• Charlie Perer, Partner at Intermix Capital Partners, LLC: “Financing for Emerging Beauty Companies”
• Doug Schorr, Head of Consumer Research at Beach, LLC: “Using Consumer Research to Refine a Brand”
• Michelle Sorro, Former On-Air Host at HSN, Inc.: "Behind the Scenes – Strategic Tools for TV Retail & Multimedia Sales Success"
BBR10's Keynote Speaker was Jan Lombardo, the President of GO SMiLE Inc., Lombardo has over 25 years of beauty industry experience as an executive for Estée Lauder and VP of Sales for North America for Calvin Klein. In 2009 she joined GO SMiLE, Inc. as VP of Global Sales and Marketing, and in just 3 short years, was named President.
Lombardo discussed how creating and developing an entire team can lead to major success in small businesses. In her roundtable discussion titled “Critical in Small Companies - How to Choose and Develop an Entire Team Invested in Company Success,” Lombardo shared GO SMiLE’s core competencies regarding employees: 1) They must be an expert in their field, 2) They must be able to mentor and train others, and 3) They need to be flexible, likeable, and have a sense of humor. “A workplace should be an enjoyable experience since you spend the majority of your time with your colleagues,” she explained. Lombardo also emphasized the importance of understanding the skills and loyalty of current employees, being extremely transparent with employees, and always remaining positive.
Past BBR attendees and Thought Leaders have come from every major beauty company here in the West including Stila, Dermalogica, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Neutrogena, Murad, Urban Decay, CND, P&G, Josie Maran, Intelligent Beauty, Sexy Hair Concepts, boscia, MOR Cosmetics, OPI, Smashbox, Sexy Hair Concepts, Orly International, beautylish.com, and more. For more information, please visit: http://mazurgroupla.com/