JD Beauty CEO Passes Away

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Jeffrey Davidson, Chief Executive Officer of J&D Brush Co., LLC (“JD Beauty”) and Goody Products, Inc., passed away on Saturday, July 6. He was 60 years old.

The New York Daily News reported that this tragic loss was due to a motorbike accident in Midtown, New York. The cause of the incident was unknown as of Sunday, July 7.

Davidson, a hair industry leader, joined JD Beauty in 2013 as Chief Strategy Officer and was later appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2017. He oversaw JD Beauty – whose brands include WetBrush, BioIonic and Ouidad – and guided its growth into a global branded company. It became one of the fastest growing hair beauty businesses growing tenfold since 2013, according to the Beauty Industry Report. In March 2019, he directed the sale of JD Beauty to ACON – the owners of Goody – in March 2019 and took on the role of Chief Executive officer of the two combined companies.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic and unexpected loss,” said Gary Dailey, Chief Financial and Operations Officer of JDB/Goody and Francesca Raminella, Chief Commercial Officer of JDB/Goody via a statement to Beauty Industry Report. “Jeffrey was a passionate, smart, dynamic and above all, a caring leader. We will miss him not only as a business partner but as a dear and good friend. The JDB/Goody team will continue executing Jeffrey’s vision as we strive for excellence and success.”

Ken Brotman, Founder and Managing Partner of ACON said, “We are heartbroken by Jeffrey’s passing. We truly admired him and backed him and his plans. Jeffrey was passionate about his work and he built a strong team together with Francesca and Gary who we believe will succeed in executing his vision for the combined companies. Our confidence in the future remains steadfast. We are proud to have called Jeffrey our partner and friend. We will miss him greatly.”

Gary Dailey and Francesca Raminella will lead the company during this time of transition.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at bernheimapterkreitzman.com for the Davidson family.

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