Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD—CEO and Founder
Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD has literally changed the face of skincare by devoting his life to making beautiful, healthy skin attainable for everyone. His scientifically proven formulas and Inclusive Health® approach to overall skin and body wellness have helped millions to live better lives.
A board-certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist, and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Murad has personally treated over 50,000 patients. In 1989 he founded Murad, Inc.® as a way to share his groundbreaking skincare formulas, which were among the first to achieve significant measurable anti-aging results without surgery. Dr. Murad continues his innovative research and holds 18 patents for advances in the science of skin health. These proprietary breakthroughs help Murad products deliver the real results that make Murad one of the world's premier clinical skincare brands.
Using his medical experience, Dr. Murad has developed and clinically proven The Science of Cellular Water™, the world's most comprehensive approach to understanding health and aging. The Science of Cellular Water looks at the ability of cell membranes to hold water as the fundamental
marker of youthful good health and advocates an Inclusive Health approach to help the body create stronger, healthier cells as the pathway to beauty.
Dr. Murad has shared his discoveries and practical philosophy for healthier skin and happier living in his books: The Murad Method (2003), the nationally acclaimed Wrinkle-Free Forever (2004), The Cellulite Solution (2005) in which he explains why "cellulite is a skin problem and not a fat problem," and The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger (2010), which became a #1 bestseller at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.
Known as "The Father of Internal Skincare" for being an originator of the use of dietary supplements to promote skin health and the pioneer of using Alpha Hydroxy Acids in topical skincare, Dr. Murad has received numerous recognitions including being named the "Best Forward-Thinking Doctor" by Vogue magazine, a "Beauty Genius" by Elle magazine, and an "Industry Visionary" by the International SPA Association, and was inducted into Dermascope magazine's "Academy of Legends." Dr. Murad is largely considered to be a leading visionary in the fields of skincare and dermatology, and continues to revolutionize the skincare industry.
Richard S. Murad—General Manager
Richard Murad, General Manager for Murad, Inc., is responsible for directing overall company strategic planning, as well as overseeing the operations, marketing and sales functions for the Murad business. During Richard’s tenure, he has led the charge on Murad’s penetration of international markets, growing that landscape by over 100%, guided the company in 15 years of consecutive sales growth while reducing spend, and has set the foundation for future company expansion. Additionally, Richard leads all new business development outreach, and serves as Treasurer of the newly formed Murad Family Foundation which was created to advance the health of Southern California’s children by expanding access to fitness, nutrition and education.
Joining Murad, Inc. in 1996 as General Counsel, Richard was appointed Vice President of Legal Affairs and Vice President of Operations in 1999. In 2003 he was formally named Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, and thereafter was promoted to General Manager. Prior to joining Murad, Richard was a partner in Tannenbaum Helpern law firm in New York City, specializing in civil litigation. Richard holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from New York University.
Richard currently resides in Manhattan Beach, Calif. with his wife and three children where he also founded Beach City Baseball Academy, a state-of-the-art baseball training facility, open to the public.
Murad Family Foundation
As President of the Murad Family Foundation, Hilarie oversees all aspects of the organization, and ensures that all funding aligns with the Foundation's mission to advance the health of Southern California's children by expanding access to fitness and nutrition education. Founded in 2011 by the Murad family, the Foundation is an extension of Dr. Murad's ongoing philanthropic efforts, which include volunteering countless hours with at-risk children and veterans in the local community and producing The Art of Giving, an annual charity art show where proceeds from each painting go to the charity of the buyer's choice.
Prior to overseeing the Murad Family Foundation, Hilarie served as General Manager of Murad UK, where she managed the direct-to-consumer
business. Additionally, Hilarie acted as President of the Murad Inclusive Health Spa® and, prior to that, General Manager of Global Marketing, where she was responsible for companywide marketing initiatives and successfully restructured several key departments including product development and packaging. Hilarie originally joined Murad, Inc. in 1996 as a customer service representative.
Hilarie holds a Bachelor of Arts in comparative politics from Clark University in Massachusetts and a Certificate in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, California.
For more information about the Murad Family Foundation or to apply for a grant, visit www.muradfamilyfoundation.org.
Jeff Murad—Vice President,
New Product Development
As Vice President of Product Development, Jeff is responsible for product formulation, testing, regulatory compliance and packaging compatibility. To ensure that product development is linked to demand, Jeff works closely with Murad’s Customer Care division. Jeff is active in furthering Murad’s international growth and was instrumental in developing the business relationships that formed the foundation for Murad Japan.
Jeff is on the board of directors for Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors (ICMAD), a group of some of the most experienced executives in the cosmetics industry. He holds an MBA from University of Southern California with a special focus on strategy and marketing, and completed his undergraduate studies at New York University.
A classically trained composer and avid writer, Jeff also assisted Dr. Murad with his third book, The Cellulite Solution.
Linda Murad—Director, Event Planning
Linda joined Murad, Inc. in 2007 as Event Planning Director. Previously Linda worked for American Ballet Theatre in development, Grey Advertising as a media planner, Vanity Fair magazine in marketing, and The Silver Palate as manager of the New York flagship store, selling the company's signature products to
national retailers and organizing large parties and corporate events.
Linda attended the State University of New York at Albany, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is an avid tennis player and was a nationally ranked amateur for five years.