Deborah K. Richman

Deborah K. Richman

Deborah K. Richman is a leading business-woman in the fragrance industry.

Deborah began her career working for 3M (Minnesota, Manufacturing Mining), a Fortune 500 Company, as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative. In her 12-year tenure there, she worked her way up to become Director of Sales and Marketing for the Personal Care Products Division. In this role, she was recognized for assisting with the development of the innovative Buf-Puf brand, Post-it Notes, Scent Strips Encapsulated Technology, First Aid products, and dozens of other successful brands.

The knowledge and experience that she gained at 3M inspired Deborah to embark on an entrepreneurial path, where she has been responsible for founding numerous successful beauty companies. These included Emerge Cosmetics and Deborah International Beauty, which, at its peak, held a 40% share in the alternative designer fragrance market.

Currently, Deborah is the President and CEO of DK USA, Ltd., which is a leading company in creating private label and branded products in fragrance, personal care and beauty.

A long time beauty pioneer, Deborah has brought dozens of products to market from concept to retail. She has been recognized and honored by the Fragrance Foundation for creating top-selling mass retail brands, and has authored many trade articles as a fragrance expert.

Deborah’s success is a combination of applying focus, passion, integrity and good “old fashioned” business sense. Her innovative concepts and ability to think “outside the box” has resulted in a personal and financial success story.

Deborah holds a Bachelor’s and Master of Science Degree in Psychology from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, and she also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College. She has had the honor of speaking at the ACE Conference, American Collegiate Entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C. An additional honor for Deborah was when she was the commencement speaker for Dowling’s Graduate School.

Deborah is also an active member of her community and is a strong supporter of Mt. Sinai Hospital, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, and Women’s Voice for Change, and she is an active supporter of the FIDF (Friends of the Israeli Defense Force).

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