About Frank VanderSloot
Frank VanderSloot has been the CEO of Melaleuca since the company was founded in 1985. Growing up on a small family farm in northern Idaho, VanderSloot learned the value of hard work from an early age. He was in charge of the farm from the time he was a 12-year-old boy and saved up his money to pay his own way through college.
VanderSloot earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Brigham Young University. After graduating, he worked as an executive at two Fortune 500 companies, ADP and Cox Communications, before founding Melaleuca.
Under VanderSloot’s leadership, Melaleuca has steadily grown from a simple start-up that initially offered just eight products into a thriving company that now offers over 450 health and wellness products, operates in 19 countries around the world, and brings in $2 billion in annual revenue. Today Melaleuca products are used every day in more than 1.75 million households across the globe.
In 2001, VanderSloot created the Melaleuca Foundation as a way to do good where good is needed. Melaleuca’s charitable arm, the foundation has donated millions of dollars to thousands of nonprofit and humanitarian organizations; provides natural disaster relief to victims around the world; and is the sole supporter of the Santa Lucia Children’s Home in Quito, Ecuador.
In 1992, VanderSloot founded the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration to pay tribute to America’s Founding Fathers, veterans, soldiers, and their families. Held in Idaho Falls, Idaho, it has become the largest Independence Day fireworks display west of the Mississippi River. This spectacular display has been featured in USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Reader’s Digest, and the American Pyrotechnics Association.
In addition to his responsibilities at Melaleuca, he owns and operates a cattle ranch that is home to one of the largest and most prestigious Angus cattle herds in the country.