Dr. Daniel AndersonMIT Associate Professor, David H. Koch Inst. for Integrative Cancer Research
Dan received his Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the University of California at Davis. At MIT, he pioneered the use of robotic methods for the development of smart biomaterials for use in medical devices, cell therapy and drug delivery. In particular, the advanced drug delivery systems he has developed provide new methods for nanoparticulate and microparticulate drug delivery, non-viral gene therapy, siRNA delivery, and vaccines.
Dan currently is the senior scientific advisor for the Living Proof discovery group as well as senior advisor on the company's intellectual property strategy.
Jon FlintChairman and Co-Founder, Living Proof
Co-founder and General Partner, Polaris Partners
Jon originated Living Proof's vision of assembling a team of medical and biotech scientists to develop advanced technology for consumer hair products. Jon served as CEO of Living Proof from November 2010 through December 2011. He is also the co-founder and a managing general partner of Polaris Partners, a $3 billion venture capital fund with offices in Boston, New York City, and San Francisco. Jon's current board seats include Athletes' Performance and JibJab Media.
Dr. Robert LangerCo-founder and Board Member, Living Proof
MIT Institute Professor
Dr. Bob Langer is one of only 13 MIT Institute Professors and the pioneer of tissue engineering and drug delivery through the skin without needles. His research has led to treatments for over 10 million patients. With his name attached to over 800 patents and thousands of articles, Bob is the most cited engineer in history. In addition to over 210 awards, Bob holds the distinction of being the youngest person ever elected into all three National Academies (science, engineering and medicine). He has been named one of the 18 most important people in science or medicine and one of 15 innovators who will reinvent the future. Bob is a co-founder, Chief Scientific Advisor and idea generator for the scientific discovery at Living Proof.
Dr. Amir NashatPartner, Polaris Partners
Amir has been investing in technology breakthroughs at Polaris since 2002. During this time, he has helped start companies in areas ranging from bioactive devices to stem cells to consumer devices to energy. As the startup CEO of Living Proof (then named Andora), Amir led much of our early technological innovation and creation. Prior to joining Polaris, Amir did basic research on advanced composite materials and bioactive micro-machines at UC Berkeley, and polymers and neural stem cells at MIT.
Mitch DeRosaStylist and Owner, Mitchell John Salon
A hairstylist and color expert for over 25 years, Mitch trained alongside the top hairstylists in North America and Europe before launching his own salon, Mitchell John Salon in 1989, located in Boston's Financial District. Over the years, Mitch has worked with such magazines as Italian Vogue, German Elle, and Harper's Bazaar as well as with models and celebrities, including Gisele Bundchen, Natalia Vodianova and Daria Werbowy. Mitch is actively involved in all areas of Living Proof's business including technology screening and product evaluation across our hair programs.
Ward StegerhoekEditorial and Runway Stylist
Ward began his career as a teenager styling hair in some the most progressive salons in Amsterdam. Trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, he quickly realized that his interest was in styling for editorial and runway and made his way to Paris. Since then, he has worked around the world for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Numero, Elle, Marie Claire and Allure. He has also been the creative stylist on the runway shows for Jean Paul Gaultier, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Donna Karan; he's also worked with some of the world's top photographers and celebrities, including Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz. Ward spent seven years as art director and product developer for Bumble & Bumble. Today, Ward is working on new product development at Living Proof.
Grace RayChief Executive Officer
Grace has over 17 years of experience building successful brands and launching profitable and innovative product lines. Prior to joining Living Proof, Grace was the VP of Global Marketing at Smashbox Cosmetics, which was acquired by Estee Lauder. At Smashbox, she played an instrumental role in building the brand to become one of the fastest growing prestige cosmetic brands in the world, overseeing all aspects of new product strategy, brand development, marketing, merchandising and public relations. Prior to Smashbox, Grace gained substantial marketing experience with L’Oreal and Nestle where she led brand management and innovation of several global brands. Grace holds an MBA from Harvard and an engineering degree from University of Michigan.
Michelle BrettVice President of Retail Sales
Michelle brings over 15 years of experience in driving sales growth and launching brands in the retail sector. Prior to joining Living Proof, Michelle launched and built several successful independent beauty brands including Jonathan Product, Caudalie and L'Occitane, managing various aspects of sales including brick & mortar, electronic retailing, wholesale and b2b. Today, Michelle oversees the planning and execution of Living Proof's global sales and education strategy.
Cody FullertonVice President of Salon Sales and Education
Cody brings over 15 years of experience in the salon and beauty industry. Prior to joining Living Proof, Cody was the Vice President of Sales and Education for Ouidad. Before this, he was Director of Sale at Bumble and Bumble, where he oversaw their largest sales volume by territory for the brand. Prior to this he held management positions at Matrix and L'Oreal.
Anne-Marie KlineVice President of Marketing
Anne-Marie has over 20 years driving complex cross-channel marketing campaigns for brands across CPG, automotive, travel, insurance, technology, sports, music and retail. A respected industry thought leader, she’s been named one of Business Insider’s “Most Creative Women in Advertising.” Prior to joining Living Proof, she spent 10 years at Digitas where she built the Social Content practice and award-winning BrandLIVE, DigitasLBi’s proprietary real-time marketing platform and approach, which drives relevance and value for brands every day. Prior to joining DigitasLBi, Anne-Marie was the Director of Brand Communications at Tweeter Home Entertainment Group. Before that she was at Wolf Associates, where she developed premiere sports marketing programs for Fortune 500 brands. Anne-Marie holds a Bachelor of Science from Emerson College.
Peter PlaisanceVice President of International Sales
Peter brings over 15 years of experience leading and coaching diverse sales teams and helping organizations achieve long term goals. Prior to joining Living Proof, Peter was the Commercial and Business Development Director for L'Oreal Asia, where he oversaw these functions in all 7 ASEAN countries, including management of brand priorities and development of go-to market strategies. Peter has a bachelor degree from University of Colorado.
Jon ShoreChief Financial Officer
Jon brings 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, and strategic management to Living Proof. He has experience in both the high tech and biotech industries in raising venture equity and has led efforts to secure several debt facilities at prior organizations. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Finance and Operations for Rhytec, a medical device manufacturer. Prior to this position, he also held senior finance and operations positions at several start-up organizations. Jon began his career in public accounting at Deloitte and Touche and is a CPA. At Living Proof, he is responsible for all of the financial, administrative, and logistical operations.
Eric SpenglerChief Commercialization Officer and SVP of RD.
Eric Spengler joined Living Proof in September, 2007. Eric is a seasoned consumer product development expert with over 27 years of research and development experience. Prior to joining Living Proof, Eric was Sr. Director OTC Health Care Development at Combe Incorporated where he led technical new product development for Combe's skin care, feminine care, oral care, denture care and men's grooming businesses. Before joining Combe, he held the position of Sr. Director of Hair Color Product Development for Clairol and VP R&D for Clairol's professional salon division - Matrix Essentials. Prior to Clairol, Eric gained substantial development experience with Procter & Gamble where he led the development of several global skin care new product introductions for Olay and Clearasil.