Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Sugarfina
Rosie O’Neill is a newbie entrepreneur with a major sweet tooth. In August 2012, alongside her co-founder and fiancé Josh Resnick, she launched her first company, Sugarfina, a luxury candy boutique. Inspired by a third-date screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Rosie and Josh dreamed up a “candy boutique for grown-ups” featuring the finest sweets from artisan candy makers around the world. Named to Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People” list, and Goldman Sachs’ “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs,” Rosie is disrupting the sweets space with an innovative approach to confections and retail.
Before candy, Rosie played with dolls for 7 years as Director of Marketing for Barbie, where she led a global business unit that sold more than 50 million Barbie dolls annually. She received her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA. Her favorite candies are Champagne Bears and Pink Flamingos.
Sugarfina is a luxury candy boutique for grown-ups that brings a fresh and fashionable approach to candy. A true disruptor in the $200B confections industry, Sugarfina is reintroducing the lost art of high-quality artisan candies, made by small-batch candy makers around the world and packaged with love. At Sugarfina, you’ll find gummy bears made with Dom Pérignon Champagne, chocolate-covered kumquats from Greece, rainbow-hued Kyoto Blossoms from Japan, and many more candies that are just as beautiful to look at as they are to taste.
Named one of the world’s top 50 most innovative companies of 2018 by Fast Company and one of the world’s most beautiful candy shops by Architectural Digest, Sugarfina brings a fresh approach to confections retail with an innovative store design and experience. The first shop opened November 2013 in Beverly Hills and now includes over 50 locations across North America in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Vancouver. As an omnichannel brand, Sugarfina also has a thriving website, custom and corporate gifting business, events business, and wholesale presence at top retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Rosie O’Neill is a newbie entrepreneur with a major sweet tooth. In August 2012, alongside her co-founder and fiancé Josh Resnick, she launched her first company, Sugarfina, a luxury candy boutique. Inspired by a third-date screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Rosie and Josh dreamed up a “candy boutique for grown-ups” featuring the […]