Thirty-One Gifts announced the appointment of Camelle Kent to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Kent will succeed Elizabeth Thibaudeau, who has functioned as acting CEO since last July when investment firm Kanbrick became strategic partners and owners with Founder Cindy Monroe. Thibaudeau will remain a member of the Board of Directors for the company.
“Camelle has had a remarkable career and a proven track record of growing impactful brands,” said Kanbrick Co-Founder Britt Cool. “She is an impressive leader, and we are excited for her to build on the strong foundation we have at Thirty-One. We’re grateful to Elizabeth for stepping in to support the business during an important time of transition and making many meaningful contributions to the business, as well as her commitment to stay actively involved on the board.”
Kent’s career experience includes building and growing global brands for companies both within and outside of the direct selling industry. In her new role, she will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company, as well as long-term growth strategy and collaborating with Cindy Monroe and the Kanbrick team.
“I’m incredibly humbled to assume the role of CEO for this incredible brand,” Kent said. “Cindy has built a rich legacy that I’m honored to build on, as we grow the company through our business opportunity and solutions that have the power to make a positive impact on so many lives.”
Kent’s appointment is expected to drive the next phase of the company’s transformation, and build upon the changes the business has made in the past year as part of its long-term growth plan.
“I’m thrilled to have Camelle leading the next chapter of Thirty-One,” said Monroe. “I’m proud of where the business is today, and excited to partner with Camelle and Kanbrick to continue building on our 18-year legacy, mission, and culture.”
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