Young Living’s Exhaustive Search Finds the Best Candidate Internally
Lehi, UT – June 7, 2018 – Young Living Essential Oils, the world leader in essential oils, announced the appointment of Lee Bowen as its Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Bowen will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial condition, as well as overseeing the Accounting, Tax, Finance, Commission Services, and Human Resources departments.“
At Young Living, much like we seek out the best botanicals from around the world, we search high and low for the best and brightest talent in the business,” said Mary Young, Young Living’s Chief Executive Officer. “That’s why Lee was recruited, and he’s been dazzling us in the Finance department for years. I am so proud to welcome him to our executive team.”
Before being named Chief Financial Officer, he joined Young Living in 2014 as Director of Finance and was subsequently promoted to Sr. Director of Finance, VP of Finance, and most recently to Senior VP of Finance. He has played a critical role in overseeing Young Living’s financial planning and analysis, fraud management, treasury, banking, commission services, payroll, and risk management.
“After an exhaustive search process, we are pleased to announce that we found the best person to fill the Chief Financial Officer role in our own Lee Bowen," said Jared Turner, Young Living President and Chief Operating Officer. "Lee has been instrumental in Young Living’s achievement of $1.5 billion in annual revenue and in the 800 percent growth over the last five years. His skills and experience are integral to helping us plan for the future as we grow into a multi-billion-dollar company.”
Bowen has over 20 years of experience in financial operations, strategy development, and leadership. Prior to joining Young Living, he worked at Intel Corporation as Regional Director of Finance at Hilti as an expatriate in Panama; he also worked as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Nature’s Sunshine. Bowen earned an MBA and MSIM (Master of Science in Information Management) from Arizona State University and a BS in accounting from Brigham Young University.
Young Living Essential Oils, LC, based in Lehi, Utah, is the world leader in essential oils, offering the highest-quality oil-infused products available. Young Living takes its industry leadership seriously, setting the standard with its proprietary Seed to Seal® quality commitment. This guiding principle helps Young Living protect the planet and provide authentic products that its Brand Partners and Customers can feel confident using and sharing with friends and family. Young Living’s products—sourced from corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and other trusted suppliers—not only support a healthy lifestyle, but also provide opportunities for over 6 million global Brand Partners to find a sense of purpose and whole-life wellness by aligning their work with the Young Living values and passions. For more information, visit YoungLiving.com, follow @youngliving on Instagram, or like us on Facebook.