The former Group Vice President of Beauty and Personal Care at Walgreens, Shannon Curtin, is set to join Coty this month, according to a report published by WWD.
Curtin will assume the position of US General Manager on May 23, before taking on the role of Senior Vice President North America following the completion of the P&G merger.
Once the merger is finalized, Curtin will report to future President of Coty Consumer Beauty Esi Eggleston Bracey, and be based in the New York Office.
“Shannon’s unique perspective of beauty from inside the retailer will ensure our product development, sales approach and marketing are developed with our customers squarely at the center,” said Eggleston Bracey. “We don’t want to take the ‘retailer’ out of her because she knows first-hand what it takes to create value with shoppers and how to help retailers get shoppers into stores.”
“We must have a flawless merger and integration that will be handled with great care,” added Curtain. “I’m excited to be on this side and creating innovation. I also know we need great in-store execution and we are focusing on what our brands will look like in stores. I look forward to great business planning sessions showing our suite of assets.”