meet our team

With extensive beauty industry and consumer products experience, our team delivers best in class service to the brands and companies we work with.

  • Frank Fazzinga, Jr. Founder and CEO

    FRANK FAZZINGA, Jr. is Founder and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for long range strategy, partnerships and company oversight.

    Frank has built a long and successful career in the beauty industry partnering with major multi-national manufacturers and leading retailers. His distribution strategies were among the first to establish new channels for prestige fragrance brands, allowing companies to reach new customers and develop new retail partnerships.

    Frank served in the United States Air Force prior to starting his career in the beauty industry.

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  • Frank Fazzinga III President

    FRANK FAZZINGA III is President, responsible for the day to day operations and development of Grace Beauty.

    Frank has been in the Beauty Industry for over 10 years and gained his beauty business experience developing, launching and selling beauty brands across multiple retail platforms.

    Frank holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government Law from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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  • Bob Cankes Chief Operating Officer

    BOB CANKES is Chief Operating Officer responsible for the day to day management of the Grace Beauty's core operating business and long term strategy, including acquisitions and brand development.   

    Bob has more than 35 years of experience in the beauty industry in senior management roles, bringing an intensive executive background in management, organizational structure, retail strategy and operations. Most recently, Bob served as the President of Coty North America, and has previously held senior leadership positions at Christian Dior Parfums and Revlon.

    Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

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  • Mike Pane Chief Financial Officer

    MIKE PANE is Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all aspects of Grace Beauty’s business that impact cash flow and investment return on Company assets. Mike brings his 20 years of financial, strategic and process driven experience from top global Consulting firms, including FTI Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG, which contributes to the strong critical and analytical thinking of Grace Beauty’s Management Team and the company’s continued success.

    Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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  • Marisa Seyfert Vice President of Marketing

    MARISA SEYFERT is Vice President of Marketing, responsible for developing and executing all marketing strategies and functions while ensuring a consistent marketing message across all brands and retail channels.

    Marisa has been in the beauty industry for over 15 years with experience across multiple product categories and distribution channels, having held management positions at Coty Inc. on brands such as Calgon, Stetson and Jovan.

    Marisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

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  • Trey Crow Senior Vice President, Sales

    TREY CROW is Senior Vice President of Sales, responsible for all customer business management and internal asset proficiency including National and Regional retail customers in the Mass and Prestige arena.

    Trey has over 18 years of experience in the Beauty Industry leading sales teams for Mass, Drug, and Food retail customers, having held key sales positions at Elizabeth Arden and Sovereign Sales.

    Trey attended the University of San Antonio in Texas.

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  • Kim Parsley Vice President of Sales, National Accounts

    KIM PARSLEY is Vice President of Sales, National Accounts, responsible for day to day direct sales management as well as strategy and category development for mass and chain drug retailers.

    Kim has over 25 years of senior retail merchant experience at Wal-Mart Stores across multiple beauty categories including fragrance and hair care, as well as finance.  She has key expertise in buying, visual merchandising, global sourcing and inventory management.

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  • Joe Bierman Vice President Sales, National Accounts

    JOE BIERMAN is Vice President of Sales, National Accounts, responsible for day to day direct sales management as well as strategy and category development for chain drug retailers.  Joe is also responsible for the company's press and profile in the beauty and entrepreneurial communities and development of new and potential client partners.

    Joe has been a cosmetics industry executive for over 20 years, having held key management positions at Estée Lauder, Chanel, Avon Products, Sephora and as Chief Operating Officer of Molton Brown USA.

    Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and an MBA in Marketing and General Management from Columbia Business School in New York City.

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  • Will McClelland Partner, Grace Beauty Capital

    Will McClelland is a Partner at Grace Beauty Capital. Will is responsible for sourcing and executing early stage venture investments in consumer, retail technology and e-commerce companies.

    Will has over eleven years of experience in investment management and finance. Previously, he was Managing Director of Research at a San Francisco-based fund-of-hedge funds, Ironwood Capital Management, responsible for investment selection, risk management and due diligence. He is also the Co-founder of Bambike, a leading bamboo bicycle maker with the goal of building the greenest bikes on the planet.

    Will graduated from Yale University with a BA double major in Economics and Anthropology.

     

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  • Kathryn Cavanaugh Partner, Grace Beauty Capital

    Kathryn Cavanaugh is a Partner of Grace Beauty Capital, bringing a combination of strategy and operations knowledge to drive value to GBC’s portfolio companies and overall investment process.

    Kathryn brings eighteen years of experience in investing, fundraising, and operations. She previously worked for De Novo Ventures, a top quartile $650M healthcare fund, where she sourced, evaluated and executed equity investments in early to late stage healthcare companies. She led deal sourcing for Sightline Partners, a direct secondary fund focused on early stage companies. In addition, Kathryn worked for Mainsail Partners, a lower middle market growth equity fund, to raise their first institutional fund and served as their VP of Talent. Kathryn recently was an interim Senior Executive with The Bar Method, Inc., a former Mainsail portfolio company. Kathryn began her career at Merck & Co., Inc. working in the US, Europe and Asia.

    Kathryn is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry. She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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  • Sam Endy Director of Financial Operations

    Sam Endy is Director of Financial Operations, responsible for all aspects of the financial health and reporting of the business. Sam brings more than 35 years of financial experience within the consumer products arena including Liz Claiborne, Louis Vuitton’s brands of Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Kenneth Cole, Givenchy and Guerlain and the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. 

    Sam is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

     

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  • Joe Kachurick Director of Operations

    Joe Kachurick is Director of Operations, responsible for Sourcing, Purchasing, and Production planning and execution.  He brings 10 years of experience in fragrance industry operations, holding positions at Gemini Cosmetics and JC Penny  before joining Grace Beauty in 2007.  

    Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the Rutgers School of Business and Livingston College in Piscataway, New Jersey.

     

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  • Geovanny Avecillas Director of Logistics

    Geovanny Avecillas is Director of Logistics, responsible for overseeing warehousing and distribution as well as all customer shipping requirements. He brings eighteen years of experience handling beauty products and twenty-eight years in the logistics business, including his own warehousing and distribution company.

    Geovanny holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology from Kean University in Union, New Jersey.

     

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  • Joe Pascrell Director of Sales

    Joe Pascrell is Director of Sales, responsible for specialty and wholesale channels and client development.  He brings six years of sales and marketing experience in alternative channels. 

    Joe holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing from Pace University in New York City.  

     

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  • Katrina Corcoran Marketing Manager

    Katrina Corcoran is Marketing Manager responsible for the day-to-day project management of Sales and Marketing programs.

    Experienced in marketing and digital media from the entertainment and publishing industries, Katrina has previously worked with NBC Universal, international editions of Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan magazines and in digital marketing consulting for indie fashion and beauty brands.

    Katrina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines and a Master’s Degree in International Studies from American University in Washington, D.C.

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  • Jacqueline Slotkin Associate Marketing Manager

    JACQUELINE SLOTKIN is Associate Marketing Manager supporting the day-to-day project management of Sales and Marketing programs.

    Jacqueline has most recently worked in the haircare category at L’Oreal USA on both promotional programs and regular business.  Previously, she was on the Customer Experience and Education team for Kiehl’s Since 1851, where she facilitated the execution of education materials for seasonal training to the field and retailers.

    Jackie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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  • Fiorella Vecchio Business Analyst

    FIORELLA VECCHIO is Business Analyst responsible for sales and inventory analysis for Grace Beauty's food, drug and mass accounts.  She is also responsible for the company’s inventory procurements.

    Fiorella has over 20 years of experience in the mass retail arena having held merchandising and analysis positions with Wal-Mart, Slinky and Sovereign Sales. 

    Fiorella holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the Detroit College of Business in Dearborn, Michigan.

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  • Renee Huizar Data & Sales Analyst

    RENEE HUIZAR is Data & Sales Analyst responsible for sales and inventory analysis for food and drug accounts.  Renee has over 16 years in the mass retail arena having held positions with POP Displays and Sovereign Sales.  Renee attended the Detroit College of Business in Dearborn, Michigan.

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  • Danielle Leccese Office Manager and Executive Assistant

    DANIELLE LECCESE is Office Manager and Executive Assistant, responsible for maintaining office efficiency, supporting company operations and providing administrative support to the Grace Beauty team.  Danielle previously worked at UBS Securities LLC, Withers Bergman LLP, Bear Stearns Asset Management and Chanel Cosmetics.

    Danielle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Theater and Communications from Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, New Jersey.

     

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