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Beauty & Money Summit LA

Connecting Independent Beauty Brands with Strategic Buyers, Financial Buyers, Retailers & Brand Mentors.

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Los Angeles, CA, USA
25 April, 2019

The Selection Committee has chosen the 12 Beauty Spotlight Finalists for this year!

“The Beauty & Money Summit is important to us, because it is the only vehicle in the market place today that is really identifying globally, the next generation of brands in today’s beauty world.”

William Susman, Managing Director at Threadstone Advisors

Why Attend

The No.1 Meeting Place For Beauty Business Partnering

M&A activity is at an all-time high within the beauty industry, with L’Oréal acquiring ModiFace in March 2018, Procter & Gamble securing First Aid Beauty for around $250 million, and most recently, L’Occitane acquiring L’Catterton backed luxury skin care brand ELEMIS. With an increasing number of private equity houses investing in beauty, 2019 is on track to be a record breaking year.

Enter the 5th in the Global series of the Beauty & Money Summit! Having connected over 500 industry leaders in 2018, through over 2000 one-on-one meetings, we are incredibly excited to bring this exclusive one-day event back to Los Angeles.

Building upon our global success, this year we not only connect 250 strategic buyers, financial buyers, retailers and independent beauty brands, but also take a deep-dive into the key areas critical for business growth in 2019 and beyond.

Sample of attendees from 2018 LA Summit

250+
Attendees
12
Beauty Showcase Finalists
700+
One-to-One Meetings
1
Must Attend Industry Event

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Beauty & Money LA interviews & highlights

The Beauty Spotlight

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

12 independent beauty brands, hand-picked by the prestigious Selection Committee, introduce themselves and their products on the main stage, in a quick-fire round of presentations.

Submissions will be accepted from both Mass and Prestige independent beauty brands in Colour Cosmetics, Skincare, Haircare, Fragrance, Bath & Body and Beauty Devices. They should be early to mid-stage brands that are actively seeking financial investment, acquisition, distribution, and/or marketing.

These can range from brands that have just started generating revenue all the way up to larger entities that have revenues of over $80 million.

Final submission date: 15th February 2019
Results announced: 5th March 2019

Submissions are now closed – check out who our 12 finalists are here!

The Summit Experience

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Pulp Riot

Podcast with 2017 Spotlight Finalist - David Thurston, Co-Founder, Pulp Riot

Pulp Riot were one of 12 finalists in the 2017 Beauty & Money NY Brand Spotlight and went on to be sold to Beauty giant L'Oreal in a deal represented by Triangle Capital. In this podcast David speaks to Richard Kestenbaum, co-founder of Triangle Capital on his experiences growing his brand and going on to sell to L'Oreal. 

2019 Selection Committee

Alicia Sontag

Co-Founder & Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

Benedict Auld

Founder & CEO
Lapidarius

Benjamin Lee

Managing Director
CircleUp

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group

Carol Hamilton

Group President, Luxe Division
L'Oreal USA

David Olsen

CEO
Cos Bar

Gillian Gorman Round

General Manager
Revlon Incubator

Rich Gersten

Partner
Tengram Capital

Robin Tsai

Managing Director
VMG Partners

Sonya Brown

General Partner
Norwest Venture Partners

Victoria Garcia

Member of the Council of Mentors
The Ember Company

Richard Kestenbaum

Partner
Triangle Capital, LLC and Forbes Contributor

Bentley Eidsmo

Director of New Brand Development
Guthy Renker

John Bailey

President & Chief Financial Officer
e.l.f cosmetics

Jodi Katz

Founder & Creative Director
BASE BEAUTY CREATIVE AGENCY™

Julia French

Managing Director
Golden Seeds

Michael Sampson

CEO
Kate Somerville Skincare

Ilya Seglin

Managing Director
Threadstone

Speakers

 

Paula Pontes

Senior VP & Global General Manager
GLAMGLOW

Paula Pontes

Senior VP & Global General Manager
GLAMGLOW

Paula Pontes

Senior VP & Global General Manager
GLAMGLOW
 

Alex Fogelson

Co-Founder & CEO
Taste Beauty

Alex completed his B.S.M at Tulane University in 2011, going on to complete an MFin. Alex went on to work in varied positions at Coach, The Estee Lauder Companies, Li & Fung Beauty, CHAPFIX+, and the Fung Group, and in 2015 he co—founded Taste Beauty along with two others, with over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry.

Taste was founded with a hungry spirit and a passion to drive innovation through the most unique products, highest quality, unprecedented customer service and rapid speed to market.

Alex Fogelson

Co-Founder & CEO
Taste Beauty

Alex Fogelson

Co-Founder & CEO
Taste Beauty

Alex completed his B.S.M at Tulane University in 2011, going on to complete an MFin. Alex went on to work in varied positions at Coach, The Estee Lauder Companies, Li & Fung Beauty, CHAPFIX+, and the Fung Group, and in 2015 he co—founded Taste Beauty along with two others, with over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry.

Taste was founded with a hungry spirit and a passion to drive innovation through the most unique products, highest quality, unprecedented customer service and rapid speed to market.

 

Alisha Sontag

Co-Founder & Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

Ranked one of Beauty's 50 Most Powerful Women by WWD (2015), and two-time honor of Fortune Most Powerful Women conference (2015/2016), Alicia is a Co-Founder and Partner at Prelude Growth Partners. Prelude Growth Partners is a New York City based growth equity firm focused on providing capital and value-added operatingsupport to high potential, fast-growing consumer brands.

Alisha Sontag

Co-Founder & Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

Alisha Sontag

Co-Founder & Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

Ranked one of Beauty's 50 Most Powerful Women by WWD (2015), and two-time honor of Fortune Most Powerful Women conference (2015/2016), Alicia is a Co-Founder and Partner at Prelude Growth Partners. Prelude Growth Partners is a New York City based growth equity firm focused on providing capital and value-added operatingsupport to high potential, fast-growing consumer brands. Prelude seeks to make investments of $3million to $15 million in each company, across branded consumer categories including personalcare/beauty, food & beverage, baby, pet, health & wellness and other consumer categories.

 

Alicia Yoon

Founder
Peach & Lilly

Alicia Yoon

Founder
Peach & Lilly

Alicia Yoon

Founder
Peach & Lilly
 

Bee Shapiro

Founder
Ellis Brooklyn

Bee Shapiro is a New York Times beauty contributor, a position she has held since 2009, the author of the newly published collection Skin Deep, and the founder of Ellis Brooklyn, a luxurious, sustainable, chemical-free line of skincare and perfume.

Bee Shapiro

Founder
Ellis Brooklyn

Bee Shapiro

Founder
Ellis Brooklyn

Bee Shapiro is a New York Times beauty contributor, a position she has held since 2009, the author of the newly published collection Skin Deep, and the founder of Ellis Brooklyn, a luxurious, sustainable, chemical-free line of skincare and perfume.

 

Dr Heather Rogers

Founder
Dr Rogers Skin Solutions

Heather D. Rogers is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained dermatologic surgeon, specialising in prevention and treatment of sun damaged skin including pre-skin cancers, skin cancers, moles and photo damage. However, in 2014, Dr Rogers founded Doctor Rogers Skin Solutions, which was the beginning of premium scientifically-proven, clean and allergen-free products.

Dr Heather Rogers

Founder
Dr Rogers Skin Solutions

Dr Heather Rogers

Founder
Dr Rogers Skin Solutions

Heather D. Rogers is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained dermatologic surgeon, specialising in prevention and treatment of sun damaged skin including pre-skin cancers, skin cancers, moles and photo damage. However, in 2014, Dr Rogers founded Doctor Rogers Skin Solutions, which was the beginning of premium scientifically-proven, clean and allergen-free products.

 

Katie Rosen Kitchens

Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
FabFitFun

Co-founder of FabFitFun, Katie Rosen Kitchens has led its evolution as a female-focused media brand, from writing about great lifestyle products to getting them into people’s hands.  Since launching the FabFitFun lifestyle box 2013, Rosen Kitchens has shifted her energy toward curating fresh and exciting brands for FabFitFun members and overseeing all brand partnerships and product development.

Katie Rosen Kitchens

Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
FabFitFun

Katie Rosen Kitchens

Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
FabFitFun

Co-founder of FabFitFun, Katie Rosen Kitchens has led its evolution as a female-focused media brand, from writing about great lifestyle products to getting them into people’s hands.  Since launching the FabFitFun lifestyle box 2013, Rosen Kitchens has shifted her energy toward curating fresh and exciting brands for FabFitFun members and overseeing all brand partnerships and product development.

Building on this to place the brand at the intersection of content, community and commerce, Rosen Kitchens has spearheaded FabFitFun’s evolution into one of most-loved membership services that spans beauty, fashion fitness, home, tech and more. As editor in chief, Rosen Kitchens continues to oversee all of FabFitFun’s content including it’s quarterly lifestyle magazine, video, online and social posts, and spearheads FabFitFun’s charity initiatives.

After earning English and Sociology degrees from George Washington University, Rosen Kitchens joined the fashion, beauty, and nightlife guide Scheckys.com as its L.A. editor. She has written for an eclectic variety of magazines, newspapers and websites including the Los Angeles Times, Art and Living, Women’s Life, Dining Out, Pasadena Mag, LA Splash, and Venice News. In-between blogs and articles, Rosen Kitchens has worked in TV production on several shows including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Jackass, and has also had a few of her own plays produced.

On any given day Rosen Kitchens is testing out protein bars, experimenting with exfoliators, swinging kettlebells, seeking out sex secrets, hailing high/low styles, interviewing fit-lebrities, examining fast & slow food, investigating mood boosters, working out at work, cycling, and more, all to find the best in beauty, fashion, fitness, nutrition and wellness for her FabFitFun subscribers.

When Rosen Kitchens is not at FabFitFun, she can be found hiking, experimenting in the kitchen, and spending time with her husband Daniel and their daughters, Summer and Sienna.

 

Katie Welch

General Manager, Beauty
The Honest Company

Katie Welch

General Manager, Beauty
The Honest Company

Katie Welch

General Manager, Beauty
The Honest Company
 

Meri Baregamian

CEO
Bliss

Meri Baregamian

CEO
Bliss

Meri Baregamian

CEO
Bliss
 

Emmanuel Rey

Founder
YUNI Beauty

French-born and one of nine siblings, Emmanuel Rey obtained a degree in engineering in agronomics, and in 2017 founded YUNI Beauty, and at the end of 2018, in a competitive group with Ouai hair care and Youth the people, YUNI received the Rising Brand of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Emmanuel Rey

Founder
YUNI Beauty

Emmanuel Rey

Founder
YUNI Beauty

French-born and one of nine siblings, Emmanuel Rey obtained a degree in engineering in agronomics, and in 2017 founded YUNI Beauty, and at the end of 2018, in a competitive group with Ouai hair care and Youth the people, YUNI received the Rising Brand of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

 

Danica Calderhead

Director of Brand Strategy
Dash Hudson

Danica Calderhead

Director of Brand Strategy
Dash Hudson

Danica Calderhead

Director of Brand Strategy
Dash Hudson
 

Frédéric Benqué

Managing Partner
NextWorld Evergreen

Mr. Frédéric Benqué serves as Managing Partner and General Partner at NextWorld Evergreen. He Co-Founded TextMe, Inc. in 2011 and serves as its Director. Mr. Benqué is a seasoned investor with solid financial and operational background. He has over 15 years of experience in various finance and investment roles. His expertise gained him the prestigious rising star in Finance by Financial News in 2006, and facilitated the creation of Credo, an all-clean beauty retailer.

Frédéric Benqué

Managing Partner
NextWorld Evergreen

Frédéric Benqué

Managing Partner
NextWorld Evergreen

Mr. Frédéric Benqué serves as Managing Partner and General Partner at NextWorld Evergreen. He Co-Founded TextMe, Inc. in 2011 and serves as its Director. Mr. Benqué is a seasoned investor with solid financial and operational background. He has over 15 years of experience in various finance and investment roles. His expertise gained him the prestigious rising star in Finance by Financial News in 2006, and facilitated the creation of Credo, an all-clean beauty retailer.

 

Jennifer Yen

Founder & CEO
Purlisse & YENSA

From Power Rangers to saving complexions with her skin care company purlisse beauty to momtrepreneur with her inspiration of the power of 8 Superfoods. 

Jennifer Yen started her career as TV villainess on Power Rangers which wrecked her skin from the heavy makeup and bright lights inspiring her to create purlisse beauty:  www.purlisse.com

After becoming a mother and feeling completely depleted Yen quickly recovered through a Superfood lifestyle, used by generations of women in her family.  

Jennifer Yen

Founder & CEO
Purlisse & YENSA

Jennifer Yen

Founder & CEO
Purlisse & YENSA

From Power Rangers to saving complexions with her skin care company purlisse beauty to momtrepreneur with her inspiration of the power of 8 Superfoods. 

Jennifer Yen started her career as TV villainess on Power Rangers which wrecked her skin from the heavy makeup and bright lights inspiring her to create purlisse beauty:  www.purlisse.com

After becoming a mother and feeling completely depleted Yen quickly recovered through a Superfood lifestyle, used by generations of women in her family.  

The power of Superfoods led Yen to start her second company, YENSA (meaning Color + Face in Chinese) the Superfood Cosmetic and the first Cosmetics meets Superfood Science brand, connecting Superfood Science, Complexion Cosmetics and Superfoods.

Each product is infused with 8 Superfoods (8 representing good luck, prosperity and infinite possibilities in Chinese culture). 

Since launching on October 8, 2018 ,YENSA has received over 240,000 positive reviews with top features in CEW, PopSugar, WWD, Coveteur, Byrdie, Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood Life, Bustle, New Beauty and more.  Cardi B and Jeffree Starr are among the influencer/celebrities to use the product + many more.

YENSA supports women organizations and recently partnered with Dress For Success #YourHourHerPower campaign featuring 8 SuperWomen: Michelle Phan, Jana Kramer, Aja White, Farnaz Charmatz, Sara Boyd, Deddeh Howard, Jesse Draper, Jennifer Yen who have shared their journeys in this campaign to help motivate and inspire women.  Watch the full video here

 

Lori Haram

SVP, Business Affairs & Operations
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Lori Haram is the Senior Vice President, Business Affairs and Operations for the Cluster of Brands that are led by Executive Group President, John Demsey. In this role, Lori is responsible to drive strategic projects across the more than 20 brands in the Cluster, as well as support specific initiatives within certain brands, notably Too Faced where she is the primary point of contact between the brand and the larger ELC organization. Lori is also the Chief of Staff to John Demsey.

Lori Haram

SVP, Business Affairs & Operations
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Lori Haram

SVP, Business Affairs & Operations
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Lori Haram is the Senior Vice President, Business Affairs and Operations for the Cluster of Brands that are led by Executive Group President, John Demsey. In this role, Lori is responsible to drive strategic projects across the more than 20 brands in the Cluster, as well as support specific initiatives within certain brands, notably Too Faced where she is the primary point of contact between the brand and the larger ELC organization. Lori is also the Chief of Staff to John Demsey.

Previously, Lori led New Business Development for ELC.  In that role, Lori completed 8 acquisitions, including Smashbox, Le Labo, BECCA and Too Faced, and 2 minority investments.  In 2016, Lori was named as one of the most influential women in mid-market M&A by themiddlemarket.com.

Lori has more than 30 years’ experience in global finance and strategic planning.  Following the completion of her business school education, she joined The Estee Lauder Companies as a Financial Analyst in the International division. Lori went on to hold various leadership positions within ELC including Vice President, Finance for Estée Lauder, USA and Canada; Vice President, Global Finance and Strategic Planning for M.A.C Cosmetics, and Senior Vice President, Global New Business Development. In these roles, she worked closely with the Brand Presidents and Senior Management to develop and execute strategic and financial priorities for the business.

Over the course of her career, Lori worked outside of ELC for approximately 5 years.  From 1996-1998, she held the position of Vice President, Finance for EMI Group, Angel Records Division, and from 2007-2009 she was first a consultant to, and subsequently the General Manager of the then-independent beauty brand Carol’s Daughter.

Lori developed and delivers a Career Readiness program to 12th grade students under the auspices of the non-profit organization PENCIL and is also the Treasurer of the Lords Valley Country Club.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management, from SUNY-Binghamton and a Master of Business Administration, Finance and Accounting, from Columbia University.  She and her husband Khaled live in Manhattan, and their son Ian lives close by.

 

Michelle Connelly

Director, Merchandising & Planning
Credo Beauty

Michelle Connelly joined Credo in 2017 with nearly a decade of experience in the industry, successfully driving beauty brands at retail through strategically planning their marketing initiatives, visual merchandising and inventory planning.  Prior to being recruited to lead the Credo merchant team, Michelle’s career in beauty began after successful stints at both Sephora and Macy’s.

Michelle Connelly

Director, Merchandising & Planning
Credo Beauty

Michelle Connelly

Director, Merchandising & Planning
Credo Beauty

Michelle Connelly joined Credo in 2017 with nearly a decade of experience in the industry, successfully driving beauty brands at retail through strategically planning their marketing initiatives, visual merchandising and inventory planning.  Prior to being recruited to lead the Credo merchant team, Michelle’s career in beauty began after successful stints at both Sephora and Macy’s.

Credo is the leading clean beauty retailer based in San Francisco, CA boasting the largest, safest and cleanest beauty assortment in the U.S.  Credo has 8 locations across the nation with more on the horizon and carries the most beautiful, effective and clean beauty brands available today.  

 

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group
 

Heather Connelly

Buying & Merchandising
CosBar

Heather Connelly

Buying & Merchandising
CosBar

Heather Connelly

Buying & Merchandising
CosBar
 

Rich Gersten

Partner
Tengram Capital

Mr. Richard Gersten is presently a Partner of Tengram Capital Partners, a consumer private equity firm formed to invest in the consumer and retail sectors. Mr. Gersten has over 25 years of experience in the private equity industry and has spent the last 19 years focused exclusively on the consumer and retail sector, with an emphasis in the beauty and personal care industry. He currently sits on the board of directors of Algenist, Cos Bar, This Works, Active Ride Shop, NEST Fragrances, Deva Curl, and formerly sat on the board of directors for Laura Geller Beauty.

Rich Gersten

Partner
Tengram Capital

Rich Gersten

Partner
Tengram Capital

Mr. Richard Gersten is presently a Partner of Tengram Capital Partners, a consumer private equity firm formed to invest in the consumer and retail sectors. Mr. Gersten has over 25 years of experience in the private equity industry and has spent the last 19 years focused exclusively on the consumer and retail sector, with an emphasis in the beauty and personal care industry. He currently sits on the board of directors of Algenist, Cos Bar, This Works, Active Ride Shop, NEST Fragrances, Deva Curl, and formerly sat on the board of directors for Laura Geller Beauty.

 

Sarah Foley

Managing Director
SWAT Equity Partners

Sarah is a senior finance professional with 20 years of private equity and financial advisory experience. Most recently, Ms. Foley served as CFO of a New York City-based food company for over two years. Ms. Foley has served as a member of multiple private company boards of directors. She is also an active angel investor and member of New York Angels.

Sarah Foley

Managing Director
SWAT Equity Partners

Sarah Foley

Managing Director
SWAT Equity Partners

Sarah is a senior finance professional with 20 years of private equity and financial advisory experience. Most recently, Ms. Foley served as CFO of a New York City-based food company for over two years. Ms. Foley has served as a member of multiple private company boards of directors. She is also an active angel investor and member of New York Angels.

 

Shelby Wild

Founder
Playa

Founder Shelby Wild is aiming to revolutionize the beauty industry with her naturally-derived haircare company Playa. Shelby founded Playa in 2017, hoping to simplify her own haircare routine with easy-to-use, toxin-free products. With millennial-chic packaging and transparent ingredients, Playa was quickly in demand from retail and beauty giants Sephora, Net-A-Porter, and Revolve.

Shelby Wild

Founder
Playa

Shelby Wild

Founder
Playa

Founder Shelby Wild is aiming to revolutionize the beauty industry with her naturally-derived haircare company Playa. Shelby founded Playa in 2017, hoping to simplify her own haircare routine with easy-to-use, toxin-free products. With millennial-chic packaging and transparent ingredients, Playa was quickly in demand from retail and beauty giants Sephora, Net-A-Porter, and Revolve.

 

Sonya Brown

General Partner
Norwest Venture Partners

Based in Palo Alto, Sonya is a General Partner at NVP and co-heads the Growth Equity practice where she focuses on investing across a wide range of sectors including consumer, retail, internet, and business services. 

Sonya Brown

General Partner
Norwest Venture Partners

Sonya Brown

General Partner
Norwest Venture Partners

Based in Palo Alto, Sonya is a General Partner at NVP and co-heads the Growth Equity practice where she focuses on investing across a wide range of sectors including consumer, retail, internet, and business services. 

Prior to joining NVP, Sonya was at Summit Partners, a private equity firm with over $11 billion under management, where she worked for nine years in the Boston office and was responsible for leading the firm's Consumer and Internet Industry Group in North America. Sonya was engaged in all aspects of the deal process including deal sourcing, due diligence, deal negotiations and board representation. Her most recent and past board directorships and investments include Aramsco, Airborne Health, Central Security Group, Physicians Formula Holdings (NASDAQ: FACE), Snap Fitness and Sparta Systems.

 

Tina Bou-Saba

Private Investor
CxT Investments

As a partner and advisor, Tina is open-minded, inclusive, trustworthy, and enthusiastic.  Extremely hands-on in her work, she listens intensely and celebrates collaboration.  Tina has sharp instincts for commercial opportunities, honed through her experience in strategy at Victoria’s Secret and in equity research analyzing public retailers. From exploring international expansion opportunities for a major retailer to crafting marketing strategy for a consumer start-up, she is an independent thinker who loves digging into hard problems.

Tina Bou-Saba

Private Investor
CxT Investments

Tina Bou-Saba

Private Investor
CxT Investments

As a partner and advisor, Tina is open-minded, inclusive, trustworthy, and enthusiastic.  Extremely hands-on in her work, she listens intensely and celebrates collaboration.  Tina has sharp instincts for commercial opportunities, honed through her experience in strategy at Victoria’s Secret and in equity research analyzing public retailers. From exploring international expansion opportunities for a major retailer to crafting marketing strategy for a consumer start-up, she is an independent thinker who loves digging into hard problems.

 

Victoria Garcia

Member of the Council of Mentors
The Ember Company

Victoria is a Brand Building Executive with in-depth global experience in the fashion and beauty industries. She focuses on leveraging her strong business planning, merchandising, digital and financial expertise, with an emphasis on inventory optimization. Victoria holds a unique balance between analytics and creative that she is able to drive in her strategic problem solving and decision making. She enjoys cultivating teams and aligning operations to propel companies forward.

Victoria Garcia

Member of the Council of Mentors
The Ember Company

Victoria Garcia

Member of the Council of Mentors
The Ember Company

Victoria is a Brand Building Executive with in-depth global experience in the fashion and beauty industries. She focuses on leveraging her strong business planning, merchandising, digital and financial expertise, with an emphasis on inventory optimization. Victoria holds a unique balance between analytics and creative that she is able to drive in her strategic problem solving and decision making. She enjoys cultivating teams and aligning operations to propel companies forward.

 

Allison Elliott

Store Director
Violet Grey

Allison is the Store Director at VIOLET GREY, a content and commerce company born out of Hollywood beauty culture. As the brick and mortar retail authority at the company, Allison oversees all facets of VIOLET GREY’s Melrose Place flagship store including developing strategies to expand store traffic and optimize revenue, motivating and mentoring store staff, and ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction through best in class service.  Since Allison joined VIOLET GREY in June 2018, the flagship store has experienced 50+% YOY revenue growth.

Allison Elliott

Store Director
Violet Grey

Allison Elliott

Store Director
Violet Grey

Allison is the Store Director at VIOLET GREY, a content and commerce company born out of Hollywood beauty culture. As the brick and mortar retail authority at the company, Allison oversees all facets of VIOLET GREY’s Melrose Place flagship store including developing strategies to expand store traffic and optimize revenue, motivating and mentoring store staff, and ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction through best in class service.  Since Allison joined VIOLET GREY in June 2018, the flagship store has experienced 50+% YOY revenue growth.

Prior to joining VIOLET GREY, Allison was the West Coast District Manager at Space NK and the West Coast Boutiques Regional Manager at Nars where she oversaw a multitude of stores, store openings and department store concessions.


Allison works concurrently as a professional make-up artist.  She has trained under Francois Nars and Lena Koro and currently assists Monika Blunder.  She has worked as a leading backstage makeup artist during New York Fashion Week and provided celebrities with red carpet makeup for The Emmy’s, The Golden Globes and The Critics’ Choice Awards to name but a few.

 

Liz Scott

President
EC Scott Group

Liz is the President at EC Scott Group where she oversees Company Strategy, Finance, Trade Marketing, Sales & Education, Communications, and the development of the Beauty and Wellness categories.  

Liz attended Wharton with a concentration in retail & marketing.  From her time at Saks Fifth Avenue, she brings respect for traditional retail, and from Gilt Group, a passionate entrepreneurial mentality, which fuels her motivation to bring brands and retailers success within the changing beauty landscape.  

Liz Scott

President
EC Scott Group

Liz Scott

President
EC Scott Group

Liz is the President at EC Scott Group where she oversees Company Strategy, Finance, Trade Marketing, Sales & Education, Communications, and the development of the Beauty and Wellness categories.  

Liz attended Wharton with a concentration in retail & marketing.  From her time at Saks Fifth Avenue, she brings respect for traditional retail, and from Gilt Group, a passionate entrepreneurial mentality, which fuels her motivation to bring brands and retailers success within the changing beauty landscape.  

EC Scott Group, founded in 2004, is the premier Sales, Service, and Training company for prestige beauty companies in the specialty retail channel in North America.  EC Scott Group’s services include everything from behind the scenes (i.e. warehousing, pick & pack, retailer headquarter management, collections), to the support in-store that makes independent retail partners successful (i.e. in-store education & training, event planning & execution, sell-through support).

 

 

Amanda Mueller

Senior Brand Communications Manager
Kopari

Amanda Mueller

Senior Brand Communications Manager
Kopari

Amanda Mueller

Senior Brand Communications Manager
Kopari
 

Devon Bergman

CEO
Social Standards

Devon Bergman

CEO
Social Standards

Devon Bergman

CEO
Social Standards
 

Eric Cohen

SVP Consumer Business
Cambridge Consultants

Eric Cohen

SVP Consumer Business
Cambridge Consultants

Eric Cohen

SVP Consumer Business
Cambridge Consultants
 

Andrew Beddoe

Director of Consumer and Health Business
Cambridge Consultants

Andrew Beddoe

Director of Consumer and Health Business
Cambridge Consultants

Andrew Beddoe

Director of Consumer and Health Business
Cambridge Consultants
 

Hatel Bhakta

Co-founder
Creative Intellects

Hatel Bhakta is a serial entrepreneur, avid investor, and Co-Founder of Creative Intellects, a performance based digital agency focused on driving top-line revenue and reducing customer-acquisition costs. Her clients include, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Harley Davidson, Liverpool Jeans Company, Celebrity Pink, Bella Dahl, AllState, and many more. Hatel’s core leadership breathes new life into her client’s brands by elevating both a digital and offline footprint.  

Hatel Bhakta

Co-founder
Creative Intellects

Hatel Bhakta

Co-founder
Creative Intellects

Hatel Bhakta is a serial entrepreneur, avid investor, and Co-Founder of Creative Intellects, a performance based digital agency focused on driving top-line revenue and reducing customer-acquisition costs. Her clients include, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Harley Davidson, Liverpool Jeans Company, Celebrity Pink, Bella Dahl, AllState, and many more. Hatel’s core leadership breathes new life into her client’s brands by elevating both a digital and offline footprint.  

She has a keen ability to combine her technical and creative skills in digital marketing strategies, which allows for her to lend her expertise for consumer and retail brands. Hatel is known for her ability to effectively identify brand positioning, increase brand awareness, and implement lead generation strategies. She has a proven track record to leverage marketing initiatives for credible brands that are unique to the market. Her agency and partners have collectively instituted strategies for brands to elevate such reach through lead-generation and affiliate marketing.

As a visionary she is able to bridge the gap for brands to take them to the next level. In addition, Hatel is also a faculty member at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, where she develops and teaches curriculum in Social Media, Beauty, and Apparel for specialized degrees.

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With our extensive marketing experience and strategy, your partnership with Kisaco Research will grant you a sponsorship package that is an extension and enhancement of your current marketing and branding efforts. We value your ROI and will work with you directly on your specific goals and targets – that’s why we take special care in finding the most relevant end-users to attend, so that your financial and resource investment is smartly allocated.

Find out more by calling us at +44 (0)20 3696 2920 or email us at partner@kisacoresearch.com.

The Agenda

What you can expect at the Beauty & Money Summit, LA 2019:

  • 150+ industry leaders including influential directors and C-level executives from the top independent mid-market beauty brands, large multi-national strategic buyers, financial investors active in beauty, and trend-setting retailers. 
  • Make 2019 the year for growth with a full agenda diving deep into how brands can sustain future growth and build strategies to overcome business plateaus.
  • Opportunities to connect using our private one-to-one meeting scheduler application. This is your chance to find your next business opportunity, retail partnership, or source of capital.
  • Enter your brand for the Beauty Spotlight - 12 beauty brands,

    who are actively seeking investment, acquisition or partnerships, will be hand picked to showcase their brand on the main stage.

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Venue

SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, 465 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA

Special room rate: $359 + tax (single occupancy)

Book by 6th April 2019 and always quote Kisaco Research Beauty & Money Summit LA 2019 to benefit from this rate.

Book your group rate for Kisaco Research Beauty and Money Summit here.

Conference Packages

Sending Your Team? Group Discounts Available!

Applicable for Primary Market, Service Provider and Industry Rates Only. Not available for Academic or ‘Start-Up’ rates

Book a Team of 3+ - Save an Additional 10% Off
Book a Team of 5+ - Save an Additional 15% Off

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About Kisaco Research

Kisaco Research produces, designs and hosts B2B industry conferences, exhibitions and communities – focused on a specialized selection of topic areas.

Meet industry peers that will help build a career-changing network for life.

Learn from the mistakes of your peers as much as their successes—ambitious industry stalwarts who are happy to share not just what has made them successful so far but also their plans for future proofing their companies.

Note down the inspired insight that will form the foundation for future strategies and roadmaps, both at our events and through our online communities.

Invest both in your company growth and your own personal development by signing up to one of our events and get started.

Contact Us

Kisaco Research
Registered office address: The Plaza Unit 2.21, 535 Kings Road, London, England, SW10 0SZ
+44 (0)20 3696 2920 | [email protected]
Place of registration: London, United Kingdom
Company number: 09316521

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