HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Hair industry leader Jeffrey Davidson, chief executive officer of J&D Brush Co. and Goody Products Inc., passed away on July 6.
Davidson joined JD Beauty in 2013 as chief strategy officer and was later appointed CEO in July 2017. Under Davidson’s leadership, JD Beauty, whose brands include WetBrush, BioIonic and Ouidad, evolved into a global branded company and became one of the fastest growing hair beauty businesses.
In March 2019, he led the sale of JD Beauty to ACON, owners of Goody, and assumed the role of CEO of the combined JD Beauty and Goody companies.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic and unexpected loss,” said Gary Dailey, chief financial and operations officer of JDB/Goody, and Francesca Raminella, chief commercial officer of JDB/Goody. “Jeffrey was a passionate, smart, dynamic and above all, a caring leader. We will miss him not only as a business partner but as a dear and good friend. The JDB/Goody team will continue executing Jeffrey’s vision as we strive for excellence and success.”
Ken Brotman, founder and managing partner of ACON said, “We are heartbroken by Jeffrey’s passing. We truly admired him and backed him and his plans. Jeffrey was passionate about his work. Our confidence in the future remains steadfast. We are proud to have called Jeffrey our partner and friend. We will miss him greatly.”
Dailey and Raminella will lead the company during the transition.