Beauty By Imagination Names Francesca Raminella New CEO

BBI is a majority-owned portfolio company of ACON Investments L.L.C., featuring hair care, tools and accessories brands.
BBI is a majority-owned portfolio company of ACON Investments L.L.C., featuring hair care, tools and accessories brands.

Beauty By Imagination (BBI) has named Francesca Raminella its new CEO, effective immediately. 

Previously: The La Prairie Group Names New CEO

Gary Dailey, who previously served as co-CEO with Raminella, will assume a new role as chief strategy and administrative officer. Both executives will continue as members of BBI’s board of directors. 

Raminella is a consumer packaged goods and beauty industry executive with more than 25 years of experience, including Proctor & Gamble, Revlon, L’Oreal USA and ghd North America.

She has been the commercial force behind BBI, with a track record of best-in-class brand strategy and execution.

Raminella said, “BBI’s portfolio of iconic, beloved, high-performance brands is second to none in the hair care industry. What sets us apart is our singular focus on making innovative, high-quality products designed for all hair types and textures, that delight hairdressers and consumers of all ages. This mission is achieved thanks to a dedicated, passionate, and talented team that I am deeply proud to lead. I am thankful to Gary for his great partnership which will continue as we strategize together to enhance BBI’s results. I appreciate the support of ACON and the Board, and I am confident that in the coming years we will take BBI’s business to new heights while continuing to support our retail customers by catalyzing strong category growth.”

Anjali Jolly, partner of ACON and a member of BBI’s board of directors, said, “Together Francesca and Gary leveraged their complementary strengths to lead BBI through unprecedented times while achieving profitable growth that has consistently outperformed the market.”

ACON partner and BBI board of directors member Suma Kulkami added, “Under Francesca’s leadership, BBI embarks on the next phase of its growth. Gary will continue to be a valued partner in that journey, leveraging his operational acumen to spearhead BBI’s business development, M&A and value creation projects.”

Dailey said, "I am proud of what Francesca and Ialong with the entire BBI familyhave achieved together in making this company the dynamic industry player it is today. As successful as our co-CEO partnership has been, all of us on the board agree that the time is right to align under a singular leadership voice to best meet both the everyday challenges and significant opportunities ahead. I look forward to supporting Francesca’s and BBI’s continued success in my new role.” 

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