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Glossier Founder Emily Weiss Steps Down as CEO

She announced her decision in a company blog post




Emily Weiss, who has served as Glossier’s (New York) CEO since she founded the brand in 2014, will step down from the position.

Glossier Founder Emily Weiss Steps Down as CEO

Emily Weiss. Credit: TechCrunch (CC BY 2.0)

Making the announcement in a company blog post, she says she will remain on the board as executive chair.

Chief Commercial Officer Kyle Leahy will take up the mantle as the lead executive of the beauty brand. Before joining Glossier in 2021, she held a senior analyst role at Nike and also worked with Cole Haan for nine years.

The CEO switch comes five months after Glossier laid off more than 80 employees, a third of the company’s payroll at the time. Weiss admitted that she “made some mistakes” and said “we also got ahead of ourselves on hiring.”


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