IPO Edge hosted a fireside chat at the 2023 ICR Conference with the CEO of Waldencast, a company that focuses on its platform of beauty and wellness. The in-person interview featured CEO, Michel Brousset, joined by IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone and Editor-at-Large Jarrett Banks. Watch the full recording below:
Founded by Michel Brousset and Hind Sebti, Waldencast’s ambition is to build a global best-in-class beauty and wellness operating platform by developing, acquiring, accelerating, and scaling conscious, high-growth purpose-driven brands. Waldencast’s vision is fundamentally underpinned by its brand-led business model that ensures proximity to its customers, business agility, and market responsiveness, while maintaining each brand’s distinct DNA. The first step in realizing its vision was the business combination with Obagi Skincare and Milk Makeup. As part of the Waldencast platform, its brands will benefit from the operational scale of a multi-brand platform; the expertise in managing global beauty brands at scale; a balanced portfolio to mitigate category fluctuations; asset light efficiency; and the market responsiveness and speed of entrepreneurial indie brands. For more information please visit: https://ir.waldencast.com/.
About CEO, Michel Brousset
Michel founded Waldencast 2 years ago and has more than 25 years of FMCG operational expertise, successfully building billion-dollar brands and businesses across many geographies first at Procter & Gamble and then at L’Oréal, where he was CEO of L’Oréal UK and later President of the Consumer Product Division for North America.