Kathy Cullin has a range of beauty and fragrance industry leadership roles to her credit. She’s worked with Unilever, Puig, Symrise, Clarins, and L’Oréal. And, until March of this year she was the senior vice president of sales and education for Coty’s philosophy and prestige fragrance division.
Shiseido anticipates Cullin will put all that experience to work for the Bare Escentuals brand as well as the Buxom Beauty brand, which also falls under her responsibility. “Kathy’s outstanding reputation within the beauty industry is backed by a record of proven leadership,” Rey says in a media release announcing Cullin’s appointment.
“She is a practiced sales executive and manager. Her keen insight, strategic approach and extensive professional history will help bring the Bare Escentuals business to greater heights of success,” he adds. “I am grateful to have her on board as we write the next chapter for this unique and compelling business.”
Cullen, who has also held board seats with CEW and The Fragrance Foundation, will “oversee multi-channel direct-to-consumer strategies including bareMinerals retail boutiques and bare + beauty outlets across the country, as well as manage key relationships with department stores and wholesale vendors,” according to the media release.
Her focus within the company will be on driving long-term sales growth as well as leading marketing and education strategies. She’ll also be instrumental in determining how the brand’s sales, marketing, operations, and finance teams work together, according to Shiseido. And, “Cullin will also play a key role in Shiseido Americas’ efforts to foster closer partnerships among the regional brand teams within its corporate structure.”