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Columbus, Ohio – Orveon Global US LLC, a newly formed corporation housing three iconic beauty brands (bareMinerals, Laura Mercier and Buxom), will open an extension of its corporate office in Columbus, creating 150 new jobs.
Headquartered in New York City, Orveon is expanding its footprint in partnership with the City of Columbus as it looks to attract top talent across a range of skillsets and backgrounds. The office will begin hiring immediately for positions in financial planning and analysts, legal, supply chain, digital and visual asset management, human resources, marketing and more.
“As Orveon scales its operations in the U.S., we look forward to helping to grow the booming ecosystem of global companies in Columbus,” said Orveon CEO Pascal Houdayer. “We are seeking skilled talent and expertise with a passion for a new type of beauty with strong sustainability purpose, and we are confident we can find that team in Columbus as we build our new office.”
Orveon was formed after Boston-based private equity firm Advent International acquired the brands from Japanese cosmetics conglomerate Shiseido in December 2021. The company also has regional headquarters in London and Tokyo, and selected 343 North Front Street in Columbus for its new office after a nationwide search. Focused primarily on the prestige cosmetics and skincare categories, Orveon has exciting growth plans for its portfolio of brands and business.
“The beauty of investing in Columbus means Orveon joins a deep retail sector with decades of expertise, as well as an underlying hunger to innovate and welcome a new class of companies to the City,” said City of Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “This investment demonstrates our ability to sustain our diversified economy, and Orveon’s new location puts them near top-notch tech companies, finance startups and breweries, as well as Downtown’s art and culture institutions.”
The Columbus Region economy boasts a highly-diversified base of companies, with no industry accounting for more than 18% of employment. Home to some of the world’s most recognizable brands, from Abercrombie & Fitch to Nationwide, as well as innovative small businesses and top-ranked educational and research institutions, the Columbus Region offers a stable environment for companies looking to grow in a variety of sectors. The City of Columbus is located in Franklin County, which is home to an estimated 1,316,756 residents.
“With locations in some of the world’s most impactful markets, including London and Tokyo, Orveon Global’s decision to open a new site in Columbus is evidence of Ohio’s competitiveness as a viable, international location in a covid-callibrated economy,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “This investment helps strengthen Orveon’s brands worldwide with talent from Ohio while bringing 150 new jobs to the Columbus Region.”
Established in 2021, Orveon is a collective of iconic cosmetics brands, bareMinerals, BUXOM and Laura Mercier, paving the way for the future of the beauty industry. Believing beauty is more than skin deep, Orveon aims to challenge conventional wisdom with humility and deliberate action – all to create positive change. Owning the face of beauty, and striving to face forward together, Orveon is about its employees, as much as the union of these established entities. Together, the company will push beyond being known simply as cultural tastemakers and ascend as advocates of advancement. Embarking on a powerful shift, Orveon is committed to stark honesty, co-creation and making a sustainable cultural impact today and for years to come. For more information, visit orveonglobal.com
About the City of Columbus, Ohio
The City of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of 921,605 residents. The Columbus economy is balanced with a combination of education, technology, government, research, insurance and health care entities as major employers within the City. Columbus is nationally known for its booming downtown, historic neighborhoods, arts and sporting districts, open attitude and a noticeably affordable quality of life. Learn more about the City of Columbus at columbus.gov/development/Economic-Development.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About One Columbus
As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
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