Katie Rodan, M.D., and Kathy Fields, M.D., Founders
From the time they met as dermatology residents at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1984, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields have been on a mission to redefine the future of skincare. In 2002, they founded Rodan + Fields® to help people treat everyday skin concerns. Meet the Doctors here.
Amnon Rodan, Chairman
With more than 25 years of business development and marketing experience, Amnon drives the vision and direction of Rodan + Fields. Under his leadership, R+F became a prominent skincare brand in top-tier department stores. Later, Amnon was instrumental in the unprecedented decision to move the company away from traditional retail channels in favor of a direct selling multi-level marketing model. Prior to joining R+F, Amnon was the founder of multiple successful technology development companies and a highly sought after business strategy consultant. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in economics from Loyola Marymount, graduating magna cum laude.
Diane Dietz, President & CEO
Diane is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience managing complex global retail businesses. Prior to joining R+F, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Safeway, responsible for the retail chain's marketing, merchandising, supply chain, digital strategy, online delivery service and award-winning private label business. Previously, she spent more than 18 years with Procter & Gamble (P&G), where she is widely credited for the rejuvenation of P&G's Crest brand. Diane also played a lead role in the Gillette acquisition, responsible for integrating the Oral-B business unit across North America and globally. A recipient of numerous industry awards, Diane sits on the board of directors for both the Whirlpool Corporation and Zoosk. She holds a B.S. in marketing and economics from Northern Illinois University.
Chris Newman, Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer at Rodan + Fields, Chris is responsible for leading the company’s global finance and legal operations to support the company’s significant growth momentum. Chris brings more than 25 years of finance and operations experience at leading global consumer brands, including Serena & Lily, Restoration Hardware, Limited Brands (operator of Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and others), and PepsiCo. Most recently, Chris was Chief Operating Officer at Serena & Lily, where he had responsibility for all financial and operational systems needed to support the financial strength and operating efficiency of the growing business. With a proven track record in various executive leadership positions, Chris has led high-performing finance and operations teams in complex business environments with an unrelenting focus on serving customers. He started his career at J.P. Morgan and holds an economics degree from Brown University.
Heidi Kathleen Wissmiller, Chief Operating Officer
Heidi is a results-oriented executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience in the consumer products industry. Heidi oversees Rodan + Fields’ sales operations globally, including field strategy, commercial execution, and creating loyal and delighted customers through solutions that deliver on the Rodan + Fields brand promise. Heidi’s teams conceptualize and implement initiatives that empower our rapidly growing community of Independent Consultants to achieve their goals. Heidi also leads innovation platforms such as R+F Virtual and Cognition. Prior to Rodan + Fields, Heidi was Chief Executive Officer at Micro Analytical Systems, a privately held company that develops technology for comprehensive testing of seafood safety. She has also held leadership positions at globally recognized consumer products companies, including E&J Gallo Winery, Nabisco, and PepsiCo, where she was Director of Sales for Frito Lay and oversaw the multimillion-dollar snack division. Heidi holds a B.S. in communications management from the University of Portland and a certificate in Finance for Executives from the University of Chicago.
Ralph Loura, Chief Technology Officer
Ralph joins Rodan + Fields with more than 25 years of experience driving information technology strategies for major brands. As Chief Technology Officer, he defines and advances strategies and infrastructures to support our significant growth and deliver user-friendly digital experiences. Awarded Consumer Goods Technology's "2013 CIO of the Year," Ralph was also named one of Computerworld's "Premier 100 IT Leaders" in 2012. Most recently, Ralph was Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Enterprise Group and Global Sales Operations at Hewlett-Packard (HP). Previously, he spent several years as Senior Vice President and CIO at The Clorox Company, and has held technology leadership roles at Cisco, Symbol and AT&T Bell Laboratories, among others. Ralph serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area. He holds an M.S. in computer science from Northwestern University and a B.S. in mathematics and computer science from St. Joseph's College.
Lynn Emmolo, Chief Brand Officer
As Chief Brand Officer, Lynn leads the expansion of the Rodan + Fields brand footprint through marketing and product development initiatives, including product management, marketing communications and creative services. Previously working with international brands, including L'Oreal and Avon, Lynn has more than 30 years of experience driving the alignment of global marketing campaigns to corporate initiatives with attention to advertising, research and development, package design and global direct selling distributions. She is also a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Sally Hershberger Professional Haircare, a multimillion-dollar hair product company marketed to both mass retailers and directly to consumers on HSN. Lynn holds a B.S. in marketing and international business from New York University.
Bryan Wayda, Vice President, Department Head, Supply Chain
Bryan is a customer-focused leader with more than 25 years of experience leading large-scale supply chain organizations in the U.S. and beyond. At Rodan + Fields, he is responsible for end-to-end supply chain operations, including planning, sourcing, manufacturing and fulfillment to support more than 150,000 Rodan + Fields Independent Consultants. Most recently, Bryan was Vice President of North America Supply Chain at Coty. Previously, at Avon, he held various leadership positions for 12 years where he improved and scaled operations for global growth. Bryan also spent more than 13 years at Siemens in roles of increasing responsibility. He holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from DePaul University.
Paige Gruemmer, Vice President, Department Head, Human Resources
Paige is a human resources executive with more than 20 years of experience designing, implementing and managing people initiatives and programs for high-growth companies. At Rodan + Fields, Paige leverages her experience to develop and scale the R+F culture and values, acquire high performing talent and build the leadership pipeline. Most recently, Paige held a variety of global leadership positions at Visa Inc., including Regional Head of HR, Asia-Pacific Region, based in Singapore, where she led a team spanning Asia and Australasia, and Regional Head of HR for The Americas, where she led HR teams across the United States, Latin America and Canada. Prior positions include Head of Human Resources roles at Nielsen Mobile (formerly Telephia) and Heitman. Paige began her career as an employment attorney, and holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.