F.C. Sturtevant Appoints Division VP

The F.C. Sturtevant Company has named skincare industry veteran Scott Friedman vice president of the Professional Skincare Division. Friedman will be leveraging his 20 plus years of industry experience to support F.C. Sturtevant’s probiotic skincare line, Columbia SkinCare, in the dermatologic and medical spa markets. The Professional Products Division develops products designed to help balance the body’s microbiome.
“I am very excited to be leading the Columbia Skincare Division of The F.C. Sturtevant Company. The emphasis on quality product development and commitment to comprehensive brand support and product training is best in class,” said Friedman. “Columbia Probiotics technology is the world’s first strain-specific probiotics created for topical usage. These clinically-proven, multi-functional products for all skin types fill a need that currently does not exist in the professional skincare market.”
Friedman’s experience includes consulting with Coola Suncare and Fillerina USA and launching both in the physician and medical spa markets, building a successful startup suncare company, MDSolarSciences into a seven-figure sales company and helping make MedSkin Solutions into a considerable contender in the Americas market.
“Scott Friedman is highly respected among colleagues, and he excels in product development,” commented company CEO Steven Rosenfeld.
Friedman is currently developing the company’s marketing plans for its expanded outreach into the professional skincare markets. With Friedman’s guidance, the company plans to introduce several new products over the next 12-18 months.

Movers & Shakers: Charles Voth joins Mindbody

Charles Voth has recently rejoined the Mindbody family to provide unparalleled attention to the channel partner ecosystem and work tirelessly towards the growth and betterment of our partners.

Alongside his professional experience lies a Kinesiology degree with an emphasis in Exercise Science…making him the perfect fit for Mindbody’s mission. Outside of the workplace, you can find Charles hiking with his wife and two German Shepherds, enjoying a Central Coast winery, or in a local CrossFit gym.

Charles’ “What I love about MINDBODY”:
First and foremost, what I love about MINDBODY is the truly unwavering focus on our mission. Health and wellness has always been a huge part of my life. From education to hobbies to professional passion, it is truly one of the core forces that drive me. So to rejoin a like-minded team that roots all of their decisions within our goal to “leverage technology to improve the health and wellness of the world,”

I can’t imagine a better environment. Its also so rewarding to see the passion of business owners in the health and wellness industry and to hear the story of their “why,” and I can only hope that MINDBODY helps enable them to fully embody their “why” and provide the type of client experience that is true to their vision. I am honored to work with our amazing portfolio of channel partners that interact with those same business owners.

Reach Charles at: MINDBODY, Inc.

Julie Keller Callaghan joins Hutchinson Consulting

Julie Keller Callaghan, the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa, has joined Hutchinson Consulting, a hospitality industry executive search and recruiting firm, as an executive recruiter and marketing and communications specialist.

Keller Callaghan led the American Spa team for the past 15 years and is an advocate and influencer in the wellness world. Under her leadership, the brand evolved to include a print publication, a website, social media community, multiple awards programmes, and numerous events.

Keller Callaghan is also the founder of the American Spa Women in Wellness Leadership Conferences and the American Spa CBD Summit, and spent the past year as the event director for Spatec by American Spa. For these efforts and more, she was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category, and she and her team won an ISPA Innovate Award in 2018 for their work with women in leadership.

At Hutchinson, Keller Callaghan will help expand the firm’s wellness recruitment services in the spa, wellness, and hospitality space. She will also work closely with the executive team to help companies create powerful marketing messages to develop and grow their brands. Additionally, she will continue to act as an industry expert, speaking at events, serving as an expert judge and panelist, and sharing the industry knowledge she has developed by leading the industry’s top media brand for spa and wellness professionals.

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Mover and Shaker: Colette Brown

Colette Brown has been a licensed clinical esthetician since 1991. Her imbued experience in the latest, non-invasive anti-aging procedures fosters her passion for skincare and wellness for her clientele.

Colette understands the benefits topical probiotics contribute to the skin’s health. The unique way she combines wellness and skin therapy is why Colette leads the Columbia SkinCare practice on the West coast. She has a B.A. in education, is a certified Holistic Practitioner through the Kresser Institute, and has certifications in advanced skincare procedures.

Colette is Columbia SkinCare’s Western Regional Manager of operations and head of the Professional Products Division. Based in Beverly Hills, CA, Colette is supported by two lovely daughters and the family dog — Otis.

What has Colette learned in the business?

  1. When someone is excited and passionate about change, it moves me, because only then can we see the real transformation happen. Not just a physical transformation, but inside-out, where one is radiating beauty and confidence from within.
  2. Trust your gut and a mentor. Trust your gut not only to probiotics, but always be in tune and listen to your inner voice because it will guide you down paths, both in business and personal, you never dreamt of. A wise mentor can help navigate you through situations you were unprepared for, which can save time and money.
  3. Love yourself first. As a mom, entrepreneur, sister, and friend, my life can quickly be engulfed in the needs of others. It is a daily routine for me to practice gratitude, be kind to myself when I don’t make the best decisions, and no matter what, keep going!

Mover & Shaker: Paula Provenzano, Jurlique National Training Manager

With over 25 years, of experience in the cosmetics, skincare and spa industry, Paula Provenzano has established a reputation as one of the spa industry’s most gifted technicians and educators. Her knowledge of the spa industry spans all areas; from product vendors to destination luxury resort spas, and from day spas and salons to medical and residential spas.

She is a master esthetician, massage therapist, makeup artist, retail manager, multi-media content creator and the director of a CEU training platform for spa service providers.

As a master aesthetician, Paula has catered to a number of celebrity clients and, as an industry consultant, she has created treatments and menus for luxury spas throughout the US and the Caribbean. She has served as the director for a number of prestigious spa brands and as an adjunct faculty member of Hocking College’s Spa Management Program.

Her Ergonomic Esthetician course has been hailed as a “career saver” for estheticians. This course was an outgrowth of the hundreds of trainings she has conducted with spa service providers in spa treatment techniques, as well as operational procedures, retail sales, customer service, and client retention.

Ms. Provenzano was a primary contributing author to the 2005 ISPA textbook – The Art & Science of Retail. She has been featured on television as the “health & beauty expert” for The Morning News on FOX19-TV, in her hometown of Cincinnati OH and in national publications for her industry expertise.

In 2010 her work in the health and beauty field as the Principle owner, Proven Skin and Body was recognized with the distinction of Woman of the Year (Beauty) by Cincy Chic Magazine.

Following college, Paula earned her living as an actress which explains her credo that; “the best spa treatments are equal parts: therapy and theater.” This unique perspective led to the creation of other content for the spa industry. She was the creator and host of the TV pilot Essentially Spa: An Experiential Guide to Spas and she has produced an extensive video library of training content for the brands she represents.

Paula refers to Jurlique as her “first brand crush” and happily joined the US team as National Education Manager in 2017, stating: “I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to introduce this special brand to a whole new generation of estheticians.”

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