Suzanne Roberta is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Adesse Global Cosmetics, LLC, with offices in New York City and Fountain Hills, Arizona. She is the Co-Founder and Creator of the company’s signature luxury beauty brand; Adesse New York.
Adesse New York is a curated collection of nail and lip products including Age Defying
High Tech Skin Care for Nails™, 12 Free Organic Infused Nail Lacquer, multi-tasking Lip Treatments and a range of Lipstick, Lip Gloss, Lip Pencils and Lip & Cheek Sticks.
The brand is the only 12 Free available in the market and delivers clean, safe, non-toxic products without compromising luxury. All of the products are PETA and Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty Free.
It is currently distributed through QVC, Birch Box, Ipsy, Boxy Charm, Amazon US, Amazon EU and the brand’s web site.
Prior to Co-Founding Adesse Global Cosmetics and the Adesse New York brand; Suzanne held senior leadership roles in emerging business start up, international product development, marketing, brand development, intellectual asset development, change management, business valuation, private equity and venture capital. Her expertise spans the health care, bio-tech, cosmetic, intellectual property, financial, education, technology, consumer products entertainment and media industries.
Suzanne specializes in business planning and development; with an emphasis on global branding and positioning, product development, go-to-market strategy; capital formation planning, due diligence and investor readiness coaching. Her focus is in working with entrepreneurs and corporate venture groups to launch new ventures, expand in global markets and create product/ brand extensions. She has assisted clients in raising over $10 million in private equity and venture capital funds.
Suzanne has held senior level managerial positions in the venture capital, media and consumer products industries including Founder and Principal Strategy Consultant with Venture Vue, LLC, Vice President of Global Strategy with Alare Capital Partners, Director of Business Development with Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, Regional Marketing Director with R.P. Scherer and Product Development Specialist with Kolmar Laboratories Worldwide.
Suzanne holds an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a BS in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and an AS in Marketing from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. She has studied internationally in China, Mexico and France and holds advanced certificates from Thunderbird in Global Finance and French Language and Culture.
Suzanne has served as a mentor and advisor to companies presenting to the Arizona Angels Venture Group. Suzanne is a member of the Thunderbird Private Equity Alumni Council, a judge in the Thunderbird Annual Business Plan Competition and former Chair of the Thunderbird Phoenix Private Equity Venture Capital Forum.
Additionally, she serves as an ambassador for Thunderbird’s Project Artemis; a program, which teaches women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan to develop new business ventures.
Suzanne has served on the board of directors for Women in Technology International, was a co-founder of the Phoenix Chapter of the Alliance of Technology and Women and served as Chapter Ambassador and Advisory Board member. She developed and built an enterprise information system, in consort with volunteers from Microsoft, for Arizona Women’s Education and Employment.
She is a member in good standing of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW).