A beauty industry veteran since 2003, Sarah has worked with over 300 brands and retailers. She founded Landing in 2012, and leads strategy, sales and marketing. 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 graduated from Boston University.
Sarah was voted the funniest three years of high school.
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.
Lisa dramatically increased her Korean fluency when she started watching K-dramas in 2008.
Chief Technology Officer
With over 20 years of experience in IT, Sarah Kim manages Landing’s overall development process including external partnerships and internal resources. Working closely with our tech team, Sarah leverages her extensive project management and strategic development experience to lead the development of new Landing platform features. Prior to joining Landing, Sarah put her expertise to use in diverse contexts from state government to large manufacturing companies. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from MIT.
Outside of work, you can find Sarah cheering on Philly sports teams. Go Eagles!
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.
In her free time, Annie is usually in the kitchen making sourdough or fermenting her own veggies.
Nadia manages Landing’s events, partnerships and digital beauty community. She oversees Landing’s promotional content partnerships, conferences, trade show participation, and manages our digital community of beauty associates. She brings to Landing over 13 years of communications, marketing, and events experience and 8 years in the beauty industry. She received her bachelor’s degree in communications from Cal State Fullerton.
As a kid, Nadia hosted a nightly talk show in her living room, interviewing her family members as her guests.
Head of Finance
Finance and operations executive adept at developing and leading multifunctional organizations ranging from 6 to 40+ professionals to provide best in class finance, strategy, sales and operations support across large multinationals and venture backed small and mid-sized businesses. Leveraging over 15 years of broad business experience to deliver innovative solutions for technology, saas, cpg, beauty, solar, aerospace, energy, utilities, banking and real estate sectors.
In his free time, RanJan loves to travel and play recreational league baseball on the weekends
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.
Before deciding to major in business in undergrad, Gavin was planning to go to culinary school!
Senior Manager, Brand Partnerships
An experienced leader in the beauty industry, Gabrielle boasts nearly 2 decades of expertise in recruitment, onboarding, and client management. In collaboration with Landing’s product, marketing and brand teams, Gabrielle oversees the sign-on of our brand partners to BeautyFluent. Prior to joining Landing, Gabrielle worked with multiple beauty brands and retailers including Gucci, The Art of Shaving, Jo Malone London, and The Body Shop where she elevated client experience, coached and developed teams to produce top volume locations, and decreased operational costs.
Fun fact: Gabrielle is a cheese enthusiast and keeps at least 12 varieties of cheese in her refrigerator at all times.
Senior Associate, Implementation
Dianna Valentina Lizarraga
Dianna supports brands during their onboarding to Landing’s Platform and the BeautyFluent app. With over a decade of experience in the beauty industry, she has worked with brands such as L’Oreal, Lancôme, and MAC Cosmetics; spending most of her time with them on the retail floor as a Makeup Artist. Dianna is also the proud owner of a company that provides on-location beauty services in the Orange County area.
Fun fact: Dianna spends her free time doing fun activities with her souldog/BFF/Puppy Chulo, Rocky. Their favorite spot is the Murphy Ranch hiking trail near their home.
Janel oversees the Landing platform by working closely with our tech team and stakeholders to ensure alignment of our product vision. She brings experience as a project manager and educator. Janel is a graduate of Cal State Long Beach and University of Southern California.
In her free time, you can find Janel working on various crafts or experimenting in the kitchen.
Brian has over 10 years of experience in product marketing, primarily in the beauty and packaged foods industry. He successfully founded and sold a skincare brand that reached its peak distribution in 2500 retail stores. With hands-on expertise in product development, marketing, and distribution, Brian now serves as a product manager, focusing on generating new features for Landing's mobile app and platform.
Brian is considered the funniest spouse among friends, family, and co-workers.
Based in our Bangkok office, Vichida supports brand partnerships, marketing initiatives, and Landing’s creative projects. She helps oversee Landing’s social media, email marketing, and creative services. She was previously a Marketing Associate in Landing’s LA office and graduated as an entrepreneurship major from Loyola Marymount University.
Vichida was obsessed with Barbies as a kid and loved to update their look with makeup.
Senior Technology Manager
Peter began his career as a software engineer in Silicon Valley during the dot com boom. However, a love for storytelling and visual artistry led him to make the bold choice to relocate to Los Angeles where he worked as an award winning documentary director and editor of creative advertising for clients such as Alphabet, Amazon, HBO, ABC, Nickelodeon, and MTV to name a few. Peter’s role at Landing International is a testament to the company’s commitment to innovation and the power of merging technology with creative expression. Peter received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at Boston University.
In his free time, Peter loves making legos with his two sons!
Manager, Retail Partnerships
Melanie oversees Landing’s retail partnerships, leading tactical and marketing decisions to help our brand partners meet growth targets and managing logistics for orders placed through Landing Marketplace. She works closely with both our retailer partners and internal technology team to ensure a smooth user experience for retailers on our platform. Before joining Landing, Melanie worked in beauty retail with a specialty in multi-unit leadership and brand education.
Fun fact: Melanie loves spoilers! She can’t watch a movie without looking up the ending first.
Retail Partnerships, Associate
Miyah Gaston is the Retail Partnerships Associate, she assists with supporting brands in the retail space. She works closely with retailers to ensure all product info like images and copy is up to date, ensuring brands are looking their best and doing all they can to succeed! Before joining Landing Miyah had experience as an Assistant Buyer for an E-commerce site and as a Senior Associate at Starcom Media. She received her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising at Framingham State University.
Fun Fact: Miyah drove 44 hours from Boston to LA! Making it a 6-day road trip.
Senior Associate, Operations
John Dezes supports the operations department and helps oversee all aspects of the order management process, including ensuring the timely delivery of shipments, inventory management, and maintaining efficient lines of communication between brands, retailers and our 3PL. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego with an B.S. in Management Science and recently earned his master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
When not at work, you can find John at the local movie theater or cheering in the stands at Dodger Stadium.
Katja supports our CEO in her responsibilities, overseeing scheduling, managing day-to-day office operations, and researching new brand partnerships. Before joining Landing, Katja worked at Starbucks for many years while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in technological entrepreneurship and management at Arizona State University.
Katja is a certified yoga instructor and has been practicing for over 10 years.
Supporting the operations department, Harry assists with all facets of the order management process, from ensuring the timely delivery of shipments to facilitating communication between our brands, retailers and 3PL. Harry attended Kenyon College, where he received his BA in art history, with a concentration in classical architecture.
In his free time, you can find Harry playing basketball and working on his chess game!
Working closely with our community of beauty advisors, Janette helps manage Landing’s education-related programs and oversees the planning, logistics and execution of retail store training. Before joining Landing, Janette worked in events at Billboard where she helped run Latin Billboard Week 2021. She also worked as a service manager for Ulta where she oversaw a team of beauty pros and was accountable for all aspects of the services business.
Fun fact: Janette is marrying her high school sweetheart–their love story began when they followed each other on Myspace!
Senior Associate, Digital Marketing
Based in our Los Angeles office, Connie supports the efforts of the Landing Agency team with work on influencer outreach, email marketing communications, and promotional event planning. Connie first joined the Landing team as an intern and came on full-time after receiving her degree in political science from the University of Southern California.
In her free time, Connie tends to her growing collection of tropical houseplants.
Social Media Associate
Supporting the marketing department, Anisa plays an integral role in growing the Landing and BeautyFluent community through social media by creating compelling visual storylines. Anisa attended UC Davis where she received her BA in communications with a minor in professional writing.
In her free time, Anisa likes taking film photos and hosting dinner parties!