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David Lisonbee

David T. Lisonbee (born May 19, 1953) is an American entrepreneur,[1] philanthropist,[2] and author.
He is Founder and Chairman of the Board of 4Life Research,[3] a privately-owned nutraceutical company that focuses on the immune system.

Early life and education


Lisonbee was born to Alvin and Louise Mae Lisonbee in Ashland, Oregon, and grew up in Portland, Oregon. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in University Studies. Among his first jobs was painting residential addresses on curbs and then requesting that homeowners donate money for his service. He used the donations for college expenses. 

Lisonbee went on to receive his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.



In 1985, Lisonbee partnered with others to purchase Nature's Labs.[4] Two years later, Nature’s Labs became The Enrich Corporation, where he served as Co-Founder, Senior Vice-President, and President.[5]

In 1998, Lisonbee and his wife Bianca founded 4Life Research, a science-focused, Utah-based, BBB-accredited (Better Business Bureau®) immune system nutraceutical company which maintains an A+ customer rating.[6] Its flagship products containing 4Life Transfer Factor®, support immune system function. 4Life owns dozens of patents and patents-pending.[7][8] The company is committed to scientific research,[9] manufacturing excellence,[10] and university collaboration.[11]

Lisonbee named Steve Tew 4Life President in 2004 while continuing as CEO until 2014 when Tew took the helm. To date, Lisonbee has served as Chairman of the Board. In October of 2017, Tew retired and Danny Lee took the title of 4Life Research President and CEO.[12][13]

Philanthropy and corporate social responsibility


David and his wife Bianca launched Foundation 4Life, a non-profit 501c (3), in 2006.[14] The worldwide charity is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty for children and the communities in which they live. The NBC TODAY SHOW, broadcasted from New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza, has reported on Lisonbee and Bianca's philanthropic work with Foundation 4Life numerous times.[15][16]

Immediately following Hurricane Maria in 2018, the Lisonbees and Foundation 4Life went to work in Puerto Rico to provide on-the-ground aid to thousands of victims in need.[17] By leveraging the good works of 4Life Research and Foundation 4Life, he and Bianca remained philanthropically active throughout the pandemic of 2019-2022.[18] 

Over the past three decades, Lisonbee has played an important role in corporate social responsibility. His positive impact includes ongoing contributions to arts and literature,[19] heritage work,[20] and world-class theater.[21]

Today, the Lisonbees’ oldest daughter Jenna serves as the Director of Foundation 4Life’s worldwide charitable services.[22]

Board memberships

Board Memberships

4Life Research

Clene Nanomedicine

International Center for Law and Religion Studies

BYU Marriott School of Business Advisory Board



David (with his wife Bianca) served as President of the Brazil Salvador Mission (2014-2017) for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a young man, he served as a missionary in the Brazil North Central Mission. He and Bianca also served a mission in Milan, Italy.[23]

Lisonbee has had many religious callings over the years: as a bishop, stake presidency counselor and high councilor, and Provo MTC Branch President. More recently, he has served as a Young Men General Board Member for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.[24]

Personal Life

Awards and Recognition

Lisonbee and 4Life Research enjoy decades of awards and recognition. His company has received the Globee® Gold Award, two Gold Titan Awards, numerous Stevies®, and three People’s Choice Awards (The American Business Awards) for Best New Product in 2017, 2020, and 2022.[25]


In 2003, Inc. 500 named 4Life the 15th fastest-growing private company in the USA. In 2006, Lisonbee received the I.N. Blokhina Award for outstanding performance in biotechnology.[26]


Lisonbee and 4Life remain the topics of news,[27] both in[28] and out of the direct selling channel.[29][30]

Personal Life

David and Bianca married in December of 1974. Together, they have five children and (as of 2022) thirteen grandchildren. 


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