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. At Shiseido Jill was the global leader of bareMinerals, BUXOM and Shiseido Makeup, responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic vision and worldwide growth plans. She was also involved with M&A activity in technology brands and JWalk creative agency. 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 over 10,000 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).