Chief Executive Officer
Sarah is an international business development specialist helping consumer brands succeed in new markets since 2001. She was formerly CEO of Periscope Solutions, a market research agency with clients including AmorePacific, Johnson & Johnson, GoSMILE and Vitamin Water. Sarah has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Allure, Los Angeles Times, Women’s Wear Daily, Hollywood Reporter, Australian Financial Review among others. She was named Outstanding Entrepreneur by the Asian American Entrepreneurs Network. She graduated from Boston University.
Chief Operating Officer
Lisa Tahk oversees finance, operations and legal at Landing. Prior to joining Landing, she was a partner of Strategic Law Partners focused on venture capital and general corporate law for early stage companies in the tech, food and design sectors. Lisa started her legal career at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati She was a private investor in Handsome Coffee Roasters and managed their acquisition by Blue Bottle Coffee, LLC. She attended the University of California, Berkeley for undergraduate studies and received her legal degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Technology Officer
Homer is an internationally experienced technical lead and architect with over 176 years experience in software design and development at top-tier Wall Street financial institutions to early-stage startups. Homer spent 13 years as a programmer and technology director at Morgan Stanley, Citibank, UBS, and EventBank. For the last several years, Homer has worked with start-ups in Asia to architect and build their businesses. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Computer Science.
Director of Brand Collaborations and Culture
Cathy oversees brand strategy and marketing services for our brand partners. Prior to joining Landing International, she was the Director of Purchasing at Sugar Paper and was responsible for the management of all product lifecycle management for the Sugar Paper collection which retails at Anthropologie, J.Crew, Clare V, Paper Source, and Harrod's to name a few. Prior to that, she was a Center Manager for the UCLA American Indian Studies Center. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Manager, Retail Partnerships
Mariana manages our retailer partnerships with Ulta, Dermstore, FabFitFun, Anthropologie and more. She previously worked with international and domestic retailers at Tre Milano/Instyler where she oversaw account management of 37 international distributors. She also trained 200+ full time retail employees during the "Ulta Salon Empower U Conference" to selling and preparing for product launches. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at California State Dominguez Hills.
Director of Agency
Annie oversees all agency projects as well as consumer and retail marketing strategy on behalf of our brand clients. She is a beauty brand expert working with brands like Smashbox Cosmetics, Dermalogica, Koh Gen Do, Josie Maran Cosmetics, Tata Harper Skincare, and One Love Organics. She is a graduate of University of Southern California.
Based in our Seoul office, Sangeun supports our Korean brand partners. She manages brands that have successfully launched at Ulta, Dermstore, Nordstrom and Anthropologie. She previously worked as a Sales & Marketing Specialist at KOTRA in Dubai for four years. Previous to that she interned at Henkel Korea, Nexfair and Quilts etc. She is a graduate of Inha University.
As Operations Manager, Belinda manages all aspects of inventory planning, order fulfillment, and retail compliance. She works with retail systems and our 3PL providers to oversee the order lifecycle and resolve supply chain disruptions. Belinda leverages her expertise of global beauty trends, retail demand, and forecasting to maintain in-stocks for over 1500 skus across 80+ international brands. She has 6+ years of operations and retail experience at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and Target. Belinda is a native of Long Beach, CA and graduated from the University of California, Irvine.
Manager, Southeast Asia
Based in our Bangkok office, Vichida supports the Southeast Asian brands and brands who are interested in entering the Southeast Asian market. She was previously a Marketing Associate in Landing’s LA office. With a strong passion for the beauty industry, Vichida is active on YouTube and Instagram. She recently graduated as an Entrepreneurship major from Loyola Marymount University and completed beauty-related internship programs both in Los Angeles and Bangkok, Thailand.
Gavin support accounts receivables & payables, reporting, and other accounting and finance related tasks. He completed his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University with a B.B.A. in Finance, and is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Global Business at Pepperdine University. His previous experiences include internships at Ernst & Young, and several other companies focused on data analysis and securities trading.
Sean supports brand partnerships in Seoul. He supports sales programs such as FabFitFun and operations/logistics initiatives. He served Auxiliary Policeman in the Korea Coast Guard. He is attended Montclair State University and Seoul National University of Science and Technology. He completed programs at National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow and Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.
Alec supports retail partnerships, marketing initiatives, Landing Studio projects, and the buyer box program. She was previously an intern with Landing International and a Beauty Advisor at various retailers. Alec has a degree in Beauty Industry Merchandising and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.