CARLSBAD, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorescience is thrilled to announce that CEO, Mary Fisher, has been honored with the 2013 San Diego Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award. The annual award from the well respected accounting firm of Ernst & Young, recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. This distinction celebrates Ms. Fisher's extraordinary track record in the "Medical Products & Services category," specifically highlighting her work at SkinMedica, where she served as CEO, and was instrumental in driving unprecedented growth and the brand's ultimate acquisition by Allergan in 2012.
"This recognition could not go to a more deserving individual," says Josie Juncal, Chief Commercial Officer at Colorescience. "Mary is a true mentor; we learn from and are inspired by her entrepreneurial spirit daily, and we look forward to continued success with her at the helm of Colorescience."
"I am truly honored, and believe this award is the culmination of a successful team effort," said Ms. Fisher. "I'm privileged to be surrounded by an extremely talented group of individuals who were tireless in executing the vision for growth and unparalleled customer focus."Since joining Colorescience in April of this year, Ms. Fisher has quickly mapped out her plans for accelerated growth. Fisher bolstered the brand's executive team to include Ted Ebel as Chief Business Officer and Steve Loomis as CFO, both former SkinMedica executives, and subsequently successfully raised $10 million in Series A Financing. During her tenure with SkinMedica, Ms. Fisher led dynamic year-over-year growth, helping it become the "Fastest growing professional skin care company in the United States" for six consecutive years. Under Fisher's purview, SkinMedica sold their medical assets to Intendis, a division of Bayer in 2009, rolled out a first of its kind customer educational initiative along with a sales force expansion in 2010, acquired Colorescience in 2011, and was a key player in SkinMedica's acquisition by Allergan in December 2012. About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year ® Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. For more information about the Entrepreneur Of The Year program in San Diego, go to http://www.ey.com/us/eoy/sandiego. About Colorescience Makeup that does more - Colorescience's high-performance mineral-based cosmetics were created to help achieve a clear, even complexion and protect skin from the damaging effects of the sun and environment. The products are unique from other makeup lines because they include high-quality efficacious ingredients, luxury colores and are simple to use. Its dermatologist recommended formulations with SPF 20, 30 and 50 blend and layer together to camouflage imperfections and achieve an instant flawless face.