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MPA/MBA ’98
BeautyHealth

Marla Beck is a serial entrepreneur, visionary consumer brand-builder, CEO and investor focused on mission-driven consumer brands. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of BeautyHealth (NASDAQ: SKIN), a global category-creating company delivering millions of skin health experiences every year with hero brand Hydrafacial.

Ms. Beck co-founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of Bluemercury, the disruptive omnichannel beauty and spa retailer founded in 1999 and acquired by Macy’s in 2015. She also co-founded M-61 Laboratories, creating the clean, sustainable brands M-61 Skincare and Lune+Aster Cosmetics. Prior to founding Bluemercury, she was a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Ms. Beck enjoys advising and supporting entrepreneurs in the for-profit and social entrepreneurship sectors. She served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, and is currently Chair of the Leadership Council for the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and on the Board of Dean's Advisors at Harvard Business School. Ms. Beck serves on the Board of Directors for BeautyHealth and Evenly Technologies and previously served on the board of advisors of EdX, and the boards of The Children’s Place (NASDAQ: PLCE) and the National Retail Federation.

Ms. Beck has been recognized for her entrepreneurial success and leadership in business. She was an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year National Finalist in 2015 and one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.

She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MPA from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a BA in Political Economy with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley.

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