Lorna E. Nagler
Chair of the Board of Directors
Ms. Nagler was named Chair of the Board of Directors in June 2022, after serving as the Lead Independent Director since June 2021. Ms. Nagler has served as a member of the board of directors of Hibbett Sports since June 2019 and is the chair of its compensation committee. In July 2020, she was appointed to the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association Board as a member of their audit committee. Ms. Nagler was President of Bealls Department Stores, Inc. from January 2011 to January 2016. She served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Christopher & Banks Corporation, a specialty retailer of women’s clothing, from August 2007 to October 2010. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Nagler was President of Lane Bryant, a division of Charming Shoppes, Inc., a women’s apparel company. From 2002 to 2004, she was President of Catherines Stores, also a division of Charming Shoppes, Inc. From 1996 to 2002, Ms. Nagler held various retail management positions with Kmart Corporation, including Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager of Apparel and Jewelry, Divisional Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Kids and Menswear. From 1994 to 1996, Ms. Nagler was a Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager for Kids “R” Us. Ms. Nagler also has previous retail experience with Montgomery Ward and Main Street Department Stores.
Michelle L. Collins
Ms. Collins has been President of Cambium LLC, a consulting firm since 2007. Ms. Collins has served as a director of PrivateBancorp, Inc. since November 2014 and since its acquisition in June 2017, has been a board member of the acquirer, CIBC, and currently serves on the audit committee. Since July 23, 2021, Ms. Collins has been a board member of RSG Holdings, Inc., and serves on its audit committee. In 1997, Ms. Collins co-founded Svoboda, Collins LLC, a private equity firm, where she served as Managing Director from 1998 to 2007 and continues to serve on its Advisory Board. From 1992 to 1997, Ms. Collins was a principal at William Blair & Company, LLC, where she focused on specialty retail, catalog, and distribution businesses in corporate finance. Ms. Collins served as a director of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. from May 2011 to June 2015 and as a member of its audit committee and Chairperson of its governance committee. Additionally, Ms. Collins’ prior public company director experience includes Molex, Inc. from 2003 to 2013, including as a member of its audit committee and nominating and corporate governance committee, Bucyrus International, Inc. from 2009 to 2011, including as a member of its audit committee, and CDW Corporation from 1996 to 2007, where she served as Chairperson of its audit committee.
Kelly E. Garcia
Mr. Garcia is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Domino’s Pizza, where he is responsible for providing the company’s technology vision and leadership as well as developing and implementing strategic technology initiatives to support and improve the business globally, since July 2012. His broad technology experience includes global e-commerce, loyalty, innovation, and global software product development. Prior to joining Domino’s, Mr. Garcia was Vice President of Business Intelligence and North American Operations for R. L. Polk & Company.
Catherine A. Halligan
Ms. Halligan has served as an Advisor/Consultant to Chanel Inc. since January 2014 and Narvar Inc. since February 2013. Since January 2019, she has served as a non-executive director of Ferguson plc, a foreign private issuer listed on both the NYSE and the London Stock Exchange and is in the FTSE 100 index of listed companies, including as a member of the audit, nominating and governance, remuneration, and technology committees. Ms. Halligan also serves as a non-executive director of Driven Brands Holdings, Inc., a controlled company listed on the NASDAQ, and serves as Chair of its compensation committee. Ms. Halligan previously served as a member of the board of directors of FLIR Systems, Inc. between March 2014 and its merger with Teledyne in May 2021, including as Chair of the compensation committee and a member of its audit committee. Ms. Halligan held Senior Executive level positions with a SaaS software company and prominent retailers. She served as an Advisor from January to April 2012 and Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing from July 2010 to December 2011 of PowerReviews Inc., a leading SaaS software for customer reviews and social commerce. Prior to joining PowerReviews Inc., from 2005 to 2010, she was an Officer, and served in various executive positions with Walmart, including Chief Marketing Officer of Walmart from 2007 to 2009 and Vice President Market Development, Global eCommerce of Walmart.com from 2009 to 2010. From 2000 to 2005, Ms. Halligan served as an Associate Partner at Prophet, a global strategy consultancy. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Halligan held Executive retail management positions with Williams Sonoma Inc., including Vice President and General Manager, Internet and Vice President, Marketing. Ms. Halligan also has previous retail experience with Blue Nile, Inc. and the Gymboree Corporation. Ms. Halligan began her career as a Marketing and Planning analyst for Lands’ End from 1987 to 1991.
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.
Patricia A. Little
Ms. Little served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Hershey Company from 2015 until her retirement in May 2019. Prior to joining Hershey, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Kelly Services, Inc. from 2008 to 2015 and before that she spent 24 years with Ford Motor Company holding a variety of leadership roles. Ms. Little currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of McCormick and Company Inc. and is a member of its nominating/corporate governance committee.
Michael R. MacDonald
Mr. MacDonald served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of DSW Inc. from April 2009 through December 2015. Prior to joining DSW Inc., Mr. MacDonald served as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Shopko Stores, a retail company, from May 2006 to March 2009. Prior to that time, Mr. MacDonald held executive positions at Saks Incorporated from 1998 to 2006, including as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Department Stores Group for six years. Prior to serving in that capacity, Mr. MacDonald held executive positions at Carson Pirie Scott, including the position of Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. MacDonald currently serves on the Board of Directors of Frontier Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULCC) since 2016 and is a member of their audit committee.
George R. Mrkonic
Mr. Mrkonic is the Non-Executive Chairman of Maru Group, a UK and North America based market research company unifying deep sector expertise with cloud-based customer insight communities. In addition to being Non-Executive Chairman of Maru and a member of its audit committee, he serves as a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of AutoZone, Inc. Mr. Mrkonic is also the retired Non-Executive Chairman of Paperchase Products Limited, London, UK, a retailer of cards, stationery, wraps, and gifts. He is also the retired President and Vice Chairman of Borders Group, Inc. having served as Director from 1994 to 2004, Vice Chairman from 1994 to 2002, and President from 1994 to 1997. He began his retail career in 1978 and has led several retail companies including Herman’s Sporting Goods, Eyelab, Kmart’s Specialty Retailing Group, and Borders. In the last five years he has also served on the board of directors of Brinker International.
Heidi G. Petz
Ms. Petz is the President and Chief Operating Officer of The Sherwin-Williams Company, where she is responsible for all Sherwin-Williams operating segments, which include The Americas Group, the Performance Coatings Group, the Consumer Brands Group, as well as the Global Supply Chain organization. She joined Sherwin-Williams when the company acquired The Valspar Corporation in 2017. Prior to joining Sherwin-Williams and Valspar, Ms. Petz held various leadership roles with Newell Rubbermaid, Target Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Petz holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Leadership from the University of Richmond and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.
Ms. Ruiz held a number of senior positions within the Walmart organization during a career that spanned over 26 years. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Sam’s Club division of Walmart. Prior to that role, she had served as Executive Vice President of International People for Walmart International, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Walmart US, and Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Walmart US. Ms. Ruiz previously served on the Board of Directors of Walmart de Mexico S.A. de C.V. and Yihaodian, China’s then fourth largest business to consumer eCommerce website. She currently serves as a director of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL), Executive Network Partnering Corporation (NYSE: EPNC) and Vital Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: VITL).
Mike C. Smith
Mr. Smith is General Partner and co-founder of Footwork, an early stage venture capital firm. Previously, he was President, Chief Operating Officer and interim Chief Financial Officer of Stitch Fix, the online personal styling service where he oversaw operations, styling, client experience, merchandise, and finance, from October 2018 to January 2021, and in various other executive positions at Stitch Fix, including as Chief Operating Officer from June 2012 to March 2016 and from September 2017 to October 2018. Prior to Stitch Fix, Mr. Smith was Chief Operating Officer at Walmart.com, overseeing all operations for a $5 billion division, including one of the most successful multi-channel offerings in the industry. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Haas School at University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Smith currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Stitch Fix (NASDAQ: SFIX), Miller Knoll, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLKN), where he is also a member of its audit committee and Big Sky Growth Partners (NASDAQ: BSKY).