Jan. 18, 2018 – Karen Musarra is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Health and Beauty in recognition of her role as CEO and Founder of Victory Park Italy Inc. & Victoria Park Academy.
Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Karen Musarra started Victoria Park Academy because of her passion for fashion. “Living in Milan, Italy, a global fashion capital, I became infatuated with the beauty industry. I got inspired by the vibrant environment at Piazza il Duomo and surroundings. There were models everywhere, big screens showing the runways, and there were makeup stands promoting different cosmetic lines from Kiko Milano to Estee Lauder. When I came to the United States, my partner Renzo Composto, founder and owner of beauty product Enzo Milano, gave me the final input to open the Makeup Academy.”
A renowned expert in the field, Musarra is CEO at Victoria Park Academy, which specializes in high-quality education in the beauty industry. Amassing over eight months of experience in the field, Musarra specializes in new business development, strategic planning, innovative idea implementation, solutions architecture and finance.
Prior to establishing Victoria Park Academy, Musarra worked in a number of different business-related fields. Throughout the course of her career, Musarra attained extensive experience in the field of manufacturing and international sales and “successfully opened a new market in Portugal” where she generated additional revenues for the company.
Utilizing her experience in communications, Musarra contributed to the expansion and execution of the new fiscal system of Promociones Telemaracay. In addition, Musarra has “organized the Administrative department reviewed and ensured conformity to procedure set out in tax policies and procedures manual.”
Throughout the course of her education and training, Musarra attained her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad Catòlica Andrès Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. Thereafter, Musarra went on to complete a Master of Business Administration degree in Economics from Fordham University Graduate School of Business as well as a second Master of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additionally, Musarra completed a Certificate in Marketing, Management and Industrial Markets through a specialized course at SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy.
In looking to the future, Musarra is looking forward to growing her business and offering students even more opportunities. In hopes of expanding her networking connections and looking for strategic partnerships, Musarra states that she would like her students “to have an international experience, for instance, to participate in the backstage in a fashion show in Milan.” she said.
To further her professional development, Musarra is an affiliate of several organizations including the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce as well as the National Association of Professional Women, which named her as part of the VIP Woman of the Year Circle. When she is not working, she follows Italian and American designers, travels around the world, visits museums and support charities that focus on women empowerment.
Musarra dedicates this recognition to her husband, Antonio Starvaggi, and parents Giuseppe Musarra and Francia Martinez.