Coty Names New Head of Philosophy

Posted on July 17, 2013 @ 09:00 am

Jill Scalamandre is the new senior vice president of Philosophy and Coty Prestige Skin Care, since July 8, 2013.

Scalamandre reports to Jean Mortier, president of Coty Prestige, and Marc Rey, president of Coty Prestige U.S. and regional vice president of Coty Prestige North America.

Like Rey, Scalamandre will work out of Coty’s new global headquarters in the Empire State Building. The company’s other two New York locations along Park Avenue will relocate to the Empire State Building in the fall.

Coty said it is relocating Philosophy’s commercial and marketing teams and research and development functions from Phoenix, where they are currently based, to New York and Morris Plains, N.J., where Coty operates an R&D facility.

Scalamandre currently serves as chairwoman of Cosmetic Executive Women, and most recently she was chief marketing officer at Chrysallis Inc., where she oversaw the StriVectin and Nia24 skin-care brands.

Prior, Scalamandre was senior vice president of global beauty brands at Avon Products. Before joining Avon, she was managing director at Prada Beauty, after a 16-year stint at Revlon, where she helped to launch the ColorStay and Age Defying franchises.

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