From TV Anchor to $75 Million Makeup Maverick

Why isn’t there more makeup for women worried about skin problems? That was the question that prompted Jamie Kern to quit her job as a TV news anchor in Portland, Ore., and launch a cosmetics company with her husband in 2008. By 2010, IT Cosmetics took in just over $1 million in revenue. This year, the Jersey City (N.J.)-based company’s products were a mainstay on QVC, helping drive more than $75 million in sales and pushing the company to expand to 41 employees.

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