About R+F


Our Leaders and Innovators

Dr. Katie Rodan & Dr. Kathy Fields, Founders

Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields.

Stanford-trained dermatologists, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, founded Rodan + Fields with the belief that clear, healthy-looking skin brings confidence. It is their mission to give consumers the best skin of their lives and bring dermatology-inspired skincare to everyone. With clinic-quality skincare Regimens and a powerful community of Consultants, Rodan + Fields is the leading skincare brand in the United States and one of the fastest growing industry disruptors in beauty. The Doctors continue to practice and see patients, as well as teach at Stanford University. Dr. Katie Rodan received her bachelor’s degree with high honors in history from the University of Virginia and her medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. Dr. Kathy Fields earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in neurobiological chemistry from the University of Florida before attending the University of Miami for medical school. Meet the Doctors.

Diane Dietz, President & CEO

Diane Dietz.

Diane Dietz is the CEO and President of Rodan + Fields, the leading skincare brand in North America and one of the fastest growing industry disruptors in beauty. During Diane's tenure, the brand has experienced unprecedented growth exceeding a billion dollars in sales through its unique consumer connected commerce model. Diane is also leading aggressive global expansion plans and growing the brand with an increased pace of innovation. Prior to Rodan + Fields, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Safeway, one of the largest grocers in North America. She was responsible for managing the $38B P&L and all aspects of operations including merchandising, marketing, digital, supply chain and the award winning private label brands. Previously, she spent 18 years with Procter & Gamble where she's credited with the rejuvenation and expansion of the Crest Brand franchise. She also played a critical role in the Gillette acquisition and integration of the Oral-B business unit globally. Diane sits on the Board of Directors for the Whirlpool Corporation.

Chris Newman, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Chris Newman.

As Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer at Rodan + Fields, Chris Newman is responsible for leading the company’s Global Finance and Legal Operations to support the company’s significant growth momentum. Chris brings more than 25 years of finance and operations experience at leading global consumer brands, including Serena & Lily, Restoration Hardware, Limited Brands (operator of Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works and others) and PepsiCo. Most recently, Chris was Chief Operating Officer at Serena & Lily, where he had responsibility for all Financial and Operational Systems. Chris has led high-performing Finance and Operations Teams in complex business environments with an unrelenting focus on serving customers. He started his career at J.P. Morgan and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brown University.

Elisabeth Charles, Chief Marketing Officer

Elisabeth Charles.

Elisabeth Charles is the Chief Marketing Officer for Rodan + Fields. As CMO, Elisabeth drives the vision and strategy for Brand Marketing, Creative and Consumer Loyalty. She also spearheads consumer engagement, marketing for product launches and global campaigns, and drives forward the brand’s digital marketing strategy. Elisabeth brings more than 25 years of experience scaling and managing international, high-growth companies and driving marketing campaigns for iconic brands. Most recently, she was the Senior Vice President, General Manager of Old Navy Outlet, following CMO roles at Old Navy and Athleta. She has also held Executive Marketing roles at Petco Animal Supplies and Victoria’s Secret. Elisabeth serves as a public board director for the At Home Group, Inc. and on the nonprofit board for Alliance for Girls. She earned a bachelor’s degree in international political economy from the University of California, Berkeley and has a master’s degree from Harvard Business School.

Deanna Jurgens, Chief Global Sales Officer

Deanna Jurgens.

Deanna Jurgens is the Chief Global Sales Officer at Rodan + Fields. In this role, Deanna is focused on global revenue growth and driving strategy in partnership with the R+F Field organization and Consultant community in the US, Canada and Australia. As Chief Global Sales Officer, Deanna oversees R+F’s Global Sales Teams as well as Learning and Development, Field Marketing and Communications, and Programs and Recognition for our 200,000+ Consultants. She brings to R+F more than 25 years of experience at CPG brands including PepsiCo, Campbell Soup and Universal Interactive Games and significant experience leading large field organizations. Deanna completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Lynn Emmolo, Chief Global Officer

Lynn Emmolo.

Lynn Emmolo is the Chief Global Officer for Rodan + Fields. In this role, Lynn defines the global roadmap for R+F and sets the strategy for Research and Innovation, Strategic Insights as well as Social Impact including our nonprofit organization, Prescription for Change Foundation, which has donated over $10M. Prior to this position, Lynn was Chief Brand Officer at R+F and played an active role in defining the company as a life-changing skincare brand. A beauty industry veteran, Lynn brings over 30 years of experience to Rodan + Fields working with both international corporations and entrepreneurial startups including L’Oreal, Avon, Living Proof and Sally Hershberger. She holds a B.S. in Marketing and International Business from New York University.

Paige Gruemmer, Chief People Officer

Paige Gruemmer.

As Chief People Officer, Paige Gruemmer leverages her experience to develop and scale the Rodan + Fields culture and values, acquire high performing talent and build the leadership pipeline. Paige has more than 20 years of experience designing, implementing and managing people initiatives and programs for high-growth companies. Most recently, Paige held a variety of global leadership positions at Visa, including Regional Head of HR, Asia-Pacific Region and Regional Head of Human Resources for The Americas. Paige began her career as an employment attorney and holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Timothy Falla, Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Timothy Falla.

Dr. Timothy Falla is the Chief Scientific Officer at Rodan + Fields, responsible for the company’s product innovation pipeline, product development, scientific brand equity and defining the strategy to achieve our leadership position in the global premium skincare market. For more than 25 years Dr. Falla has worked in the discovery and development of prescription drugs, OTC dermatology products and skincare products. His work has resulted in more than 20 patents and patent applications and over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Falla holds a BS in Applied Biology from the University of Wales, Cardiff and a PhD in Molecular Epidemiology from Oxford University and the University of Wales, Cardiff. He conducted his post-doctoral research at the Antimicrobial Research Centre at the University of Leeds, UK and the Department of Microbiology at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Bryan Wayda, Chief Supply & Service Officer

Bryan Wayda.

Bryan Wayda serves as Chief Supply and Service Officer for Rodan + Fields where he oversees Customer Care and end-to-end Supply Chain Operations, including planning, sourcing, manufacturing and fulfillment. Bryan’s leadership has helped optimize operational excellence and enhanced the execution of core business operations to support the company’s significant growth. Bryan is a customer-focused leader with more than 25 years of experience leading large-scale supply chain organizations. Most recently, Bryan was Vice President of North America Supply Chain at Coty. Previously, he held various leadership positions at Avon, where he improved and scaled operations for global growth. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in business administration from DePaul University.

Michelle Leetham, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary

Michelle Leetham.

As Rodan + Fields’ Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Michelle manages the company's legal affairs, acts as Secretary to the Board of Directors, and provides guidance to the R+F Compliance Department. She is passionate about building a foundation of success for R+F’s Consultants, Customers, employees, owners and business partners. She brings more than 25 years of experience as a strategic business and legal advisor with expertise in compliance, dispute resolution, product claims and corporate governance. She represents Rodan + Fields in various trade organizations including the Personal Care Products Council, which is the premier industry group that includes major skincare companies. She also teaches a course on Mediation at UC Berkeley School of Law where she earned both her law degree and undergraduate degree.

Amnon Rodan, Chairman

Amnon Rodan.

Amnon Rodan serves as Chairman of Rodan + Fields and plays a critical role in driving the Company’s strategic vision and direction. As Board Chair for R+F’s philanthropic arm, Prescription for Change (PFC) Foundation, Amnon is committed to providing life-changing experiences for the company and its communities and serving youth with life-changing empowerment programs. Amnon brings over 25 years of business development and marketing experience to R+F. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Loyola Marymount.