Bobbi Brown, beauty industry titan and serial entrepreneur, and her business colleague, Bruce Teitelbaum ’86, CEO of RPG, will be discussing “Creative Entrepreneurship and Building a Brand” at the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars.
Bobbi Brown began her career as a professional makeup artist who created lipsticks that evolved into a global beauty empire. Her company was eventually acquired by The Estée Lauder Companies in 1995, and she served as the company’s Chief Creative Officer until leaving the company in 2016. She has written nine beauty and wellness books and launched Beauty Evolution LLC, a line of lifestyle-inspired wellness products. Her other ventures include justBOBBI.com, a platform for Bobbi to share many of her life inspirations, and The George, a 32-room design-inspired boutique hotel in Montclair, N.J., that she reopened with her husband. Born in Chicago and a graduate of Emerson College, Bobbi has received numerous awards and recognition, was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation, and was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
Bruce, a graduate of the Whitman School of Management, founded RPG with the vision of delivering excellence in the design, development, and manufacturing of displays, fixtures, and retail environments. “For 29 years, Bruce has defined and upheld the brand standard and vision of RPG through an innovative, hands-on, systematic, and client-oriented process. Under his leadership, RPG is now a global resource with offices in New York, New Jersey, Hong Kong, and China.
This event was published on March 5, 2020.