Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kimbell has been Ulta Beauty’s Chief Executive Officer since June 2021. Previously, he served as our President from December 2019 until June 2021, our Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer from March 2015 until December 2019 and Chief Marketing Officer from February 2014 until March 2015. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, he was Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at U.S. Cellular since February 2011. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Kimbell served as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Seventh Generation, a producer of environmentally friendly household products. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Kimbell held various positions at PepsiCo, Quaker Food Division, including Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Kimbell held a number of brand management roles in the Beauty Division of The Procter and Gamble Company from 1995 to 2001.
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary
Scott was named Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary in March 2013, after serving as Acting Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary since October 2012. He oversees the company’s finance, accounting, tax, treasury, procurement, internal audit, loss prevention, investor relations, and real estate teams, including the optimization of our store fleet. Previously, Scott served as Vice President of Accounting since 2010, after joining Ulta Beauty in January 2005 as a Director of Financial Reporting. Prior to Ulta Beauty, Scott spent 15 years with Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP as a certified public accountant serving in various senior manager roles in the assurance and risk management practices.
Chief Operating Officer
Kecia was named Chief Operating Officer in June 2021. She oversees store and services operations, supply chain, IT, Ulta Beauty at Target and enterprise-wide optimization efforts. Previously, Kecia served as Chief Store Operations Officer since September 2015 and as Senior Vice President, Store Operations since July 2014. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, Kecia was Group Vice President at Family Dollar Stores from 2011 to 2014, after joining the company in 2009 as Vice President, Store Development and Store Operations. From 2005 to 2009, she was Vice President, General Manager of Expo Design Center, Home Depot Design Center, and YardBIRDs and Director of New Store Innovations at the Home Depot Corporation. She began her career at Target Corporation and served in a variety of retail operations and merchandising roles with increasing responsibility from 1993 to 2005. Kecia currently serves on the board of directors for Metropolitan Family Services and Adler Planetarium.
Chief Merchandising Officer
Monica Arnaudo was named Chief Merchandising Officer in December 2019, after having served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising since joining Ulta Beauty in October 2017. Prior to Ulta Beauty, Monica served in numerous sales, merchandising and business development roles in the beauty industry at retailers including Sephora and Nordstrom and brands including Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Shu Uemura and Bare Escentuals. Monica currently serves on the board of directors for Cosmetic Executive Women.
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Amiee was named Chief Supply Chain Officer in September 2020. In this role, Amiee oversees all of Ulta Beauty’s supply chain operations, as well as the company’s enterprise-wide continuous improvement efforts. Previously, she served in multiple store leadership positions since joining Ulta Beauty in September 2016, including Senior Vice President, Stores – West Division and Corporate Store Operations. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, she was the President of Thomas Advisory Group LLC, a consulting firm within the retail and beauty industry. Prior to that, Amiee held positions of increasing responsibility with JCPenney from 2007-2015, including Divisional Vice President Store Operations and Vice President of JCPenney Salons. Amiee also held various positions at Limited Brands Inc. from 2002-2007. Amiee also serves on the advisory board for Shoptalk and board of directors for YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.
Chief Digital Officer
Prama was named Chief Digital Officer in December 2019, after having served as Senior Vice President, Digital and eCommerce since 2017. She joined Ulta Beauty in July 2014 as Vice President, Digital and eCommerce. Prior to Ulta Beauty, Prama led retail eCommerce teams at Toys R Us and Kenneth Cole. In addition to her retail industry experience, Prama was a management consultant with Booz Allen and held various roles in product strategy, design and development at Ford Motor Company. Prama currently serves on the board of directors for the Shoptalk Advisory Board.
General Counsel, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Jodi Caro was named General Counsel, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer in August 2015. She also serves as Corporate Secretary and Chief Privacy Officer. Jodi oversees Ulta Beauty’s Legal, Risk & Governance Services team in delivering high quality legal, governance, compliance, risk management and property management services, as well as leading all Environmental, Social, and Governance efforts. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, she was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Integrys Energy Group, in addition to holding the role of Integrys’ Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer. Prior to joining Integrys in 2008, Jodi owned and operated her own law practice, which provided general counsel and corporate services to clients ranging from established multi-million dollar companies to medium and small early-stage enterprises. Prior to opening her law practice in 2006, she was co-founder and General Counsel of Looking Glass Networks, a privately held, facilities-based telecommunications company and served as an in-house attorney with MCI/WORLDCOM. Jodi is also Vice-Chair of the Retail Litigation Center and serves on the Chicago-Kent College of Law Board of Advisors as well as the board of directors for Communities in Schools of Chicago.
Chief Marketing Officer
Named Chief Marketing Officer in January 2022, Michelle oversees workstreams across integrated marketing, creative, store design, member loyalty, public relations, consumer insight, and UB Media, the company’s retail media network. Before joining Ulta Beauty, Michelle served as Chief Marketing, Citizenship & Communications Officer at Samsung Electronics America. Prior to that, Michelle held various leadership roles with Samsung, Vertu and Procter & Gamble, where she gained extensive experience in beauty and personal care.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Anita Ryan was named Chief Human Resources Officer in April 2022. During her 20 year tenure at Ulta Beauty, Anita has shown how much she loves and owns what she does, inspiring the company’s diverse talent base, fostering an inclusive workplace, and enabling strong business results with care for our culture. She oversees all Human Resources activities, including organizational design, leadership development, talent acquisition, total rewards, diversity, equity, and inclusion, associate care and support, compliance, and operational training, as well as oversees all strategic internal communications. Anita brings thoughtful expertise, heart and passion to all she does. Prior to Ulta Beauty, Anita began her career in the grocery industry before transitioning to human resources.