An industry expert and accomplished CEO, Janice Winter is known for excellence in the fields of luxury, retail and beauty, Her career is highlighted by long-term tenures with iconic brands such as Estee Lauder and Judith Ripka. For more than two decades Janice has played pivotal roles in fundamentally building those businesses with a style that is a blend of intelligence, grace and elegance.
In 2007 Ms. Winter founded Luxury Brand Consulting, Inc., a company that specializes in brand building, marketing, business development, Retail Operations, Sales/Distribution, and financial management. She is aligned with best in class retail organizations, luxury companies in fine jewelry, beauty, wellness/spa, fashion and accessories. Her key strengths are in growing businesses while maintaining brand integrity and relevance. As lead advisor and interim CEO of Jose Eber International, Inc., she formulated the business plan, developed the brand positioning, and created one of the most technologically advanced hair care product lines. Most recently, she has consulted with several fine jewelry companies developing and implementing strategic growth plans, and guiding brand development and merchandising. Her insights on the luxury consumer mindset and improving the relationship between brands and their customers have brought significant value to retailers. In 2013 Janice launched her new company, Janice Winter Inc.; a global business solutions company focused in luxury and specializing in scaling businesses through all growth phases. As a business operator and idea generator Ms. Winter connects her knowledge and understanding of the consumer mindset and what drives purchasing, to brand strategy. She is driven by her passion for excellence and consistently delivers sustainable business models for growth and profitability.
In December 1993 Ms. Winter joined the Judith Ripka Companies, Inc. and served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales, advancing to Senior Vice President in 1998. From 2000-2007, as President of Judith Ripka Companies, Inc., she led the growth of the business from its early stages as an entrepreneurial startup into an iconic luxury lifestyle brand with 13 U.S. retail locations and over 200 points of wholesale distribution.
Her objective was to expand the brand in the global marketplace, maintain the high standards of the brand, and ensure sales growth and maintain profitability through the expansion process.
From December 1976 through April 1988, Ms. Winter held various executive roles in The Estee Lauder Companies, including the Estee Lauder, Aramis and Corporate divisions.
Ms. Winter has been recognized and admired for her leadership in several industry publications and has served as an expert panelist at luxury events. She has also been a guest lecturer and advisor on Luxury Marketing and Retailing at prestigious Universities.