Ulta Beauty Reinforces Executive Team To Fuel Growth

Ulta Beauty has made several senior leadership changes to strategically position the beauty retailer for continued long-term growth.

“Ulta Beauty’s continued success is fueled by a strong leadership team, a winning culture and organizational design that aligns to our strategy and most effectively serves our guests and our associates,” said Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty. “I am proud to elevate these leaders who have played a pivotal role scaling our business for growth and achieving our vision.”

The Ulta Beauty executive team updates include:

  • Kecia Steelman will serve in an expanded role, taking on responsibility for Ulta Beauty’s international growth, as chief store operations officer and president, international.
  • Monica Arnaudo has been promoted to chief merchandising officer and will lead our merchandising and assortment strategy.
  • Shelley Haus has been promoted to chief marketing officer and will lead all brand building and consumer initiatives.
  • Prama Bhatt has been promoted to chief digital officer and will oversee digital, including digital innovation and e-commerce.

Dave Kimbell will continue serving as Ulta Beauty president overseeing merchandising, marketing, digital functions and the corporate strategy team.

“Our ability to promote from within underscores the incredible talent and passion our team has for growing our business and leading through our values,” said Kimbell. “With this world-class leadership team, Ulta Beauty will continue to deliver an unrivaled in-store experience and merchandising assortment, drive our digital innovation and engagement, and continue to establish ourselves as a powerful and meaningful brand.”