Beautycounter names Mindy Mackenzie Interim CEO amid leadership reshuffle

By Amanda Pauley | Published: 1-Jun-2023

Mackenzie will take over from Marc Rey to lead the ‘clean’ beauty brand, while a new CFO and Chair have also been appointed

Beautycounter has appointed Board Director Mindy Mackenzie as Interim CEO, effective immediately, during a company leadership reshuffle.  

She will succeed Marc Rey, who is stepping down after 16 months at the helm of the US ‘clean’ beauty brand. 

Rey and the board have “mutually decided to transition to a new phase of leadership” for Beautycounter, read a company statement. 

“I truly believe Beautycounter's mission is unique and will be transformative for the beauty industry, and I will continue to be a champion of the brand,” said Rey. 

The board of directors commented: "We thank Marc for his contributions to Beautycounter and for laying the foundation for the next phase of growth for the business.”

Mackenzie will be responsible for growing Beautycounter’s brand awareness and bolstering its omnichannel model while the board searches to find a permanent CEO.

Beautycounter is a US 'clean' beauty brand

Beautycounter is a US 'clean' beauty brand

She brings more than 20 years’ retail and CPG industry experience to the role.

She had previously served as Partner and Chief Performance Officer at global investment firm The Carlyle Group. 

Mackenzie has worked as a Board Director for Beautycounter since March 2022.  

"I look forward to working closely with the board, the talented team at HQ and the Brand Advocates to execute on our strategic plan,” said Mackenzie.

“It is exciting to build upon the company's momentum to raise up beauty and to continue its unwavering mission to get safer beauty products into the hands of everyone.”

Beautycounter has also named Nicole Malozi CFO as part of its leadership transition. 

Malozi has worked in executive finance roles at leading consumer brands, including Tatcha, Nike and DFS Group Limited.

Roberto Marques, former Executive Chair and Group CEO of Natura & Co, is also joining Beautycounter’s board of directors as Chair. 

He will work with the executive leadership team to drive sustainable and profitable growth. 

The board of directors added: “We are thrilled to welcome Mindy, Roberto and Nicole to the leadership team. 

“We know this collective expertise will be invaluable as we continue to grow the business and focus on operational excellence."

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