Martha McCully; Christina Hennington, Target; Shawn Tavakoli, Beauty Collection; Anne Martin-Vachon, HSN; Tina Thomson, Tina Thomson Communications
Frederic Fekkai; Ouidad; Sally Hershberger
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Speaker Series - West Coast
The New Beauty Dynamic
Change may be the one constant in the beauty industry, but knowing what changes are coming shapes success.
J. Walter Thompson Intelligence trend expert, Lucie Greene, will share the 5 most significant transformative trends shaping beauty today:
1. Gen Z Rising
2. Channel Change + Frontierless Retail
3. New markets demanding diversity
4. Changing notions of beauty
5. The New Influencers
Learn what this means for the future and how new players are taking advantage of these new rules with Coty's Shannon Curtin, Rodan + Fields' Lynn Emmolo and Amy Errett of Madison Reed.
Senior VP NA Consumer Beauty,
Shannon Curtin is Senior Vice President North America Consumer Beauty at COTY Beauty. She leads the $1.4B consumer beauty divisions for the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada across color cosmetics, retail hair color, and fragrance. Her leadership responsibilities span across brands such as Covergirl, Clairol, Sally Hansen, Rimmel, Adidas, Playboy and Vera Wang to name a few as well as leading a sales force that spans over 90,000 retail store locations. Her cross functional responsibilities include Supply Chain, New Product Development, Digital, Ecommerce, Finance and Human Resource leadership in North America.
Prior to joining COTY in 2016, she was Group Vice President/General Merchandise Manager Beauty/Personal Care for Walgreens, where her responsibilities expanded globally to include integrating the acquisition of the Boots beauty portfolio within the U.S. marketplace. Her $5B P&L covered all beauty and personal care categories in-store and on-line. Curtin had additional responsibilities in operations leading the 26,000 beauty advisors through their educational requirements and developing incentive selling programs to drive revenue.
She earlier served as a Divisional Vice President/General Merchandise Manager, Personal Care & Seasonal at Walgreens. While serving as DVP, Curtin lead several new go to market strategies that transformed the seasonal business at Walgreens. She was also instrumental in developing the joint business planning program and brought several value creation initiatives to life while serving in this role.
Prior to Walgreens, Shannon held various merchandising roles for nearly nine years with Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. The majority of her time was spent in beauty and personal care with her last role as the Director of Skin Care for Walmart and division lead for the new beauty in-store format design.
Shannon has been recognized several times in the beauty industry for her work. Additionally, she was named by WWD Beauty to its “50 Most Influential Women in Beauty 2014”, Crain’s Chicago Business “Crain’s Business top 40 under 40 in Chicago Business” and a 2014 CEW Achiever Award recipient. Curtin serves as active director to the PCPC Board, is a Retail Advisory Board Member for NACDS, a dedicated Board Member of CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women), and proudly serves on the Business Advisory Council for Henderson State University, her alma mater.
Curtin is a proud and active mother, wife, entrepreneur, a health and beauty enthusiast, a lover of life, and a dear friend to Mother Earth. Shannon does not believe there is such a thing called "work/life balance"; there is only "life" and it is beautiful. Live it well!
Chief Brand Officer,
Rodan + Fields
As Chief Brand Officer, Lynn leads the expansion of the Rodan + Fields Brand Equity and Consumer Strategy overseeing Brand Marketing and Creative, Loyalty, Consumer Insights, Corporate Communications and Research and Innovation Teams. A Beauty veteran with over 30 years of experience working with large, international corporations such as L’Oréal, Avon and Limited Brands, she created successfully launched significant global brands with leadership positions. She also has worked with Private Equity on entrepreneurial startups such as Living Proof, Sally Hershberger and has launched her own line of Prestige fragrances. She is a PCPC Board Member and former Co-Chair of NYU Stern Alumnae Committee. Lynn holds a B.S. in Marketing and International Business from New York University.
CEO & Founder,
Amy is the horseback-riding, fly-fishing, snowboarding, wine-collecting, SF Giants-loving CEO and founder of Madison Reed. Her many years of business and operating expertise as a leading entrepreneur, senior executive, venture capitalist, and social activist have helped define our mission and vision.
Amy’s wide-ranging career encompasses investing and operating in consumer marketplaces, both digital and physical, and has extended to volunteer nonprofit leadership. Most recently, she was a General Partner and head of the Bay Area office of Maveron, a leading venture capital firm focused on investing in consumer-facing companies. Prior to that, she was the CEO and an owner of Olivia, working to reposition the travel company as a complete lifestyle brand. During that time, she was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California. Amy was also a member of the senior management team at E*Trade, where she diversified the $200 million business beyond brokerage. She was chair and CEO of The Spectrem Group, a worldwide strategic consulting, information, and M&A advisory firm, before selling Spectrem to the IGP subsidiary NFO Worldwide.
A passionate humanitarian, Amy is chair of the board of the Glide Foundation, and sits on the board of her alma mater the University of Connecticut, GLAAD, and Common Sense Media. She is a recipient of San Francisco’s Jewish Community Federation’s Israel Fellows Award, and is an active member of YPO.
In addition to her B.A. from UCONN, Amy earned an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. A former New Yorker, she now lives in San Francisco with her partner and their daughter (and our namesake) Madison Reed.
Worldwide Director, The Innovation Group ,
J. Walter Thompson Intelligence
Lucie Greene is the Worldwide Director of the Innovation Group at J. Walter Thompson, J. Walter Thompson’s in-house futures and innovation think tank.
She leads The Innovation Group’s ongoing research into emerging global consumer behaviors, cultural changes, and sector innovation, with regular deep-dive studies and daily insights. She also works with J. Walter Thompson’s Fortune 500 clients and global lifestyle brands on future strategy.
The Innovation Group’s work is frequently cited in prestigious publications including the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Guardian, WWD, USA Today, and The Times.
Lucie is the outward-facing “futurist” for J. Walter Thompson. She’s a thought leadership columnist for Campaign, writes for the Financial Times on futures, and has spoken at conferences including CES, SXSW, Web Summit, Cosmoprof, and Ad Week, discussing future trends across multiple lifestyle sectors. She has appeared on BBC, Fox News, and Bloomberg TV as an expert on the future.
Parking Lot Address:
2nd Street Parking Garage
1235 2nd St. (Wilshire/Arizona), Santa Monica, CA 90401
The rate is First 90 minutes free, $1 for the next hour, $1.50 each additional 30 minutes, $14 maximum daily.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica
101 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica CA, 90401
6:00 PM Cocktails & Networking
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Program
Registration will open soon.