WALD

Definitive Agreement

Obagi / Milk Makeup

Waldencast Acquisition Corp.

Raised
$345M
CIK
1840199
Focus
Beauty, Wellness
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Michel Brousset has been a director and our Chief Executive Officer since January 2021. Mr. Brousset is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Waldencast Ventures, a holding company and investment vehicle that he founded in March 2019 to focus on Seed and Series A stage companies in the beauty, personal care and wellness sectors. Mr. Brousset has led investments in all Waldencast Ventures portfolio companies including Kjaer Weis, Costa Brazil, Manuel.co, Sallve, c16 Biosciences, and a pre-launch skincare brand. Prior to founding Waldencast Ventures, Mr. Brousset was the Group President of L’Oréal’s Consumer Products Division in North America from July 2016 to April 2019. Previously, Mr. Brousset was the CEO and Managing Director of L’Oréal UK&I between July 2013 and July 2016. Mr. Brousset began his career at L’Oréal as CEO and Country Managing Director of L’Oréal Peru in April 2012. In addition to his extensive operating and leadership experience at L’Oréal, Mr. Brousset has also spent nearly 14 years at Procter & Gamble between June 1998 and April 2012 in various marketing and brand management roles across North America and Western Europe. Mr. Brousset currently serves as Chairman of Kjaer Weis and Board Director for several Waldencast Ventures portfolio companies. Mr. Brousset hold a B.S. in Economics from the Universidad del Pacífico and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Mr. Brousset was selected to serve on our board of directors based on his significant experience leading, operating, and investing in brands in the beauty, personal care, and wellness sectors.

Felipe Dutra has been a director and the executive chairman of the board of directors since January 2021. Mr. Dutra served as the Chief Financial Officer at Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) (MEXBOL: ANB) (JSE: ANH) from January 2005 to April 2020. Mr. Dutra’s contributions to AmBev, AB InBev’s current subsidiary, stretch back to 1990. He held multiple leadership positions in Treasury and Finance at AmBev before being appointed to Chief Financial Officer in 2000. As CFO of AmBev, Mr. Dutra led and executed multiple transformational transactions including the merger with Interbrew in 2004, acquisition of Anheuser-Busch in 2008, acquisition of Grupo Modelo in 2012 and acquisition of SABMiller in 2016. In addition to transformational acquisitions, Mr. Dutra has also led numerous buyouts of smaller breweries to build AB InBev’s craft portfolio as well as executed a series of acquisitions in China to build AB InBev into a leading brewer in the region. In 2019, Mr. Dutra oversaw the initial public offering of Budweiser APAC (HKG: 1876) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In 2014, Mr. Dutra took on the additional role of Chief Technology Officer to lead the company’s adoption of digital technology and implementation of data analytics. Mr. Dutra started his career at Aracruz Celulose, a Brazilian manufacturer of pulp and paper products. Mr. Dutra has been a Board Director of AmBev (BOVESPA: ABEV) (NYSE: ABEV) since January 2005 and served as a Board Director of Grupo Modelo from December 2010 to June 2013 and Budweiser APAC from September 2019 to June 2020. He holds a degree in Economics from Universidade Candido Mendes and an M.B.A. from Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil. Mr. Dutra was selected to serve on our board of directors based on his extensive experience with financial transactions globally and his deep operating experience.

Hind Sebti has been the Chief Operating Officer since February 2021. Ms. Sebti has more than 20 years of experience leading and managing beauty brands across multiple categories and stages during her tenures at L’Oréal (PAR: OR) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG). Ms. Sebti co-founded Waldencast Ventures alongside Mr. Brousset in 2019. Since January 2020, Ms. Sebti has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Waldencast Brands, a subsidiary of Waldencast Ventures, to incubate and commercialize new beauty and wellness brands. Prior to Waldencast Ventures, Ms. Sebti held various leadership positions at L’Oréal from April 2013 to December 2018. She was the General Manager for Maybelline and Essie in the United Kingdom from July 2017 to December 2018. She held the position of General Manager of professional haircare brands Redken, Pureology and Mizani from September 2015 to July 2017. Ms. Sebti her tenure at L’Oréal as the Marketing Director of L’Oréal Paris and Consumer Division Category Director. Prior to L’Oreal, Ms. Sebti held various Business Leader and Brand Manager positions at Procter & Gamble in the U.K., Ireland and France across brands such as Olay Skin Care and Gillette Venus from January 2002 to March 2013. Ms. Sebti serves as a Board Member of Cosmetic Executive Women U.K. and holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from The National Institute of Applied Science of Lyon.

Cristiano Souza has been a director since January 2021. Mr. Souza is a senior partner at DCL. Based out of the United Kingdom, DCL is the investment advisor of the Dynamo Fund, an investment fund focused on long-term equity investments. Mr. Souza is also a partner at DAR, a Brazilian investment manager established in 1993 focused on long-term equity investments in Brazil. Mr. Souza joined DAR in 1994 and was involved in its investing activities until 2014 when he relocated to the United Kingdom to focus on the investment advisory of Dynamo Fund. Mr. Souza has a Bachelor degree in Economics from Candido Mendes University in Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Souza was selected to serve on our board of directors based on his extensive investment experience in public and private companies and his in-depth knowledge around corporate governance and corporate finance.

Lindsay Pattison will serve as one of our directors following the completion of this offering. Ms. Pattison has years of experience in the fields of marketing, advertising and business-transformation. She was appointed in 2018 as the global Chief Client Officer at WPP PLC, a leading marketing services organization. Previously, Ms. Pattison was GroupM’s, and then WPP’s, Chief Transformation Officer. She was previously Global CEO of Maxus, a WPP media agency. Her experience also includes roles at Young and Rubicam and PHD Media, as well as a client-side role with Sony Ericsson. She serves on the board of directors at the communications company Chime Ltd and at the international design agency Design Bridge. She served twice on the WEF Global Agenda Council on the Future of Media. As a passionate and vocal campaigner for gender equality, she launched ‘Walk the Talk’, an initiative to help senior women at Maxus to thrive and make progress in their careers — a program now adopted globally by WPP. She sits on WPP’s Inclusion Council and Risk Committee. Ms. Pattison holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature from the University of Stirling and completed the TLC Leaders Program, a leadership course delivered by members of the faculty of Harvard Business School. Ms. Pattison was selected to serve on our board of directors due to her deep knowledge in the areas of marketing and media and her extensive global relationships in the field.

Sarah Brown will serve as one of our directors following the completion of this offering. Ms. Brown’s work brings together the worlds of business, philanthropy, non-profit activism, and youth campaigning. She is the Chair of Theirworld, a global children’s charity dedicated to ending the global education crisis. She also serves as the Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education. She is CEO of the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown established in 2010 after Gordon Brown’s premiership ended in the U.K. Ms. Brown also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Harrods Group Holdings Ltd. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Bristol. Ms. Brown was awarded fellowship from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health. She is the author of Behind the Black Door, a personal memoir. Ms. Brown was selected to serve on our board of directors to help Waldencast develop and expand its ESG strategy and leverage her extensive global network in business, philanthropy, and social activism.

Juliette Hickman will serve as one of our directors following the completion of this offering. Ms. Hickman is a former investment analyst and investor at Capital World Investors, part of The Capital Group Companies. She joined The Capital Group in 1998 and held the role of investment analyst and investor initially focusing on the Global Beverage industry until 2020. Ms. Hickman has served as an independent director for Montanya Distillers since 2019 and an independent director for Keurig Dr. Pepper since January 2021. Ms. Hickman holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Politics and Public Administration from the Nottingham Trent University. Ms. Hickman was selected to serve on our board of directors due to her substantial experience in financial analysis, valuation, and investment strategy.

Zack Werner will serve as one of our directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Werner is the founder of The Maze Group, a highly technical strategic consultancy focused on data architecture and driving growth through digital marketing. Mr. Werner began his career at Universal Music Group, where he focused on digital distribution deals, customer relationship management and integrated marketing systems. In 2016, Mr. Werner founded The Maze Group. Maze partners with private equity owned and public clients such as LVMH, HelloFresh, JC Penney, General Electric, and Pat McGrath Labs to optimize customer acquisition, conversion rate, and retention as well as provide strategies around technology platform and infrastructure transformation. The Maze Group also partners with private equity clients to co-invest in consumer companies. In addition, in 2017, Mr. Werner became an advisor for Stadium Goods, a sneaker and streetwear marketplace, to oversee eCommerce and growth. Mr. Werner was selected to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive experience in digital commerce, data analytics and performance-based growth marketing.