From brand inception to market introduction and beyond, THE BROOKLYN FAMILY devises concepts and strategies that help to successfully launch and grow brands in the beauty, fashion, and lifestyle segments.
We are a brand incubator and brand management company. We are an “opportunity shop” that crystallizes and realizes business opportunities. Always with an opportunity-forward mindset, we use our “in-house” business & finance brain, brand building muscle, and access to an international network of top-level executives especially in the beauty space to create, build, and manage brands that soar and sell.
Russ Cutler is the strategic business brain and managing partner of The Brooklyn Family. Before going rogue as an entrepreneur in the beauty, food, and lifestyle space, he started out as an investment banker at one of the most prestigious investment bank in the world and was a partner in a private equity firm. Prior to co-founding the Brooklyn Family, he was the CEO of the prestige cosmetics brand Kevyn Aucoin Cosmetics.
Katja Bartholmess is the creative brand building muscle and managing partner of The Brooklyn Family. She has a keen eye for what today’s audiences desire, has worked and lived in Berlin, London, Pretoria, Tokyo, New York and utilizes her savvy international outlook to connect clients to audiences across the globe. The German native works with diverse brands, taps into their core, and helps them find their heartbeat and their core values and develops strategies to amplify them across all communication channels.