San Francisco-headquartered executive search firm The Loring Group recently placed Lauren Festante as global vice president of finance for Kendo Brands. The search was led by partner Rich Kampmann. Kendo Holdings is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group. Kendo has become the hub of creativity and next-generation beauty product development for global Sephora channels and selective retailers outside Sephora.
Before joining Kendo, Ms. Festante was with L’Oreal for over 14 years in various roles, including interim vice president and AVP of commercial finance. She was also VP