The Vanity Group

A Luxury Lifestyle Management Agency

Where being self-centered is a good thing.

Our Founder

Posted on 08 Aug 2013 Comments Off on Our Founder

Karleen Roy: Behind the Visionary

A recognized innovator, executor, and experience advisor for notable clients worldwide, Karleen Roy is an authority on bespoke services for the most exigent of clients. Roy’s imaginative approach paired with the unmatched ability to execute seamlessly has guided notable brands to gravitate toward her.

“At The Vanity Group, impossible is not an option. If you can dream it, we can make it happen.”

Karleen Roy, Founder of The Vanity Group

Although Roy’s ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-octane environment was established at her alma mater, Howard University, her reputation as a lifestyle and experience expert was cultivated in New York City throughout her career within the entertainment industry.

Upon graduation, Roy quickly secured a publicity role with Island Def Jam Recordings where she began to establish a rapport with key influencers in the music industry and helped catapult many artists to stardom. At Island Def Jam, Roy was recruited to work with R&B crooner Ne-Yo, as a Management Coordinator where she was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations for Ne-Yo and his management company, Compound Entertainment. Roy has also held a post at Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division. Her stint with Compound, Def Jam and Sony is where she cut her teeth on the ins and outs of the music business.

Gradually, as her network and experience expanded, Roy later scored her dream job working alongside entertainment mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs. The two established a stellar working relationship and Combs selected her as his Senior Executive Assistant for the Executive Office at Bad Boy Entertainment. During her tenure in this position, Roy was the heartbeat of the Chairman’s office and the driving force between Combs’ multi-faceted business entities, external business partnerships, internal departments, industry executives and globally recognized talent relationships.

“Not only is Karleen a dear friend of mine, we also partner together on many projects at The Between Agency. I have watched The Vanity Group grow as an international brand and I am proud to always support her. Her work is impeccable. She get’s it.”

Wafaa Nakkoury, CEO, Between Agency

The Vanity Group: A Luxury Lifestyle Management Agency, was established upon Roy’s decision to channel her corporate and luxury lifestyle management expertise, premier resources, and global capabilities into a dynamic, boutique company offering services to mirror the image of modern style and quintessential living, crafting experiences only limited to her client’s imagination. It’s fitting that Roy created an agency that is built upon the very reason A-list talent and notable brands gravitate toward her; the panache and pristine touch she brings to The Vanity Group is unparalleled.

She has carved out a niche for The Vanity Group – innovator, executor, and experience curator! She is limitless, running her own show and yours – flawlessly!

Roy is a proud native of Memphis, Tennessee and currently resides in Manhattan, New York.