LORENA MARQUEZ, Director of Education
Lorena Marquez is among the most respected names in the nail industry. Lorena’s artistic accomplishments include over 200 competition wins, including the 2004 and 2005 Nailpro cup championship and #1 competitor ranking by NAILS magazine in 2005. In 2000 Lorena won the World International Nail and Beauty Association tip & overlay championship. Her artwork has been featured on the cover of NAILS and Nailpro magazines.
Lorena has educated nail professionals worldwide, and has been a featured educator at many national and international venues, including those in the Netherlands, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Thailand, The United Arab Emirates and Central America. She has judged competitions in the U.S., Asia, Australia and Europe. Working with leading beauty manufacturers, Lorena brings experience in product development, education and international distributor support.
JOSEPH PHAM, Manager of Sales and Distributor Relations
Joseph brings 20 years of nail industry experience to Entity Beauty as the Manager of Sales and Distributor Relations. He is no stranger to the fast paced world of a booming nail salon and, as the education manager for three successful salons in Western New York he keeps his finger on the pulse of what is important to a busy salon professional. His passion, creativity and business sense are his trademarks as he educates and inspires technicians across the globe. Joseph prides himself in being a nail tech for nail techs: taking a real world approach to how he views and creates nails. He believes that gorgeous nails that are quick and simple for the technician to create are the key to success in any nail business. “With phenomenal products and the right education creating nails that sell themselves just happens!”
Director of Distributor Sales & Salon and Spa Chain Accounts
Known for her ability to manage and service accounts of all sizes, Ellen Ambrecht provides personalized attention to distributors, salons and spas across the country. Ellen tailors her interactions to the specific needs of each account, ensuring success and profitability. Her directed efforts improve the accessibility of Entity Beauty products to salon professionals as we selectively expand distribution. Prior to working in the beauty industry, Ellen developed her skills as an operations and merchandising manager for Bloomingdale’s flagship store.
Executive Director, International Sales and Product Development
Jamie brings 9 years of experience in the nail industry to her position at Entity. She started working for a major manufacturer of nail products in 1999 after graduating with a Bachelors of Chemistry degree from Susquehanna University. Jamie started in an entry level lab position and quickly worked her way up the sales ladder until becoming the US Sales Director. In her position she handled over 100 customer accounts and helped to increase the overall sales of the business. She has traveled to both domestic and international shows and serviced her customers by listening to their needs, educating them on products and providing excellent customer service.
Jamie left the industry in 2008 to start JumpBunch, a children’s sports and fitness franchise in Southern NJ, which she still owns and operates.
She is excited to be back in the nail industry and plans to help grow the Entity brand. Jamie will also help develop new products using her chemical background and product experience.
DIEP (DEE) NGUYEN,
National Director of New Market Development and Sales
Dee brings a wealth of industry experience to the Entity team. She started her career in 1991 as a nail technician renting a booth and eventually opened her own salon. With a desire to excel in her new business she invested the time to attend industry shows to learn about new products and techniques. Her passion for the business soon expanded to teaching others as an educational sales consultant. Within two years she was promoted to regional manager for a major nail care manufacturer and established an extensive network of successful distributors across the nation.
Dee credits her success to the value she places on her customer relationships and listening and responding to their needs.
RANDALL PEREZ, Executive Vice President Operations
Leslie's appreciation for artistic creation within a business environment began as a teenager when she worked summers in her family's wholesale flower business. After college she moved into a full-time general manager position and quickly developed her special skill of educating creative people on the benefits of using exceptional products. After ten years helping floral artists utilize top quality products to achieve maximum results in their day-to-day business, Leslie left the flower business to pursue a career as Education Development Manager for one of the nail industry's top companies.
Leslie joined Entity Beauty in late 2004 and was an integral part of their 2005 launch sensation. As the company has grown Leslie has expanded her responsibilities and currently leads the Education, Product Development, Customer Relations and Public Relations departments as Vice President Operations.
Customer Relations Manager
Diana came to Entity Beauty with more than 15 years of customer service experience. Hired by one of the industries leading nail manufacturers as the Masters Program Administrator, Diana grew with this position and went on to work as a Consumer Hotline Administrator. It was then that she decided to go to the Poway Nail Academy and become a California Licensed Manicurist. She completed her training and was licensed in June of 2005. Diana’s goal was to get real life hands-on experience in the salon and better understand the challenges nail artists face in the beauty industry. In August of 2006, the opportunity arose to work for Entity Beauty. Diana jumped at the chance to be able to support her fellow nail technicians.
Diana is excited to share her industry knowledge and experience to answer technical questions in addition to providing beauty professionals the superior customer care they deserve. As the Customer Relations Specialist, Diana takes great pleasure in helping Entity Beauty revolutionize the nail industry.