Jen Baudier is the owner of Bella Style Salon located in Slidell Louisiana for the past 10 years. She has had a passion for the beauty industry since her first job shampooing hair in the 8th grade. Her focus is to grow leaders in her company with the goal of creating and retiring beauty professionals. Jen has been studying and learning the behaviors associated with increasing profits and operates Bella Style on the “Profit First” philosophies. She is a firm believer that numbers are an indicator of behaviors, they tell a story and if we don’t connect with our teams or create career paths for them then we are just wasting time!
A hairdresser at heart - Rachel D’Angelo has filled a broad number of roles behind the chair, in salon management, and as an educator for cosmetology schools. Now, as Director of Sales for Rosy Salon Software, she creates and maintains lasting partner relationships and supports each team in developing, marketing, and delivering the best possible product. Rachel also taps her knowledge of the industry to research markets and connect the brand’s technical requirements to the creative side to best meet client needs.
Jeff has spent 25 years in the software business, and whether as a CEO or sales executive, in a start-up or Fortune 250 company, he has consistently contributed to profitable, team-oriented organizations, and built value for customers, employees, teammates and shareholders. In his current role, he has helped to drive DaySmart Software, makers of Salon Iris, to their eighth consecutive appearance on the Inc 5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. He takes pride in the fact that his current job is driving growth and profit for small business owners.
Andrew Finkelstein is the industry’s only Certified High-Performance Coach™ helping business owners and their teams improve their lives, reach new levels of potential and performance, and go further than they have ever gone before. His thirty + years of experience in the professional beauty industry includes owning & operating as well as working in and working on the business of the world’s leading salons and working with many of the world’s top professionals.
Josh is the cofounder and CEO of Vish ltd. He has a Masters of Science (M.Sc.) from Memorial University and has spent the majority of his career working in medical research and technology. Through Vish, Josh has been able to apply his expertise in data analysis to the hair color industry, helping salon owners make data driven decisions to increase revenue, and streamline their businesses.
After building her own business, doing high end fashion, education, and salon ownership, Amanda Olusanya has found her true passion in business. "Building a business has been just as creative as hair for me and I love thinking outside the box and growing as a human."
Boyd P. Relac has had one of the most interesting transitions from once serving our nation as a Special Forces officer (Green Beret) to selling shampoo. His first experience in the professional beauty industry was a beauty show in 2008, where he quickly learned how extraordinary the professional beauty industry is. From that day forward, he has served in various executive leadership roles, working closely with salon owners, managers, and stylists to consistently assess their challenges and improve their businesses. Today, Boyd carries his experience forward as President of SalonRunner, the parent company for Rosy Salon Software and SalonRunner Pay.
Britni's experience spans across many facets of the professional beauty industry from working behind the chair to product brand management & distributor education. Britni joined Phorest as an Onboarding Coordinator, a role which involves helping new salons adopt the software & bridging the gap between beauty and tech. She now works on Phorest's Customer Success team as a Salon Success Manager where her main goal is to ensure that salons are getting the very best out of the Phorest system and encouraging business growth through the usage of proven successful strategies and tools. When Britni is not guiding clients to success, you can find her with her two kittens (Hall & Oates), cooking for friends, attending a live music show or exploring the outdoors!)