Stéphane Jean-Baptiste Biography
Stéphane Jean-Baptiste is an American entrepreneur, who is the co-founder of Kreyol Essence. He also serves as Chief Operating Officer of Kreyol Essence, LLC.
He previously served as Marketing Coordinator for the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He also worked as the Lead Creative Designer and Account Executive for Azuna.
Azuna is a media firm based in Seoul, South Korea, where he led international marketing campaigns for brands such as Proctor and Gamble, McDonald’s International, Comcast, and Gamesa/Mexico.
Baptiste has also served as Creative Director of Nouveau Concepts, a boutique marketing firm.
Stéphane Jean-Baptiste Age
Jean-Baptiste’s age is unknown. He is yet to reveal his date and year of birth.
Stéphane Jean-Baptiste Family
Jean-Baptiste has been very private about his personal and family life. At the moment there is no information available about his family; parents and siblings.
Stéphane Jean-Baptiste Wife
Jean-Baptiste is married to Yve-Car Momperousse. He and his wife co-founded Kreyol Essence. There is no more information available about the couple’s marriage.
Stéphane Jean-Baptiste Education
Jean-Baptiste has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Temple University. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and a 2010 Pennsylvania State Fellow of the Center for Progressive Leadership.
Stéphane Jean-Baptiste Kreyol Essence
Jean-Baptiste is the co-founder of Kreyol Essence which he founded together with his wife Yve-Car Momperousse. He also serves as Chief Operating Officer of the company.
Kreyol Essence, is a skincare line, with products made from castor oil.
The birth of the company was his wife’s idea. She shared that she grew up using her mother’s supply of Haitian Black Castor Oil to keep her skin and hair healthy.
However, as she grew older, Momperousse realized that there was no way to get the oil in the United States. And that is how the idea for a new company was born.
The couple shared that they have the highest performing natural products. Be it in moisturizing kinky curly hair, promoting thicker lashes or brows, or relieving dry itchy skin.
Stéphane Jean-Baptiste Shark Tank
Jean-Baptiste and his wife and co-founder Yve-Car Momperousse appeared on the show, Shark Tank. They were able to negotiate a deal for $400,000 funding in exchange for a royalty of 25% in perpetuity and 5% equity in the company.
According to Shark Barbara Corcoran, the couple’s biggest strength was also their greatest weakness: Their product is too dependent on their sales pitch. “Your business is too dependent on you selling the product,” she said. “That’s just not scalable.”
Shark Lori Greiner was interested but their marketing approach raised several red flags. Other red flags included no clinical or laboratory testing to back up claims about their products, such as possible hair regrowth.
“When you put out anything like that to the consumer market, you really have to have a lot of proof backing that up,” Greiner told them.
Stéphane Jean-Baptiste Net Worth
Jean-Baptiste’s net worth is under review.