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Zack Zavalydriga 5CP

Zack Zavalydriga has spent 18 years in the CPG sector, operating brands in both corporate and private equity. From 2014 – 2020, Zack was an executive (SVP of Global Sales) at DevaCurl, helping lead the brand’s 2017 private equity transaction to Ares Management, L.P. (from Tengram Capital), as well as its final transaction in 2019, to Henkel AG & Company.

Originally from Allentown, PA, Zack graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh earning a degree in Marketing, and later joined L’Oreal in New York City. In total, Zack spent ten years at L’Oreal in various business roles, namely in the beauty brands Redken and Pureology. Thereafter, he joined DevaCurl in early 2014 and helped drive the two successful exits outlined above.

In addition to the above, Zack is a board member of Chicago-based private equity firm CORE Industrial Partners (Marianna3/ANR4 beauty contract-manufacturing platform); an advisor to several brands in the Beauty & Personal Care sector; and an advisor to various private equity firms focusing on Skincare, Haircare, Men’s, and Multicultural brands.

Additionally, Zack has been a ‘Big Brother of Metro Chicago’ to his Little Brother Marquis for the last eight years; and more important than any business accomplishment a dedicated and loving father to his two young children.