Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Speaker Series - West Coast
Discovering Indie Beauty

A sit-down with three innovative beauty curators – from scouting hot new brands to curating for lasting consumer relationships – it’s a conversation you want to hear.

  • Britta Fleck shares how sampling fuels discovery, and generates key consumer insights for GLOSSYBOX North America.
  • Nordstrom’s Debbi Hartley-Triesch shares success in bringing indies to consumers before they make it big.
  • The Detox Market’s Romain Gaillard explains the growth of his green beauty-focused retail concept.
  • Moderated by: Martha McCully, Beauty & Lifestyle Expert, MMc Media

Britta Fleck Britta Fleck
President & Managing Director,
Glossybox North America
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Britta Fleck is currently acting as the President and Managing Director of GLOSSYBOX USA. In early 2011, Fleck joined GLOSSYBOX as the Global Chief Operating Officer and later became the Senior Vice President of Global Brand Relations. Not only did Fleck supervise the global rollout of the premium beauty box subscription service, she also oversaw the material sourcing, supply chain as well as the GLOSSY magazine. Having been one of the first individuals working at GLOSSYBOX, Fleck’s expertise and accomplishments have been an integral part of the company’s growth and success today.
Romain Gaillard Romain Gaillard
CEO & Founder,
The Detox Market
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Romain Gaillard was born in Paris, France. After obtaining a master’s degree at EDHEC Business School and then at LSE, he started working between San Francisco and Toronto. Over the years in Silicon Valley, he participated in several ventures as co-founder (Archivd.com, Cyphort, Odacité).

In a complicated world of greenwashing, Romain saw a demand for answers and wanted to create a place that people could trust and rely on to find products that were safe, pure and effective. In 2010, he created a toxic-free space combining the Green of California with the flair of Parisian Chic.

The Detox Market started as a collaborative pop-up store of hard-to-find, best-in-breed eco-friendly Wellness and Green Beauty brands. His first pop-up on Abbot Kinney in Venice, CA was an instant success and was awarded “Best Concept Store” by Women’s Wear Daily. After a few months, he opened new pop-ups in West Hollywood, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

A Canadian Naturopathic Doctor dropped by to see what the buzz what about and convinced him to open a location in Toronto, where the Detox Market has now two stores. The Detox Market's flagship store is located on Beverly blvd in West Hollywood, CA.

“I never intended to start a new venture. The Detox Market is a passion project, an experiment that turned out well,” says Romain Gaillard, Founder of The Detox Market.

Debbi Hartley-Triesch Debbi Hartley-Triesch
VP, Divisional Merchandising Manager for Treatment & Color,
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Debbi Hartley-Triesch grew up in the Beauty industry. She joined Nordstrom in 1989 as a beauty advisor selling on the Estée Lauder counter. She has held numerous management positions for the retailer over the last 28 years including department manager, account coordinator, buyer, and national beauty director. She is currently a Vice President of the Beauty division and her success has always been rooted in her passion for product and her deep understanding of the Nordstrom customer. As the Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager for skincare and makeup, Debbi and her buying team are focused on bringing Nordstrom customers a unique shopping experience through amazing products and serving customers on their terms.

Dress code is business attire. No jeans or sneakers are permitted at the Jonathan Club. Click here for dress code details. The Third Floor club attire applies to this event.

611 W. 6th Street, Downtown LA, CA 90017
Daily Incremental of 12 minutes: $3.50
Daily Max: $35.00
Evening Rate: In after 6PM and Out by 2AM - $12.00

From Santa Monica to Downtown LA - Metro Blue Line
$1.75/one way

Location Jonathan Club - Downtown LA
545 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA, 90071

6:00-7:00pm - Networking/Cocktails

7:00-8:00pm - Program

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