Younique is based in Pleasant Grove, Utah and was founded by a brother-sister team, Derek Maxfield and Melanie Huscroft. Derek is a proven entrepreneur already having founded a company previously that was on the Inc. 500 fastest growing private companies in America two consecutive years. In 2009, his company NetSteps placed 11th in the nation, and 1st in Utah, as the fastest growing software company. Derek was recognized by Utah Valley Business Q Magazine twice as #1 and #8 overall for the area's fastest growing companies. Melanie has a background in Advertising Art, Marketing, Purchasing, and Sales. Melanie's passion, creativity, experience in Marketing and Sales, and flair for fashion and beauty makes for the perfect partnership to team up with her brother, Derek. Their dedication, passion, and drive to build a successful direct-sales company is centered in their belief in the strength and influence of women in the world today.