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OC 500: Wende Zomnir

Worked Elizabeth Arden makeup counter, Texas … co-founded UD with Cisco Systems co-founder Sandra Lerner, 1996 … sold 2000 for $22M, LVMH … now owned by L’Oréal SA … bought from equity firm Castanea $350M … 350+ workers, a third in OC … $1B revenue

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OC 500: Wende Zomnir

Chief creative officer … co-founded makeup brand 1996; bold colors, edgy product—early entrant in latter … sold in 2000 to Louis Vuitton owner for $22M … part of L’Oreal since 2012 … Fashion Island flagship … company backs global women’s efforts via its Ultraviolet Edge … five-year goal to give $3M … backs OC shelter Laura’s House, microlending in Uganda

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