Horizontal Integration Named a Fastest Growing U.S. Staffing Firm by Staffing Industry Analysts

SAINT LOUIS PARK, Minn., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second straight year, Horizontal Integration (HI), a leading provider of digital marketing and technology expertise on a staffing and project basis, announced that Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) ranked HI #62 on its list of the fastest growing U.S. staffing firms. This year, 110 firms throughout the U.S. made the list.

"Our clients and consultants are a major reason we are on this list, as well as our team of recruiters, account managers and operations," says Jeremy Langevin, EVP of Staffing at HI. "Our culture is simple: hire people with great character, create a fun working environment and deliver exceptional quality and service to our clients. We are honored to be named to this list for the second straight year."

The list is based on staffing revenue, which includes temporary staffing revenue, direct hire, retained search and temp-to-perm conversion fees. To qualify for the list, staffing firms had to post at least $1 million in revenue in 2012 and have compound annual revenue growth of at least 15% between 2012 and 2016. HI clocks in at 26% compound annual growth.

SIA is a global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Its proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. To see SIA's announcement, click here.

About Horizontal Integration

Founded in 2003, Horizontal Integration (HI) is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with two key service lines: Digital Agency and Staffing Agency. Our Digital Agency team offers unmatched depth and breadth of experience with the most complex, enterprise-level Sitecore CMS implementation and enhancement programs. Our Staffing Agency offers temporary and permanent IT and Creative talent needs, with over 500 active billing consultants.

Horizontal Integration is headquartered in Saint Louis Park, MN, with additional offices in Denver, Chicago, Dallas and Vadodara, India. The company is consistently recognized for being a top workplace in the Twin Cities and one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States.


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Teleradiology Specialists Named to 2017 Inc. 5000 List

Solo operation grows to 34 employees and $13.4 million in annual revenue

PHOENIX, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Teleradiology Specialists (TRS), a virtual radiology interpretation services provider, has been named to this year's 2017 Inc. 5000 list, Inc. magazine's annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

Teleradiology Specialists achieved 600 percent growth from 2013-2016 based on revenue, landing it in 758th place on this year's list. Because the company is based in Phoenix, this also places TRS at number 13 for Top Phoenix Companies and number 13 for Top Arizona Companies, according to Inc.

"Being selected for the Inc. 5000 list is a huge measure of pride," says Glamaris Cohen, CEO of Teleradiology Specialists. "It represents public recognition of all the hard work and commitment that we've maintained over the years, as well as the motivation to keep doing what we do best."

Cohen attributes the company's success to their dedication to keeping their service promises, which are to provide timely, quality reads and excellent service, as well as the rigorous quality assurance program that is built into the company's culture.

"We have a really strong team," says Cohen. "We don't really have attrition.  People have grown with our organization under the same promise of hard work and adaptability."

Teleradiology Specialists was founded in 2004 as a solo operation run by Dr. David Cohen. He hired his first employees in 2009, becoming a full-fledged teleradiology service in 2010. Since then, Teleradiology Specialists has grown to 40 employees and $13.4 million in annual revenue. They are licensed in all 50 states and currently serve 1,720 locations in 45 states, specializing in fast, high quality x-ray reads for urgent care.

About Teleradiology Specialists
Founded in 2004 by Dr. David Cohen, a board certified diagnostic radiologist, Teleradiology Specialists provides radiology interpretation is licensed in all 50 states and services to nearly 2,000 urgent practices in 45 states. Teleradiology Specialists' medical staff is comprised of board certified, U.S.-based radiologists who provide general and subspecialty interpretation in all modalities. For more information, visit teleradiologyspecialists.com.  

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Protiviti CEO Joseph Tarantino and Managing Director Jim DeLoach Named to the 2017 NACD Directorship 100 List

NACD Directorship 100 recognizes most influential people in boardrooms and corporate governance

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph Tarantino, president and CEO of global consulting firm Protiviti, and Protiviti Managing Director Jim DeLoach have both been named to the 2017 National Association of Corporate Director's (NACD) Directorship 100 list.

The prestigious annual list identifies the most influential people in the boardroom community, including directors, corporate governance experts, regulators and advisors, who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance.

Tarantino has been president and CEO of Protiviti since 2007. He has more than 30 years of experience working with a variety of organizations to enhance their business performance through risk management, operational effectiveness and enhanced governance. He has served clients in various industries with a specialization in banking, including managing internal and external audits, risk consulting engagements, due diligence assignments and large investigations. Tarantino has also been named to Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs list (2016 and 2015), among other awards. He currently serves as a member of St. John's University's board of governors and on the board and finance committees for Calvary Hospital in the Bronx and Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York.

With more than 40 years of experience, DeLoach focuses on helping organizations successfully respond to government mandates, shareholder demands and a changing business environment in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. As a member of Protiviti's solutions leadership team, he assists companies in integrating risk and risk management with strategy setting and performance management. A prolific writer, DeLoach also leads Protiviti's thought leadership strategy and has published more than 300 articles over the past 15 years, discussing topics ranging from governance, managing business risk and effective internal controls. DeLoach is being recognized by the NACD for the sixth year.

"NACD is honored to recognize outstanding directors and governance professionals whose leadership is exemplary. Our corporations — indeed our very system of capitalism — is improved by the integrity and commitment to excellence represented by these individuals," said NACD President and CEO Peter Gleason.

Nominees are evaluated in four key categories: integrity, mature confidence, informed judgement, and high performance standards. An independent selection committee reviews each nominee's history of advancing board performance and leading corporate governance practices in accordance with established NACD principles. The principles are a framework that encourages excellence in areas critical to boardroom leadership, including risk oversight, corporate strategy, compensation and transparency.

The 2017 honorees will be celebrated at the 11th Annual NACD Directorship 100 Gala on November 29, 2017 in New York City. The full list of the 2017 NACD Directorship 100 honorees can be found here.

About Protiviti
Protiviti (www.protiviti.com) is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Through its network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, Protiviti and its independently owned Member Firms provide clients with consulting solutions in finance, technology, operations, data analytics, governance, risk and internal audit.

Protiviti has served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000® and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500® companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.

Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Named No. 4 on Modern Healthcare List of Most Influential People in Health Care

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bernard J. Tyson, Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO, has been named the fourth most influential person in health care by Modern Healthcare, a leading industry publication. Sens. Susan Collins, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski were collectively named to the top spot on the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" list, followed by Tyson, who was the top-ranked health care leader. This is the fourth consecutive year Tyson has been recognized on the prestigious list. 

Actively engaged in the national debate on the future of health care, Tyson is a strong advocate for making health care more affordable and more accessible, calling for greater access to the "front door" of the American health care system. Due to his leadership and the exceptional care provided by employees and Permanente Medical Group physicians, Kaiser Permanente is delivering on its mission – to provide high-quality, affordable health care and to improve the health of the communities it serves. 

Kaiser Permanente is also recognized for taking a leadership role in mental health and wellness. In fact, Tyson is cited by Modern Healthcare for making "mental health awareness a priority" as part of its total health approach and for the organization's work in "integrating mental health services into primary-care settings." 

Three Kaiser Permanente leaders are named to Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" list this year. In addition to Tyson, A. Eugene Washington, MD, president and CEO of Duke University Health System and member of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals boards of directors is ranked No. 74. Christine Cassel, MD, planning dean of the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, is No. 100. 

Now in its 16th year, Modern Healthcare's annual "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" list continues to honor individuals who make a significant impact on both the health care industry and within their organizations.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Burns & Levinson Partner Renee Inomata Named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly “Top Women of Law” and Profiles in Diversity Journal “Women Worth Watching” Lists

BOSTON, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Burns & Levinson partner Renee Inomata has been selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of its "Top Women of Law" and by Profiles in Diversity Journal for its "Women Worth Watching" list. MLW's "Top Women of Law" honors attorneys whose accomplishments have earned them reputations as pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models. The PDJ "Women Worth Watching" awards celebrate the achievements and personalities of leading women across a multitude of industries. The honorees are nominated by their colleagues, peers, and mentors, and represent diversity within their spheres of influence.

As chair of Burns & Levinson's Employment Group, Inomata advises businesses on navigating myriad employment laws, creating and maintaining a legally compliant workplace, and developing short and long-term strategies for their workforces. She is also a trusted advisor to executives in evaluating employment options and compensation arrangements. Inomata is also a member of Burns & Levinson's Executive Committee and is co-chair of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.

"Renee is a well-respected leader in her field of law, at our firm, and in the community," said David Rosenblatt, managing partner at Burns & Levinson. "She is highly deserving of both these honors, and we are thrilled to see her recognized among other distinguished and talented women in Massachusetts and across the country."

Inomata has served on a number of Boards of Directors for various non-profit and quasi-government entities, and is the chair of Brown University's President's Diversity Advisory Council. She is also on WGBH's Board of Overseers and the Law Firm Alliance's Board of Directors. Additionally, Inomata co-publishes The In-House Advisor blog (www.in-houseadvisor.com), which provides insights to in-house counsel and C-level executives.

Inomata will be honored at the "Top Women of Law" event at Boston's Marriott Copley Place hotel on November 2, 2017.

About Burns & Levinson LLP
At Burns & Levinson, we provide high-level, client-centric and results-oriented legal services to our regional, national and international clients. We are a full-service law firm with over 125 lawyers in Boston, Providence and other regional offices. Our areas of expertise include: business/finance, business litigation, divorce/family law, venture capital/emerging companies, employment, estate planning, government investigations, intellectual property, M&A/private equity, probate/trust litigation, and real estate. We partner with our clients to solve their business and personal legal issues in a collaborative, creative, and cost-effective way. For more information, visit Burns & Levinson at www.burnslev.com.


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Billtrust is two-time winner at the 9th Annual 2017 Golden Bridge Awards®

Winners will be honored at the 2017 Red Carpet Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony in San Francisco on Monday, September 18, 2017

HAMILTON, N.J., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Billtrust, the leader in payment cycle management solutions, announced today it has earned two honors from Golden Bridge Awards®. Susan McKenna, Chief Marketing Officer of Billtrust is the Silver Winner for Executive of the Year (Woman) and the Billtrust Quantum Payment Cycle Management solution is the Gold Winner for Innovations in Technology (All). Both awards are under the Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance category.

"It is fitting that Billtrust has been recognized for both its Quantum solution, and for Susan's contributions to the company," said Flint Lane, CEO and founder of Billtrust. "Quantum Payment Cycle Management is our flagship solution that drives speed and cash flow for our clients. As Chief Marketing Officer for Billtrust, Susan drives the marketing strategy that has contributed to wider market recognition for Quantum and has helped to grow sales revenue quarter over quarter."  

Ms. McKenna developed the strategy to consolidate and brand Quantum as a complete solution, which officially launched in 2016. Quantum Payment Cycle Management is an end-to-end accounts receivable (AR) automation solution that helps clients optimize their invoice-to-cash process and accelerate their cash flow while also reducing operating expenses. Quantum automates the highly manual processes that slow down AR teams - from invoice delivery to payments processing to cash application. By offering multiple invoice delivery and payment channels, customers are able to receive and pay invoices instantly and easily. Leveraging robotics process automation and supervised machine learning, Quantum matches payments to remittances and applies cash faster than anyone in the industry.

"It's an honor to be named a winner by Golden Bridge Awards," said Susan McKenna, Chief Marketing Officer, Billtrust. "This recognition is a testament to Billtrust's commitment to providing our clients with outstanding service and solutions. I am part of an amazing team that enables our clients to grow their companies with a world-class solution."

The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world's best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, innovations, best deployments, product management, public relations, marketing, corporate communications, international business, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private companies, for-profit and non-profit organizations, large to small businesses as well as new start-ups.
Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, September 18, 2017 during the annual Red Carpet Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony.

About the Golden Bridge Awards:

Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about Golden Bridge Awards at www.goldenbridgeawards.com

About Billtrust:

Billtrust accelerates cash flow by automating invoice delivery, invoice payment, and cash application. Companies can improve operational efficiency throughout the invoice-to-cash process with electronic invoicing and payments in a flexible, cloud-based solution. Finance executives and AR specialists love and recommend Billtrust payment cycle management solutions for the remarkable cost savings, ease-of-use, and improved customer satisfaction rates.

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See how these clients achieved stellar results: https://www.billtrust.com/clients-love-us/testimonials/

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MRM//McCann Named to The Drum’s Inaugural U.S. 50 under 30 List

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kayla Varcoe, a lead strategist for MRM//McCann Detroit, has been named one of The Drum's 50 under 30, one of just 10 women in the Midwest to receive this honor. The Drum has been honoring women in the U.K. and around the world with 50 under 30 for the past three years, but this year is the first time they've brought this influential list to the U.S. 

"We have a team filled with talented, creative and determined individuals all dedicated to helping grow meaningful relationships between brands and people – and Kayla has a clear talent for growing those relationships," said Tamy Harms, President, MRM//McCann Detroit. "I'm incredibly proud of Kayla and the work she does for MRM//McCann."

As Associate Director of Strategy, Varcoe, 28, works closely with MRM//McCann Detroit's UX, analytics, account and creative teams, helping create impactful, meaningful and measurable strategies for clients by combining the power of creativity, the beauty of data and the magic of technology. She is a member of the McCann Worldgroup Global Inspiration Circle – a community of visionaries across all McCann agencies that collectively monitor trends, share experiences, identify cultural nuances, uncover global truths and discover innovative solutions to drive client business forward in multiple markets around the world.

Varcoe said, "I'm passionate about helping our clients connect with people, and at MRM//McCann I'm working alongside an entire team that feels the same way. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by some of the best minds in the industry."

The Drum's inaugural 50 under 30 U.S. list celebrates women across the country who are putting themselves – and their cities – on the map via their creativity, achievements and dedication to an industry that is changing at a fast clip. To read more about The Drum's U.S. 50 under 30 list click HERE

About MRM//McCann
MRM//McCann is a leading customer relationship agency that helps grow meaningful relationships between brands and people. In 2017, the agency was designated for the first time as a Leader in Gartner Inc.'s annual and influential "Magic Quadrant for Global Digital Marketing Agencies" report. Additionally, the agency has also been winning multiple creative awards around the world, including its first-ever Grand Prix (the highest honor) at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. MRM//McCann is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) and a lead agency in the McCann Worldgroup network, with 40-plus offices across North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.mrm-mccann.com.

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G&D Integrated Receives National Safety Council’s Perfect Record Award

MORTON, Ill., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- G&D Integrated announced today that their Contract Logistics Division has received the Perfect Record Award from the National Safety Council. This award recognizes individuals, companies, units, and/or facilities that have completed a period of at least 12 consecutive months without incurring an occupational injury or illness that resulted in days away from work or death. G&D's Contract Logistics Division achieved one calendar year, or 663,772 hours, without a lost time injury. With over 50,000 members, the National Safety Council hands out this award to only 1,000 members per year. This is the first time G&D has received the Perfect Record Award.

"We are extremely proud and pleased with all of the efforts our employees have put towards achieving this great recognition and accomplishment," said Isaac Aldrich, vice president of contract logistics at G&D Integrated. "G&D takes safety very seriously because a safe work environment creates a productive workplace that benefits our customers but more importantly it protects our people, which is our most valuable asset."

The Contract Logistics Division operates eight different warehouses in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States and offers other value-added services such as assembly, kitting, cross docking, distribution, and fulfillment. To learn more about G&D Integrated and its contract logistics services and warehousing, please visit http://gdintegrated.com/value-added-warehousing/ or call 309-284-6803.


G&D Integrated is a specialized provider of transportation and logistics services and has over 100 years of experience advancing innovative global supply chain solutions. Headquartered in Morton, IL, the company provides domestic transportation, freight brokerage, contract logistics, and supply chain services to a variety of industries with 1,000 employees at over 20 facilities across North America. For more information, visit www.gdintegrated.com.


The National Safety Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education, and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials, and the public in areas where the organization can make the most impact. For more information, visit www.nsc.org.

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ArgoTrak Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-growing Companies

NAPLES, Florida, August 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

ArgoTrak Inc., a GPS solutions company, is pleased to announce placement on Inc. Magazine's 2017 list of Americas' 5000 fastest-growing private companies.

Based in Naples, FL, the company serves customers across the nation and beyond. ArgoTrak is honored to be named to this prestigious ranking at position 1168. The list, published by Inc. Magazine for more than 30 years, features a long list of powerhouses who have shown exponential growth over the years, including household names such as Bitly, Orangetheory Fitness, Intuit, Microsoft, GoPro, Zappos and many others.

"Our success can be attributed to our incredible team and a strong focus on our customers, partners and vendors. We have been rewarded for our commitment to our core strengths through our placement on this coveted ranking." stated Jim Wheeler, Founder and President of ArgoTrak.

The company partners with multiple data carriers, hardware manufacturers and software companies to provide creative, customized, cutting edge GPS tracking solutions for clients of all industries. Additionally, ArgoTrak recently launched a government division after receiving their U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) schedule, promising additional growth in the coming years.

Priding itself for its customer focused approach to doing business and impeccable integrity in the marketplace, ArgoTrak considers these to be some of the key contributing factors to the company's growth and continued expansion of services and client base.

"We are incredibly honored that we have been recognized by Inc. Magazine's ranking among the top 5000 fastest growing companies in the nation, and take it as further motivation to continue our growth strategy; locally, nationally and globally," remarked Jim Wheeler, President of Argotrak.

About ArgoTrak Inc. 

Based in Naples, FL, ArgoTrak is devoted to providing customers with high quality, cost effective, customized, cutting edge GPS tracking solutions.  ArgoTrak solutions track, monitor and protect vehicles, vessels, valuable assets, employees and loved ones. As a veteran-owned company, founded in 2009, ArgoTrak takes pride in operating with integrity, and providing superior US-based customer service and assistance.

ArgoTrak Inc. 
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NYX Professional Makeup Names Jessica Kalil Beauty Vlogger of the Year at the Sixth Annual FACE Awards

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, August 19th, 2017, NYX Professional Makeup announced Jessica Kalil as its Beauty Vlogger of the Year at the Sixth Annual NYX Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE) Awards Show in Los Angeles.

Jessica and the five finalists revealed their final challenge videos inspired by the theme, "The Magic of Makeup," before host Patrick Starr, emcee Charisma Star, an expert panel of judges, and a live audience of more than 4,000 beauty enthusiasts at the Shrine Auditorium. The FACE Awards Show also featured an opening dance number by RuPaul's Drag Race star Alyssa Edwards, in addition to a musical performance by Willow Smith.

"The FACE Awards is an empowering, unique program which opens doors for an extremely talented community of artists," said Sarah El-Annan, AVP Integrated Marketing and PR at NYX Professional Makeup. "We are so proud of our hard-working and talented contestants and are grateful for the continued support from the beauty community over the past six years."

As the Beauty Vlogger of the Year, Jessica will receive $50,000, a year's supply of NYX Professional Makeup, and the opportunity to kick-start a professional career in makeup artistry. The five runner-ups will each receive $15,000 and a year's supply of NYX Professional Makeup.

In April, NYX Professional Makeup received thousands of video entries; from there, a panel of judges selected the 30 semi-finalists. After creating looks inspired by the challenge themes, "Royalty," "Animal Kingdom," and "Cyberpunk," the semi-finalists were narrowed down to the top six finalists via rounds of public voting.

Official 2017 FACE Awards sponsors included Redken, Shoedazzle, Target, Clarisonic, Microsoft, The Body Shop, Tatcha, Kitsch, Quay Australia, Forever 21, and Audio Network.

About NYX Professional Makeup:
NYX Professional Makeup is a modern, digitally-native makeup brand on the forefront of today's emerging beauty trends. A leader in the global color cosmetics industry, NYX Professional Makeup is an affordable professional makeup line with every shade, color and tool needed to create makeup artistry at every level. Rooted in a professional artistry heritage, NYX Professional Makeup boasts a successful multi-channel approach at the forefront of digital and retail. A social media pioneer, NYX Professional Makeup is one of the most influential and top-ranked brands, and is followed by top beauty vloggers, Instagram stars, and their millions of fans. While headquartered in the heart of Los Angeles, NYX Professional Makeup is a global brand available in more than 70 countries at thousands of retailers consisting of specialty beauty and fashion stores, freestanding shops and beauty supply stores, as well as on www.nyxcosmetics.com.



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