CEO of The Center
Industry visionary and serial brand builder, Bennett is the CEO of The Center, an innovative beauty and wellness brand incubator and accelerator. Bennett and his team launch new brands and invest in emerging brands. Some current investments include KOSAS, Ellis Brooklyn, and Circumference to name a few.
Bennett started his career as a retailer in creative executive roles for Limited Brands and Bath & Body Works. In 2000, he founded Bennett Kreative, an award- winning branding agency specializing in luxury product development, packaging and design. In 2010, he co-founded the brand incubator, HATCHBEAUTY. His clients included Dollar Shave Club, Unilever, Lancer, GoldfadenMD, and E-Salon.
Ben is known for his ability to anticipate and set trends. His work is described as “highly inspired,” “boldly influential,” and “totally infectious” and is credited to have influenced a diverse roster of global beauty brands. Bennett has been featured in publications including WSJ, NYT, Allure, Elle, InStyle, Vogue, and New Beauty. In 2017, his company was selected as part of the INC 5000 Most Successful Companies in America, and in 2015, Bennett was identified by WWD/Beauty Inc as one of the top 25 Innovative People in Beauty.