November 24, 2020
LVMH-owned beauty incubator Kendo Brands has named Kristin Walcott ceo, effective December 1. Walcott will report to LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics president & ceo and LVMH executive committee member Chris de Lapuente. She will also be a member of the LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics executive committee.
Walcott joined Kendo in 2013 as vice president & global general manager. In 2019 she was promoted to Kendo president.
Walcott succeeds David Suliteanu who joined Sephora Americas in 2000 as ceo. In 2008, Suliteanu created Kendo Brands. In 2014, Kendo became independent from Sephora and Suliteanu was named Kendo ceo.