The ICMAD Board of Directors and its Committees are made up of members who have the expertise and knowledge to support and move the industry forward. Committees are made up of both members and nonmembers. Please make sure to visit the Board and Committee pages to learn more.
Board Member Spotlights
Growing Your Business Requires Growing Yourself
Worth Turner, Colorado Quality Products
Earlier this year I was gifted Ray Dalio’s book, “Principles: Life and Work.” Dalio is the founder and former Co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest and most successful hedge funds. The book sat next to a dozen other books on my bedside table, all silently judging my nightly iPhone scanning. After too many proclamations to my wife about reading more in the future, I finally picked up Principles. The timing was perfect.Read More
How To Sell Your Brand
Jane Iredale, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics
Our brand will be 24-years-old next April. I began alone with one product, a mineral powder foundation called Amazing Base and I didn't have a clue what to do with it! I knew it was a good product, something that the market needed, but where did it fit in? Finding the right place for it was key to our early success.
How To Build Your Brand Globally and Domestically: Doing Well by Doing Good
Pamela S. Viglielmo, President, MENAJI Worldwide
Make It Matter
Elizabeth Corrigan, Founder, The Complete Package
The Golden Age of Indie Brands...Or Is It?
Chris Hobson, President & CEO, Iontera, Inc.
Staying Relevant in Competitive Times
Lisa Thurman, Founder, Amazing Cosmetics
Six Key Traits for Successful Entrepreneurship
Jerry Rauchwerger, Beauty Solutions, Ltd.
It is common to think about starting your own company and stepping out on your own. You have an idea and you get excited. And even more so, it is intriguing to think about being your own boss! However, carefully weighing the positives and negatives, the potential risks and gains, is very important.Read More
From Startup to Global Expansion – Tips to Guide Your Thinking
Sanjiv Mehra, Co-Founder, eos
Manufacturing Best Practices
Joseph Atencio, Consultant to the Beauty and Personal Care Industry
Deconstructing Cosmetic Claims
Craig Weiss, President, Consumer Product Testing Company
In today’s competitive environment claims may be the difference between a product you can’t keep on the shelves and one you wish never made it off the formulator’s bench.Read More
Packaging and Branding: Telling the Brand Story
Tracy Holland, Managing Partner, HATCHBEAUTY
Imagine that you are shopping in your favorite beauty store. As you browse the aisles or website what makes you stop to learn more about a specific product or brand?Read More
Men’s Grooming Market Update
Curran Dandurand, Founder of Jack Black, LLC
The Benefits of Trade Shows for Your Bottom Line
Daniela Ciocan, Director of Marketing, Cosmoprof North America
Regulations in Canada
Robert Ross-Fichtner, President & CEO, Focal Point Research, Inc
Many people ask me, “what’s it like to live and work in Canada?” Oftentimes, this comes with several assumptions: 1. It must be very cold, 2. You live in small rural towns, 3. It must be very similar to the United States because we share a huge border.Read More
Cosmetics- The Production of Safe Products
Dr. Robb Akridge, Co-Founder & President, Clarisonic/L’Oreal Luxury Division
Recent buzz from media and special interest groups suggesting cosmetic products are not safe seems to be in contradiction to the majority of consumer attitudes and purchasing habits.Read More