So Money - Episode 408

Patti Pao

Founder & CEO of Restorsea Skincare

Today’s guest is the Founder and CEO of Restorsea. Patti Pao has an extensive beauty background having launched over 400 products for popular brands including Avon, Elizabeth Arden and Guerlain to name a few. She’s known for creating revolutionary products. It all started when Patti recognized that there was an unmet consumer need for gentler anti-aging products that deliver real results. She didn’t go about this in the most normal way… Patti took a tour through the fjords of western Norway and came across a tour of the country’s largest salmon hatchery. Along the way she noticed the workers hands looked much younger than their faces and because they worked with their hands in the water Patti knew where to look for the secret. Shortly thereafter Restorsea’s proprietary Vibransea complex was born, which is anchored by Aquabeautine XL, a natural enzyme salmon release into the water at birth enabling them to safely emerge from their eggshells. She even secured the exclusive global rights to use the enzyme in all of Restoresea’s products. She has her MBA from the Harvard Business School and received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.

In today’s interview with Patti, we don’t even get to the real So Money questions because her tale of how she easily went to Harvard and then began her career, and transitioned into entrepreneurship is a one-of-a-kind story. I was so mesmerized and consumed by it that I lost track of time. But we do discuss financial failure and how to get into business school. We also discuss how to transition into entrepreneurship, so I definitely think this will be worth your time.

If you’d like to learn more about Patti visit her website or follow her on Twitter @pattipao1.

One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “My whole mantra is that you always have to help people & don’t expect anything in return.” – Click To Tweet

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