Beautycounter Retains Hanold Associates for SVP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Search


Beautycounter has retained Hanold Associates for their SVP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion search based in Santa Monica, California. Keri Gavin and Sandra Peña are leading the search.

Beautycounter is an American cosmetics company focused on getting healthier, safer products into the hands of everyone. The company was founded by Gregg Renfrew after she learned people were being exposed to harmful chemicals through personal care items. All Beautycounter’s products are 100% safe, containing none of the ingredients on the company’s “Never List” of more than 1,800 chemicals.

Starting off with a small range of products, Beautycounter now offers lines of skin care, make up, bath and body, gifts and men’s products. Most of the company’s sales come through more than 50,000 consultants but the company also operates four retail stores and an ecommerce platform.

Beautycounter’s passion for safer products is apparent through its lobbying in Washington, D.C. with hopes of inspiring legislation to increase regulation, making the entire beauty and personal care industries safer. This effort culminated in 2019 with Congress’ first vote on cosmetics reform in more than 80 years. The company goes beyond making safer products in many ways and has also taken strides in sustainability and responsible sourcing.

The Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) will be responsible for developing and executing the DE&I strategy enterprise wide. Reporting directly to CEO and Founder, Gregg Renfrew, this leader will build and lead a team that will contribute to operationalizing the DE&I strategy. The SVP of DE&I will build and cultivate an inclusive culture of attracting and developing top talent from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and will serve as a partner to business leaders, field leaders and outside consultants. S/he will build upon preexisting frameworks and successes to further create a welcoming, inclusive company where employees and consultants feel safe, valued and a sense of belonging.

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search is the leading retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include the National Football League, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, The New York Times, Tom Brady’s TB12, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonald’s, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, SC Johnson, eBay, Moderna, Hillrom, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, ClubCorp, Nike, Zoom, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Ford Motor Company, among others.