September 11, 2012
Elaine Gizler, Co-Founder & CEO, EN V Consulting brings over 30 years or trusted and respected experience in the beauty market joins the Beauty and Health Channel. Her expertise in research, branding, distribution and top level sales management each contributed to the success of recognized brands.
Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Elaine Gizler discuss the following:
- After a long career working in corporate America, why would you want to start your own consulting firm?
- In the last three years, since you and your partner started EN V Consulting what have you found to be the most rewarding.
- What are the positives and negatives about having your own company?
- How do you manage working with your business partner?
- How do you find a balance between work and life?
Elaine Gizler, Co-Founder & CEO, EN V Consulting brings over 30 years or trusted and respected experience in the beauty market. Her expertise in research, branding, distribution and top level sales management each contributed to the success of recognized brands. Most recently, before forming EN V Consulting, Elaine was instrumental in this capacity for Stri-Vectin with a total wholesale annual volume responsibility of $57,025,000. Specifically she was responsible for maintaining and managing distribution to Department Stores, Specialty Stores, Spas and Salons, Duty Free Travel Retail, Cosmetic Retailers, Web Retailers, GNC, CVS Beauty 360, Duane Reade, QVC, The Shopping Channel Canada, International Distributors, International Accounts Sephora S.A. Harrods, Selfridges, Space NK, Harvey Nichols, Alkor, and Douglas. Elaine prides herself on managing all the moving parts that contribute to a brand’s success. For the Strivectin brand, this included a field force of 2 International Contractors, 1 National Trainer, 4 Regional Managers, and 18 Account Managers.
Prior to the success found with Sti-Vectin, from 1990 to 2004, Elaine served as Regional Sales Director North East, National Sales Manager, Yves Saint Laurent, US affiliate of the luxury company specializing in color, skincare, and fragrance- acquired by Gucci in 2000. Elaine successfully repositioned the Yves Saint Laurent brand at the high-end of the market in the North East which led to a jump in sales from $9 million to $15 million within 3 years.She controlled advertising/sales promotion/ Travel Expenses/ with P&L accountability and collaborated with other marketing colleagues to develop programs specifically for corporate accounts in the US. One of Elaine’s many strengths is her ability to establish maintain strong relations with retailers, while working closely sales representatives in the field managing a collective team towards accomplishing a common goal for the brand.
Related Web Site: ENVconsultant.com