Colleen Acunzo rejoined the team at Acara this past month. She comes back to us after a successful run as sales consultant at one of New Englands top cosmetic dermatology practices. She will be focused on client services, cosmetic medical sales training for our clients and supporting corporate strategy in her role as partner.
Colleen co-founder of Acara Partners and a leading aesthetic medical sales expert launched Acara in 2003 with her husband Francis to focus on providing business consulting and marketing services to the health, wellness, spa, cosmetic medicine, education and pharma industries. Colleen brings over 25 years’ experience in the health, wellness and cosmetic medical industries to her position.
Colleen’s experience includes working in an aesthetic medical practice as a sales consultant where she was instrumental in taking monthly sales from $75K to $165K in just 8 months. In addition she achieved a record $55,000 in medical aesthetic procedure sales in just one day, oftentimes selling over $20,000 in a given day.
Colleen was instrumental in the 1984 opening of the renowned spa at the Norwich Inn in Norwich CT. She was Spa Director of the Southern California health resort and destination spa Cal-a-Vie, named the number one destination spa in North America by Conde Nast Traveler. Colleen has served as Corporate Spa Director for Le Pli Enterprises, owner and operator of two urban retreats with health clubs, spas and salons where she managed a team of 125 people with a $5 million operating budget. These locations were named Best of Boston by Boston Magazine more than 15 times under her oversight.
She was a partner in Sage Management & Development Group, a company which owned and operated spas and provided business consulting services to companies seeking to enter, grow or expand in the spa world. She was then part of Stonewater Spas, at the time one of the country’s largest day spa companies with 20 locations in over 16 cities nationwide.
Colleen holds a degree in business management from Becker College.