Jennifer S. Marshall was born and reared in Wisconsin where she earned a Degree in Business Administration in 1993. Prior to graduation, she applied and was hired for an entry-level position with a Wisconsin-based cosmetic manufacturing company, Elysee Scientific Cosmetics. Over the next two years, Jennifer excelled in the administrative aspects required to efficiently and economically function in such a growing industry.
In 1995, Jennifer began working directly with Elysee’s Research and Development Department learning strategic insights into the latest ingredient applications and the basis of product formularies. From that point on, Jennifer elected to work closely with R&D on Product Performance Evaluations and on the technical aspects of Market Research Testing and Creative Advertising claims.
Jennifer is currently CEO/CFO for Elysee Scientific Cosmetics, Inc. and served as Vice President of Administration and Operations for 14 years as well as Office Management for six years prior to that. She continues to oversee all aspects of daily operations including handling of all electronic marketing accounts.
With over 22 years in the cosmetic industry, Jennifer’s efficiency in these areas has added to the success of both in-house projects as well as contract manufacturing accounts frequently dependent upon the exchange of proprietary information between clients and staff.
In 2002, the Marshall family founded The James E. Marshall O.C.D. Foundation. This non-profit organization is dedicated to raising money for genetic research and educating society on the disorder and misunderstandings of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. In 2002, James Marshall, Jennifer’s husband, passed away unexpectedly from this little-known disease. Robert Wagner, Jill St. John, and Dionne Warwick also serve on the foundation, as well as several heads of industry from Conde Nast, Proctor & Gamble, Shiseido and other companies.
In 2005, the James E. Marshall Foundation held its first annual Beyond Beauty dinner, a cause dedicated to bringing this little-known disease to the forefront with the support of the cosmetic industry. Since it’s inception, this foundation has raised over $3 million for OCD Genetic Research at Johns Hopkins.
Among Jennifer’s proudest accomplishments are her two children, Jadyn and Ryan.