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.
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!
vp, agency & marketing
Adriana oversees Landing’s Agency and Marketing departments, including content production, marketing, and public relations. With 15 years of communications and marketing experience across various markets, Adriana uses her strategic and creative expertise to leverage all of Landing’s marketing channels and develop custom content for our platform subscribers. Her past experience includes working for high-growth startups and running her own agency. She received a BA in creative writing and communications from New York University.
After work, you can find Adriana sweating it out at her local hot yoga studio.
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.
senior manager, events & partnerships
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.
senior manager, asia
Based in our Seoul office, Sangeun supports our Korean, Japanese, and Thai 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.
Sangeun thinks solving math equations is the perfect way to de-stress because there is always a right answer.
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.
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.
senior associate, finance
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 Associate, Events & Training Coordinator
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!
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.
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.
As business analyst, Lauren provides data solutions to enhance reporting outputs and data visualization for Landing’s executive team. Bringing a decade of valuable retail experience to her role, Lauren also develops new processes for documentation and communication with our retailer and brand clients. Lauren received her bachelor’s degree in business administration and is currently pursuing a master’s in computer science.
In her free time, Lauren is an avid hiker, exploring one new trail in the LA area every month.
Tyler supports our CEO in her responsibilities, overseeing scheduling, managing day-to-day office operations, and researching new brand partnerships. Before joining Landing, Tyler worked as an advocate for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, utilizing learnings from her BA in psychology at UCLA to help her young clients successfully adapt to their environments.
Fun fact: as a kid, Tyler trained in competitive Hawaiian dance for over a decade!