Rochelle Weitzner is a seasoned C-Suite executive and beauty industry veteran. She is the founder and CEO of PAUSE Well-Aging, a barrier-busting skincare brand that has provided effective solutions for women experiencing pain points associated with Menopause. In addition to changing the beauty language from “anti-aging” to Pause’s trademarked “Well-Aging”, women are now more comfortable sharing their menopause stories and breaking the overall taboo surrounding this life stage. Prior to launching Pause, Rochelle was Chief Executive Officer of Erno Laszlo, directing a major reboot of the 90-year old luxury skincare brand by modernizing its product range and expanding its market. While heavily involved in all new product development, she successfully positioned the company for private equity sale in August 2016.
Before her tenure at Laszlo, Rochelle served as Chief Financial Officer of Gurwitch Products, the global skincare enterprise best known for its Laura Mercier and RéVive skincare brands. Overseeing the global finance and accounting functions of the company, she drove a multi-department reorganization that helped quadruple revenues and improve free cash flow, catalyzing record earnings. She served as a member of the Executive Committee and also led the Information Technology, Legal, HR and Administration teams.
Prior to joining the beauty industry, Rochelle spent 19 years with International Paper, holding various senior VP of Finance roles for $1+ billion businesses within the group.
Rochelle graduated from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business with a BSM in business and a dual major in finance and accounting. She earned her MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Business. A native of Ohio, Rochelle currently lives in Vermont.