Glossier names new CFO, chief commercial officer
Glossier announced on Tuesday that Seun Sodipo will be joining the beauty company in February 2022 as its latest chief financial officer.
The move comes as its current chief financial officer Vanessa Wittman will retire next spring. She will continue to serve as an adviser to the company.
“Vanessa has played a significant role at Glossier, most recently securing our Series E financing from Lone Pine Capital, and—as a five-time CFO—has paved the way for countless women in finance,” said Glossier’s CEO Emily Weiss, in a statement.
“To Vanessa, we are thankful for her countless contributions to Glossier, including her help in developing a succession plan that would, once again, set us up for success.”
Sodipo will join the direct-to-consumer brand from Stripe where she led product finance and strategy. Prior to that, she spent several years in private equity and mergers and acquisitions. At Glossier, she will lead its accounting and finance teams. She will partner with Vanessa to transition the finance org when she joins.
Coinciding with the news, Glossier also appointed its first chief commercial officer, Kyle Leahy, who will begin Nov. 29, 2021. Kyle spent the past nine years at Cole Haan, including time as part of Nike Inc., in multiple leadership roles, most recently as the executive vice president & GM of North America. In this role, Kyle will be responsible for driving revenue and building end-to-end customer experiences across channels, while leading retail, sales, international, and operations teams.
The brand also noted that Kristy Maynes joined in early October as its senior vice president of retail. She joins Glossier from Lululemon and will lead Glossier’s retail expansion with a customer focus around fostering connection, community, and discovery.
“I am so excited to welcome Seun, Kyle, and Kristy to Glossier’s leadership team. Their strong values-alignment, incredible experience and backgrounds from diverse industries will be a boon to Glossier as we enter this next phase of our growth,” Weiss added.
In July, the beauty brand raised $80 million in a Series E funding round led by Lone Pine Capital, an injection of capital that reportedly brings the company’s total valuation up to $1.8 billion.
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