Marie Pierre Stark Flora, Founder of HERB + FLORA, is a multi-award winner entrepreneur and beauty executive with a global reach and expertise. A former L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and Coty executive, Marie-Pierre is an entrepreneur, marketing & sales expert in the beauty space with a passion for branding and product development. HERB + FLORA is Marie-Pierre’s second experience as an entrepreneur. She was the Founder and CEO of iluminage, inc., a beauty tech company funded by Unilever Ventures. A graduate from ESSEC Business School in Paris, Marie-Pierre is French-born with Corsican roots and has been based in New York for the last 26 years. A mother of two, she is a 70.3 Ironman triathlete in training for her first full Ironman race later this year.