Goldman Sachs is recognizing Beautycounter Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2017 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California.
Goldman Sachs selected Renfrew as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event.
Renfrew founded Santa Monica, California-based Beautycounter in 2011 with a mission to get safer beauty and personal-care products into the hands of everyone. She launched the brand as a Certified Benefit Corporation (B corp) in 2013, leading the way to better beauty by putting performance and health first. Since founding the company, Renfrew has advocated for stronger federal regulations to ensure the safety of all skincare and cosmetic products. A direct-retail brand (direct-to-consumer through multiple channels), Beautycounter is experiencing explosive growth and is on pace to sell 10 million products by the end of 2017.
“I am proud and honored to be selected by Goldman Sachs as one of the top 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2017,” said Renfrew. “As the leader in the cleaner and safer beauty space, this recognition is a testament to the incredible work we are doing at Beautycounter to get safer and high performing products into the hands of everyone.”
David M. Solomon, President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at Goldman Sachs, said, “We are pleased to recognize Gregg as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2017. This is the sixth year that we’ve hosted the Builders + Innovators Summit where emerging business leaders gather to discuss their common interests in building prosperous organizations.”
For more than 145 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the Summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.