Michael Benjamin, President & CEO
What do you get when you combine unabashed gadget-geekery with brilliant business vision? If you're lucky (like we are!) you get somebody like Michael Benjamin. A seasoned entrepreneur, Michael recognized early on that technology would be the key to setting TEMPTU® apart in the market place and set about building a ground-breaking team of makeup artists, designers, engineers and chemists to bring his vision to life.
After successfully positioning TEMPTU as the leader in the professional airbrush makeup industry, he saw the incredible potential for success in consumer beauty. Today, with multiple patents for TEMPTU's advanced AIRpod™ and AIRbrush Makeup System, Michael has been instrumental in making our signature "flawless radiance" a reality for every woman.
Samantha Mandor, Co-Creator & COO
The working mom has always been a special breed - that's TEMPTU Co-Creator & COO Samantha Mandor. A leader in her household and on the business front, she's just the kind of unstoppable, nurturing multi-tasker everyone wants on their team.
Already busy with a demanding publishing career and busy family life, Samantha watched as TEMPTU changed the face of the professional makeup industry forever. Determined to make AIRbrush technology more accessible, she partnered with husband Michael Benjamin to create a business plan and raise the capital to truly transform the cosmetics company, bringing the flawless finish of TEMPTU technology to every woman. Today, her vision is realized on a daily basis-on fashion runways, in suburban driveways and everywhere in between.
One-on-One With Michael
A: My family.
A: The ability of languages - foreign, computer coding, and musical notes.
A: Randi Mercer, Ralph Siciliano and Sylvia Pichler; they were a big part of the old TEMPTU and their work is amazing!
One-on-One With Samantha
A: The time I take to work out in the morning. Being a working mom, to take that time just for myself feels incredibly indulgent.
A: The men in my life: my husband, Michael, and our two sons, Lucas and Matthew.
A: The ability to play an instrument really well, like the guitar or piano - if only to contribute more to family sing-alongs.
A: The amazing pro artists I see daily at TEMPTU - They wow me with their ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.