JAFRA Executive Management
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 Financial Officer
James Christl was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of JAFRA Cosmetics International, Inc. in January 2017 and is a member of JAFRA’s Management Board and Executive Committee. Reporting directly to Vorwerk’s Executive Board, James is responsible for the overall Financial Management of JAFRA as well as leading JAFRA’s Information Technology teams. James has extensive experience as CFO with global companies such as Warnaco, Technicolor, and most recently with Cole Haan an APAX portfolio company. He has a proven track record driving growth, margin expansion, business transformation, profitability, and both financial and IT discipline. James received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara and an MBA in Finance from Loyola Marymount University. He also holds a CPA license in the state of California.
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.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Gerardo Buxade became the Senior Vice President of Operations at JAFRA in February 2017. He has direct leadership over the global manufacturing operations at JAFRA as well as the JAFRA Manufacturing Facility in Queretaro, Mexico. He is also a member of the Executive Committee. Gerardo has more than 20 years of experience in multiple esteemed positions at Procter & Gamble, including Associate Director of Supply Network Operations for Mexico. At P&G, he managed supply network, design, customer service, inventory and logistics for all categories in Mexico, resulting in sales over $1.5 billion. He also led a supply chain synchronization program that significantly reduced inventory while bringing together the entire supply network in a way that met the needs of consumer demand. Gerardo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University de las Américas Puebla, UDLA Mexico.
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.
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.
Vice President, Sales Development, International Markets
Clint McKinlay became a part of the JAFRA team as the Vice President of Sales Development for International Markets in January of 2017. Before JAFRA, he managed revenue generation and growth as the Vice President of Field Development at Shaklee Corporation, a billion dollar direct sales company that focuses on healthy lifestyles. Before his time at Shaklee, Clint was the National Director of Field Development & Training at Rodan + Fields Dermatologists, where he directly managed sales growth from just under $25 million annually to more than $300 million annually. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Marketing Communications from Brigham Young University.