Beauty & Money NYC 2019 | Kisaco Research
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New York, NY, USA
3 October, 2019
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The No.1 Meeting Place For Beauty Business Partnering

Over the past year, The Beauty & Money Summit has connected over 500 industry leaders, through over 2000 private meetings globally.

Since we launched back in 2017, Beauty & Money has focused on helping independent beauty brands to connect with financial and strategic buyers. We’ve come to realise though, that building a successful business isn’t just about raising capital.

So this year, we’ve identified 3 key areas in which building the right relationships can really help to drive your business forward.

INVESTMENT | RETAIL | MENTORSHIP

  • Schedule one-to-one private meetings with seed and series A investors, expanding your network to secure your next source of capital.

  • Connect with global distributors and retailers to find your next partner and optimise your international distribution strategy.

  • Receive advice on overcoming business critical challenges such as building an effective team, differentiating product lines and driving reoccurring revenue.

  • Determine what investors and strategic buyers are looking for to perfect your pitch and gain the competitive edge when raising capital.

  • Understand what retailers are looking for to perfect your pitch and achieve omnichannel distribution.
  • Schedule one-to-one mentoring sessions with our brand mentors to expand your professional network and build authentic relationships.

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Beauty Showcase Finalists
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The Beauty Spotlight

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 are generating revenues under $1 million all the way up to larger entities that have revenues of $80 million.

The more detailed the application form, the more information the selection committee can use to make their decision. However, if you do not wish to fill in a question, please feel free to leave it blank.

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Submission deadline for all applicants: June 19th, 2019

Announcement of the 12 Finalists: August 20th, 2019


Previous Selection Committee

Bee Shapiro

Founder
Ellis Brooklyn

Kelly Kovack

BeautyMatter

Conor Begley

Tribe Dynamics

Gillian Gorman Round

General Manager
Revlon Incubator

Julia French

Managing Director
Golden Seeds

Emmanuel Rey

Founder
YUNI Beauty

Benedict Auld

Founder & CEO
Lapidarius

Sonya Brown

General Partner
Norwest Venture Partners

Laura Delgado

Business Development Lead
Founders Factory

Justine Mannering

Managing Director, Consumer
STIFEL

Past Speakers

 

Michael Sampson

CEO
Kate Somerville Skincare

Michael Sampson is a brand expert with a career spent leading in large multi-nationals, start-ups and scaling organizations. Currently he is the CEO of Kate Somerville Skincare LLC, an innovator in prestige beauty building a global footprint focusing on channel diversification, product development, digital strategy and consumer engagement. Born in the UK and having lived in Brussels, Belgium, St. Paul, MN, Boston, Philadelphia, New York and now Los Angeles, Michaels movement has been a result of success in numerous functions, categories and channels.

Michael Sampson

CEO
Kate Somerville Skincare

Michael Sampson is a brand expert with a career spent leading in large multi-nationals, start-ups and scaling organizations. Currently he is the CEO of Kate Somerville Skincare LLC, an innovator in prestige beauty building a global footprint focusing on channel diversification, product development, digital strategy and consumer engagement. Born in the UK and having lived in Brussels, Belgium, St. Paul, MN, Boston, Philadelphia, New York and now Los Angeles, Michaels movement has been a result of success in numerous functions, categories and channels. Michael started his career and developed with over a decade at L’Oréal holding multiple senior positions. He then led multi brand creation and development as portfolio President at incubator Hatchbeauty LLC, and ran vertical integration as well as new business acquisition thereafter.

Michael serves on the board of a startup tech company in the professional beauty industry called DirectTips LLC focusing on communication and mobile banking. He is also a Business and Strategy Advisor / Mentor for TrendSeeder Corp, an education ecosystem focusing on fashion, beauty, health & wellness innovators

 

 

Alejandro Vicente

SVP, Global Head of M&A
Coty Inc.

Alejandro Vicente is currently the SVP, Head of Global M&A at Coty Inc. where he also serves as Chairman of Younique since February 2017. Prior to joining Coty in September 2016, he was Global Head of Consumer Goods Industry at JPMorgan where he worked for 17 years including 8 years as Managing Director and where he worked on more than 40 Consumer Goods transactions across M&A, DCM and ECM in EMEA and globally worth $100bn+. He started his career at Procter & Gamble where he worked for 4 years including in the European Headquarters.

Alejandro Vicente

SVP, Global Head of M&A
Coty Inc.

Alejandro Vicente is currently the SVP, Head of Global M&A at Coty Inc. where he also serves as Chairman of Younique since February 2017. Prior to joining Coty in September 2016, he was Global Head of Consumer Goods Industry at JPMorgan where he worked for 17 years including 8 years as Managing Director and where he worked on more than 40 Consumer Goods transactions across M&A, DCM and ECM in EMEA and globally worth $100bn+. He started his career at Procter & Gamble where he worked for 4 years including in the European Headquarters. He speaks fluently English, Spanish and French.

 

Sarah Brown

Writer & Brand Advisor
Sarah Brown Advisory

Sarah is a Vogue Contributing Editor, award-winning writer, noted beauty authority, brand advisor and strategist. She began her career at ELLE magazine, where she was named a Senior Editor by the age of 23. As Beauty Director of Vogue, she oversaw beauty content for the magazine, collaborated with many of the world’s most talented writers, photographers and stylists, and contributed to philanthropic Vogue initiatives like Seventh on Sale, Fashion’s Night Out, and the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Design Challenge. In 2015, after 15 years at the magazine, she launched Sarah Brown Advisory.

Sarah Brown

Writer & Brand Advisor
Sarah Brown Advisory

Sarah is a Vogue Contributing Editor, award-winning writer, noted beauty authority, brand advisor and strategist. She began her career at ELLE magazine, where she was named a Senior Editor by the age of 23. As Beauty Director of Vogue, she oversaw beauty content for the magazine, collaborated with many of the world’s most talented writers, photographers and stylists, and contributed to philanthropic Vogue initiatives like Seventh on Sale, Fashion’s Night Out, and the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Design Challenge. In 2015, after 15 years at the magazine, she launched Sarah Brown Advisory. Sarah is the recipient of the 2006 Skin Cancer Foundation Skin Sense Award, the 2014 March of Dimes Spirit of Beauty Award, and the 2015 Skin Cancer Foundation Skin Sense Media Award. She received a B.A. from Vassar College, and is a graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing Course.

 

Mariya Nurislamova,

CEO & Co-Founder
Scentbird

Mariya Nurislamova,

CEO & Co-Founder
Scentbird
 

Gregoire Grandchamp

CEO
NEXT beauty

Gregoire Grandchamp

CEO
NEXT beauty
 

Gillian Gorman Round

General Manager
Revlon Incubator

Gillian Gorman Round

General Manager
Revlon Incubator
 

Carla Ruiz

VP Business Development
Johnson & Johnson

Carla joined Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) in 2015 and has since led a number of acquisition and integration processes including: the acquisition of Hipoglos, a baby brand from P&G, the acquisition of Vogue International (OGX) in hair care, a joint venture agreement with Hallmark, and a partnership with Dr Ci:Labo, a Japanese dermocosmetic brand.

Carla Ruiz

VP Business Development
Johnson & Johnson

Carla joined Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) in 2015 and has since led a number of acquisition and integration processes including: the acquisition of Hipoglos, a baby brand from P&G, the acquisition of Vogue International (OGX) in hair care, a joint venture agreement with Hallmark, and a partnership with Dr Ci:Labo, a Japanese dermocosmetic brand.

Prior to J&J, Carla was an Investment Banker in the Global Consumer Products & Retail Group at UBS covering the Household & Personal Care vertical advising a number of clients from large cap to growing entrepreneurial ventures. Carla has a broad M&A advisory, equity and debt financing experience including significant cross-border exposure. 

 

Alicia Sontag

Co-Founder & Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

Alicia Sontag

Co-Founder & Partner
Prelude Growth Partners
 

Patricia Santos

CEO & Co-Founder
Volition Beauty

Patricia Santos

CEO & Co-Founder
Volition Beauty
 

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 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.

 

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

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.

 

David Kimbell

Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer
ULTA Beauty

David Kimbell

Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer
ULTA Beauty
 

Allen Goldman

President
Skindinavia Inc

Allen Goldman

President
Skindinavia Inc
 

Heather Connelly

Buying & Merchandising
CosBar

Heather Connelly

Buying & Merchandising
CosBar
 

Nhu Le

Founder & CEO
Finding Ferdinand

Nhu Le is the Founder and CEO of Finding Ferdinand, a beauty brand specializing in custom cosmetics. Having previously worked in product development for a tech startup, Bazaarvoice (went public in 2012) and online marketing at Conversant, Nhu is dedicated to combining tech and beauty to help customers create their own aesthetic.

 

Nhu is a Dallas native and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys traveling, fitness classes, and of course, testing out new beauty products.

Nhu Le

Founder & CEO
Finding Ferdinand

Nhu Le is the Founder and CEO of Finding Ferdinand, a beauty brand specializing in custom cosmetics. Having previously worked in product development for a tech startup, Bazaarvoice (went public in 2012) and online marketing at Conversant, Nhu is dedicated to combining tech and beauty to help customers create their own aesthetic.

 

Nhu is a Dallas native and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys traveling, fitness classes, and of course, testing out new beauty products.

 

Glenn Laumeister

CEO
AllWork Inc

Glenn Laumeister

CEO
AllWork Inc
 

Kathy Ventura

Partner, Consumer Sector
Caldwell Partner

Kathy Ventura

Partner, Consumer Sector
Caldwell Partner
 

Torsten Stocker

COO
Thakral Corporation

Torsten Stocker is the COO of the Lifestyle Division. He has lived and worked in Asia since 1996. Prior to joining Thakral, he was a partner at management consulting firms AT Kearney and Monitor Group (now: Monitor Deloitte) respectively, advising beauty and other consumer goods brands as well as financial and strategic investors in China and Asia.

Torsten Stocker

COO
Thakral Corporation

Torsten Stocker is the COO of the Lifestyle Division. He has lived and worked in Asia since 1996. Prior to joining Thakral, he was a partner at management consulting firms AT Kearney and Monitor Group (now: Monitor Deloitte) respectively, advising beauty and other consumer goods brands as well as financial and strategic investors in China and Asia.

 

Ilya Seglin

Managing Director
Threadstone

Ilya Seglin

Managing Director
Threadstone
 

Joel Palix

CEO
Feelunique

Joel Palix

CEO
Feelunique
 

Jenny Pratt

Director of Customer Success
Dash Hudson

Jenny Pratt

Director of Customer Success
Dash Hudson
 

Kima Cooper

Director of Social Media & Content
Birchbox

Kima Cooper

Director of Social Media & Content
Birchbox
 

Sarah Jindal

Senior Global Analyst, Innovation and Insights Beauty & Personal Care
Mintel

Sarah is Mintel’s Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst and has over 16 years of experience developing ingredient technologies for beauty and personal care companies. Having worked for a variety of companies over her career, Sarah has gained an in-depth understanding of the industry and draws upon not only her work experience but also degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, and Evolutionary Biology

Sarah Jindal

Senior Global Analyst, Innovation and Insights Beauty & Personal Care
Mintel

Sarah is Mintel’s Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst and has over 16 years of experience developing ingredient technologies for beauty and personal care companies. Having worked for a variety of companies over her career, Sarah has gained an in-depth understanding of the industry and draws upon not only her work experience but also degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, and Evolutionary Biology

 

Greg Gonzalez

Founder
Youth To The People

Joe Cloyes and Greg Gonzalez are the founders of the superfood-powered skincare company, Youth To The People, a brand focused on uniting modern wellness with proven skincare science. Joe and Greg make up the third generation of a family deeply involved in the industry, originating with their grandmother’s company, Eva’s Esthetics, one of the first companies to bring naturals to the professional American skincare industry. Youth To The People is based out of Downtown Los Angeles.

Greg Gonzalez

Founder
Youth To The People

Joe Cloyes and Greg Gonzalez are the founders of the superfood-powered skincare company, Youth To The People, a brand focused on uniting modern wellness with proven skincare science. Joe and Greg make up the third generation of a family deeply involved in the industry, originating with their grandmother’s company, Eva’s Esthetics, one of the first companies to bring naturals to the professional American skincare industry. Youth To The People is based out of Downtown Los Angeles.

 

Joe Cloyes

Founder
Youth To The People

Joe Cloyes and Greg Gonzalez are the founders of the superfood-powered skincare company, Youth To The People, a brand focused on uniting modern wellness with proven skincare science. Joe and Greg make up the third generation of a family deeply involved in the industry, originating with their grandmother’s company, Eva’s Esthetics, one of the first companies to bring naturals to the professional American skincare industry. Youth To The People is based out of Downtown Los Angeles.

Joe Cloyes

Founder
Youth To The People

Joe Cloyes and Greg Gonzalez are the founders of the superfood-powered skincare company, Youth To The People, a brand focused on uniting modern wellness with proven skincare science. Joe and Greg make up the third generation of a family deeply involved in the industry, originating with their grandmother’s company, Eva’s Esthetics, one of the first companies to bring naturals to the professional American skincare industry. Youth To The People is based out of Downtown Los Angeles.

 

Ariel Ohana

Co-Managing Partner
Ohana & Co

Ariel founded Ohana & Co. in 1994. In the more than 20 years since, he has spearheaded the firm’s growth from a Paris based M&A boutique with primarily French clients to a global investment bank advising some of the most prestigious corporations in the world, including Procter & Gamble, VF Corp, Coty, AmorePacific, Mondadori, Omega Pharma and LVMH, as well as private equity funds, business owners and management teams.

Ariel Ohana

Co-Managing Partner
Ohana & Co

Ariel founded Ohana & Co. in 1994. In the more than 20 years since, he has spearheaded the firm’s growth from a Paris based M&A boutique with primarily French clients to a global investment bank advising some of the most prestigious corporations in the world, including Procter & Gamble, VF Corp, Coty, AmorePacific, Mondadori, Omega Pharma and LVMH, as well as private equity funds, business owners and management teams. Ariel has represented clients in Japan, Korea, US, France, Italy and many more countries in the luxury & consumer goods, media & internet, healthcare and energy sectors in over 100 transactions. He currently sits on the board of several companies in France and the US.

Ariel holds a graduate degree from HEC School of Management (Jouy-en-Josas, France), is a CEMS Master graduate (joint degree with ESADE, Barcelona) and holds a graduate degree (DESS) in Business Law and International Tax Law from the Université de Paris. He is still very much involved in the life of HEC: he served as professor of the M&A techniques course for 15 years and is part of the club of largest donors of the HEC Foundation.

Ariel divides his time primarily between Paris and Los Angeles.

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The 2018 Beauty & Money Summit program has been updated and features time to preplan 12 one to one meetings onsite and particpate in the Beauty Spotlight. 

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