Santa Monica, CA-based Beautycounter has appointed Board Director Mindy Mackenzie as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, succeeding Marc Rey. “Rey and the Board have mutually decided to transition to a new phase of leadership for Beautycounter,” said the brand in a statement.
Marc Rey had been named as Beautycounter Chief Executive Officer in 2022 when founder, Gregg Renfrew stepped down to serve as the company’s Executive Chair and Chief Brand Officer.
The Board has announced it will conduct a thorough search to find a permanent CEO. In the meantime, Mackenzie will be responsible to grow brand awareness and bolster the company’s omni-channel business model in cooperation with the board and the executive leadership team.
Mackenzie joins Beautycounter after most recently serving as Partner and Chief Performance Officer at Carlyle – Beautycounter current owner – where she created and led the Talent & Organization Performance team, providing expert advice to CEOs on maximizing organizational, operational, and leadership effectiveness. Previously, she served as Senior Advisor at McKinsey, and global head of strategy, M&A, and human resources at best-selling, legacy brand giant, Jim Beam. Earlier in her career, she lived and worked internationally in human capital leadership roles for Campbell Soup and Walmart. “Throughout her career, Mackenzie has demonstrated an ability to drive operational excellence and build high performing leadership teams. Her 20+ years in leadership roles in the retail and CPG industry, in combination with her love for Beautycounter’s mission, make her the natural choice to lead the company during this transition,” the brand added.
Beautycounter has also announced that Roberto Marques, former Executive Chair & Group CEO of Natura & Co, is joining Beautycounter’s Board of Directors as Chair – a role in which he will work with the Board in support of the executive leadership team to build on the company’s mission and drive sustainable and profitable growth.
As part of this transition, the Beautycounter team also welcomes a new Chief Financial Officer, Nicole Malozi. She comes to Beautycounter with significant executive finance experience at leading consumer brands, including Tatcha, Nike, and DFS Group Limited.
Beautycounter offers more than 100 products that are available online, in physical retail stores, through strategic partnerships including Ulta Beauty, and through its community of Brand Advocates across North America and Canada.