Dr. Cornelia (Conny) Wittke – President and Chief Executive Officer Tweezerman International and Member of the Board of Management Zwilling Beauty Group
Named CEO of Tweezerman International in January 2006 and President and CEO in 2008, Conny began with Tweezerman International by taking the lead of global brand management and new product development and sourcing in 2005. Major strategic initiatives under her direction have included, for example, the re-launch of all Tweezerman product lines for a significant enhancement of the brand’s awareness and image at the POS, the introduction of major product innovations, the launch of the Tweezerman Studio Collection, multiple initiatives to increase Tweezerman’s brand awareness including the brand’s first TV Commercial, extensive PR and social media initiatives, and the ongoing aggressive internationalization of the Tweezerman brand.
In January 2012, Conny took over additional responsibility as a Member of the Board of Management of the Zwilling Beauty Group in Solingen, Germany. In that role, she is responsible for the beauty tool and personal care accessories business including Tweezerman, Zwilling Beauty (based in Germany) as well as QVS Global (based in China and Australia) for which the majority shares were acquired in spring 2013 (pending closing).
Before joining Tweezerman International, Conny headed corporate development for the Zwilling J.A. Henckels AG in Solingen, Germany, and spent seven years with the international consulting firm McKinsey & Company with a focus on Sales and Marketing. She earned a doctorate in marketing from the University of Mainz and an MBA from the University of Cologne where she graduated as best in her class and held a scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes e.V.), Germany’s largest and most prestigious organization sponsoring the academically gifted.
Conny is passionate about product design and performance, and deeply committed to Tweezerman’s brand promise to constantly “wow” consumers with beauty tools they love because of their outstanding performance and precision. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two children.
Frank Stotzem – Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Frank joined Tweezerman International in June 2012 and took over the CFO & COO duties. He gained his experience in various executive positions of multi-national companies around the world.
As Tweezerman is moving forward, it is expanding its operations both globally and domestically to continue the strong growth pattern. Frank has a strong track record of helping to achieve and effectively manage operational growth for major corporations. His experience will help to ensure that Tweezerman continues to expand the business aggressively and intelligently. He earned a Master degree in Business Administration from Rutgers Business School in Newark, NY, USA.
Juergen Bosse – US General Manager
Juergen is an internationally experienced consumer marketing professional who joined Tweezerman International in October 2012. He is an instrumental part of the executive team’s pursuit of ongoing growth of the brand both stateside and internationally, and in further establishing Tweezerman as a leader in the beauty tool industry. He is responsible for all aspects of Tweezerman International LLC business in the States, including two 2013 acquisitions, alessandro and Jaguar - international brands since launched in the US. Before joining the Tweezerman team, Juergen spent 16 years with Beiersdorf AG in various high level global marketing positions in Hamburg and Buenos Aires, the most recent being VP of Marketing for Emerging Markets with responsibilities for major brands like NIVEA and Eucerin.