SALES TEAM

Gary Udell

Co-Owner
Gary is the President to the firm and is very well known throughout the industry. He had the honor of being elected as the first representative from a sales agency to serve on the PBA’s (Professional Beauty Association) Manufacturer’s Leadership Council. Prior to that, he was of the only rep principal to serve four years on the Beauty and Barber Institute where he served has the only rep serving with major manufacturers and beauty distributors. He is the author of many industry articles and has frequently participated in various industry panels and interviews. Gary oversees the management of Gerry Udell, Inc. and works with the sales reps on key accounts. Gary and his brother Glenn have been responsible for pioneering many leading brands in the Professional Beauty Industry.

Email: garyudell@gerryudell.com

Fun Facts

What are your favorite Sports Teams? NY Yankees.

What is your favorite city in the Northeast? Boston (I am still a Yankee fan!).

Where do you reside? New York City!

What is your favorite food? Simple Italian.

Why do you love the beauty industry? Still one of the most exciting and innovative industries with unique and wonderful people. The beauty industry has also been very good to my family

Best experience in the industry? Working with entrepreneurial people to build successful companies.

Changes in the industry? Our company has been successful for six decades. You have to embrace change as well as trying to be creative in instituting change.

Who is your hero? My father. Thanks to our father who laid the foundation of our company, we were able to live the American dream. He was a true entrepreneur who took risks.

College? Rutgers University – It is the only college I applied to as it was a state college which I could just barely afford. I was lucky that it provided me with a great education both academically and socially.

You can’t start the day without Coffee and reading three actual newspapers!

What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? Swimming.

What do you do to relax? Swimming.

What was the last good movie you saw? None!

Favorite TV/Netflix program or series Walking Dead.

What is your favorite sport? Tennis.

Favorite vacation spots in the Northeast? The Cape (Cape Cod) Hamptons, Jersey Shore.

Favorite places outside US? Anywhere in the Caribbean and anywhere in Italy.

What do you eat for breakfast? Too healthy to describe.

What would surprise people about you? I had a lot of hair at one time.

Do you have a fitness ritual? How often? I start the day by swimming forty minutes in the early morning. Tennis in the summertime outdoors only.

What is your favorite vacation spot? Anywhere in the Caribbean.

What is your favorite song? I'm Yours - Jason Mraz


Glenn Udell

Co-Owner
As Co-Principal of the firm, Glenn is recognized throughout the industry as one of the hardest working rep principals in the country. Glenn has helped pioneer much of the company’s accounts and territories and is credited with directing much of the growth of the company. The area Glenn covers includes New York Metropolitan area, New Jersey, Virginia and DC. Glenn has two sons and resides in Northern NJ with his wife Miriam.

Email: glennudell@gerryudell.com

Fun Facts

What are your favorite Sports Teams? NY Yankees.

What is your favorite city in the Northeast? NYC.

What is your favorite hobby? Swimming.

What is your favorite food? Grilled Swordfish.

What is the last book you read? Stranger Next Door.

Why do you love the beauty industry? Fun industry, very family –oriented with great people. I love what I do.

Who is your hero? My father, Gerry Udell.

You can’t start the day without Coffee.

What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? My Family.

What do you do to relax? Swimming, golf, the Beach.

What was the last good movie you saw? The Graduate.

Favorite TV/Netflix program or series Discovery Channel.

What is your favorite sport? Baseball.

What do you eat for breakfast? Cereal/fruit.

What would surprise people about you? I recently organized a high school reunion.

Do you have a fitness ritual? How often? Swim, daily.

What is your favorite genre of music? Motown.

What is your favorite vacation spot? Caribbean.

What is your favorite song? What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong


Gerry Udell

Gerry Udell has officially been with the company over 7 years, although he has spent his life growing up in the industry. He has worked hard traveling around with the team and gaining familiarity with the territory. Gerry has developed strong relationships with both the manufacturers and customer base. He currently calls on accounts in the New York/New Jersey area. Gerry graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) - Isenberg School of Management with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Prior to working with the company, he gained invaluable sales experience with Jones Lang LaSalle in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage. He currently lives in Hoboken, NJ with his wife Amy.

Email: gerry@gerryudell.com

Fun Facts

What are your favorite Sports Teams? J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!

What is your favorite city in the Northeast? NYC.

What is your favorite hobby? Basketball and eating!

What is your favorite food? Lobster.

What is the last book you read? The Beach.

Why do you love the beauty industry? The Beauty Industry is an exciting industry made up of great people.  I love my customers and love representing the brands in our portfolio. With new products and innovations, the industry continues to keep me motivated!

Who is your hero? Pam Piacenza.

You can’t start the day without The gym.

What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? Iced Coffee…and gin martinis!

What do you do to relax? Not answering calls from my uncle and father.

What was the last good movie you saw? The Arrival.

Favorite TV/Netflix program or series Game of Thrones.

What is your favorite sport? NFL.

What do you eat for breakfast? Egg whites.

What would surprise people about you? Lily is 9 lbs.

Do you have a fitness ritual? How often? Go to the gym almost every morning and run 4 miles.

What is your favorite genre of music? EDM.

What is your favorite vacation spot? The beach.

What is your favorite song? Soul Sister - Train


Pamela Piacenza

Customer Service / Sales
Pam has been with Gerry Udell, Inc. since 2001. She is very well known by our customers and manufacturers for her incredible product knowledge, follow up and her friendly demeanor. She also manages the office, company computer systems and website. Pam has been instrumental in developing our order entry system which has proved to be a valuable tool for our manufacturers and customers. She also coordinates Cosmoprof, EBC and distributor shows. She has two daughters and resides in East Brunswick, NJ.

pam@gerryudell.com

Fun Facts

What are your favorite Sports Teams? High school softball/football/cheering.

What is your favorite city in the Northeast? East Brunswick.

What is your favorite hobby? Gardening/crafts.

What is your favorite food? Italian.

What is the last book you read? Deal Books.

Why do you love the beauty industry? Always evolving.

Who is your hero? Myself.

You can’t start the day without Isagenix Shakes.

What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? My daughters/family.

What do you do to relax? Gardening/working on house.

What was the last good movie you saw? Hacksaw Ridge.

Favorite TV/Netflix program or series HGTV.

What is your favorite sport? High school softball and cheerleading.

What do you eat for breakfast? Isagenix Shakes.

What would surprise people about you? I'm going to be "50."

Do you have a fitness ritual? How often? Yes, daily.

What is your favorite genre of music? Mixed from Oldies, Classic Rock, 80s, current.

What is your favorite vacation spot? Aruba.

What is your favorite song? Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley


Donna Hampson

Commisions Payable
Donna has been with Gerry Udell, Inc. for over 30 years. She works closely with Glenn Udell in an accounting capacity. In addition, Donna assists in providing us with up to date sales figures and other vital information. She has a son & daughter and resides in Florida with her husband Cliff.

dhampson@gerryudell.com

Fun Facts

What is your favorite city in the Northeast? NYC.

What is your favorite hobby? Reading/walking.

What is your favorite food? Scallops.

What is the last book you read? Guests of the Ayatollah.

Why do you love the beauty industry? Always evolving – keeps things interesting!

Who is your hero? Grandmother, Rosaria. Very wise woman!

You can’t start the day without Meditation.

What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? My family – husband, son, daughter.

What do you do to relax? Read, walk – preferably on the beach.

What was the last good movie you saw? The United Kingdom.

What is your favorite sport? Hockey.

What do you eat for breakfast? Yogurt/fruit.

What would surprise people about you? I've attended over 200 concerts and met Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Meatloaf.

Do you have a fitness ritual? How often? Walk 5-6 times weekly.

What is your favorite genre of music? Classic Rock/Motown.

What is your favorite vacation spot? Beach.

What is your favorite song? Thunder Road


Glenn Cole

Glenn has been with Gerry Udell, Inc. for over 35 years, achieving high goals each year! He covers New England and the Western New York State regions. He also has several accounts in the metropolitan area. Glenn is very well known and respected for his knowledge and expertise. Glenn's son Adam recently graduated from Harvard and is working in finance in New York City. His daughter Samantha is an Early Childhood Teacher. Glenn and his wife, Iva, of more than 30 years reside in the western suburbs of Boston.

gcole@gerryudell.com

Fun Facts

What are your favorite Sports Teams? NE Patriots/Boston Red Socks.

What is your favorite city in the Northeast? NYC (only to visit).

What is your favorite hobby? Golf/reading/officiating sports.

What is your favorite food? Pizza/apples/Italian.

What is the last book you read? The Last Good Season.

Why do you love the beauty industry? The diversity of people.

Who is your hero? My father & son.

You can’t start the day without Cheerios/coffee.

What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? TV & Wife (not necessarily in that order).

What do you do to relax? Read/Golf.

What was the last good movie you saw? Gifted.

Favorite TV/Netflix program or series Ray Donovan/Blacklist.

What is your favorite sport? Baseball to watch and golf to play.

What would surprise people about you? I don't hate the Yankees.

What is your favorite music group? Rolling Stones

What is your favorite movie? One Flew Over The Cockoos Nest and Forrest Gump.


Mary Dunne

Mary covers New York, New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania. She has been with Gerry Udell, Inc. since 1996. Mary has developed a reputation for follow through that is unequaled in our industry. She has received many awards for various sales achievements. She lives in New Jersey with her husband Paul and their two sons.

mdunne@gerryudell.com

Fun Facts

What are your favorite Sports Teams? Manchester United/Yankees.

What is your favorite city in the Northeast? NYC/Boston.

What is your favorite hobby? Watching my two sons play soccer, baseball and wrestle.

What is your favorite food? Soup … no matter what time of year.

What is the last book you read? EBC Deal book.

Why do you love the beauty industry? The Beauty Industry provides countless opportunities.

Who is your hero? My parents and husband. All came to the USA for a better opportunity and succeeded.

You can’t start the day without Hug from my children and when I am traveling thank god for facetime.

What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? Family.

What do you do to relax? Spend time with my two sons and husband.

What was the last good movie you saw? Beauty and the Beast with my children.

Favorite TV/Netflix program or series Law & Order.

What is your favorite sport? Soccer and Baseball (I learn from my husband and sons).

What do you eat for breakfast? Coffee and oatmeal. Weekends, definitely a bagel.

What would surprise people about you? I am a homebody.

Do you have a fitness ritual? How often? No less than 15 miles of walking weekly. Goal: 12 minute miles.

What is your favorite genre of music? I love all sorts of music…Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Paul Anka, Kenny Rogers, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Buffett, Karen Carpenter…list goes on and on.

What is your favorite vacation spot? Relaxing by a lake in a country setting.

What is your favorite song? The Gambler - Kenny Rodgers


Bill Becker

Bill covers most of Pennsylvania, all of MD, DE, DC and Northern VA. Bill joined the company 15 years ago. His previous duties as a sales manager for a well-known manufacturer, as well as his experience working for a distributor, have helped him become a very successful and productive representative for the Udell Firm. He has a son and daughter who are now both in the Business and lives with his wife in the Philly Suburbs.

bbecker@gerryudell.com

Fun Facts

What are your favorite Sports Teams? Eagles, Phillies, 76ers.

What is your favorite city in the Northeast? Philadelphia.

What is your favorite hobby? Horseshoe’s or Quoits – love the competition and comradery.

What is your favorite food? No favorite like ‘em all, but Korean and Sushi are leaders.

What is the last book you read? Harlan Coben – The Stranger/Grisham – The Racketeer.

Why do you love the beauty industry? Allows me to be who I am. I work hard and love my customers. I try and treat everyone the same no matter if a big customer or small. Love to be a part of a success story.

Who is your hero? Mom and Dad.

You can’t start the day without Coffee.

What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? My wife.

What do you do to relax? Cook.

What was the last good movie you saw? Shawshank Redemption.

Favorite TV/Netflix program or series Sports Center.

What is your favorite sport? Football.

What do you eat for breakfast? Bagel or yogurt.

Do you have a fitness ritual? How often? Walk every morning.

What is your favorite genre of music? Classic Rock and Country.

What is your favorite vacation spot? Jersey Shore.

What is your favorite song? Rocky Racoon - Beatles


Mark Richman

Mark is from a Beauty Industry family, as he's third generation in the Beauty Business and grew up working for his family's Full Service Distributorship in Dayton, Ohio. In 1991, he moved with his wife to NJ to work as a rep for the past 23 years. Mark's experience of working for distributors and calling on salons gives him a unique perspective as a Manufacturer's Representative. Mark has achieved numerous awards from opening new accounts, sales growth, beating sales goals and excels in his ability to grow the business and sales. Mark and Natalie have two sons: one who graduated from Rowan University, the other graduated Binghamton University and reside in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.

mrichman@gerryudell.com

Fun Facts

What are your favorite Sports Teams? NJ Devils.

What is your favorite city in the Northeast? Philadelphia.

What is your favorite hobby? Hockey, fishing, hiking with dog.

What is your favorite food? Any food that is fed to me or bought for me.

What is the last book you read? Terror in the City of Champions.

Why do you love the beauty industry? No choice, was born in to it and don’t know any better. Actually, it’s the fun people and products we work with, always changing and never boring.

Who is your hero? Several, in different categories, my wife for raising our family well and my parents for the same reason.

You can’t start the day without Coffee.

What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? Coffee and wife, not necessarily in that order.

What do you do to relax? Boating/fishing/hiking.

What was the last good movie you saw? Haven’t been to a movie theater since 2004 and saw Miracle. Can’t stand to go to movies.

Favorite TV/Netflix program or series Reality type: anything with Paranormal, ghosts, historical, real murder stories. NHL.

What is your favorite sport? Hockey.

What do you eat for breakfast? Oatmeal or cereal.

What would surprise people about you? I like to fish, camp and hike.

Do you have a fitness ritual? How often? Ice hockey 1x a week; walk 45 min of hills; workout 1-2x a week.

What is your favorite genre of music? Rock n' Roll.

What is your favorite vacation spot? On a boat.

What is your favorite song? Too many to choose from, like different ones for different times and other for the memories they invoke.


Brad Becker

Brad grew up inside the beauty business, getting his start working the floor of many trade shows. He spent some time exploring other avenues before coming back to what he knew the best. He has been actively involved in the field for the last three years. He looks forward to growing inside the business and becoming adept in all aspects involved. He has two daughters and lives outside of Philadelphia.

brad@gerryudell.com

Fun Facts

What are your favorite Sports Teams? Philadelphia Eagles and 76ers.

What is your favorite city in the Northeast? Philadelphia.

What is your favorite hobby? Fishing.

What is your favorite food? Korean  bibimbap.

What is the last book you read? Art of the Deal.

Why do you love the beauty industry? I love it because we get to work with great people, not only are they my customers and manufactures but most of them are my friends. Plus I get to eat a lot of really good food!!!

Who is your hero? Dad.

You can’t start the day without Coffee.

What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? My family.

What do you do to relax? Go fishing.

What was the last good movie you saw? How to Train Your Dragon.

Favorite TV/Netflix program or series Too many kids shows (2 young daughters control my T.V.).

What is your favorite sport? Football.

What do you eat for breakfast? Eggs.

What would surprise people about you? That I work in the beauty industry.

Do you have a fitness ritual? How often? Gym, 5 days a weeky.

What is your favorite genre of music? Country.

What is your favorite vacation spot? Cape May, NJ.

What is your favorite song? Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald


Natalie Richman

Natalie has always had an interest in the beauty industry, leading her to attend cosmetology school and continue on to work as a hairstylist in Minneapolis. From there she worked in the insurance industry and then Aramark as an office manager and supervisor. She also served as PTA President and chaired several committees in her community. Natalie resides in New Jersey with her husband Mark and their two sons. Aaron and Alex are currently pursuing their careers in technology and geology.

Fun Facts

What are your favorite Sports Teams? NJ Devils.

What is your favorite city in the Northeast? Manhattan.

What is your favorite hobby? Gardening.

What is your favorite food? Thai Curry, Pho Soup.

What is the last book you read? Dr Mary's Monkey.

Why do you love the beauty industry? Its always changing and the people are fun loving.

Who is your hero? My mom (she really deserves the title).

You can’t start the day without Coffee and a walk.

What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? My Family.

What do you do to relax? Boating, drawing, and yoga.

Favorite TV/Netflix program or series Billions.


Alex Daddis

Alex works part-time in the office assisting all sales personnel and Pam, and she works closely with the Udells. She is working towards her Bachelor’s Degree at Montclair State University. Alex enjoys working in the Beauty Industry. She has learned a lot in her three years with the company and is looking forward to what is in store for the future.

office@gerryudell.com

Fun Facts

What are your favorite Sports Teams? New York Jets.

What is your favorite city in the Northeast? Philadelphia.

What is your favorite hobby? Reading.

What is your favorite food? Chicken cutlets or anything with extra cheese.

What is the last book you read? Summer Sisters.

Why do you love the beauty industry? There’s always something new to learn.

Who is your hero? My mom.

You can’t start the day without Caffeine.

What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? Pizza.

What do you do to relax? Hang out by the pool.

What was the last good movie you saw? Dirty Dancing.

Favorite TV/Netflix program or series Gilmore Girls.

What is your favorite sport? Football.

What do you eat for breakfast? Protein shake.

What would surprise people about you? Usually… my age.

Do you have a fitness ritual? How often? Gym, aim for at least 5 days a week.

What is your favorite genre of music? Anything from the 80s.

What is your favorite vacation spot? Beach.

What is your favorite song? Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf


Miriam Udell

Miriam has been involved in the Professional Beauty Industry since 1976, when she was employed at Revlon Professional Products. Married to Glenn since 1982, Miriam was a stay-at-home mom in order to raise her sons. She was very active in their schools, sports and support activities. Upon returning to the work force, Miriam worked as a Teaching Assistant for learning challenged students. She joined the staff of Gerry Udell, Inc. in 2010. When not working in the office, Miriam enjoys days at the beach and spending time with family and friends.

admin@gerryudell.com

Fun Facts

What are your favorite Sports Teams? Any New York team.

What is your favorite city in the Northeast? New York.

What is your favorite hobby? Reading.

What is your favorite food? Italian.

What is the last book you read? Favorite authors: Judith McNaught, Nora Roberts.

Why do you love the beauty industry? Always evolving.

Who is your hero? My brother.

You can’t start the day without I just get up and go!

What is the one thing in life you cannot live without? My family.

What do you do to relax? Hang out with my friends.

What was the last good movie you saw? The Arrival.

Favorite TV/Netflix program or series House of Cards.

What is your favorite sport? Tennis.

What do you eat for breakfast? Healthy – egg whites, protein drink.

What would surprise people about you? Not much, I’m an open book. If anyone will listen, I’ll share my feelings.

Do you have a fitness ritual? How often? I try to do something everyday – cardio: walking, treadmill, elliptical.

What is your favorite genre of music? Top 40.

What is your favorite vacation spot? Any beach vacation although I’d love to go back to Italy.

What is your favorite song? What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong