MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Hello Products announced Thursday the expansion of its sales team due to accelerated sales growth. The brand, which recently doubled its national footprint and reports has become an essential part of retailers’ oral care growth strategy, continues to be led by senior vice president of sales, Kim Sines. Joining sales manager Casey Huth and reporting to Sines are Janette Carle, Jill Fitzgerald, and Sarah Yarborough. All three join hello as senior sales directors, along with hello’s new sales administrator, Chelsea Williams. “We are so proud to add these incredible professionals as we build out a stellar sales team,” said Sines. “We’ve got a group that’s as effective and friendly as our products, and as energizing as our brand. It’s a magical combination,” she added.
“These four new team members are joining us at an exciting time and will help further maximize our explosive growth as we continue to strengthen our presence in the marketplace,” says Lauri Kien Kotcher, Hello’s chief executive officer. “On the coattails of being named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2019 along with our recent nationwide launches, we’re seeing exciting opportunities for relevant channel expansion as well as for innovative new product developments with our existing partners,” says Kien Kotcher.
Janette Carle joins the hello team from Unilever, where she led the natural channel business across all Unilever brands. Prior to Unilever, Janette was director of sales at Seventh Generation, running the Natural Channel businesses and leading relationships with major grocery retailers. Previous roles include strategic sales at Church & Dwight and Playtex.
Jill Fitzgerald joins hello from The Emerson Group where she was the Head of Grocery, working across brands including SheaMoisture and L’Oréal. Prior to Emerson, Jill honed her skills at Unilever and GSK with positions in sales, analytics and marketing.
Sarah Yarborough joins the team from Kashi, where she led East Coast grocery channel sales. Prior to Kashi, Sarah worked with Starbucks and their Evolution Fresh brand, Reckitt Benckiser, and led Pfizer Consumer Healthcare’s natural channel business.
“Adding such passionate, talented, and experienced folks to our team will help further our mission to provide the most effective, delicious, and thoughtfully-sourced products to the widest number of people possible,” said Hello’s founder, Craig Dubitsky. “With an incredible cultural fit and depth of experience across Food, Drug, Mass, Natural, Specialty and E-commerce channels, our incredible team is poised to make the oral care category a whole lot friendlier.”