Was it coincidence or kismet that brought Robert Cohen and Aloette Cosmetics Inc. together? Whatever it was, it proved to be powerful: It all began when Cohen was working at Coopers and Lybrand, and Aloette was one of his clients. After working as a consultant and outside accountant for Aloette for three years, Cohen decided to join the company as Chief Financial Officer.
Not long after, Cohen invested in a franchise of his own and, together with wife Christie Cohen, took over the reigns of Aloette’s Atlanta Charter. In a short time, they grew the franchise into one of the leading sales operations in the company’s history.
In 1988 Cohen branched out and partnered with his brother-in-law in a new business venture called Legal Copies International. Within just seven years, the company hit the $100 million sales mark and became one of the largest facilities management and document outsourcing companies in North America.
After selling LCI to Alco Standard in 1995, Cohen explored other business opportunities, investing in a number of companies is varied industries. Among them were Enterpulse, Cyberstarts and Servigistics. Finally, in 1998, the Cohens saw a wonderful opportunity before them and they purchased the publicly held Aloette and began their mission to completely reposition the company.
Together, Robert and Christie Cohen have nurtured a company environment that’s basis is leadership and growth. A main focus is to develop products that help the company grow, while at the same time supporting Aloette’s biggest asset—it’s people.
Robert Cohen has been truly instrumental in spreading the Aloette brand name across North America—and beyond—through various avenues such as the Internet and major market infomercials. We suspect that is just the beginning!
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