Beekman 1802 is poised to take its goat milk skin care business to the next level with the appointment of Jill Scalamandre as Chief Executive Officer.
As CEO, Jill looks to bring her expertise to accelerate company growth, propel international expansion, and drive product innovation for the brand’s science-driven microbiome skincare kind to sensitive skin. Jill most recently served as Global President of bareMinerals and Buxom Cosmetics at Shiseido. Prior to Shiseido she held leading roles at Prada, Fekkai, Avon, and Revlon. She is also Chairwoman of beauty industry organization Cosmetic Executive Women [CEW].
Jill’s proven track record of applying strategic growth initiatives to build omnichannel brands into global powerhouses looks to contribute to Beekman 1802 at a key inflection point. In December 2021 investment group Eurazeo Brands announced it was acquiring a controlling stake in the company with a $62 million investment out of a total of $92 million, alongside co-investors Cohesive Capital Partners and the Cherng Family Trust. Beekman 1802 generates an estimated $75 million to $100 million in sales, and is sold at Ulta Beauty, ulta.com, beekman1802.com, QVC and HSN, and in independent retailers.
“I am thrilled to be joining as CEO,” said Jill Scalamandre. “The Beekman 1802 team has built an incredibly solid brand foundation rooted in authenticity, kindness, and products that revolutionize clean skin care with goat milk science. This has come together to deliver an inspiring brand – one incredibly well-positioned for the interests and demands of today’s global consumer. By leveraging my experience, I am honored to help Beekman 1802 capitalize on its exciting next chapter of growth.”
“With her strong vision, industry experience and collaborative style, I am confident that Jill will work successfully with the team to take this great brand to new heights,” said Marc Rey, Beekman 1802’s Chairman of the Board.
“With Jill Scalamandre at the helm, Beekman 1802 is ready to blast off,” said Adrianne Shapira, Eurazeo Brands Managing Director and Beekman 1802 Board member. “Jill’s values align with the brand and its co-founders which will catapult the brand to new channels, new geographies and most importantly new faces. Kindness is key and this brand is kind to all it touches – its team, its neighbors, and its planet.”
Jill will replace current CEO, Tomei Thomas, who has held the position for the past three years. Tomei will now serve as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.
Beekman 1802 was founded in 2008 by Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge when the two moved to Sharon Springs, NY. Their farm was also home to 100 Goats, which they then turned into the biggest goat milk-based skin care company. The duo will remain focused on the creative areas of the business.
“The next phase of growth for Beekman 1802 is pivotal,” said Dr. Brent Ridge, Beekman 1802 cofounder. “We are confident that Ms. Scalamandre’s vision, leadership and deep understanding of strategic growth will enable us to reach consumers on a global scale, lead innovation around microbiome skin care, and spread our mission of kindness across the world.”