The second week of the year brought some appointments and departures worth noting.
Dollar Shave Club Founder Steps Down: The Board of Directors of Dollar Shave Club announced the appointment of Jason Goldberger as Chief Executive Officer of the company effective Jan. 19, 2021. Michael Dubin, who founded DSC in 2011, previously informed the board of his decision to step down from his role as CEO and will remain with the company as a special advisor and board member.
Goldberger joins DSC, both the second-largest brand and retailer of men’s non-disposable razors, just as the company is entering its omnichannel era. Razor, shave aids, and skincare products in a new brand redesign are hitting shelves at mass, drugstore, and grocery retailers this month. Goldberger brings with him a wealth of digital as well as retail experience, hailing from his leadership positions at Sur La Table where he most recently served as CEO, Blue Nile, Target, Gilt, and Amazon.
Harvey Nichols New Beauty Director: The British retailer announced the appointment of Clare Horner as Beauty Director effective immediately, succeeding Jo Osborne. The company said in a statement that Horner will lead and further develop the beauty and beauty services strategy, reinforcing Harvey Nichols’ unique position as the first-choice destination for beauty customers.
Reporting to CEO Manju Malhotra, who was promoted from COO just last week, Horner joins Harvey Nichols with a wealth of industry experience and an established career, having previously worked with both luxury retailers and niche brands, most recently as managing director of successful online beauty subscription business Latest in Beauty.
Credo New Board Member: The clean beauty pioneer and its majority investor, NextWorld Evergreen, announced the appointment of Maureen Chiquet as an independent director of Credo’s Board. Chiquet, the former CEO of Chanel, will become the fifth woman to join the board, shifting the composition to 70% female leadership for the first time since Credo was founded in 2014 by Annie Jackson and the late Shashi Batra.
A longtime executive, Chiquet began her career in marketing at L’Oréal Paris in 1985, started working at The Gap in 1988, where she helped launch and build the Old Navy brand, and served as President of Banana Republic in 2002 prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer and President of U.S. Operations of Chanel in 2003. In 2007, Chiquet became Chanel’s first Global Chief Executive Officer. She left Chanel in 2016 and published a book, Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership and Success on Our Own Terms.
Beautycounter Board Moves: The clean beauty and skincare leader has appointed Dasha Smith as an Independent Director of its Board, effective immediately. Smith is the Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer for the National Football League with prior roles that include senior leadership positions at Sony Music Entertainment, GCM Grosvenor, and Time Inc. Herr appointment represents the fifth woman to join the Board, adding to the brand’s female leadership.
The company also announced Gina Boswell its new Chairwoman, effective immediately. Boswell joined the Beautycounterr Board of Directors in October 2019 and will succeed John Replogle, who will remain a Director. Most recently, she was President, Customer Development, Unilever North America, and prior to that, CEO, Unilever UK & Ireland and EVP, Personal Care, North America. Previously, Ms. Boswell was President, Global Brands of Alberto-Culver and SVP & COO of Avon Products North America, after having held senior leadership positions with other global companies including the Estée Lauder Companies.
Beautycounter, founded in 2011 by Gregg Renfrew and has been a female-led company from day one, dedicated to transforming the outdated beauty industry, and has established itself as the leader of the category.
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