Enhancing beauty. Enhancing business.
That’s what we do as a global organization that draws on diversity, inclusion, and partnership to stay a step ahead of market change and lead with innovation and ideas.
As partners, we create new value, and contribute broadly to a holistic ethos where good-for-business and good-for-society are intricately intertwined to form a more beautiful world.
Together, with our clients, we discover new business models and solutions. Again and again.
Meet the Team Making Our Mission Possible
With expertise and great success in organizational development and turn-around strategies, Joy maximizes her life and work experiences leading Presperse Incorporated as the President & CEO. Joy’s experience working with international companies and her willingness to challenge the status quo throughout her career have given her the knowledge and successful track record she needs to succeed. Joy is responsible for the company’s overall vision and strategy, financial objectives and thought leadership in maximizing Presperse’s position as a trusted supplier. Under Joy’s leadership, the company became certified as a Great Place To Work®, while delivering record sales and profits. Joy is a strategically focused, results-oriented leader with a proven track record.
Joy is a Board Member of Cosmetic Executive Women, a for profit organization with over 7,000 members in the Beauty and Personal Care industries. She supports the growth of young female leaders as a member of the Leadership Council for High Point University’s Elizabeth Miller Strickland Women’s Leadership Council. As an advocate for Health & Wellness, Joy is an Ambassador for the Global Wellness Institute.
Joy appreciates the need to always give back through her sponsorship and support in many US-based initiatives to encourage the education of young Americans in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in the United States. Joy holds a certification in Design Thinking from the MIT Sloan College of Business and a certificate in Negotiation from Harvard School of Business.
Mehul Shah, Chief Financial Officer, oversees Finance, Accounting, and Information Technology functions. Mehul brings 20+ years of cross-functional experience across various industries and which helps him drive economic value for Presperse.
While being a career financial leader, Mehul prides himself as being a solid business executive first. Mehul’s strengths include the development of new business processes to create efficiencies within the cross functional framework including Sales, Operations, Marketing and R&D. This collaboration provides him with a unique perspective and places him at epicenter of strategic decision making. Business partnering, driving cost reductions, and improving profitability is Mr. Shah’s passion.
Mehul believes in delegation through trust philosophy. This enables employees to move up the value chain, taking on more challenging and meaningful tasks. Growth of his staff is important to Mehul in his leadership role at Presperse.
Mehul holds an MBA in Finance, master’s in industrial engineering and a bachelor’s in production engineering.
Mehul enjoys kayaking in his spare time and enjoys reading about macroeconomics and monetary policy.
Hee Jeong Son, Vice President of Supply Innovation, has more than 20 years of Marketing, Sales, and Product Innovation experience in the beauty industry. She is responsible for strategically guiding the Product Management, Regulatory, and Research & Discovery teams in sourcing and creating innovative, sustainable, high-performing ingredients for our customers to use in formulations to transform the beauty industry.
Prior to Presperse, she served in Sr. Leadership positions leading contract manufacturing and supplier companies including Symrise to accelerated growth. Ms. Son leveraged raw material expertise to collaborate with Indie and Multi-National Brands to create and launch enviable skincare and personal care products.
Hee Jeong’s compassion and passion for the beauty industry results in successful and collaborative partnerships both internally and externally.
Hee Jeong received her Behavior Science degree and Executive Marketing degree from The University of Chicago. She enjoys being a swim parent to her two sons and being involved in the cosmetic industry by mentoring the next generation of beauty enthusiasts!
Lori Katz is Vice President, Supply Chain/Operations. In this role, she oversees Presperse Supply Chain operations, including planning, quality assurance, logistics and customer service. Lori brings 20+ years of experience in the personal care industry with the last 15 years in Supply Chain. Lori motivates and leads our Supply Chain and Operations teams, while collaborating with business partners, suppliers, customers, and third parties to drive value through improvements in productivity and service.
Lori has received her degree in History and Sociology from Thomas Edison State College. While not working, Mrs. Katz enjoy spending time with her family, friends, and her dogs. She loves to read and garden.
Stephen Doherty, Director of Information Technology, has more than 20 years of experience in the Information Technology space with 15+ of those in the personal care industry. In his role, Stephen manages the development of business applications, creating and improving business processes and procedures, customizing ERP and CRM systems, integrating systems, and key IT projects, and maintaining and installing internal systems and equipment.
Stephen holds a degree in Computer Science/Information Technology and is a top Business Central 365/NAV developer and is proficient in many other programming languages. He is also skilled in virtualization and cloud computing.
In his spare time, Stephen enjoys playing ice hockey, watching football, spending time with his family, and figuring out how things work.
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