Weiss will continue to lead the company’s board as executive chairwoman, while Kyle Leahy, Glossier’s chief commercial officer, will assume the role of CEO.
“As the mother of two young children and as a woman, Kyle joined the team in 2021 because she wants Glossier to mean even more to future generations than it has to our initial 6 million customers,” said Weiss in a company blog post. “She brings both a deep appreciation of the power of timeless consumer brands and the proven experience of leading large, dynamic organizations through transformational moments.”
Prior to joining Glossier, Leahy led the omnichannel marketplace strategy at Nike. She has also held leadership roles at Cole Haan, where she led reinvention and acceleration efforts; and at American Express, where she focused on digital innovation.
The direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand also announced that its chief marketing officer (CMO), Ali Weiss, will also be leaving the company.
This reshuffle of top executives at the company comes at a time when the brand is attempting to raise funding at a higher valuation to fuel its expansion, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Glossier recently announced the opening of a brand new location in the heart of downtown Miami, more than a year after it shuttered its two permanent store locations in response to the pandemic. The company operates three other physical stores in London, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
Glossier also appointed its first celebrity ambassador Olivia Rodrigo.