All things beauty and fashion. Over the years I have become very much aware of the mind/body connection. You are what you eat, and living a healthy lifestyle has become very important to my well-being. Traveling internationally is a passion. I love Europe for the tradition and the lifestyle. I find Asia very stimulating a...
Managing Director for the Americas at PZCussons Beauty
New York, Other
I am the Managing Director for the Americas at PZCussons Beauty. PZ Cussons was founded in 1884 by two traders, George Paterson and George Zochonis as Paterson, Zochonis and Company Ltd. in England. The company was renamed PZ Cussons Plc. In 2002 and more recently they purchased beauty brands, including Charles Worthington, ...
"It's not what you say, it's how you look when you say it." This, to me means it's not only what you're wearing. Not only do you have to look put together, it's presenting and speaking with confidence and conviction. "Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results." Sometimes in this business, it's easy to do what y...
Every job I have ever had, I love. Whats most important to me is working with the products and people that share my passion for business and brand building.
Advisor to the Board
May 2011 — Present
I have taken on the role of Advisor to the Board at Taaz, the virtual makeover company. In this role, I will help to develop brand strategy, find new partners and serve as a "beauty" authority to the board.
May 2011 — Present
Recruited to PZCussons Beauty Division as Managing Director for North America. Headquartered in UK. PZCussons Beauty house three brands: St Tropez, The Sanctuary Spa and Charles Worthington.
Cosmetic Business Solutions
April 2007 — Present
Cosmetic Business Solutions is an Independent consulting company focused on brand building for luxury cosmetic/skincare/fragrance market. Clients have included Tourneau, J&J, and Aveda (Estee Lauder Companies).
April 2004 — April 2007
Recruited to serve as CEO of US for YSL Beaute.
Beaute Presitige International
April 2000 — April 2004
Recruited to serve as Managing Director of luxury fragrance company. Built "start up" affiliate to manage Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier and Narciso Rodriguez fragrances in the US.
January 1995 — April 2000
I was recruited to Estee Lauder International. Executive Director of International Sales for Bobbi Brown cosmetics. In that capacity, I was responsible for executing brand expansion into Asia/Europe. I was previously the Executive Director of Travel Retail where I was responsible for launching the fragrance "Tommy" and Origins internationally.
Executive Director of Marketing
January 1995 — January 1997
Vice President of Sales US/Canada
January 1991 — January 1995
The Estee Lauder Companies
January 1981 — January 1989