Janet L. Gurwitch

Former Operating Partner at Castanea Partners, Inc.

Janet L. Gurwitch

Janet L. Gurwitch

Former Operating Partner at Castanea Partners, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Laura Mercier Cosmetics, Inc.
Gurwitch Products LLC

RelSci Relationships

1423

Number of Boards

10

Birthday

01/01/1954

Age

66

Number of Awards

1

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Managing Partner at Castanea Partners, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Drybar Holdings LLC

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Co-Founder at Drybar Holdings LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at First Aid Beauty LLC

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Dean & Professor of Strategic Management at Rice University - Jones Graduate School of Business

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Global President, Fragrance & Beauty at Chanel SAS

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President at Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Castanea Partners, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at Castanea Partners, Inc.

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Operating Partner at Castanea Partners, Inc.

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Janet L. Gurwitch
Former Operating Partner at Castanea Partners, Inc.
Education
Undergraduate Degree

The University of Alabama is a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, can learn from the best and brightest faculty, and can make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world. The University of Alabama family has always expected great things. After all, we are our state’s flagship university — the Capstone of higher education.

Career History
Founder
1996 - 2008
Executive Vice President of Merchandising
1992 - 1995

The Neiman Marcus Group LLC engages in the retail of multi-branded and Omni channel fashion products. It offers shoes, handbags, jewelry, beauty, and decorative items for the home. The firm also involves in the online operations under the Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Horchow brand names. The company was founded by Herbert Marcus Sr., Carrie Marcus, and A. L. Neiman on September 10, 1907 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Senior Vice President-Merchandising
1974 - 1992
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2020 - Current

Olaplex Sales Corp. manufactures cosmetics products. Its products include N°3 hair perfector, N°4 bond maintenance shampoo, N°5 bond maintenance conditioner, N°6 bond smoother, and N°7 bonding oil. The company is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
2015 - Current

First Aid Beauty LLC provides beauty and skincare products. Its products include cleansers, exfoliators & masks, moisturizers, serums and treatments, eye and lip care, body, and skincare kits. The company was founded by Lilli Gordon in 2009 and is headquartered in Watertown, MA.

Chairman
2009 - Current
Board Member
Current

Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. is an American nonprofit company located in New York, NY. The firm engages in conducting events that develop careers and knowledge of the beauty industry.The company says this about itself: CEW is an international organization of 10,000 individual members representing a cross section of beauty and related businesses. The composition of membership includes leading brands, indies, retailers, media and suppliers. CEW's primary purpose is to provide programs online and in person to develop careers and knowledge of the beauty industry. CEW provides opportunities to connect and gain industry knowledge through networking events, trend reports, industry newsletters, interactive workshops and industry leader talks.

Member of Council of Overseers
Current

Located on a 285-acre wooded campus, The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business is one of the academic units of Rice University in Houston, Texas and one of the world's leading business schools. Named in honor of Jesse Holman Jones, a prominent Houston business and civic leader, the school received its initial funding in 1974 through a major gift from the Houston Endowment Inc., a philanthropic foundation established by Jones and his wife, Mary Gibbs Jones.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2015

THE MISSION OF CIS IS TO SURROUND STUDENTS WITH A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT, EMPOWERING THEM TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND ACHIEVE IN LIFE. WE ACCOMPLISH THIS THROUGH A SCHOOL-BASED STUDENT SUPPORT MANAGER WHO CONNECTS STUDENTS AND FAMILIES TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES TAILORED TO THEIR NEEDS.

$2,000 - $10K
2013

Incorporated in 1976, the mission of the Houston Community College Foundation is to provide outstanding service to our community, internal and external, through valued relationships, efficient financial investments and personal guidance to enhance the donor and student educational experience. We work to enhance the quality of life of our community and of our fellow citizens through fundraising efforts that improve access to higher education, support career and technology training, and advance student learning at Houston Community College. The HCC Foundation supports HCC's mission by fundraising and providing financial assistance in support of student scholarships and endowments, in addition to select projects that have the potential to advance student learning at HCC. As an outcome, the HCC Foundation and its supporters improve access to higher education, support career and technology training, and advance student learning at Houston Community College.

$250 - $999
2012

Incorporated in 1976, the mission of the Houston Community College Foundation is to provide outstanding service to our community, internal and external, through valued relationships, efficient financial investments and personal guidance to enhance the donor and student educational experience. We work to enhance the quality of life of our community and of our fellow citizens through fundraising efforts that improve access to higher education, support career and technology training, and advance student learning at Houston Community College. The HCC Foundation supports HCC's mission by fundraising and providing financial assistance in support of student scholarships and endowments, in addition to select projects that have the potential to advance student learning at HCC. As an outcome, the HCC Foundation and its supporters improve access to higher education, support career and technology training, and advance student learning at Houston Community College.

Political Donations
$2,000
2010

Chairman, Lazard Houston at Lazard Ltd.

$3,000
2010

Chairman, Lazard Houston at Lazard Ltd.

$3,000
2010

Chairman, Lazard Houston at Lazard Ltd.

Transactions
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Procter & Gamble Co. purchases First Aid Beauty LLC from Castanea Partners, Inc.

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Castanea Partners, Inc. purchases First Aid Beauty LLC

Investments
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MBX

Memebox Corp. provides beauty retailer services. It offers Korean beauty products in exclusive curated boxes and collaborate with rising digital stars to create the latest looks with their own makeup line, XO Memebox. The firm offers skin care, makeup, body, hair, mask, pack, cream, beauty, cosmetics, deluxe samples, and products. The company was founded in 2012 by Hyungseok Dino Ha, Jaeho Lee and Doin Kim and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Drybar Holdings LLC operates hair salons that provide blow drying services. It offers services in the areas of scalp massage; repair and rejuvenate dry, weak, and color-treated hair; and hairstyling for films and photo shoots. The company was founded by Allison Webb, Cameron Webb, and Michael Landau in 2010 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA.

Awards & Honors
1999
Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur of the Year
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