22 February 2024

Macadamia Natural Oil adds two to Board of Directors

Lori Krebs and Jack Gallagher to support and help strengthen Macadamia’s leadership team through industry knowledge and experience.

Macadamia Natural Oil, producer of premium professional hair care products formulated with macadamia and argan oils for problem hair, recently elected Lori Krebs and Jack Gallagher to the company’s Board of Directors. Founded only in 2009, Macadamia Natural Oil has grown remarkably to become a global leader in the professional hair care industry with offices in the United States and the Netherlands, as well as distribution in over 80 countries worldwide.

“The industry knowledge and experience Lori and Jack bring to Macadamia’s board is unparalleled”, stated John Fasan, CEO of Macadamia Natural Oil. “Macadamia is honored and excited to have these two seasoned and successful executives join our board. I look forward to our future endeavors and successes together.”

Lori Perella Krebs boasts more than 30 years of a brilliant career in the beauty and apparel industries, starting in 1981 at KPMG before joining Helene Curtis in the International Business Development Group in 1987. Here she opened and managed subsidiaries in Japan, Italy, UK, Mexico, and Sweden. Krebs once again manifested her flair for the international as VP of International for Liz Claiborne in 1994, where she spearheaded the development of U.S. brands overseas. By 1998, she had joined Frederic Fekkai & Co. as President, aiming o increase brand awareness through marketing, brand strategy, product development, public relations, finance, administration and communications with individual salons. Today, Krebs is the founder of Select Brand Equities, a consulting firm designed to identify and launch brands in the Beauty and Fashion sectors.

During Jack Gallagher’s 25 years with Johnson & Johnson he worked in various sales, marketing and general management roles, including the role of President for Johnson & Johnson Canada. Gallagher also served as President for several other companies before acting as President of Clarisonic where he was responsible for all domestic and international business operations for Pacific Bioscience Laboratories prior to its sale to L’Oréal.

“Jack and Lori both bring significant expertise that will add great value to Macadamia Natural Oil as we move the company forward,” stated Craig Elson, Managing Director, Star Avenue Capital. “We welcome them and look forward to their insights and participation.”



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