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McDermott & Bull Finds General Manager for Ghalichi Glam

IRVINE, California, May 1, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Vanessa Ballentine as General Manager with Ghalichi Glam.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Brittany Rausch, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Vanessa is an impressive candidate who is passionate about the Fashion & Beauty space, with strength in the e-commerce business model.  Her entrepreneurial spirit will compliment Lilly Ghalichi’s continued success.”

Ballentine is a seasoned Operations, Sales, and Marketing leader.  Before joining Ghalichi Glam, she spent six years with Dermstore.  Reporting directly to the President of the company, she came on board when it was a small business and was part of the executive team to help grow the company, which she accomplished, starting at $45M and reaching $70M upon her departure.  Prior to Dermstore, Ballentine was the third employee at Vitalize Labs, the manufacturer of EBOOST, a health and wellness product for jet lag and hangovers.  In this role, she grew the product distribution and market categories, defined demographic outlets, and leveraged client relationships.

Ballentine received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media Communications from the University of California, Los Angeles.

About Ghalichi Glam

The central theme for Ghalichi Glam businesses is to empower digitally savvy consumers with affordable opportunities to attain the lifestyle they see celebrities flaunt in the media.  Implicitly, Ghalichi Glam gives customers more opportunities to garner social media “likes” themselves by putting their own twist on emulating tastemakers.  Lilly Lashes promise consumers that they can attain glamorous looks worthy of celebrities, without having to hire a makeup artist.  The lashes are named after cities around the world, including “Saint Tropez” and “Istanbul,” to evoke a jet-set lifestyle.  President and Founder of Ghalichi Glam, Lilly Ghalichi, looks to continue the Ghalichi Glam expansion into the Middle East, Australia, and Canada by opening distribution centers at these locations.  Her goal is for all her products to be more accessible and affordable to the growing cosmetics customer base.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Aramark, CoreLogic, Epson America, Hyundai Capital America, In-N-Out Burger, Kaiser Aluminum, Unified Grocers, Western Federal Credit Union (UNIFY Financial Credit Union), Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, Atar Capital, and Riordan, Lewis & Haden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.