Intrepid announced today that Jessica Chia has joined its Beauty & Personal Care practice as Director of Beauty Brands Strategy. Jessica previously served as the Executive Beauty Editor at Allure magazine and, for the past several years, she has been a sought-after adviser to both buy-side and sell-side private equity groups and strategic acquirers, providing insights on industry conditions, trends, and competitive landscape. With close to a decade of experience in the beauty and wellness industry, Jessica brings a wealth of knowledge in new products, marketing, storytelling, and brand development. She possesses a strong passion for growing beauty brands.
Jessica will bring her down-to-the-ingredient sector knowledge, unique beauty insights, and proven ability to tell an entrepreneur’s and brand’s story to benefit Intrepid’s beauty and personal care clients and prospects. In addition to her transaction and business development responsibilities, Jessica will create proprietary, high value industry content.
“The addition of Jessica to our team allows Intrepid to uniquely marry deep industry insights with our leading M&A expertise in the beauty and personal care sector,” said Steve Davis, Managing Director and Head of the Beauty & Personal Care practice at Intrepid. “Her expertise will be invaluable to our clients and prospects and will offer a level of value-add unparalleled among other M&A advisors,” added Mike Garcia, Managing Director at Intrepid.
“I’ve always been an advocate for beauty brands and the incredible founders behind them,” says Jessica Chia, Director of Beauty Brands Strategy at Intrepid. “It was important to me to join a team that both respects and understands the heart and vision it takes to make a truly remarkable beauty care brand—that’s exactly what I found at Intrepid. I’m excited about this opportunity. We are building something special within our Beauty & Personal Care practice, and I know we can deliver real value for our clients.”
As former Executive Beauty Editor at Allure magazine, Jessica’s coverage of beauty news and trends has appeared in Women’s Health, Elle, Vogue Japan, Brides, Brides UK, and Prevention. She is a certified aromatherapist by the New York Institute of Aromatherapy, where she studied the fundamentals of ingredient chemistry and product formulation. Moreover, she has been nominated for multiple awards, including a Fragrance Foundation Perfume “Editorial of the Year Award” and a Skin Cancer Foundation Media Award. Jessica received her MBA from the University of Southern California.
About Intrepid Investment Bankers
Intrepid provides M&A, capital raising and strategic advisory services to entrepreneurs and middle-market companies in various industry sectors. Our heritage breeds a culture that embraces teamwork, tenacity, and creativity to help our clients win big. We believe that every company has an entrepreneurial passion that drives it and a story that defines it. Our team delivers results through skillful positioning and relentless execution. Based in Los Angeles, Intrepid augments its international capabilities through its active participation in Oaklins, an exclusive global alliance of M&A advisory firms.
About Intrepid’s Beauty & Personal Care Practice
Intrepid provides dedicated merger and acquisition advisory and capital raising services to the Beauty & Personal Care industry. By focusing exclusively on beauty care companies, our industry bankers have a deep understanding of trends and value drivers across the sector and maintain an ongoing dialogue with the acquirer and investor universe. Our Beauty & Personal Care practice has a proven track record of helping clients sell to global strategic acquirers and value-added private equity groups across the beauty and personal care landscape.