The Speaker Series events address the topics that are shaping the future of our industry and provide unparalleled access to industry influencers and thought leaders. Each event is made up of one hour of informal networking and a second hour of top leaders sharing their insights on career and business.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
What Is The New Natural?
Keeping fresh at the forefront of innovation, Co-founder Lev Glazman continuously seeks out new ways to elevate daily skincare routines into unique sensorial journeys. He is passionate about natural ingredients, which have always been the foundation of fresh, and as Brand Director and President and Head of Research & Development, he is constantly curating new trends in the world of health and wellness and bringing these advancements to beauty. Lev’s sensitivity to fragrance as the “nose” of the brand makes the fresh experience like none other. From scents to textures to breakthrough formulas, Lev’s signature is imprinted on each and every fresh product.
Tata Harper Skincare
Tata was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. Tata attended Intsituto
Technologico de Monterrey (considered the MIT of Latin America) and graduated with a degree in industrial
engineering. After doing stints in Mexico and Paris, she decamped to Miami with Henry Harper (Co-
Founder) and began working on a variety of entrepreneurial ventures from commercial real estate development, to finance boutiques.
In 2003, Tata and Henry began looking for a peaceful country escape, a place they could hop to on a flight to escape muggy Miami, where friends and family could gather, and where they could also raise children.
Henry was from the Northeast and began looking in Vermont where they discovered the Julius Kingdom
Farm. Tata spent four years coming up to the farm before permanently relocating there in 2007. It was during this time that Tata’s step-father was diagnosed with cancer and Tata discovered the dangers of synthetic chemicals in personal care. Driven and intellectually thirsty for mastery, Tata dedicated herself to learning everything there was to know about formulating skin care products, green chemistry, ingredient selection and of course about the skin. What started out as an educational exploration into the ingredients of skincare turned into a personal mission to provide 100% natural, results-driven skincare, and thus Tata Harper Skincare was born. Flash forward 7 years, 43 skus, and 200+ employees later, and Tata continues to innovate and disrupt the industry with game-changing clinically proven luxury skincare solutions.
Tata lives on the farm with her three children. When not leading the development of the next world class Complex Formula, Tata enjoys masking with her kids on a self-care Sunday or working on a home-design project, likely involving lots of local antiquing.
Annie Jackson has more than 20 years of experience as a merchant and marketer in cosmetics. Jackson has a successful track record for driving successful specialty retail businesses across multiple brands and channels.
Prior to Credo, Jackson’s career began at Estee Lauder where she held roles in inventory planning and marketing before being recruited as part of the founding merchant team that started Sephora in the US & Japan. After Sephora, Jackson owned her own retail business, which she later sold, and took a position directing the Global Product Marketing and Product Development team at Benefit Cosmetics.
Executive Director, Beauty Industry Analyst,
The NPD Group
Larissa Jensen, Executive Director, Beauty Industry Analyst at The NPD Group, is an expert in the prestige skincare, makeup, and fragrance categories. She travels globally to lend her knowledge of the U.S. market to the beauty industry, which includes the evaluation of new business opportunities for top beauty manufacturers around the world.
Larissa shares her expert insights and analysis on The NPD Group Blog, and has contributed to major media outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue, The Business of Fashion, HAPPI, and GCI magazine. She has delivered keynotes and trend presentations at established beauty events and conferences for Cosmetic Executive Women, HBA Global Expo, and The Society of Cosmetic Chemists. She is a Board Member for The Fashion Institute of Technology’s CFMM Master’s Program, and on the Board of Advisors for Beauty Packaging magazine.
Larissa joined NPD in 2005 following her marketing roles at The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. and L’Oréal USA. Larissa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Ithaca College, and a Master of Professional Studies degree in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management from The Fashion Institute of Technology.
President, Global Makeup Center of Excellence, President, Global Marketing, bareMinerals and BUXOM,
Shiseido Americas Corp.
Jill Scalamandre is a seasoned beauty industry executive whose rich professional experience spans the breadth of mass and luxury brands. An expert in multiple distribution channels from specialty store to direct-to-consumer, her reputation as a forward-thinking brand builder is well deserved and her counsel highly sought by her industry peers. Throughout her career, she has advised multiple private equity firms on various portfolio opportunities and counseled entrepreneurial brands on prospective growth initiatives.
Currently, Jill Scalamandre leads Shiseido Group’s Global Makeup Center of Excellence (MCoE) where she serves as President. The MCoE is responsible for expanding Shiseido’s footprint in color and fueling growth across all Shiseido’s color brands. The MCoE guides the organization in market intelligence, consumer insight, communications and product technology. Additionally, inside the MCoE is an incubator that nurtures brands and technologies such as Global Shiseido Makeup and Buxom Cosmetics.
In addition to leading the MCoE, Jill is also responsible for the development and implementation of fully integrated marketing strategies and programs across the bareMinerals product categories and consumer communication channels. In this role, Jill creates global programs to strengthen the bareMinerals messaging, as well as create an emotional connection with their customers.
Prior to joining Shiseido, Jill served as Chief Marketing Officer - Skincare, Coty and Senior Vice President, philosophy. In this role, Ms. Scalamandre was responsible for leading the marketing strategy of the philosophy and Lancaster brands and for leading the philosophy brand’s global expansion initiatives.
As Chief Marketing Officer at Chrysallis Inc, (a management team for Catterton Partners); Ms. Scalamandre was on the management team that successfully oversaw the sale of Frederic Fekkai hair care and salons to Proctor & Gamble in 2008. Her portfolio brands also included Strivectin, a multi-channel cosmeceutical skincare brand and NIA24, a physician-based skincare line. She led the development and steadily built the brands through product innovation, channel expansion, and international growth, while also providing strategic input for potential future acquisitions.
As Avon’s Senior Vice President, Global Beauty Brands, she led the growth of the company’s $8bn beauty portfolio, across color, skin care, personal care and fragrance categories worldwide. With a focus on innovation, she led strategies across the various global brands, resulting in double-digit growth for Anew skin care, Designer fragrance portfolio, and the relaunch of Avon Color.
Before joining Avon, Ms. Scalamandre served as Managing Director of Prada Beauty, where she opened the beauty division and launched Prada’s award-winning brand from 1999 to 2003. At Prada, she oversaw Sales, Operations, Marketing, and Product Development. To resource the brand for future growth platforms, she sought and secured a joint venture with the Barcelona based company, Puig Inc.
Ms. Scalamandre began her career at Revlon. During her 16-year tenure, she held positions of increasing responsibility in product development and marketing, ultimately assuming the role of Senior Vice President of Marketing. In addition, she led the revitalization of the Almay brand, doubling its market share and driving the brand to profitable growth.
Ms. Scalamandre is Chairwoman of Cosmetic Executive Women Inc., an organization with 7,000 members that is committed to advancing the professional growth and leadership development of women in the cosmetic industry.
Ms. Scalamandre has received numerous industry awards including CEW Achiever Awards (2003), WWD Innovative Marketer (2004) and HBA Lifetime Achievement Award in Marketing (2007) and the WWD Prestige Marketer of the Year (2015).
Moderated by Jenny B. Fine, WWD
Dress code is business attire. No jeans are permitted at The Harmonie Club
4 East 60th Street
New York NY, 10022
5:30-6:30pm Cocktails & Networking
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