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Beauty Connect USA

The leading industry event to future-proof your brand strategy in the new age of Beauty & Wellness

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VIRTUAL SUMMIT | PDT & EDT Timezone
27-28 April, 2021

“A great event to collaborate and share insights on key topics facing the industry today.”

Donna Petretti, CRODA Inc

Why Attend

Beauty Connect is the leading digital summit connecting indie brands, multinationals, retailers and industry suppliers from across the US and beyond.

2020 was a game changer for all and it has brought new, urgent challenges to the forefront of the beauty industry that is shaping the strategies of both indie and multinational brands. The concept of beauty is evolving, no longer understood as stand-alone cosmetics, but looking AND feeling healthy and well. The consumer is more aware than ever of their influence in the personal care industry and are using their spending power to reflect values of sustainability, transparency and safety firstDirect-to-consumer strategies used by beauty brands & retailers are under increasing scrutiny as they fight to emerge as leaders in an online world.

Building on the global success of the Beauty & Money Series, our thought-leaders at Beauty Connect will help you to renew your focus on customer engagement, take advantage of the integration of beauty & wellness, and forge partnerships to ensure that your brand’s identity connects with your desired consumer, online, in-store and at home.

Learn what the 'new normal' is, connect with industry-experts in over 20 private 1-2-1 meetings and act pre-emptively to future-proof your brand’s strategy. You’re never too big to fail, you’re never too small to thrive – Beauty Connect USA is the virtual event for forging partnerships, acquiring the latest marketing intelligence and building a brand strategy that will ensure your relevancy and success.

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Days of Content
25+
INDUSTRY LEADING SPEAKERS
1-2-1
DEDICATED MEETINGS
150+
INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES

2021 SPEAKERS

 

Heather Deeth

Buying Manager, North America
LUSH

Heather Deeth is responsible for Lush’s raw material supply chain ensuring Lush’s strict ethical standards on non-animal testing, fair pay and conditions for workers and reducing environmental impact are upheld and progressed throughout all levels of supply.

Heather Deeth

Buying Manager, North America
LUSH

Heather Deeth

Buying Manager, North America
LUSH

Heather Deeth is responsible for Lush’s raw material supply chain ensuring Lush’s strict ethical standards on non-animal testing, fair pay and conditions for workers and reducing environmental impact are upheld and progressed throughout all levels of supply.

With a global reach, her work has taken her to the agricultural region of Northern Uganda, the argan forests of Morocco, the banks of the Amazon River and manufacturing facilities throughout Asia in search of the highest quality and sustainable materials that make a difference for the people and places they originate. In packaging, her team has embraced the use of 100% post consumer materials and circular economy in paper and plastics for over 10 years and are active industry leaders.  For the last six years Heather and her team have developed long term investment projects designed to support economic growth and regeneration in areas that have suffered environmental degradation through conflict, climate change and natural disaster. Through the Sustainable Lush Fund, Heather’s team supports the creation of agroforestry systems to revitalize the environment, engages with farmers to create appropriate long term development and builds value adding processing close to where the ingredients are grown.

 

Kenya Eldridge

Director, US Brand Marketing
NARS

Kenya Eldridge

Director, US Brand Marketing
NARS

Kenya Eldridge

Director, US Brand Marketing
NARS
 

Scott Sassa

Chairman
Milk Makeup

Scott M. Sassa is currently Chairman of MILK Makeup, a new millennial brand that is inspired by MILK Studios.  It was launched in January 2016.  MILK Makeup is available at Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Birchbox and MILK Makeup.com.

Scott Sassa

Chairman
Milk Makeup

Scott Sassa

Chairman
Milk Makeup

Scott M. Sassa is currently Chairman of MILK Makeup, a new millennial brand that is inspired by MILK Studios.  It was launched in January 2016.  MILK Makeup is available at Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Birchbox and MILK Makeup.com.

From 2008 to 2013, Scott served as President of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication.  Scott was on the ESPN Board, was Co-Chair of AETN which included Lifetime, A&E and History.  Mark Burnett Productions was acquired during Scott’s tenure.  Scott also has oversight of the venture-investing group, which has made investment in Netscape, Broadcast.com, Pandora and other Internet companies.

 

Elana Drell-Sfyzer

CEO
Revive Skincare

Elana Drell-Sfyzer

CEO
Revive Skincare

Elana Drell-Sfyzer

CEO
Revive Skincare
 

Christopher Jones

Global Marketing Solutions
Facebook & Instagram

Christopher has spent the past decade as a leader in the digital and social marketing space. Christopher is a Solutions Manager at Facebook helping beauty companies, big and small, grow their businesses through mobile. Prior to Facebook, Christopher lead a Brand Strategy team at Twitter and spent a number of years agency side.

Christopher Jones

Global Marketing Solutions
Facebook & Instagram

Christopher Jones

Global Marketing Solutions
Facebook & Instagram

Christopher has spent the past decade as a leader in the digital and social marketing space. Christopher is a Solutions Manager at Facebook helping beauty companies, big and small, grow their businesses through mobile. Prior to Facebook, Christopher lead a Brand Strategy team at Twitter and spent a number of years agency side.

 

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group
 

Tamerri Ater

Director of Product Development
Versed

Tamerri Ater

Director of Product Development
Versed

Tamerri Ater

Director of Product Development
Versed
 

Eva Goicochea

Founder & CEO
Maude

Eva Goicochea

Founder & CEO
Maude

Eva Goicochea

Founder & CEO
Maude
 

Rich Gersten

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
True Beauty Capital

Mr. Richard Gersten is Co-founder & Managing Partner of True Beauty Capital. 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

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
True Beauty Capital

Rich Gersten

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
True Beauty Capital

Mr. Richard Gersten is Co-founder & Managing Partner of True Beauty Capital. 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.

 

Shelby Ogan

Product Development Manager
Kate Somerville Skincare

Shelby Ogan

Product Development Manager
Kate Somerville Skincare

Shelby Ogan

Product Development Manager
Kate Somerville Skincare
 

Annie Jackson

Co-Founder and COO
Credo Beauty

Annie Jackson

Co-Founder and COO
Credo Beauty

Annie Jackson

Co-Founder and COO
Credo Beauty
 

Conor Begley

Co-founder
Tribe Dynamics

Conor Begley

Co-founder
Tribe Dynamics

Conor Begley

Co-founder
Tribe Dynamics
 

Gillian Gorman Round

CEO
Kjaer Weis

Gillian Gorman Round

CEO
Kjaer Weis

Gillian Gorman Round

CEO
Kjaer Weis
 

Kevin Gould

Founder & CEO
Kombo Ventures

Kevin Gould

Founder & CEO
Kombo Ventures

Kevin Gould

Founder & CEO
Kombo Ventures
 

Ashton Wall

Director of Performance Marketing
Colour Pop

Ashton Wall

Director of Performance Marketing
Colour Pop

Ashton Wall

Director of Performance Marketing
Colour Pop
 

Katie Hunt

Co-founder
Showfields

Katie Hunt

Co-founder
Showfields

Katie Hunt

Co-founder
Showfields
 

Luc-Henry Rousselle

Managing Director, Consumer & Retail Investment
William Hood & Company

Luc-Henry Rousselle

Managing Director, Consumer & Retail Investment
William Hood & Company

Luc-Henry Rousselle

Managing Director, Consumer & Retail Investment
William Hood & Company
 

Drishay Menon

Co-Founder & CEO
BottleCode

Drishay Menon

Co-Founder & CEO
BottleCode

Drishay Menon

Co-Founder & CEO
BottleCode
 

Oliver Garfield

President
CosBar

Oliver Garfield

President
CosBar

Oliver Garfield

President
CosBar
 

Richard Kestenbaum

Partner
Triangle Capital, LLC and Forbes Contributor

Richard is a co-founder and Partner of Triangle Capital and has been an investment banker for over 35 years. Richard has a great deal of experience advising clients in merchandising businesses, particularly in the Retail & Consumer sector. Richard is an often-quoted expert on the retail and merchandising industries. He is a Contributor to Forbes.com where he writes a regular blog about trends in retail and consumer product businesses. He also appears regularly in print and other media as well as industry panels and speaking programs.

Richard Kestenbaum

Partner
Triangle Capital, LLC and Forbes Contributor

Richard Kestenbaum

Partner
Triangle Capital, LLC and Forbes Contributor

Richard is a co-founder and Partner of Triangle Capital and has been an investment banker for over 35 years. Richard has a great deal of experience advising clients in merchandising businesses, particularly in the Retail & Consumer sector. Richard is an often-quoted expert on the retail and merchandising industries. He is a Contributor to Forbes.com where he writes a regular blog about trends in retail and consumer product businesses. He also appears regularly in print and other media as well as industry panels and speaking programs.

Before co-founding Triangle, Richard was a Managing Director at a boutique investment banking firm called Financo, Inc. While at Financo, Richard was responsible for a majority of the firm’s apparel industry transactions. Prior to joining Financo, Richard was a Partner and First Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. At Drexel, Richard was responsible for a group of 14 professionals doing middle-market mergers and acquisitions around the world.

Richard is the co-author of three books on finance and computer programming. He is formerly an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Business at the graduate program of the Stern School of Business at York University.

Richard received a BS in Accounting from New York University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Harvard University. Richard is married and lives in New York.

Click here to read Richard’s blog and follow him on Forbes.com.

 

Caroline Fabrigas

CEO
Scent Marketing

Caroline Fabrigas

CEO
Scent Marketing

Caroline Fabrigas

CEO
Scent Marketing
 

Marie-Pierre Stark-Flora

Co-founder
HERB + FLORA

Marie-Pierre Stark-Flora

Co-founder
HERB + FLORA

Marie-Pierre Stark-Flora

Co-founder
HERB + FLORA
 

Rochelle Weitzner

Co-founder & CEO
Pause Well-Aging

Rochelle Weitzner

Co-founder & CEO
Pause Well-Aging

Rochelle Weitzner

Co-founder & CEO
Pause Well-Aging
 

Alicia 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.

Alicia Sontag

Co-Founder & Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

Alicia 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.

 

Jon Shanahan

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer
Stryx

Jon Shanahan

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer
Stryx

Jon Shanahan

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer
Stryx
 

Donna Petretti

Head of NA Marketing - Personal Care
Croda

Donna Petretti

Head of NA Marketing - Personal Care
Croda

Donna Petretti

Head of NA Marketing - Personal Care
Croda
 

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).

 

 

Melissa Hago

Vice President, Creative
Fashion Snoops

Melissa Hago

Vice President, Creative
Fashion Snoops

Melissa Hago

Vice President, Creative
Fashion Snoops
 

Dixie Lincoln-Nichols

Founder
IO Beauty Market

Dixie Lincoln-Nichols

Founder
IO Beauty Market

Dixie Lincoln-Nichols

Founder
IO Beauty Market
 

Veronique Gabai

Founder & CEO
Veronique Gabai

Veronique Gabai

Founder & CEO
Veronique Gabai

Veronique Gabai

Founder & CEO
Veronique Gabai
 

Sonia Summers

Founder & CEO
Beauty Barrage

Sonia Summers

Founder & CEO
Beauty Barrage

Sonia Summers

Founder & CEO
Beauty Barrage
 

Saisangeeth Daswani

Head of Advisory - Fashion, Beauty & APAC
Stylus

Saisangeeth Daswani

Head of Advisory - Fashion, Beauty & APAC
Stylus

Saisangeeth Daswani

Head of Advisory - Fashion, Beauty & APAC
Stylus
 

Jill Granoff

CEO
Eurazeo Brands

Jill Granoff

CEO
Eurazeo Brands

Jill Granoff

CEO
Eurazeo Brands
 

Romain Gaillard

Founder & CEO
The Detox Market

Romain Gaillard

Founder & CEO
The Detox Market

Romain Gaillard

Founder & CEO
The Detox Market

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