FOUNDER / CEO
Dani got her first glimpse in the world of beauty learning from head cosmetics buyer for Henri Bendel’s, Laura Saio. There she watched emerging cosmetic brands (like Pixi and Defile that summer) present their new lines. Her love of product was born there and she would continue as a customer and connoisseur of beauty and skincare. Her bathroom counter tells the full story. After that Dani was a Sr. Designer and Trend Forecaster for 17 years in lingerie in the fashion industry. You can find Dani skiing, snowboarding, hiking, running, practicing barre, studio cycling, riding her Peloton or paddle boarding on Lake Placid.
Dr. Michael O. Stone
After completion of a Master’s Degree in organic chemistry Michael became a instructor in the Dept. of Biochemistry at the Tulane University School of Medicine teaching biochemistry labs. While at Tulane he had the opportunity to be peripherally involved in the early use of retinoic acid in dermatology and witnessed the amazing results with regard to treatment of wrinkles and acne scars. He received a PhD in biochemistry from Tulane. After his postdoctoral fellowship in the department of biochemistry he obtained his MD from the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine. After residency he spent the next seven years in solo practice in a rural community in New Mexico. His last position was in Family medicine for 8 years with Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire. During this time he treated a wide variety dermatological problems. Mike walks regularly to keep fit and adheres to a strict no eating after 8 pm routine. He is interested in the science behind gut health and its connection to beauty from the inside out.
Scott Widro COO Joined Ducalm Skincare shortly after its founding. He brings 30 years experience in the cometics, fragrance and skincare industries. Scott was EVP of global Operations and Supply Chain at Laura Mercier. He spent 17 years at, ultimately serving as VP of Manufacturing and Materials Management for CHANEL, Inc. He was with Calvin Klein cosmetics for 5 years as Sr. Dir. of Materials Management. He was with Estee Lauder for for 8 years as the Dir. of Purchasing. Scott is on the board of advisors for Beauty Packaging Magazine and is a guest lecturer Rutgers University School of Package Engineering. In 2007 he was awarded Executive of the Year by the Health and Beauty Association, and was inducted into the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club Hall of Fame. He stays fit using his home gym daily and loves to tend to his vegetable garden.
David brings 20 years of experience in corporate communications and operations in the pharmaceutical industry. As a business owner has functioned as founding partner and COO at Argot Partners. He loves to ski and play tennis!
JD Legal and Branding
After graduating cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, Jessica was an Associate Attorney at several top law firms and outside general counsel to numerous clients in her own law practice. Jessica’s passion for business led to her role as Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel for a national networking organization which enabled her to grow as an entrepreneur and attorney. Currently she is doing what she loves in entrepreneurialism, legal consulting and recruiting, all in the Health, Wellness, and Cannabis industries.
After graduating from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Holly went on to work on a marketing team for a tech company. Holly quickly learned she had a authentic talent for increasing New Customer Acquisition rates within e-commerce companies. She has since used her skills and knowledge to work with several startups to help scale from the beginning phase. Holly is also a dancer and choreographer while also having an incredible passion for nutrition and wellness. While working with DUCALM, Holly is helping to understand market opportunities as well as help with day-to-day online marketing presence.
Virginia Semeghini is a Brazilian musician, songwriter, and Jill of all trades. At DUCALM, she is the wearer of many hats. She is involved with all things DUCALM – from production and operations to social media and marketing.