Steven and Angie Thompson are the Founders of Zilis. This dynamic couple brings 35 years of combined experience to lead Zilis .


John C. Maxwell

Steven and Angie Thompson are the Founders of Zilis.  With a career spanning over three decades in the wellness and Direct Sales industries, the Thompsons have the experience and wisdom to lead Zilis into the future.  After starting their first health and wellness endeavor shortly after college, they have gone on to build three highly successful global enterprises.  To date, the Thompson’s have built teams totaling over 250,000 people in 40 countries throughout the world.  In addition, Steven has served as Director of Marketing and Vice President of Sales for multiple international Direct Selling firms.   Steven was recently voted as one of the top 40 Mentors in the world in a global survey completed by over 100,000 participants.  Mentoring and leadership development are a cornerstone of Zilis and our Founder’s philosophy.  They are dedicated to your success and that of every Ambassador.  Steven & Angie are best described as “leader’s leaders” and you’ll most often find them sharing the vision with audiences across the nation.

In addition to his business endeavors, Steven has served on the board of multiple local and national nonprofits with focuses on children’s issues. Since launching their entrepreneurial careers, the Thompson’s have also started a family.  Today, their household is constantly bustling with energy and laughter from their three young daughters.

The Thompson’s have now decided it is time to invest their lives and talents into making a real difference. That decision sparked the birth of Zilis.

A simple idea is now growing into a global movement.  Over the coming months and years under the leadership of this dynamic couple, Zilis intends to expand globally in rapid fashion, sharing the concept with every person our Ambassadors can reach and paying it forward to millions of children.

Our goal at Zilis is to build’s the world’s truly global wellness platform.  We offer the world’s premiere products, backed by real science & research at prices never before seen.  On top of it all, we pay it forward with every sale.  That’s what I call opportunity!
Steven Thompson

Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Derrick DeSilva

Our founders and Derrick DeSilva have been friends and colleagues for many years. His passion for health and wellness radiates and his care for people can be felt by all. Zilis is excited to announce the addition of Dr. DeSilva to our team! This addition further solidifies our commitment to make the world’s most superior wellness products available to you and to truly build the Amazon of health and wellness.

Dr. Derrick DeSilva is a nutritional expert who has been instrumental in the formulation of more than 100 natural products. He is a practicing Internist at the Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and is on the teaching faculty at JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. He has lectured on various topics in medicine, nationally and internationally, and is host of a radio talk show called “Ask the Doctor,” as well as his own television show, “To Your Health.”

He hosts medical segments on CNN and has appeared as a guest on numerous national television programs, including ABC’s “Nightline.” Most recently, he was asked to be a regular health expert on the TV show, “EXTRA.” Dr. DeSilva was named by New York Magazine as One of the Best Doctors in the New York Metro Area and named by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as One of the Best Doctors in New Jersey.

In the last 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with the world’s top doctors and formulators and I can tell you for a fact that Dr. DeSilva is the most knowledgeable expert in health and wellness that I’ve ever known.
Steven Thompson

Message from the CEO

Welcome to Zilis! Thank you for taking time to learn more about our mission and vision.   For many years, I was fortunate to be involved with the creation of a number of the most successful nutritional products ever developed. Health and wellness is a big business, and many companies are developing wonderful products.  Our team is dedicated to searching out to find the best products on the planet and making them available to you at tremendous savings. 

The good news doesn’t stop there.  I’ve seen first hand the power that proper nutrition can make in someone’s life. When I learned of the devastating epidemic of childhood malnutrition, I knew we could make a difference. Children are the world’s most precious resource and each of us has a responsibility to do what we can to help those in need. Our simple pay it forward nutrition model makes it easy for you to touch a child’s life without having to spend extra money or take additional time.  All it takes is making a purchase through Zilis  and with every sale we’ll contribute  nutrition for a child. 

In addition, Zilis is looking for difference makers and leaders to join us on the journey.  I’ve been fortunate to have tremendous mentors in my life and now my goal is to pass that wisdom and knowledge onto others.  If you’re looking to become a part of something significant, and in the process create freedom in your own life, you may have found your home.  I invite you to take a closer look at Zilis.  What we’ve created is very special and I believe destined to become a household name. 

Whether you join Zilis as a Customer or an Ambassador, it’s an honor to have you on board.

The road to freedom starts here,

Steven Thompson

Founder and CEO