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BEAUTY CONNECT USA

The leading digital summit connecting indie brands, multinationals, retailers and industry suppliers virtually.

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VIRTUAL SUMMIT
1-3 September, 2020

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UPDATE ON BEAUTY CONNECT LA (COVID-19)

Due to the escalating COVID-19 situation worldwide, we have decided to postpone the Beauty Connect LA Summit until September 2-3, 2020

All registrations, guest invitations and sponsorship contracts will be honoured for the event in September and the venue will remain the same. We are working with speakers to reconfirm their participation and will update the agenda accordingly within the next couple of weeks.

We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in September.

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Why Attend

Beauty Connect USA builds on the global success of the Beauty & Money Series: enabling you to understand the modern customer, use the best strategies to reach them and know how to engage them to gain maximum ROI in 2020 and beyond.

The increasingly diverse, ‘conscious consumer’ demands more from brands to win their loyalty and purchasing power. Equally, the influx of emerging brands, fly-by trends, importance of social media, and demand for an omni-channel approach has made connecting with the modern customer a minefield for your marketing spend.

What can you do about it?

Successful brand and marketing strategy forges long-lasting and ever-present relationships with the customer. It is not a one-time fix, it is an on-going strategy that helps businesses flourish.  Brands that invest in customer engagement and experience can expect a 5.7 times increase in revenue.

You’re never too big to fail, you’re never too small to thriveBeauty Connect LA is the destination for forging partnerships, acquiring the latest marketing intelligence and building a brand strategy that will ensure your relevancy and success.

2
Days of Content
20+
INDUSTRY LEADING SPEAKERS
12
BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT FINALISTS
1-2-1
DEDICATED MEETINGS
150+
INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES

APPLY: THE BEAUTY & MONEY SPOTLIGHT

12 Independent Beauty Brands, hand-picked by
the prestigious Selection Committee, showcase themselves and their products on the main stage, in a quick-fire round of presentations.

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APPLICATIONS CLOSE: JULY 10TH 

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: W.C AUGUST 3RD

WHY APPLY? 

  • Present your brand in-front of the prestigious Selection Committee as well as a full room of 150+ beauty investors, M&A executives and beauty influencers on day one of the event. 
  • The Winner will deliver an extended 10-minute presentation of their brand to open day two.
  • Spotlight finalists will feature in marketing activity in the run up to the event and in the post-show report.
  • All applicants recieve $100 off their ticket to attend the conference.

WHO SHOULD APPLY? 

Independent beauty brands from across the Beauty & Personal Care industry who are...

  • Seeking brand exposure, investment, acquisition or industry partnerships.
  • Driving innovation in the industry and see potential for the growth and scale of their business.

2020 SELECTION COMMITTEE

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group

Benedict Auld

Founder & CEO
Lapidarius

Alicia Sontag

Co-Founder & Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

Richard Kestenbaum

Partner
Triangle Capital, LLC and Forbes Contributor

Liz Scott

President
EC Scott Group

Bentley Eidsmo

Director of New Brand Development
Guthy Renker

Catherine Collins

CEO
Upfront Consultancy

Conor Begley

CEO
Tribe Dynamics

Rich Gersten

Partner
Tengram Capital

INDUSTRY LEADING SPEAKERS

 

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group

Carla Ruiz

SVP of M&A
Shiseido Group
 

Jaqueleen Larson

Director, Global Digital & Social
Bobbi Brown

Jaqueleen Larson

Director, Global Digital & Social
Bobbi Brown

Jaqueleen Larson

Director, Global Digital & Social
Bobbi Brown
 

Somer Tejwani

VP, Global Marketing
Too Faced

Somer Tejwani

VP, Global Marketing
Too Faced

Somer Tejwani

VP, Global Marketing
Too Faced
 

Scott Sassa

Chairman
Milk Makeup

Scott M. Sassa is currently Chairman of MILK Makeup, a new millennial brand that is inspired by MILK Studios.  It was launched in January 2016.  MILK Makeup is available at Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Birchbox and MILK Makeup.com.

Scott Sassa

Chairman
Milk Makeup

Scott Sassa

Chairman
Milk Makeup

Scott M. Sassa is currently Chairman of MILK Makeup, a new millennial brand that is inspired by MILK Studios.  It was launched in January 2016.  MILK Makeup is available at Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Birchbox and MILK Makeup.com.

From 2008 to 2013, Scott served as President of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication.  Scott was on the ESPN Board, was Co-Chair of AETN which included Lifetime, A&E and History.  Mark Burnett Productions was acquired during Scott’s tenure.  Scott also has oversight of the venture-investing group, which has made investment in Netscape, Broadcast.com, Pandora and other Internet companies.

 

Kory Marchisotto

Chief Marketing Officer
e.l.f.

Kory Marchisotto

Chief Marketing Officer
e.l.f.

Kory Marchisotto

Chief Marketing Officer
e.l.f.
 

Heather Connelly

Buying & Merchandising
CosBar

Heather Connelly

Buying & Merchandising
CosBar

Heather Connelly

Buying & Merchandising
CosBar
 

Annie Jackson

Co-Founder and COO
Credo Beauty

Annie Jackson

Co-Founder and COO
Credo Beauty

Annie Jackson

Co-Founder and COO
Credo Beauty
 

Casey Georgeson

Founder & CEO
Saint Jane

Casey Georgeson

Founder & CEO
Saint Jane

Casey Georgeson

Founder & CEO
Saint Jane
 

Amanda Bacon

Founder & CEO
Moon Juice

Amanda Bacon

Founder & CEO
Moon Juice

Amanda Bacon

Founder & CEO
Moon Juice
 

Maxime Garcia-Janin

Founder & CEO
Sillages

Maxime Garcia-Janin

Founder & CEO
Sillages

Maxime Garcia-Janin

Founder & CEO
Sillages
 

Felix Strand

President
Pixi

Felix Strand

President
Pixi

Felix Strand

President
Pixi
 

Elana Drell-Sfyzer

CEO
Revive Skincare

Elana Drell-Sfyzer

CEO
Revive Skincare

Elana Drell-Sfyzer

CEO
Revive Skincare
 

Alicia Sontag

Co-Founder & Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

Alicia Sontag

Co-Founder & Partner
Prelude Growth Partners

Alicia Sontag

Co-Founder & Partner
Prelude Growth Partners
 

Conor Begley

CEO
Tribe Dynamics

Conor Begley

CEO
Tribe Dynamics

Conor Begley

CEO
Tribe Dynamics
 

Richard Kestenbaum

Partner
Triangle Capital, LLC and Forbes Contributor

Richard is a co-founder and Partner of Triangle Capital and has been an investment banker for over 35 years. Richard has a great deal of experience advising clients in merchandising businesses, particularly in the Retail & Consumer sector. Richard is an often-quoted expert on the retail and merchandising industries. He is a Contributor to Forbes.com where he writes a regular blog about trends in retail and consumer product businesses. He also appears regularly in print and other media as well as industry panels and speaking programs.

Richard Kestenbaum

Partner
Triangle Capital, LLC and Forbes Contributor

Richard Kestenbaum

Partner
Triangle Capital, LLC and Forbes Contributor

Richard is a co-founder and Partner of Triangle Capital and has been an investment banker for over 35 years. Richard has a great deal of experience advising clients in merchandising businesses, particularly in the Retail & Consumer sector. Richard is an often-quoted expert on the retail and merchandising industries. He is a Contributor to Forbes.com where he writes a regular blog about trends in retail and consumer product businesses. He also appears regularly in print and other media as well as industry panels and speaking programs.

Before co-founding Triangle, Richard was a Managing Director at a boutique investment banking firm called Financo, Inc. While at Financo, Richard was responsible for a majority of the firm’s apparel industry transactions. Prior to joining Financo, Richard was a Partner and First Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. At Drexel, Richard was responsible for a group of 14 professionals doing middle-market mergers and acquisitions around the world.

Richard is the co-author of three books on finance and computer programming. He is formerly an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Business at the graduate program of the Stern School of Business at York University.

Richard received a BS in Accounting from New York University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Harvard University. Richard is married and lives in New York.

Click here to read Richard’s blog and follow him on Forbes.com.

 

Jonny Grubin

Founder & CEO
SoPost

Jonny Grubin

Founder & CEO
SoPost

Jonny Grubin

Founder & CEO
SoPost
 

Stephanie Capuano

Founder & CEO
31st State

I am a qualified PR professional with over 15 years of experience in managing, developing and growing clients in pharma, fashion and beauty sectors across offices in New York, San Francisco and London. Most recently, I am the founder and CEO of Clean Beauty start up, 31st State for Gen Z guys, and a partner in &Three, a boutique travel company specialising in the ultimate African safari.

Stephanie Capuano

Founder & CEO
31st State

Stephanie Capuano

Founder & CEO
31st State

I am a qualified PR professional with over 15 years of experience in managing, developing and growing clients in pharma, fashion and beauty sectors across offices in New York, San Francisco and London. Most recently, I am the founder and CEO of Clean Beauty start up, 31st State for Gen Z guys, and a partner in &Three, a boutique travel company specialising in the ultimate African safari.

Being a mother of two teenage boys I created 31st State after being frustrated by the lack of available choices for my sons in the Personal Care market from all of the so called “big brands” and established companies. 31st State was borne out of a desire to recreate the feeling I experienced during my formative years growing up in California- clean, effortless and minimally fashionable. Drawing on my career in pharmaceutical PR and Brand Communications I identified and led a team of experts to deliver a brand with operational excellence while bringing some pretty brave new thinking into what is an uncharted category- teenage male grooming. Similarly, &Three – our boutique travel business, has been founded out of a lifelong love of adventure– and my belief it will be travel and discovery experiences rather than material objects that will drive the next frontier of value for consumers entering the workforce now.

Both of my business initiatives, &Three and 31st State, enable me to live my love of travel and passion for beautiful design by creating commercially successful yet authentic, branded products and experiences.

 

Samuel Cheney

Commercial Operations Director
BEAST London

Samuel Cheney joined BEAST. ‘The Men’s Beauty Store’ the British beauty brand and first men’s beauty store in the world as Commercial Operations Director in 2018 following his career working across Niche, Luxury and Masstige beauty brands.

 

Samuel Cheney

Commercial Operations Director
BEAST London

Samuel Cheney

Commercial Operations Director
BEAST London

Samuel Cheney joined BEAST. ‘The Men’s Beauty Store’ the British beauty brand and first men’s beauty store in the world as Commercial Operations Director in 2018 following his career working across Niche, Luxury and Masstige beauty brands.

 

The only men's concept of its kind, BEAST. brings together over 80 premium brands spanning Body, Hair, Shave, Face and Fragrance. The brand presents a unique mix of innovative newcomers and long-established cult classics within its unique way of shopping, built around a simple logic, whereby the store and website offer the same merchandised structure across the categories - Body, Hair, Shave, Face and Fragrance rather than the industry standard – by brand. 

 

In 2019 Samuel delivered a deal with the Frasers Group to launch BEAST. spaces across their retail portfolio and evolve what was a stand-alone store into a department store model so that it could become the first Men’s focused beauty brand to have its own spaces within beauty halls Nationally.

 

BEAST. is now expanding across the UK and one step closer to “Channing the way men buy Beauty”.

 

Lizzy Eisenberg

Director, Market Development
Afterpay

As Director of Market Development at Afterpay, the publicly traded technology-driven payments company, Lizzy Eisenberg leads strategic partner acquisition for the Australian-based company’s U.S. business, with special emphasis on Beauty. Prior to joining Afterpay, Eisenberg held several roles with POPSUGAR Inc.: She led business development at ShopStyle, focusing on emerging products and markets, and spearheaded business development and partnerships for POPSUGAR's e-commerce initiatives.

Lizzy Eisenberg

Director, Market Development
Afterpay

Lizzy Eisenberg

Director, Market Development
Afterpay

As Director of Market Development at Afterpay, the publicly traded technology-driven payments company, Lizzy Eisenberg leads strategic partner acquisition for the Australian-based company’s U.S. business, with special emphasis on Beauty. Prior to joining Afterpay, Eisenberg held several roles with POPSUGAR Inc.: She led business development at ShopStyle, focusing on emerging products and markets, and spearheaded business development and partnerships for POPSUGAR's e-commerce initiatives.

Eisenberg holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was named Most Valuable Player for the Division 1 women’s soccer program. She lives with her husband and dog in Portland, Oregon. 

 

Ju Rhyu

Co-Founder & CEO
Hero Cosmetics

Ju Rhyu

Co-Founder & CEO
Hero Cosmetics

Ju Rhyu

Co-Founder & CEO
Hero Cosmetics
 

Liz Scott

President
EC Scott Group

Liz is the President at EC Scott Group where she oversees Company Strategy, Finance, Trade Marketing, Sales & Education, Communications, and the development of the Beauty and Wellness categories.  

Liz attended Wharton with a concentration in retail & marketing.  From her time at Saks Fifth Avenue, she brings respect for traditional retail, and from Gilt Group, a passionate entrepreneurial mentality, which fuels her motivation to bring brands and retailers success within the changing beauty landscape.  

Liz Scott

President
EC Scott Group

Liz Scott

President
EC Scott Group

Liz is the President at EC Scott Group where she oversees Company Strategy, Finance, Trade Marketing, Sales & Education, Communications, and the development of the Beauty and Wellness categories.  

Liz attended Wharton with a concentration in retail & marketing.  From her time at Saks Fifth Avenue, she brings respect for traditional retail, and from Gilt Group, a passionate entrepreneurial mentality, which fuels her motivation to bring brands and retailers success within the changing beauty landscape.  

EC Scott Group, founded in 2004, is the premier Sales, Service, and Training company for prestige beauty companies in the specialty retail channel in North America.  EC Scott Group’s services include everything from behind the scenes (i.e. warehousing, pick & pack, retailer headquarter management, collections), to the support in-store that makes independent retail partners successful (i.e. in-store education & training, event planning & execution, sell-through support).

 

 

Katey Hassan

VP of Brand Marketing
TULA Skincare

Katey is the VP of Brand Marketing at TULA Skincare - the clean & effective skincare powered
by probiotics and superfoods to help you feel confident in your skin. At TULA, Katey leads the
creative, PR, social media, brand + retail marketing teams. She has driven rapid growth
through the brand’s influencer program and elevated the brand's creative voice. Katey has
worked in the beauty industry for over 15 years, passionately translating her background as a
consumer behavior research into marketing+ innovation.

Katey Hassan

VP of Brand Marketing
TULA Skincare

Katey Hassan

VP of Brand Marketing
TULA Skincare

Katey is the VP of Brand Marketing at TULA Skincare - the clean & effective skincare powered
by probiotics and superfoods to help you feel confident in your skin. At TULA, Katey leads the
creative, PR, social media, brand + retail marketing teams. She has driven rapid growth
through the brand’s influencer program and elevated the brand's creative voice. Katey has
worked in the beauty industry for over 15 years, passionately translating her background as a
consumer behavior research into marketing+ innovation.

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Pulp Riot

Podcast with 2017 Spotlight Finalist - David Thurston, Co-Founder, Pulp Riot

Pulp Riot were one of 12 finalists in the 2017 Beauty & Money NY Brand Spotlight and went on to be sold to Beauty giant L'Oreal in a deal represented by Triangle Capital. In this podcast David speaks to Richard Kestenbaum, co-founder of Triangle Capital on his experiences growing his brand and going on to sell to L'Oreal. 

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