40 Under 40: Drew Wolfert

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Drew Wolfert
dōTERRA | CFO Chair | Pleasant Grove | AGE 35

Drew Wolfert was doTERRA’s fourth employee. He answered customer calls, filled essential oil bottles, and performed ad-hoc financial analysis. As doTERRA went from startup to stallion, Wolfert transitioned into the finance department. After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from BYU, Wolfert took a full-time position with PwC in New York City, where he worked with a number of Fortune 100 companies. In 2016, Wolfert came home to doTERRA — and its thousands of employees — and now serves as CFO Chair.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT Any time I’m able to see those around me progress in their career, especially those I’ve been able to more closely mentor. It doesn’t get better than that. LEADERSHIP STYLE A very hands-off leadership style where I encourage others to make their job what they want it to be. It’s built upon three pillars: (1) Trust (2) Empower (3) Encourage. When you truly implement those three with the people around you, the things they can accomplish will astound you. WOULDA-COULDA-SHOULDA Early on, I wish I would have focused more on those things I could control. I’ve found the two most important aspects of my career are going home every day knowing I gave it my best and secondly, the relationships I’ve built with others. WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH The best way to problem-solve is to simply start. Too many times we put things off and delay, thinking we need to fully prepare every part of it before we start. If you waited until you were ready you’d never do anything. For me, the innovation begins when you just start doing. MAIN MOTIVATION Being part of something that changes lives. ULTIMATE CAREER DREAM To have complete financial freedom and control over my time. This means I can do what I want, when I want, with whomever I want.

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