Marla Beck is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bluemercury Inc., an iconic high-growth luxury beauty retail chain founded in 1999 and acquired in 2015 by Macy’s Inc., whose exponential growth continues to be guided by her leadership and passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, and consumer brands. Marla is also a cosmetics brand developer, having co-founded M-61 Laboratories in 2008, makers of M-61 Powerful Skincare, a clean and clinical skincare line, and Lune+Aster Cosmetics, a vegan cosmetics brand. Ms. Beck was named as one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs and is the first woman to be recognized with two cover stories by Inc. magazine focusing on her entrepreneurial achievements. In 2019, she was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame.
She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.P.A. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley. She serves on the Advisory Board of Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Public Leadership Advisory Board at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation, and is an independent director on the Board of Directors of The Children’s Place (NASDAQ: PLCE). She resides in Bethesda, MD with her husband and three children.