A Parisian hair stylist to the stars retained Catalyst to develop an innovative hair care brand. Overcoming significant logistical challenges involved in compatibility and filling, Catalyst utilized flexible packaging in a novel way to create an environmentally friendly-packaged product. The brand is currently distributed nationwide through leading department stores and Sephora.

An internationally renowned dermatologist retained Catalyst to develop a skin care brand based on his original research. Catalyst orchestrated the creation of innovative, original packaging that combined the clinical and prestige looks. Catalyst continues to manage all logistics and operations including international distribution. In addition, Catalyst has developed an international presence for the physician throughout Asia.

Catalyst created a prestige skincare brand with novel formulas and ingredients for a leading Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and his partner, Hollywood's top injectionist. Featuring hand blown glass from France with patented UV protection properties, the brand launched in Saks through Catalyst's network of contacts.

A bio-pharmaceutical company retained Catalyst to create multiple OTC brands utilizing a patented botanical ingredient. Catalyst went on to spearhead a broad e-commerce marketing program for the company.



 One of the leading infomercial powerhouses retained Catalyst to analyze and streamline their product development process.

An internationally recognized laser physicist tasked Catalyst with commercializing his patented technology in skin care devices.  We negotiated a contract with an infomercial company --resulting in a six figure payment to the doctor.

A Hair Stylist featured on E! asked Catalyst to develop a hair care brand with a strong point of difference. By sourcing a  botanical ingredient from his native country traditionally used for shiny hair, we designed a unique selling proposition, and the basis for a successful professional brand.

A dermatologist credited with creating the clinical skin care category retained Catalyst to create OTC brands to complement his Rx products. We created Skin Care, Color and Sun Care line extensions --with an exclusive on a version of the now famous MATRIXYL peptide.

I’ve worked with Marianne as both a Service Provider as well as a Business Colleague. As a consultant for us, she brought an objective perspective and provided Guthy-Renker with thoughtful and analytic operational advice. In a separate business dealing when she represented a product developer who was seeking a deal from my company, she was a tenacious and thorough advocate for her client and secured for him a strong deal. While we were more pleased to have Marianne on our side of the table than to find ourselves across the table, she was strategic, professional, and enjoyable to work with both ways.
— Dirk van de Bunt, EVP & Chief Administrative Officer, Guthy-Renker
“Marianne is one of the most creative and tenacious people in concept development and implementation I have met. She can source, design, and adapt concepts to solve problems, and excels at multi- tasking. I look forward to working with her on future opportunities.
— Neil Goeren, Advisor, Falls River Group, The Former Vice President of Innovations, Bath & Body Works
Marianne is a pleasure to work with. She quickly grasps the concept and goal and builds toward completion. She has in-depth experience, giving her all kinds of contacts and quick access to problem solutions and ways over or around obstacles. Marianne understands meeting the bottom line both in costs associated with the project and on time delivery of the product(s) or service. Marianne is a team player and offers all she can to make her project work in sync with the rest of the organization. Marianne will also tell you the way it is whether she thinks you will agree or not - Marianne is not a politician. She will follow your direction but freely offer alternatives that are usually better.
— Phil Rose, Former President and CEO, Obagi Medical Products