NEWARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Revance Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: RVNC), a biotechnology company developing a new category of high-performance neuromodulators for use in treating aesthetic and therapeutic conditions, today announced the appointment of Jill Beraud to the company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Beraud brings more than 25 years’ experience building luxury, fashion, beauty, and consumer brands. Ms. Beraud will also chair a newly-formed Revance Brand Strategy Committee focused on establishing the company’s innovative neuromodulator, DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection (DAXI), in the minds of consumers.
“We are delighted to welcome Jill Beraud to our Board at this pivotal time in our company’s trajectory. She arrives at an ideal moment as we establish a rarity among biotech companies – a Brand Strategy Committee dedicated to understanding and embracing the consumer mindset,” said Dan Browne, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Revance. “Jill’s board experience with Levi Strauss and track record of launching high-growth businesses and powerhouse consumer brands at firms such as Pepsi, Victoria’s Secret and Tiffany & Co., will be invaluable as we approach commercialization. We look forward to working with her to unlock the true promise of what our long-acting neuromodulator, DAXI, can deliver.”
As chair of the Revance Brand Strategy Committee, Ms. Beraud will shape the company’s consumer strategy as it prepares to meaningfully transform patient experiences. With the help of the committee, Revance aims to shift how neuromodulators are perceived, talked about, and ultimately experienced by consumers as a result of its game-changing science.
Ms. Beraud is currently CEO and Co-Founder of Sh’nnong Beverage Company, a business creating a line of functional beverages. Prior to that, she served as CEO of IPPOLITA, a fine jewelry company with distribution in Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and other national retailers. Previously she held the role of Executive Vice President, Global Retail and e-Commerce, for Tiffany & Co., where she was responsible for all global retail, operations, e-commerce, digital, and omni-channel consumer experience. Ms. Beraud has also managed brands such as Living Proof and Starbucks/Lipton Joint Ventures, and served as global chief marketing officer at PepsiCo, where she was responsible for PepsiCo's $60 billion portfolio of food and beverage brands. She also spent 13 years at Limited Brands as chief marketing officer of Victoria's Secret, and Executive Vice President of Marketing for its broader portfolio of specialty brands, including Bath & Body Works, Henri Bendel, and Limited Stores. Further, she has a long history of serving on boards of renowned brands, such as Levi Strauss & Co. and Elizabeth Arden Holdings. Ms. Beraud was named to Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” in 2013.
“Over the years, I have had the opportunity to launch brands that have broken the mold in terms of quality and experience, said Ms. Beraud. “Today, consumers want and deserve more from their chosen products and services. DAXI has the opportunity to change the game in neuromodulation and I am thrilled to be a part of the team that will help redefine outcomes in the space.”
About Revance Therapeutics, Inc.
Revance Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on developing transformative neuromodulators to address a broad spectrum of aesthetic and therapeutic conditions. Revance’s lead product candidate, DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection (DAXI), utilizes a unique proprietary peptide excipient technology combined with highly purified botulinum toxin type A to produce a novel, long-acting neuromodulator. In aesthetics, Revance successfully completed its Phase 3 program for DAXI in glabellar (frown) lines and is currently pursuing U.S. regulatory approval in 2020, while also running two separate Phase 2 studies in forehead lines and lateral canthal lines (crow’s feet). In therapeutics, DAXI is being studied in three indications, including a Phase 3 trial in cervical dystonia, a Phase 2 trial in adult upper limb spasticity, and a Phase 2 trial in plantar fasciitis, with plans to also study migraine. Beyond DAXI, Revance also has begun development of a biosimilar to BOTOX®, which would compete in the existing short-acting neuromodulator marketplace. More information on Revance may be found at www.revance.com.
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