Jane Terker, one of the beauty industry’s most respected executives, has had tremendous success launching and managing new ventures and start-ups in both beauty and consumer goods.
As President of the Donna Karan Beauty Company from its inception through its sale to The Estee Lauder Companies, Jane was responsible for iconic successes such as Cashmere Mist, the Cashmere Bath, Body and Haircare line, and the Woman to Woman platform. As president of Cradle Holdings Inc., Jane was responsible for buying, repositioning and re-launching skincare brand Erno Laszlo and reclaiming its cult-favorite positioning in the marketplace. She also led L’Artisan Perfume, one of the first artisanal fragrance brands, and Penhaligon, the esteemed English perfume house, to great success.
In her role as co-founder and president of Cosmedicine, Jane developed the groundbreaking line of skincare based on true measurable results with state-of-the-art claims testing supervised by Johns Hopkins, a beauty industry first.
Jane attended University of Wisconsin‐Madison and New York University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
One of the most influential executives in beauty, Betsy Olum is among a select group of industry leaders who changed the way women shop for beauty. As one of the original founding team members of Sephora North America, Betsy is credited with creating and launching the brand for the U.S. market. In her role as SVP of Marketing, which she held for 10 years, Betsy was responsible for developing many of Sephora’s successful partnerships and unprecedented initiatives. It was while at Sephora that Betsy was awarded one beauty’s highest honors—the 2008 CEW Achiever Award.
Before joining Sephora, Betsy held marketing positions at Avon, Erno Laszlo and Escada Beaute, where she served as Creative Director and VP of Global Marketing and then as General Manager of North America. In 1999, she opened Prema Nolita Day Spa, which she owned and operated for five years.
Most recently, Betsy was General Manager for Beauty and Merchandising Strategy at HSN in St Petersburg, Florida. She additionally consulted for some of beauty’s most notable brands and retailers, such as Living Proof, where she served on the Board of Directors, Too Faced Cosmetics, Nordstrom Beauty and QVC Beauty.
Originally from Binghamton, N.Y., Betsy attended Colgate University and was awarded a fellowship at the Wharton School, University of P.A., where she received her MBA. Betsy currently sits on the board of CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women).