Mintel Group has named Katie Gross as the new vice president of its beauty and personal care division for U.S. and Canada, based in Chicago. This position will report to Jane Henderson, global president of the company’s beauty and personal care division.
As vice president of the U.S. and Canada division, Gross will direct published and custom business. Her wide-ranging experience includes time in the beauty industry, as well as in consumer research. Gross rejoins Mintel from Toluna, a global online panel company. For the three years prior to her four-year tenure at Toluna, she held a position at Mintel within the custom research department, managing board level projects and key accounts, and before that, she worked in marketing for several established beauty brands.
"We are delighted to welcome back Katie,” commented Henderson. “Katie will bring a tremendous skill-based and energy to the role. We have experienced Katie’s professionalism in her last employment with Mintel, therefore we are no stranger to Katie’s determination to do a great job for our clients."
Gross commented, “I am looking forward to embracing the challenges and opportunities existing within the USA region. It is already great to be back at Mintel, with such amazing new products."