Toronto-based Bite Beauty has announced that its founder and Chief Creative Officer, Susanne Langmuir, has decided to step down from the company for personal reasons.

David Suliteanu, CEO of Kendo Brands which acquired Bite in late 2014, said, “During the three years we have owned Bite and Lip Lab by Bite, both brands have evolved and grown significantly. The artisanal, good-for-you, customizable positioning is truly unique in the beauty world.” He continued, “I thank Susanne for having built a strong foundation upon which we can build for the future. I wish her all the best.”

Suzanne said, “This was a difficult decision for me. I am proud of what we have built together, which is due to the excellence of our products, our Bite teams, and the financial and operating leverage Kendo has brought to us. I remain a huge fan of both brands and expect nothing less than great success in the future.”