In December 2012, Leslie Marino was appointed General Manager of Redken 5th Avenue NYC and Pureology. Leslie has been with L’Oréal USA for over 28 years and started her career in the Luxe division at Lancome. Leslie was promoted to General Manager for the Designer Fragrance Division in 2008 and in 2010, moved to PPD as the General Manager for Kérastase, Shu Uemura Art of Hair and Essie. Leslie was responsible for the successful turnaround of Kérastase from declining to strong growth and the excellent business results of both Shu Uemura and Essie.
As General Manager of Redken 5th Avenue NYC, Leslie has led the team to exponential growth by focusing on evolving the U.S. go-to-market strategy to a 360 degree approach that includes a marketing, sales, communications and education perspective. Leslie also works hand-in-hand with the Redken global team to grow the business while ensuring that the global brand identity effectively translates to the U.S. market.
Despite her many feats in her career, Leslie’s greatest accomplishment remains her loving family. Leslie and her husband, Jim, have been married for 27 years and are proud parents to Katie and Andrew.