Ulta Names Kimbell Company President

Ulta Beauty has named David Kimbell president and chief merchandising and marketing officer.

In his new role, Kimbell will assume additional responsibility for corporate strategy and merchandise planning and operations. He will continue to report to Ulta CEO Mary Dillon.

“This increased responsibility recognizes Dave’s value to the company, his reputation in the industry and his track record of delivering outstanding performance,” said Dillon. “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 was named chief merchandising and marketing officer in March 2015 after serving as chief marketing officer since joining Ulta Beauty in February 2014.

Prior to joining Ulta, he served in upper management positions at several companies including U.S. Cellular and PepsiCo.