events and print and web collateral. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a special certificate in Public Relations. Kirsten is also a board member of the non-profit Make Sense Foundation.
Karen Goodman, Executive Vice President of Sales and Distributor Development
Karen is a direct sales veteran with over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, training, and program development. Having worked for such companies as Mary Kay®, Arbonne®, Shaklee®, and LifePharm® Global Network, her primary focus and commitment has always been to support Independent Distributors as they work to grow and develop sustainable businesses. Karen’s extensive knowledge and respect of the direct sales industry has helped to propel companies and their valued Independent Distributors toward achieving their goals. Between 2001 and 2006 – Karen worked directly with Joni to develop many of the original recognition programs and incentives for SeneGence which are currently still active today.
Brian Manahan, Senior Vice President of Digital Solutions
Brian has spent the majority of his career on the cutting edge of technology. He boasts 20 years of experience in software development. Brian’s love of the technology industry drives him to deliver the best to SeneGence’s Distributors, including creating and developing programs such as the Pick & Pack System and managing information security teams. He originally joined SeneGence as the Vice President of Lean Management and in his new role, returns to his roots. He looks forward to providing solutions for Distributors in the digital space. Brian’s vision for the department is to empower Distributors by building solutions that propel their businesses to the next level.
Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Southern California.
John Gleason, our Advisory Board Marketing Expert, is a Lecturer & Keynote with an education that includes Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame. John comes to us from Proctor & Gamble.
Vincent Serpico, our Advisory Board Operations Expert whose education includes a Master of Business Administration from Cornell, comes to us with experience from L’Oreal North America.