Revieve Names Dean DeBiase Chairman; Opens North American HQ
CHICAGO, IL (December 10, 2019) – Revieve, a digital beauty company that enables retailers and brands to personalize consumer search, evaluation, and purchasing experiences, has named Dean DeBiase Chairman.
A Silicon Valley veteran, DeBiase has served as an operating executive of public corporations and CEO of Fortune 500 subsidiaries across a wide range of industries including FedEx, AT&T, AOL, WPP, Western Union, Anixter, Arris, and LG Electronics. In chief executive and chairman roles, DeBiase has led organizations through expansion, turnaround, roll-up, spin-out, divestiture, M&A, IPO, and exit phases, including Autoweb (acquired by Autobytel), The ImagiNation Network (acquired by Verizon), TNS Media (acquired by WPP), Entertainment.com (acquired by Afin Technologies), Free Drive (acquired by Verizon), andCatchTV (acquired by Liberty Media).
DeBiase serves on public, private, family enterprise, CVC, and private equity boards including 3D Platform, PBC Linear and MannaPartners, and previously at ÄKTA (acquired by Salesforce), Donlen (acquired by Hertz), Excelligence Learning (acquired by SterlingInvestment Partners), Center post (acquired by West Corporation), and Akoo (acquired by RMG Networks). He is a Board Leadership Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), a faculty member at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisor, a Fortune.com contributor, a founding board member at 1871, and a best-selling author, media guest, and public speaker.
Additionally, Revieve has announced the opening of its North American Headquarters, colocated in the an Internet of Things (IoT) co-creation space developed by Bosch and 1871.
The company evaluated multiple locations, including New York City and Silicon Valley, for its North American Headquarters and ultimately chose Chicago because of its reputation as a global tech-innovation hub with supportive community organizations, including WorldBusiness Chicago (worldbusinesschicago.com) and P33 (P33chicago.com).
“We’re honored to have Dean DeBiase join us as our Chairman. Having worked with the Revieve founders at previous ventures, Dean is a growth guru who brings scale-up experience building global technology and services companies,” said Revieve CEO Sampo Parkkinen.
“With digital beauty booming and consumers demanding more personalized product recommendations, our expansion is in direct response to the growing demand, for the Revieve selfie skin-diagnostic platform, by leading retail, e-commerce, digital, and beauty brands,” “With a dynamic network of startups, corporations, universities, private equity, and civic organizations, Chicago provides valuable collaboration opportunities and a diverse talent pool that will help us deliver the best technology and support capabilities in the industry.” said DeBiase.
“The 1871 board is excited to see Dean, our long-standing impact-oriented board member, bring Revieve to Chicago, and we look forward to partnering with his team to help leverage all that the Chicago tech community has to offer,” said 1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler.
“This is great news for Chicago. Dean is a highly respected tech leader in our region and we are excited to have Revieve join Chicago’s rapidly expanding digital innovation ecosystem,” said P33 CEO, Brad Henderson.
Revieve is a market-leading digital beauty company that enables retailers and brands to personalize consumer search, evaluation, and purchasing experiences. Revieve's easy-to-use selfie skin-diagnostic platform presents curated products that are targeted to shoppers' unique needs and preferences. Over 70 organizations across 4 continents trust Revieve's real-time proprietary AI and AR technology to seamlessly integrate brand touchpoints with accurate recommendations to improve online and in-store engagement.
About the Chicago Connectory and 1871
1871 is Chicago’s digital technology hub and the #1 ranked private business incubator in the world. It exists to inspire, equip, and support founders building extraordinary businesses. Located in the historic Merchandise Mart, 1871 is home to ~450 technology startups and ~1,500 members supported by an entire ecosystem focused on accelerating their growth and creating jobs in the Chicagoland area. The nonprofit organization has 350 mentors available to its founders, alongside access to more than 100 partner corporations, universities, education programs, accelerators, venture funds and others. Since its inception in 2012, more than 650 alumni companies are currently still active, have created over 11,250 jobs, and have raised more than $1.5 billion in follow-on capital.
The Chicago Connectory opened its doors to the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) in May 2017. The idea of building a space for the IoT community to meet and collaborate, and provide them with the best resources for their success, was developed between both Bosch and 1871. It is the first Midwest innovation space dedicated completely to the Internet of Things (IoT).