Appointment made by Kevin J. CareyIndependent Manager, as Stila looks forward to reviving the brand and strategic growth in collaboration with business partners
NEW YORK, August 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Stila Cosmetics announced today that it has appointed an independent executive to help lead the company and has hired a renowned industry director and strategist Michelle Kluzo as general manager.
Kevin J. Carey, Senior Counsel in Hogan Lovells’ Corporate and Finance practice group, will serve as manager of Stila Styles, LLC and will be responsible for guiding Stila’s leadership in charting a course that is in the best interests of his highly valued employees, business partners and customers. Carey has extensive experience in business matters with a reputation for achieving results that all parties rely on.
“Michelle brings to Stila a track record including leading an established $1B global retailer, building and scaling a business from the ground up and reviving an iconic fitness brand. Michelle has effectively repositioned a business by building a multi-unit franchise model, driving the annual budget process, achieving operational excellence and ultimately delivering a successful majority sale,” said Carey. “Michelle has all the smart and required skills to Stila to a very bright future.”
Kluz has been a successful entrepreneur and independent advisor in recent years. Her experience includes helping AWH (Ascend Wellness Holdings, a leading multi-state cannabis operator) scale up as interim CEO of Retail. In 2018, she was interim CEO of Tough Mudder Bootcamps upon the founder’s departure, turning it into a successful franchise. Michelle was previously the CEO of Pure Barre, the world’s largest barre brand, as well as CEO of BBRC in Sydney, Australiaa $1B conglomerate of six brands in accessories, intimate apparel and homewares. In 2017 she founded Urban Savagea global luxury sportswear brand.
“Stila’s innovative yet approachable products and commitment to authenticity align with my passion for consumer-oriented brands,” said Kluz. “I am incredibly excited and energized to work with Stila’s exceptional employees, as well as the company’s business partners, to ensure we continue to inspire our loyal customers and deliver cutting-edge and accessible products, expanding our reach , including through key retailer partnerships.” Kluz added: “With Kevin’s impeccable credentials and excellent reputation, I know he will help me and Stila’s leadership chart a course that is in the best interest of his valued employees, business partners and customers.”
About Stila Cosmetics:
Founded in 1994, Stila Cosmetics is a globally recognized color cosmetics brand known for its modern, sophisticated and accessible approach to beauty. The brand’s innovative, multi-tasking formulas, eco-friendly packaging and fashionable colors are available in more than 1000 doors in the world. United States, including Sephora, ULTA Beauty, select Nordstrom, and select Macy’s. Stila is also available in more than 20 global markets, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, South East Asia, Brazil, and Mexico. For more information about Stila, please visit: www.stilacosmetics.com.
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