Mike Indursky is stepping down as president of Bliss World to embark on a new business venture. Laura Lang, a member of the Steiner Leisure Limited Board, Bliss’ parent company, will act as the interim president while a search for Indursky’s replacement is conducted.
“It has been an honor to lead Bliss’ talented and dedicated team for the past six years, and I am proud of what we accomplished together to position Bliss as the global leader in spa innovation and service,” Indursky said. “Given Bliss’ strong position in the industry today, now is the right time for me to transition to my next opportunity.”
While not being specific, Indursky said he will announce his plans soon.
“We want to thank Mike for his vision and leadership at Bliss, which have been instrumental in establishing our company as a global leader in spa innovation and service,” said Leonard Fluxman, chief executive officer of Steiner Leisure Ltd. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.” Steiner Leisure Ltd. was acquired by private equity firm Catterton Partners for about $920 million last August.
Bliss, which was founded by Marcia Kilgore in 1995, was at a crossroads when Indursky joined in 2010. He’s credited with broadening the reach including major expansion in Kohl’s and other retail doors.
A 26-year veteran in the beauty world, Indursky was previously chief marketing and strategic officer of Burt’s Bees. He helped build the company which was eventually sold to Clorox for $925 million. Prior to that, he was vice president of L’Oréal’s Garnier and Maybelline businesses. He spent 11 years at Unilever, most recently as senior vice president Strategic Planning and Marketing for Unilever Cosmetics.
Lang is a member of the Steiner Leisure Limited Board and the founder and current managing director at Narragansett Ventures. Previously she served as ceo of Time Inc., a division of Time Warner, as well as ceo of Digitas. She serves on the board of directors of PIRCH, Care.com and VF Corp.