Nest Fragrances has announced Maria Dempsey as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Having had an illustrious 25-year career within the beauty industry, working for the likes of Lancôme, John Frieda, and Clarins, Dempsey has held senior and executive-level management positions, with her most recent role as Clarins Executive Vice President of Marketing for the Americas, United Kingdom, and Travel Retail.

Dempsey will succeed Nancy McKay, who stepped down as CEO of the luxury lifestyle fragrance brand in October last year.

Laura Slatkin, Founder and Executive Chairman of NEST Fragrances, said, “Since the launch of NEST Fragrances in 2008, we have enjoyed enormous success and significant year-over-year growth.

“As a result of the tremendous interest in the brand from both our existing and potential customers, we have a meaningful opportunity to develop additional product categories, increase our digital penetration, and expand our international footprint. In order to appropriately capitalize on these opportunities, we require a capable and driven CEO who can organize and position the company for accelerated growth over the next few years. I believe that person is Maria Dempsey. Not only is she an innovative business strategist and dynamic leader, she is also a straight shooter who is ready to roll up her sleeves and hit the ground running. I look forward to working with Maria to help shape a bright future for NEST Fragrances.”