NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDEN), a global prestige beauty products company, announced today the appointment of George Cleary as President, Global Fragrances, effective March 14, 2016.
Mr. Cleary is a seasoned executive that joins us with over 20 years of experience in beauty and personal care. His most recent role was as CEO, Iluminage, a fast growing global beauty device company. At Iluminage, he was able to accelerate growth while significantly improving profitability and developing a multi-year pipeline of rich innovation. Prior to that, he held several senior positions at Coty Inc. including President, Americas where he had full strategic and operational responsibility of the $1.2 billion business that spanned multiple beauty categories and channels. Mr. Cleary started his career at Nestle and then moved into the personal care and beauty sector where he held several sales and general management positions with Johnson & Johnson before joining Coty. He has a successful track record of profitably growing brand portfolios, both through organic growth as well as acquisition. During his tenure at Coty, Mr. Cleary was directly responsible for fragrance and nail color brand innovation, acquisitions, and the marketing and sales teams within his business unit. This experience along with his strong leadership capabilities and deep retailer relationships makes him uniquely qualified to drive growth in our global fragrances brand portfolio.
“Given George’s successful track record, and his direct, relevant experience in the beauty business, I expect George to make a big impact on our global fragrance business.” commented E. Scott Beattie, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Arden, Inc. “With George’s appointment, the leadership transformation to a brand led structure within Elizabeth Arden is now complete, and our collective focus is on revenue acceleration and margin expansion.”
Mr. Cleary commented, “I am extremely excited to be joining Elizabeth Arden, Inc. The Company’s impressive fragrance portfolio has tremendous untapped potential to build market share in existing markets as well as expand into the larger global beauty market. By utilizing my prior commercial and brand marketing leadership experience and the brand platform Elizabeth Arden has built, I am convinced that we can drive accelerated growth over the next several years. I look forward to becoming a part of the Elizabeth Arden family and partnering with the team to build the business.”
Elizabeth Arden is a global prestige beauty products company with an extensive portfolio of prestige beauty brands sold in over 120 countries. The Company's brand portfolio includes Elizabeth Arden skincare, color and fragrance products; its professional skin care line, Elizabeth Arden PRO; the celebrity fragrance brands of Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift; the designer fragrance brands of Juicy Couture, John Varvatos and Wildfox Couture; and the heritage fragrance brands of Alfred Sung, Britney Spears, Curve, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Elizabeth Taylor, Geoffrey Beene, Giorgio Beverly Hills, Halston, Ed Hardy, Jennifer Aniston, Lucky Brand, Rocawear, PS Fine Cologne and White Shoulders.