Corporate Governance

Governance

Passionate and Innovative Management

We are led by a team of skilled and knowledgable professionals, who collectively have decades of strategic and operating experience in the beauty and luxury fashion industries.

Diverse and Dedicated Board of Directors

Our diverse Board of Directors guide our company with their vast and deep experience in business areas such as legal, marketing, business development, operations, technology, finance and more.

80%

Of our Board of Directors identify as female

As of Dec. 31, 2022 • 10-K 2022

Governance at a Glance

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John P. Bilbrey   Executive Chair of the board

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Amanda Baldwin

Christine Dagousset

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Deirdre Findlay

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Tricia Glynn   Lead director icon

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Janet Gurwitch

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Martha (Marti) Morfitt   Financial expert icon

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David Mussafer

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Emily White

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Michael White

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Paula Zusi

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John P. Bilbrey

John P. Bilbrey

John P. (JP) Bilbrey has served on our Board since July 2023. Mr. Bilbrey served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hershey Company from 2011 until his retirement in March 2017. He also served as Chairman of Hershey from 2015 until March 2017 and as Non-Executive Chairman from March 2017 to May 2018. Mr. Bilbrey joined the management team of Hershey as Senior Vice President, President Hershey International in 2003 and served as Senior Vice President, President Hershey North America from 2007 to 2010 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2011. He previously spent 22 years at The Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Bilbrey currently serves on the board of directors of Campbell Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Elanco Animal Health Incorporated and Tapestry, Inc. He also serves on the Kansas State University Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Bilbrey earned a B.S. in Psychology from Kansas State University. We believe Mr. Bilbrey is qualified to serve on our Board based on his experience as the chief executive officer of a large, publicly-traded company as well as his strong operational and financial background in consumer facing industries.

Amanda Baldwin

Amanda Baldwin

Amanda Baldwin has served as a member of our Board and as our Chief Executive Officer since December 2023.  Prior to joining OLAPLEX, Ms. Baldwin served as Chief Executive Officer of Supergoop LLC since July 2016. Prior to joining Supergoop!, she served as a Senior Vice President at L Catterton, a global consumer-focused investment fund, collaborating with management teams across the portfolio with a particular focus on the beauty sector. She previously led the omnichannel marketing strategy of Dior Beauty at Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) and held several positions at Clinique, a part of The Estée Lauder Companies. Ms. Baldwin currently serves on the board of directors of Ibotta, Inc and KIPP NYC. Ms. Baldwin earned an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and a A.B. from Harvard University. We believe that Ms. Baldwin is qualified to serve on our Board because of her expertise in the beauty industry and management experience.

Christine Dagousset

Christine Dagousset

Christine Dagousset has served as a member of our Board since August 2021. Prior to the Pre-IPO Reorganization, Ms. Dagousset had been a member of the Board of Managers of Penelope Group GP since May 2020. Ms. Dagousset is the Global Open Innovation Officer at Chanel, where she develops, strategically evaluates, tests and implements long term business initiatives and builds innovation capabilities for Chanel, including minority investments, to further develop next generation value drivers. Ms. Dagousset previously served as Chanel's Global Long Term Development Officer from 2018 to 2023 and as its Global President of Fragrances and Beauty from 2014 to 2018, leading the operations and strategic direction of this business and developing key business capabilities including marketing, retail, customer relationship management, digital, operations and research and development. Prior to that, she held other leadership roles at Chanel from 1998 to 2014, including General Manager Fragrances and Beauty USA from 2005 to 2014 and Senior Vice President Skincare from 1998 to 2005, after spending a decade at L’Oréal in product development and management roles, including leading Biotherm in Austria. Ms. Dagousset’s current directorships include Capsum, a developer of cosmetic innovation technologies, since 2016, and Detox Market, a clean beauty marketplace, since 2018. Ms. Dagousset earned a Marketing Degree from Institut Supérieur de Gestion ISG. We believe Ms. Dagousset is qualified to serve on our Board as she is a results-oriented, strategic thinker with proven success in brand building, global management and product development at a global level. Ms. Dagousset’s extensive experience in the beauty industry consistently enables her to provide valuable and current insights to the Board.

Deirdre Findlay

Deirdre Findlay

Deirdre Findlay has served as a member of our Board since August 2021. Prior to the Pre-IPO Reorganization, Ms. Findlay had been a member of the Board of Managers of Penelope Group GP since September 2020. Ms. Findlay has served as the Chief Marketing Officer of McAfee Corp. since January 2023. Previously, Ms. Findlay served as the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Consumer Revenue at Condé Nast from 2020 to 2023 and the Chief Marketing Officer of Stitch Fix from 2018 to 2020. Prior to Stitch Fix, she served as Senior Director of Global Hardware Marketing with Google from 2013 to 2018, Senior Director of Consumer Marketing at eBay from 2011 to April 2013, and Senior Vice President of Digitas from 2000 to 2011. Ms. Findlay currently serves on the board of directors of Sonos, Inc. Ms. Findlay holds a B.A. in Economics from Williams College and an M.B.A. from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. We believe Ms. Findlay is qualified to serve on our Board because of her extensive experience in digital marketing and her consumer insights leadership.

Tricia Glynn

Tricia Glynn

Tricia Glynn has served as a member of our Board since August 2021. Prior to the Pre-IPO Reorganization, Ms. Glynn had been a member of the Board of Managers of Penelope Group GP since January 2020. Ms. Glynn has worked at Advent International Corporation since 2016 where she currently serves as a managing partner, focusing on buyouts and growth equity investments in the retail, consumer and leisure sector. Advent International Corporation is affiliated with the Advent Funds that acquired the Olaplex business in January 2020. Ms. Glynn previously served as a managing director at Advent from 2016 to 2022. Prior to Advent, Ms. Glynn spent 15 years investing across both Bain Capital Private Equity and the Private Equity Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. She has closed transactions across the retail, healthcare, business services, real estate and media sectors, both domestically and internationally. Ms. Glynn's current directorships include First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc. and Orveon, Inc. She previously served on the board of directors of SavageXFenty from 2021 to 2022, lululemon athletica inc. from 2017 to 2021 and Burlington Stores Inc. from 2012 to 2018. Ms. Glynn earned a B.A. in Biochemical Sciences cum laude from Harvard College and an M.B.A., with high distinction, as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School. We believe Ms. Glynn is qualified to serve on our Board because her experience advising and investing in retail and consumer companies enables her to provide valuable and current insights to our Board.

Janet Gurwitch

Janet Gurwitch

Janet Gurwitch has served as a member of our Board since August 2021. Prior to the Pre-IPO Reorganization (as defined herein under “Transactions with Related Persons – Tax Receivable Agreement”), Ms. Gurwitch had been a member of the Board of Managers of Penelope Group GP, LLC (the “Board of Managers of Penelope Group GP”) – the former general partner of Penelope Group Holdings, L.P. (“Penelope Group Holdings”), a former indirect parent of Olaplex, Inc. – since May 2020. Ms. Gurwitch has worked with Advent International Corporation since April 2020 as an advisor focusing on the beauty and wellness sector. Advent International Corporation is affiliated with the Advent Funds that acquired the Olaplex business in January 2020. Prior to Advent, Ms. Gurwitch served as an advisor for Castanea Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, from 2009 to 2019. In addition, Ms. Gurwitch founded Laura Mercier Cosmetics & Skincare in 1995, where she served as Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2008. Prior to founding Laura Mercier, Ms. Gurwitch served as the Executive Vice President of Neiman Marcus from 1992 to 1995. Ms. Gurwitch currently serves on the board of directors of the Houston Astros baseball team. She formerly served on the board of directors of Drybar from 2012 to 2022, Tatcha from 2017 to 2019, First Aid Beauty from 2015 to 2018, and Urban Decay Cosmetics from 2009 to 2012. Ms. Gurwitch earned a B.A. in Retail from the University of Alabama. We believe Ms. Gurwitch is qualified to serve on our Board because of her expertise in the beauty industry and her experience founding, advising and investing in beauty and retail companies.

Martha (Marti) Morfitt

Martha (Marti) Morfitt

Martha (Marti) Morfitt has served as a member of our Board since August 2021. Prior to the Pre-IPO Reorganization, Ms. Morfitt had been a member of the Board of Managers of Penelope Group GP since April 2021. Ms. Morfitt is a principal of River Rock Partners, Inc., a business and cultural transformation consulting firm, where she has served since 2008. Additionally, Ms. Morfitt served as the Chief Executive Officer of Airborne, Inc. from 2009 to 2012. Ms. Morfitt also held various positions at CNS, Inc., including President and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2007 and Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 2001. Prior to that, Ms. Morfitt worked for The Pillsbury Company in a succession of marketing and leadership roles beginning in 1982. Ms. Morfitt currently serves on the board of directors of Graco Inc., a publicly traded fluid handling systems and components company, and as the chair of the board of directors of lululemon athletica inc. She previously served on the board of directors of Mercer International, Inc. from 2017 to 2020 and Life Time Fitness, Inc. from 2008 to 2015. She earned her H.B.A. in Marketing & Strategy from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business at York University. We believe Ms. Morfitt is qualified to serve on our Board because of her exceptional knowledge of business and strategy and her vast management experience.

David Mussafer

David Mussafer

David Mussafer has served as a member of our Board since August 2021. Prior to the Pre-IPO Reorganization, Mr. Mussafer had been a member of the Board of Managers of Penelope Group GP since January 2020. Mr. Mussafer is Chairman and Managing Partner of Advent International Corporation, which he joined in 1990. Advent International Corporation is affiliated with the Advent Funds that acquired the Olaplex business in January 2020. Prior to Advent, Mr. Mussafer worked at Chemical Bank from 1985 to 1988. Mr. Mussafer has led or co-led more than 30 buyout investments at Advent across a range of industries. Mr. Mussafer’s current directorships include lululemon athletica inc. and Thrasio. He previously served on the board of directors of First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc. from 2019 to 2021. Mr. Mussafer holds a B.S.M., cum laude, from Tulane University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Mussafer is qualified to serve on our Board because his extensive experience enables him to provide valuable insights regarding board processes and operations as well as the relationship between our Board and stockholders.

Emily White

Emily White

Emily White has served as a member of our Board since August 2021. Prior to the Pre-IPO Reorganization, Ms. White had been a member of the Board of Managers of Penelope Group GP since January 2020. She has served as President of Anthos Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, since 2018. She spent the last two decades helping build and operate some of technology’s most notable companies including Google, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Ms. White served as Snapchat’s Chief Operating Officer from 2014 to 2015. Prior to joining Snapchat, Ms. White held several leadership roles at Facebook Inc. from 2010 to 2013, including Director of Local Business Operations, Director of Mobile Business Operations and Head of Business Operations at Instagram. From 2001 to 2010, Ms. White worked at Google, where she ran North American Online Sales and Operations, Asia Pacific & Latin America business and the Emerging Business channel. Ms. White's current directorships include lululemon athletica inc. and Guayakí Yerba Mate, S.P.C. Ms. White previously served on the board of directors of Northern Star Investment Corp. IV from 2021 to 2023, Graco Inc. from 2018 to 2022, Railsbank Technology Limited from 2020 to 2022 and Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. from 2017 to 2020. She has also served on the boards of the National Center for Women in I.T., a non-profit coalition working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and technology, and X-Prize, a non-profit focused on creating breakthroughs that pull the future forward. She received a B.A. in Art History from Vanderbilt University. We believe Ms. White is qualified to serve on our Board because of her extensive experience with social networking and technology companies, her understanding of the demographics in which our principal customers reside and the diversity in background and experience she provides to our Board.

Michael White

Michael White

Michael White has served as a member of our Board since August 2021. Prior to the Pre-IPO Reorganization, Mr. White had been a member of the Board of Managers of Penelope Group GP since January 2020. Mr. White is a principal at Advent International Corporation and has focused on buyouts and growth equity investments in the retail, consumer and leisure sector since joining Advent in 2019. Advent International Corporation is affiliated with the Advent Funds that acquired the Olaplex business in January 2020. Prior to Advent, Mr. White worked at TPG Capital from 2012 to 2018 and Bain & Company from 2009 to 2012. Mr. White is currently a director at Orveon, Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc. from 2019 to April 2023. Mr. White earned an H.B.A. with distinction and an Ivey Scholar designation from Ivey Business School at Western University and an M.B.A., with distinction, from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. White is qualified to serve on our Board because of his experience advising and investing in retail and consumer companies.

Paula Zusi

Paula Zusi

Paula Zusi has served as a member of our Board since August 2021. Prior to the Pre-IPO Reorganization, Ms. Zusi had been a member of the Board of Managers of Penelope Group GP since July 2020. In 2015, Ms. Zusi founded Global Retail Advisors, LLC, which provides consulting on supply chain and operational capabilities to companies and investment firms, including Advent International Corporation and some of its portfolio companies. Advent International Corporation is affiliated with the Advent Funds that acquired the Olaplex business in January 2020. Ms. Zusi specializes in driving gross margin improvement, as well as building supply chain and operational capabilities for high growth companies. Previously, Ms. Zusi was the Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Ann Inc., the parent company of the Ann Taylor and Loft brands, from 2008 to 2014. Prior to joining Ann Inc., Ms. Zusi was the Corporate Vice President at Liz Claiborne, Inc. from 1999 to 2008. Prior to joining Liz Claiborne, Inc., Ms. Zusi held leadership roles in various apparel and retail related companies. Ms. Zusi is currently a board member and former Chairman of the American Apparel and Footwear Association and serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Delaware college of Fashion and Apparel studies. Ms. Zusi earned a B.S. in Fashion and Apparel Studies from the University of Delaware. We believe Ms. Zusi is qualified to serve on our Board because of her more than 30 years of experience in supply chain and operations.

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