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Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA.OQ)

ULTA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Philippin

67 2014 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Mary Dillon

55 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Scott Settersten

56 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary

Jeffrey Childs

59 2013 Chief Human Resource Officer

David Kimbell

50 2015 Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer

Jodi Caro

51 2015 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michelle Collins

57 2014 Independent Director

Robert DiRomualdo

72 2004 Independent Director

Dennis Eck

73 2014 Independent Director

Catherine Halligan

53 2012 Independent Director

Charles Heilbronn

62 1995 Independent Director

Michael MacDonald

65 2012 Independent Director

George Mrkonic

64 2015 Independent Director

Lorna Nagler

60 2009 Independent Director

Vanessa Wittman

49 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Philippin

Mr. Charles J. Philippin is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. He has served as the Non-Executive Chairperson of the Board since the June 2014 annual meeting. Mr. Philippin currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Sbarbs, LLC, a private food service company and was previously a principal of GarMark Advisors, LLC, a mezzanine investment fund, from 2002 until his retirement in February 2008. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Philippin served as Chief Executive Officer of Online Retail Partners. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Philippin was a member of the Management Committee of Investcorp International Inc., a global investment group. Prior to 1994, Mr. Philippin was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served as National Director of Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Philippin served as a director and Chairperson of the audit committee of Alliance Laundry Systems through August 2015. Mr. Philippin also previously served as a director and Chairperson of the audit committee of CSK Auto, Inc.; as a director, audit committee member and compensation committee member of Competitive Technologies; as a director and audit committee member of Aquilex; and as a director of both Samsonite Corporation and Saks Fifth Avenue. Mr. Philippin is a Certified Public Accountant and brings to the Board a wealth of experience dealing with and overseeing the implementation of accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations. With his extensive experience chairing public company audit committees and in various senior management positions in the financial services sector, Mr. Philippin provides relevant expertise on investment and financial matters. His accounting experience, together with his knowledge of financial reporting rules and regulations, makes him well-positioned to serve as the Chairperson of our Board.

Mary Dillon

Ms. Mary N. Dillon is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. She has been our Chief Executive Officer since July 2013. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of United States Cellular Corporation (“U.S. Cellular”), a provider of wireless telecommunication services, beginning in June 2010. Prior to joining U.S. Cellular, Ms. Dillon served as Global Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of McDonald’s Corporation from 2005 to 2010, where she led the company’s worldwide marketing efforts and global brand strategy. Prior to joining McDonald’s, Ms. Dillon held several positions of increasing responsibility at PepsiCo Corporation, including as President of the Quaker Foods division from 2004 to 2005 and as Vice President of Marketing for Gatorade and Quaker Foods from 2002 to 2004. Ms. Dillon previously served as a director of Target Corporation from 2007 to 2013 and as a member of its compensation committee from 2009 to 2013. Ms. Dillon joined the Board of Directors of Starbucks in January 2016 and serves on its compensation and management development committee. As the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Ms. Dillon is able to provide the Board with valuable insight regarding the Company’s operations, its management team and associates as a result of her day-to-day involvement in the operations of the business. Additionally, the Board benefits from Ms. Dillon’s demonstrated leadership skills and the extensive senior management and executive operational experience she has acquired in various businesses across the retail industry. With more than 30 years of experience in consumer-driven businesses, Ms. Dillon lends her extensive operational and marketing expertise to the Board, as well as her insights into the management of complex organizations, and she contributes an understanding of operational and marketing strategy in today’s challenging environment.

Scott Settersten

Mr. Scott M. Settersten is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of the company. He was named Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary in March 2013 after having previously served as Acting Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary since October 18, 2012. Prior to this role, Mr. Settersten served as Vice President of Accounting since 2010 and was responsible for accounting, tax, external reporting and investor relations. He joined Ulta Beauty in January 2005 as a Director of Financial Reporting. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, Mr. Settersten spent 15 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a certified public accountant serving in various senior manager roles in the assurance and risk management practices.

Jeffrey Childs

Mr. Jeffrey J. Childs is Chief Human Resource Officer of the company. He was named Chief Human Resource Officer in October 2013. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at U.S. Cellular after joining as Senior Vice President of Human Resources in 2004. From 2001 to 2004, he was President and Owner of Childs Consulting Services. Previously, he served from 1979 to 2001 in a variety of human resources, marketing, sales and operations roles at AT&T, Ameritech and SBC including Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services.

David Kimbell

Mr. David C. Kimbell is Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer of the company. He was named Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer in March 2015 after having previously served as Chief Marketing Officer since February 2014. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, he was Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at U.S. Cellular since February 2011. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Kimbell served as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Seventh Generation, a producer of environmentally friendly household and baby care products. Prior to that 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 marketing roles for several brands at The Procter and Gamble Company from 1995 to 2001.

Jodi Caro

Ms. Jodi J. Caro is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the company. She was named General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in August 2015. 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, Ms. Caro 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.

Michelle Collins

Ms. Michelle L. Collins is Independent Director of the company. She has been President of Cambium LLC, a business and financial advisory firm serving small and medium-sized business, since 2007. In 1997, Ms. Collins co-founded Svoboda Collins LLC, a private equity firm, where she served as Managing Director from 1998 to 2007. 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 has served as a director of PrivateBancorp, Inc. since November 2014 and currently serves as a member of its audit and compensation committees. 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, and Bucyrus International, Inc. from 2009 to 2011, including as a member of its audit committee. The Board benefits from Ms. Collins’ extensive experience serving on both private and public company boards and her prior committee experience makes her a valued member of the Board and member of our audit and Chairperson of our nominating and corporate governance committees. Ms. Collins’ experience evaluating, investing in, monitoring and exiting private equity investments as well as advising growth companies as an investment banker also enhances her value to the Company’s Board.

Robert DiRomualdo

Mr. Robert F. DiRomualdo is Independent Director of the company. Mr. DiRomualdo is Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Naples Ventures, LLC, a private investment company that he formed in 2002. Prior to 2002, Mr. DiRomualdo served in various roles at Borders Group, Inc. and its predecessor companies, including as Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to 1989, he also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hickory Farms. Mr. DiRomualdo currently serves as a Director of 4R Systems and was previously a director of Gordon Brothers Group, where he served on the audit committee, Securus, Inc. and Bill Me Later, Inc., where he served as Chairperson of the compensation committee and as a member of the audit committee. Mr. DiRomualdo’s qualifications for the Board include his ability to provide the insight and perspectives of an experienced Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of a major retail company, during which time he was instrumental in the development and implementation of a growth strategy that led to the company’s expansion into major domestic and international markets. He also oversaw a public stock offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange by Borders Group as well as its inclusion into the Fortune 500. Due to his experience supervising the principal financial officer of Borders Group as well as his previous committee experience, Mr. DiRomualdo provides valuable insight as the Chairperson of our audit committee.

Dennis Eck

Mr. Dennis K. Eck is Independent Director of the company. He served as the Non-Executive Chairperson of our Board from October 2003 to June 2013 and as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from February 2013 to July 2013. From November 1997 to September 2001, Mr. Eck served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Coles Myer LTD Australia, one of Australia’s largest retailers. Prior to that, Mr. Eck served in various other executive roles with Coles Myer, from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Eck was previously a director of Securus, Inc. The Board benefits from Mr. Eck’s ability to provide the perspective of an experienced Chief Executive Officer based upon his leadership at a large international corporation with operations worldwide. Running a public company exposed Mr. Eck to many of the issues facing public companies, including on the operational, financial and corporate governance fronts. His years of executive and managerial experience also enable him to bring demonstrated management ability at senior levels to the Board. Additionally, his experience leading complex retail organizations with large employee bases has given him expertise in executive compensation programs, making him a valued member of our compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee.

Catherine Halligan

Ms. Catherine A. Halligan is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Halligan serves as an Advisor/Consultant to Chanel Parfums Beaute since January 2014 and Narvar Inc. since February 2013 and previously served as an Advisor from January to April 2012 and Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing from July 2010 to December 2011 of PowerReviews Inc. Prior to joining PowerReviews Inc., Ms. Halligan held several executive level positions with prominent retailers. From 2005 to 2010, Ms. Halligan served in various executive positions with Walmart, including Chief Marketing Officer of Walmart.com 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 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. Ms. Halligan has served as a member of the board of directors of FLIR Systems, Inc. since March 2014, including as a member of its audit committee. With over 20 years of experience in marketing, digital and e-commerce within the retail industry, Ms. Halligan provides valuable insight and expertise on strategic marketing issues, Digital technology and omnichannel business capabilities. In addition, Ms. Halligan’s business experience with large retail companies makes her a valued member of our nominating and corporate governance committee and Chairperson of our compensation committee.

Charles Heilbronn

Mr. Charles Heilbronn is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Heilbronn has been Executive Vice President and Secretary of Chanel, Inc. since 1998. Since December 2004, he has served as Executive Vice President of Chanel Limited, a privately-held international luxury goods company selling fragrances and cosmetics, women’s clothing, shoes and accessories, leather goods, fine jewelry and watches. From 1987 to 2004, Mr. Heilbronn was Vice President and General Counsel of Chanel Limited and is currently a Director, Executive Vice President and Secretary of Chanel, Inc. Mr. Heilbronn is currently a Director of Mousseless, Inc., Chanel, Inc. (U.S.) and various other Chanel companies and affiliates in the U.S. and worldwide. Mr. Heilbronn has more than 30 years of experience at one of the world’s leading luxury goods companies and brings a broad domestic and international perspective to issues considered by the Board. His business background and industry experience enable him to provide substantial expertise on relevant business matters and in the governance of publicly held corporations as a member of our compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee.

Michael MacDonald

Mr. Michael R. MacDonald is Independent Director of the company. 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. The Board benefits from Mr. MacDonald’s experience serving as a director for a public company board and his prior experience makes him a valued member of the Board and member of our compensation committee. With more than 30 years of business experience in all phases of retail, including managing merchandising, marketing, stores, operations and finance functions, Mr. MacDonald brings strong leadership abilities and in-depth retail knowledge to our Board.

George Mrkonic

Mr. George R. Mrkonic, Jr., is Independent Director of the company. 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. He 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. Mr. Mrkonic 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 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 two other public companies: Brinker International (NYSE) and AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE). In the last five years he has also served on the board of directors of Syntel and Pacific Sunwear. Mr. Mrkonic’s more than 30 years of experience in the retail industry as well as his knowledge and skills as a senior executive and director of large public companies brings to our Board and audit committee a broad understanding of the complex strategic, governance and financial issues facing large public companies in the current economic environment.

Lorna Nagler

Ms. Lorna E. Nagler is Independent Director of the company. 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. With years of experience as a senior-level executive in a wide variety of retail companies, including as the President and Chief Executive Officer of a public retail company, Ms. Nagler provides considerable expertise on strategic, management and operational issues facing a multi-state retailer. Running a public company gave Ms. Nagler front-line exposure to many of the issues facing public retail companies, particularly on the operational, financial and corporate governance fronts. The Board also benefits from Ms. Nagler’s extensive experience in the retail industry and the informed perspectives such experience facilitates. Additionally, her past role as President and Chief Executive Officer positions her well to serve as a member of our compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee.

Vanessa Wittman

Ms. Vanessa A. Wittman is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Wittman was the Chief Financial Officer of Dropbox, Inc., a cloud based storage and collaboration company, from March 2015 to October 2016 and served as an advisor to the company until April 2017. Ms. Wittman is currently a private investor. Ms. Wittman was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Google, from May 2012 through February 2015, after joining Google in March of 2012. From September 2008 to March 2012, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a professional services company providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan, Ms. Wittman was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Adelphia Communications Corp., a cable television company, from 2003 to 2007. Prior to Adelphia, Ms. Wittman served as Chief Financial Officer of 360networks, a wholesale provider of telecommunications services. Ms. Wittman has served as a director of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. since April 2011, including as a member of its audit committee. Ms. Wittman’s experience as Chief Financial Officer of various public companies provides the Board valuable insights relating to financial reporting rules and regulations and accounting principles. In addition, her experience as a director at several companies, including serving as audit committee Chairperson for a public company, makes her a valued member of the Board and of our audit committee.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Charles Philippin

341,797

Mary Dillon

7,842,020

Scott Settersten

2,329,080

Jeffrey Childs

1,586,570

David Kimbell

2,330,510

Jodi Caro

1,253,690

Michelle Collins

237,998

Robert DiRomualdo

248,501

Dennis Eck

225,177

Catherine Halligan

243,501

Charles Heilbronn

225,177

Michael MacDonald

225,177

George Mrkonic

225,177

Lorna Nagler

225,177

Vanessa Wittman

225,177
As Of  27 Jan 2017