JAFRA President and Chief Executive Officer
Mauro Schnaidman is a seasoned Brazilian executive and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of JAFRA Cosmetics International, Inc. in October 2013. Reporting directly to Vorwerk’s Executive Board, Mauro is responsible for the overall management of JAFRA, which has an international network of more than 550,000 independent Consultants worldwide. His international expertise has spanned over 20 years in various industries and continents. From his early executive days at Pepsi and Unilever, to his management roles within Revlon and AOL, to his most recent position as President of Sara Lee Coffee and Tea Southern Europe, Mauro has contributed to major expansion and growth within top companies throughout America, USA and Europe. Mauro graduated from the Escola de Engenharia Mauá, and studied Leadership at the IMD Business School and EDP at the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School. Mauro is a member of the CEO Council for the WFDSA (World Federation Direct Selling Association). He is also an active member of WPO (World Presidents’ Organization) and Ambassador of Barcelona in Los Angeles at Barcelona Global Initiative. He is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Matt Petersen was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of JAFRA Cosmetics International in August 2014. In his current position and as a member of JAFRA’s Management Board, Matt leads the Worldwide Marketing and R&D teams in strengthening the JAFRA brand and optimizing business results. After receiving his B.A. degree from Boston College and beginning his career with the Walt Disney Company, Matt gained extensive leadership experience through diverse Marketing roles at Mattel and PepsiCo. Prior to joining JAFRA, Matt held numerous high-level positions at Mattel and was most recently Vice President of U.S. Marketing, a role in which he was responsible for strategy, marketing programs, media and social and promotional programs. Previous roles proved his creativity and passion for marketing while demonstrating his strengths in global branding, consumer-focused creative, portfolio development and product packaging design.
President of JAFRA USA
Paulo Moledo was appointed President of JAFRA USA in April 2014. Reporting directly to the CEO, Paulo manages the direction of JAFRA’s USA market, while also contributing to the overall growth of the company as a member of JAFRA’s Management Board. Paulo’s résumé boasts achievements in high growth attainment, operating margin expansion, inventory reduction, and significant external debt reduction. Prior to joining JAFRA, Paulo served as General Manager for Avon Mexico and Argentina, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, communications, supply chain and finance. In addition to various roles at Avon, Paulo previously held positions for companies such as Ford Motor Company, Revlon and AOL. Paulo received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from MacKenzie University in Brazil and an MBA in International Business from the University of Miami. Paulo is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Vice President and General Counsel
Mark Funaki was appointed Vice President and General Counsel of JAFRA Cosmetics International, Inc. in 2004. He became a member of JAFRA’s Executive Committee in January 2014. In his current positions, Mark manages corporate legal affairs, provides legal guidance on all aspects of the company’s business and supervises all in-house legal staff. He has been an asset to JAFRA since 2000, when he joined the company as Associate Counsel. Prior to working at JAFRA, Mark was an Associate at Cades Schutte LLP, where he practiced corporate and transactional law. Mark received a B.A. degree in Public Policy from Duke University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources
Jackie Trask was appointed Senior Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources in April 2011 and became a member of JAFRA’s Executive Committee in July 2013. In her current position, Jackie leads Human Resources at the global level, driving the accomplishment of worldwide business goals while cultivating an engaging work culture and commitment from employees. Prior to joining JAFRA in December 2006, Jackie led several HR organizations or HR functional areas for companies, including Triad Financial Corporation, Conexant Systems, Gateway and Pepsico. She has been a Human Resources consultant for the Hay Group and Towers Perrin. Jackie received a B.A. degree, Cum Laude from Harvard University and her MBA from the Wharton School, with a specialization in Strategic Human Resources.
Chief Financial Officer
James will have direct leadership over all financial organizations throughout JAFRA and indirect leadership of Information Technology, which reports directly to Vorwerk.
James has over twenty years of experience in senior financial roles, with thirteen years experience as Chief Financial Officer in different organizations. He was mostly recently at Cole Haan, a global lifestyle brand, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. James was responsible for finance and accounting including strategy, investor & creditor relations, tax strategy, sales planning, and wholesale operations. He led a global finance team and partnered with the executive team to drive growth, profitability, and realize business opportunities. Throughout his career James has led IT teams and been a leader in business transformation.
Previously, James has served as Chief Financial Officer at publicly traded companies such as Warnaco, a global retail & wholesale apparel company with more than $2 billion in revenues and Technicolor, a global media, entertainment, and electronics company with over $9 billion in revenues. While at Warnaco his responsibilities included global finance, accounting, business development, production planning, wholesale & retail sales forecasting, IT, and real estate. At Technicolor he was responsible for global finance, accounting, tax, business development, IT, and real estate.
James holds an MBA from Loyola Marymount University and a Bachelors in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.