Mintel Group: appointed Katie Gross as the vice president of beauty and personal care division for US and Canada, based in Chicago. This new position will report to Jane Henderson, global president of beauty and personal care. As vice president of America and Canada, she will direct the published and custom business. Her wide-ranging experience includes the beauty industry as well as consumer research.
Gross rejoins Mintel from Toluna, a global online panel company, where she managed a large sales team, pioneered new methodologies relating to online qualitative and quantitative research, as well as many other development initiatives. For the three years prior to her four-year tenure at Toluna, Gross held an increasingly responsible position at Mintel within the custom research department, managing board level projects and key accounts.
Before joining Mintel initially, she worked in marketing for many established brands.