Pivot Point Academy was awarded the Golden School Award as School of the Year at the annual American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) conference in New Orleans. Pivot Point Academy was recognized in the tier one category, which includes school groups with less than 400 total students.
AACS is a national, nonprofit association representing privately owned cosmetology, skin, nails, barbering and massage schools, with the goal of advancing careers in beauty and wellness through education.
The academy, located in Bloomingdale, IL, is co-owned by Denise Provenzano, Frank Ellermeyer, and Pivot Point International.
Denise, also the owner of the Zano chain of salons and spas, manages the school’s day-to-day operations with a strong focus on student salon readiness.
Frank, former Chief Technology Officer of McDonald’s Corporation and Cloud Executive Advisor at Amazon Web Services Cloud, manages the school’s digital strategies and marketing.
Pivot Point International, founded in 1962 by Leo Passage to elevate beauty industry education, remains committed to his legacy of providing sustainable careers through the use of the school as its research academy.
“Supporting the future success and growth of our students is what drives Frank and I to always keep moving towards excellence. As a model for our students and our staff, hard work, desire and passion together can be the fuel for success. How fortunate are we to be in the best industry to make this happen!” – Denise Provenzano, Pivot Point Academy
“Pivot Point will continue to represent the best of our industry – providing cutting-edge content, tools, and technology that empower schools, instructors, students, salons and beauty professionals to enjoy their greatest success.” – Robert Passage, Pivot Point International