Zack Zavalydriga has spent 18 years in the CPG sector, operating brands in both corporate and private equity. From 2014 - 2020, Zack had been an executive (SVP of Global Sales) at DevaCurl, helping lead the brand’s 2017 private equity transaction to Ares Management, L.P. (from Tengram Capital)2, as well as its final transaction in 2019, to Henkel AG & Company1.
Originally from Allentown, PA, Zack graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh earning a degree in Marketing and later joined L’Oreal in New York City. In total Zack spent ten years at L’Oreal in various business roles, namely in the beauty brands Redken, and Pureology. Thereafter, he joined DevaCurl in early 2014 and helped drive the two successful exits outlined above.
Present-day, Zack serves on the boards of BeautyWell (a beauty & personal care contract-manufacturing rollup, backed by PE firm CORE Industrial Partners)3/4/5; Beacon Wellness Brands (a wellness CPG platform, backed by PE firm Yellow Wood partners)6; and cosmetics brand WinkyLux (a makeup brand retailed in Target and ULTA, backed by GGV Capital).
In addition to his board roles, Zack is an advisor to founders in the Beauty & Personal Care sector across FDM, prestige, and eCommerce channels; a diligence advisor to various [confidential] private equity firms focusing on Skincare, Haircare, Men’s, and Multicultural brands; and more important than any business accomplishment… a dedicated and loving father to his two young children.