KAREN MONTE Chief Executive Officer, Dreamline Brands, Inc.
Karen is a founding partner and branding visionary of Dreamline Brands, Inc., and the Unit President of Dreamline Ceuticals. She and her team are responsible for developing the brand & marketing strategies for all private-label and custom manufactured skincare lines for our many clients. Prior to Dreamline, Karen was a founding partner and Brand Director at FUEL Agency, Inc., a full-service branding, advertising and interactive firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area. For 26 years, Karen and her team developed innovative, fully-integrated programs for national and global clients in the categories of beauty, nutrition, fashion and many other consumer goods & services.
GUY NEEDHAM Chief Creative Officer, Dreamline Brands, Inc.
Guy is a founding partner and creative chief at Dreamline Brands, Inc. Guy and his team are responsible for breathing life into all new product lines with stellar packaging design for each & every client. Prior to Dreamline, Guy was an Art Director and Creative Director at many of the world’s top advertising agencies. He was also a Partner & Creative Director at FUEL Agency, Inc., a full-service branding, advertising and interactive firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he created numerous award-winning consumer goods & service campaigns, nationally and globally. He was born & educated in Oxford, England. He came to California on a tennis scholarship and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.
ASHLEY SUMMER Chief Product Officer, Dreamline Brands, Inc.
Ashley is the product leader at Dreamline Brands. She and her team work closely with our highly skilled chemists and lab to formulate cutting-edge skin care, hair care and body care. With an extensive background in esthetics and ingredient function, Ashley is responsible for maintaining our high-quality product standards and overseeing all product education and training. She has spent many years working in dermatology, high-end spas and product education, and has extensive knowledge in luxury and medical-grade skin care. At college Ashley studied biology, with continuing education in cosmetic chemistry, and is a licensed Esthetician. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
CHRIS BOYD Chief Operations Officer, Dreamline Brands, Inc.
Chris is the business officer at Dreamline Brands. He and his team oversee business management for all Dreamline divisions. He is responsible for the establishment and optimization of day-to-day operations in our companies, and champions our vision of creating the highest quality products, with world-class branding, at no cost to our clients. Chris brings an astute background in business and product manufacturing to Dreamline, with the success of a notable nutrition company and several online start ups. Originally from Southern California, Chris attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and now lives in the Bay Area.
DIANE MANNING President, Dreamline Beauty Division
Diane Manning is the branding visionary at Dreamline Beauty, a division of Dreamline Brands, Inc. She and her team of brand managers are responsible for developing the branding and marketing strategies for the custom-branded, private-label hair care lines for our many salon and marketing clients. Prior to Dreamline Beauty, Diane was the Managing Partner and the Chief Brand Strategist of FUEL Agency, Inc., a full-service branding, advertising and interactive firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area. For 23 years, Diane and her team developed innovative, fully-integrated programs for a diverse group of clients, including SKYY Vodka, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts, E*Trade, Nextel, and the Sierra Club, to name a few. Diane is a seasoned speaker and moderator, and has spoken frequently on the subjects of branding, advertising and marketing, at universities, industry events and client assemblies. Diane holds an Interdisciplinary Social Science degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She has two grown sons and lives with her husband of 30 years and chocolate Labrador in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit Diane’s blog here.
JAMES BRIAN Vice President of Training, Dreamline Beauty Division
James Brian heads training at Dreamline Beauty, where he works closely with our clients, chemists and formulation partners to keep everyone on the cutting-edge of industry trends. Prior to Dreamline Beauty, James was the a Vice President of a textiles company in North America, and also worked for years in the beauty industry, where he ran a chain of over 50 salons. James is a licensed instructor and cosmetologist, as well as a seasoned writer and speaker. He is an avid runner and traveler, and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family.