David Kimbell named president of Ulta

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He remains chief merchandising and marketing officer

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty Inc. has named David Kimbell to the additional role of company president. He continues to serve as chief merchandising and marketing officer. In this new role, Kimbell assumes additional responsibilities for corporate strategy, merchandise planning and operations, the company said. He will continue to report directly to chief executive officer Mary Dillon.

David Kimbell

David Kimbell

“This increased responsibility recognizes Dave’s value to the company, his reputation in the industry and his track record of delivering outstanding performance,” Dillon said. “Dave plays a critical role in driving our business results and leading the organization as a member of the Executive Team. This expansion of Dave’s scope more closely aligns corporate strategy with the merchandising and marketing functions to identify future growth opportunities, strengthen execution, and extend our competitive advantage.”

Kimbell joined Ulta in February 2014 as chief marketing officer, and was named chief merchandising and marketing officer the following year. Before starting at the beauty retailer, Kimbell was chief marketing officer and executive vice president at U.S. Cellular, a role he held beginning in February 2011. He was chief marketing officer and senior vice president of Seventh Generation, a producer of environmentally friendly household and baby care products, from 2008 to 2011. Earlier in his career, he held various positions at PepsiCo. and its Quaker Food division, including vice president of marketing, as well as in marketing roles for several brands at Procter and Gamble Co.



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