"The team, the team, the team." Len Iakiri takes these words to heart from the legendary University of Michigan football coach, Bo Schembechler. A proponent of servant leadership, Iakiri always puts others first and promotes the wellbeing of the people around him.
If you ask Iakiri about his organizational priorities and goals it always comes back to people. As the country manager of Amway Canada, his primary job is to ensure his team is engaged and to support Amway Independent Business Owners. His work is guided by a simple formula: Beliefs + Behaviors = Outcomes.
"For me, people have always mattered most. As a leader, it’s my role to help the team understand how their work fits into the big picture, ensure their voices are heard and put them in the best position to be successful," says Iakiri.
Iakiri has made a career of achieving positive outcomes that span the globe. He joined Amway in 2013 as a manager in Customer Service in the U.S. In 2016, he was named manager of Market Innovation in the Philippines, where he led a global team tasked with strengthening the market. He helped redesign the affiliate for growth, built partnerships with distributors and created the market’s new flagship physical presence.
In 2018, Iakiri assumed the lead role for Canada. He is focused on driving market growth and profitability for Canada by supporting IBOs with a new education program and product launches, collaborating with the U.S. to help meet the market's unique needs and fostering a culture of innovation.
Prior to Amway, Iakiri spent 15 years in the financial services industry responsible for sales, marketing, business development and customer experience. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Hope College and completed his graduate studies at Aquinas College and the Stonier School of Banking at Georgetown University.
Iakiri and his wife, Tamara, are the parents of two sons.