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Marla Malcolm Beck

Marla Malcolm Beck
Occupation Co-founder & CEO Bluemercury and M-61 Laboratories
Spouse(s) Barry J. Beck

Marla Malcolm Beck is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bluemercury and M-61 Laboratories. Mrs. Beck founded Bluemercury with her husband Barry J. Beck, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer in 1999. The couple founded M-61 Laboratories in 2006.[1]

Business Career

Marla and Barry J. Beck founded Washington, DC. As of September 2015, Bluemercury has 70 stores throughout the U.S.[2]

In 2012, Marla and Barry Beck founded the cosmeceutical line M-61 Laboratories.[3] M-61 Laboratories is sold at Bluemercury locations and via Home Shopping Network.

Prior to founding Bluemercury, Beck was a consultant at McKinsey and Company. Beck holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MPA from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She is on the Advisory Board of Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship and is a current member of the Young President’s Organization.

In the Media

Beck has appeared as a guest on CNBC, CNN and Fox Business News, and has also been a guest speaker for Women's Wear Daily Beauty Innovation Forum. She was Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005.[4] Beck is often sought after for her seasonal beauty picks and industry insight.[5] She maintains a blog in which she discusses her product favorites and sneak peeks of upcoming launches.[6]

Beck's entrepreneurial career has been featured in the books Shopping: Why We Love It and How Retailers can Create the Ultimate Customer Experience, Be Happy at Work: 100 Women Who Love Their Jobs and Why, and “The Intelligent Entrepreneur".[7]

Personal Life

Beck is a California native. She currently lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband, Barry Beck, and her three children. She has been a vegetarian for over 20 years.[8]


  1. ^ Vanity Fair. "An Inside Look at Bluemercury with Marla Malcolm Beck" 13 March 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  2. ^ Bluemercury. "Bluemercury Locations" Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  3. ^ Washingtonian. "Bluemercury Founder Marla Malcom Beck Dishes on her New Skincare Line" 9 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2013
  4. ^ Think Talk. "Marla Malcolm Beck Career Highlights" Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  5. ^ Vogue. "Spring Checklist: Beauty Shopping with Bluemercury's Marla Malcolm Beck" 10 April 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2013
  6. ^ Marla's Beauty Blog. "Marla's Beauty Blog" Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  7. ^ Hayes, Bill. "Book Review: The Intelligent Entrepreneur" New York, NY 14 April 2001. Retrieved on 6 May 2013.
  8. ^ Tried & Tested Beauty. "The A-List with Bluemercury Founder Marla Malcolm Beck" 17 September 2012. Retrieved on 10 May 2013.

External links

  • Bluemercury
  • M-61
  • Marla Malcolm Beck Beauty Blog
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