Colleen is a leading aesthetic medical sales expert, launching Acara Partners in 2003 with her business partner and husband, Francis, to focus on providing business consulting and marketing services to a variety of industries. Francis and Colleen are recognized as the founders of the medical spa movement in the United States, and she brings to Acara over 25 years of experience in the health, wellness and cosmetic medical industries.
Colleen has worked directly in a cosmetic medical practice as a sales consultant where she was instrumental in doubling the practice’s monthly revenues in just eight 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 invaluable in the 1984 opening of the renowned spa at the Norwich Inn in Norwich CT. She was also 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 that owned and operated spas and provided business consulting services to companies seeking to enter, grow or expand in the spa world. Colleen 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.