The first half of July saw a series of executive change-ups in the beauty and wellness space. Here, the latest moves from 8 Greens, Image Skincare and Neptune Wellness Solutions.
Former Kraft-Heinz Exec Eduardo Luz Joins 8 Greens as CEO
Eduardo Luz, a former Kraft-Heinz executive, joined supplement brand 8 Greens as chief executive officer on July 9. He is responsible for all aspects of strategy, including category and product development and global expansion. He will report to cofounders Dawn and Jamie Russell.
In April, 8 Greens took on a minority investment from Prelude Growth Partners. The brand, which sells a dietary supplement comprised of greens such as spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue-green algae, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass and aloe vera, is sold at retailers such as Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Amazon and Bergdorf Goodman as well as QVC.
Luz was previously global brand officer and chief marketing officer for the U.S. at Kraft-Heinz, where he was responsible for the company’s grocery division and founded Springboard, its platform to partner with challenger founders and food brands.
David Goldstein Hired as Image Skincare CEO
Professional skin-care brand Image Skincare has hired David Goldstein as ceo, where he is tasked with driving the company’s latest stage of growth.
Goldstein has extensive experience in the professional skin-care division. He was previously general manager in the U.S. for Unilever-owned Dermalogica, and prior to that held executive leadership positions with companies such as PCA, Obagi, Allergan and Johnson & Johnson.
“After years at like-minded companies, I am proud to join the team at Image Skincare as ceo,” Goldstein said. “I truly believe that this brand offers consumers uniquely innovative formulas that deliver significant results. With the help of the dedicated Image team, I look forward to our next chapter of success.”
Image Skincare sells solution-oriented, clinical skin-care products, for purposes such as antiaging, balancing, hydrating and illuminating.
Neptune Appoints Michael Cammarata as CEO
Michael Cammarata, formerly of natural deodorant brand Schmidt’s, has joined cannabis company Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. as ceo.
Cammarata invested in Schmidt’s when it was a fledgling local deodorant brand based in the Pacific Northwest. He oversaw the brand’s national expansion into all Whole Foods doors and retailers such as Target and Goop, and ultimately its 2017 sale to Unilever.
Neptune specializes in the extraction, purification and formulation of health and wellness products. A subsidiary of Neptune is licensed by Health Canada to process cannabis at its facility in Quebec. The company also produces patented ingredients and a variety of marine and seed oils.