Ideal Image appoints Christopher M. Barrett as Chief Operating Officer

TAMPA, Fla. (October 6, 2016) – Ideal Image, the nation’s largest multi-unit provider of aesthetic treatment services, announces the appointment of Christopher M. Barrett as Chief Operating Officer. The company provides minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments that help Guests look and feel their best without surgery.

Barrett has a track record of success in the consumer space and has spent the last four years working with the private equity firm which recently invested in Ideal Image, L Catterton. He has served roles in several L Catterton companies, most recently as the COO of Flywheel Sports, and before that as COO of NJOY, and SVP of Integration & Transformation at Ferrara Candy Company. Prior to his time in private equity, Barrett spent eight years in management consulting, most of which were with McKinsey & Company. He holds an M.B.A. from M.I.T. Sloan, a Masters in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, and a B.A. in Astrophysics from Colgate University.

“It is truly exciting to join a team that is so passionately focused on helping people feel good and look their personal best,” said Barrett. “I am proud to join an organization with such an impressive track record, and look forward to engaging with our team and our Guests.”

“I am thrilled that Chris is joining our team” added Deborah Ellinger, President and CEO of Ideal Image. “The addition of a COO enables us to wrap the entire customer-facing experience under one executive, to ensure we provide a distinctive and seamless customer experience to our Guests. Chris has a great track record of focusing on customer needs to drive growth, and will help us take Ideal Image to the next level.”

Ideal Image has been backed by L Catterton, the largest global consumer focused-private equity firm, since December of 2015.

About Ideal Image 
Ideal Image, based in Tampa, is the largest US retail provider of non-surgical cosmetic procedures with 130 centers in North America. The company is private-equity backed and has aggressive plans to expand the business by adding more centers and increasing the breadth and depth of services within each center – the company offers a broad range of services, including laser hair removal, body sculpting, wrinkle reduction, and other services that improve physical appearance to enhance self-image and build selfconfidence. All services are FDA-cleared and rigorously tested in the company’s R&D center in Tampa; services are performed by registered nurses and other medically trained professionals.

To learn more about Ideal Image and its services offerings, please visit or call 1-800-BE-IDEAL.

Lisa Brock
Brock Communications
(813) 961-8388

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