People: Ulta Salon Cosmetics and Fragrance Inc (ULTA.OQ)

ULTA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Philippin

64 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Mary Dillon

52 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Scott Settersten

53 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Assistant Secretary

Jeffrey Childs

56 2013 Chief Human Resource Officer

Robert Guttman

61 2007 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Jeffrey Severts

43 2012 Senior Vice President - Marketing

David Kimbell

47 2014 Chief Marketing Officer

Janet Taake

56 2014 Chief Merchandising Officer

Michelle Collins

53 2014 Director

Dennis Eck

70 2013 Director

Robert DiRomualdo

69 2004 Independent Director

Catherine Halligan

51 2012 Independent Director

Charles Heilbronn

59 1995 Independent Director

Michael MacDonald

62 2012 Independent Director

Lorna Nagler

57 2009 Independent Director

Vanessa Wittman

2014 Independent Director

Laurel Lefebvre

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Philippin

Mr. Charles J. Philippin has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., effective June 5, 2014. Mr. Philippin was a principal of Garmark Advisors, 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 is a director and chairman of the audit committee of Alliance Laundry Systems. Mr. Philippin has also served as a director and chairman 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 Samsonite Corporation and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Mary Dillon

Ms. Mary N. Dillon has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., effective June 24, 2013. Prior to joining Ulta, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of United States Cellular Corporation (“U.S. Cellular”) 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.

Scott Settersten

Mr. Scott M. Settersten is Chief Financial Officer, Assistant Secretary of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Mr. Settersten joined the Company in January 2005 as a Director of Financial Reporting and has served as Vice President of Accounting since 2010. In his role as Vice President of Accounting, Mr. Settersten was responsible for accounting, tax, external reporting and investor relations and worked closely with the Company’s Audit Committee and Board of Directors. Prior to joining the Company, 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. Mr. Settersten earned a Master of Science in Accountancy degree from DePaul University in Chicago and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Jeffrey Childs

Mr. Jeffrey J. Childs is Chief Human Resources Officer of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., since 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, including Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services.

Robert Guttman

Mr. Robert S. Guttman serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Prior to joining Ulta, Mr. Guttman was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of The Reynolds and Reynolds Company from August 2005 to October 2006. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Guttman served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of CCC Information Services, Inc. Prior to that time, Mr. Guttman was an Associate General Counsel with Sears, Roebuck and Co., having served in various positions as a lawyer with Sears from 1986 to 2000.

Jeffrey Severts

Mr. Jeffrey T. Severts is Senior Vice President - Marketing of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., since November 2012. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, he was the Chief Marketing & Services Officer for Best Buy Europe since June 2010. Prior to his role with Best Buy Europe, he held numerous other senior marketing and management roles with Best Buy USA since 2001. Before that time, Mr. Severts served as Vice President of Marketing and Management for Techies.Com, Inc. from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Severts held a number of marketing roles for several brands at General Mills, Inc. from 1992 to 1999.

David Kimbell

Mr. David C. Kimbel is Chief Marketing Officer of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., 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.

Janet Taake

Ms. Janet Taake is Chief Merchandising Officer of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. She was named Chief Merchandising Officer in January 2014, after serving as Senior Vice President – Merchandising since December 2008. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, Ms. Taake was Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer for Babies R Us from 2006 to 2008. From 2004 to 2006, Ms. Taake served as Vice President and General Merchandise Manager – Home Fashions for Sears Corporation. From 1998 to 2006, she served in various senior merchandise management roles with Mervyn’s (Target Corporation). Prior to 1998, Ms. Taake served in senior merchandise management and buyer roles with various national and regional retailers.

Michelle Collins

Ms. Michelle L. Collins is Director of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Ms. Collins joins the Ulta Beauty Board with 28 years of experience in corporate finance and business consulting. She has been the President of Cambium LLC since 2007. Previously, she was Managing Director and co-founder of Svoboda Capital Partners LLC, a private equity firm, from 1998 to 2007. She began her career in 1986 at William Blair & Company, an investment banking firm, where she held the position of Principal, Corporate Finance from 1992 to 1997, focusing on specialty retail, catalog and distribution businesses in corporate finance. Ms. Collins joins the Ulta Beauty Board with 28 years of experience in corporate finance and business consulting. She has been the President of Cambium LLC since 2007. Previously, she was Managing Director and co-founder of Svoboda Capital Partners LLC, a private equity firm, from 1998 to 2007. She began her career in 1986 at William Blair & Company, an investment banking firm, where she held the position of Principal, Corporate Finance from 1992 to 1997, focusing on specialty retail, catalog and distribution businesses in corporate finance. Ms. Collins serves on the boards of several civic organizations and private companies. She has been a member of the Advisory Board of Svoboda Capital Partners since 2007. She received an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1986 and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University in 1982.

Dennis Eck

Mr. Dennis K. Eck serves as Director of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. He served as the Non-Executive Chairman 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, including as Chief Operating Officer and a director from April 1997 to November 1997, Managing Director of Basic Needs from November 1996 to April 1997, and Managing Director of Supermarkets from May 1994 to November 1996. Prior to 1994, Mr. Eck served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of The Vons Companies Inc., as the Vice Chairman of the Board and Executive Vice President of American Stores, Inc., as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Food and Drug, as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of American Food and Drug, and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Acme Markets, Inc. He also served in executive roles of increasing responsibility at Savon Drug Inc. and Jewel Food Stores. Mr. Eck is currently a director of Securus, Inc. In 2000, Mr. Eck was named the Astute Business Leader of the Year in Australia by the Association of Chartered Accountants.

Robert DiRomualdo

Mr. Robert F. DiRomualdo serves as an Independent Director of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Mr. DiRomualdo is Chairman 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 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hickory Farms. Mr. DiRomualdo currently serves as a director of Gordon Brothers Group and was previously a director of Bill Me Later, Inc., where he served as chairman of the compensation committee and as a member of the audit committee. Mr. DiRomualdo has lectured frequently at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School, in addition to other educational institutions, on a pro bono basis. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

Catherine Halligan

Ms. Catherine A. Halligan serves as an Independent Director of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Ms. Halligan has served as an Advisor/Consultant to Narvar Inc. since February 2013 and previously served as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing of PowerReviews Inc. from July 2010 to December 2011. 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 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.

Charles Heilbronn

Mr. Charles Heilbronn serves as an Independent Director of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. 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 fragrance and cosmetics, women’s clothing, shoes and accessories, leather goods, fine jewelry and watches. From 1987 to December 2004, Mr. Heilbronn was Vice President and General Counsel of Chanel Limited and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Chanel, Inc. Mr. Heilbronn is currently a director of Doublemousse B.V., Mousseless, Inc., Chanel, Inc. (U.S.) and various other Chanel companies and affiliates in the U.S. and worldwide. He is also a Membre du Conseil de Surveillance (a non-executive board of trustees) of Bourjois SAS.

Michael MacDonald

Mr. Michael R. MacDonald serves as an Independent Director of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Mr. MacDonald has been the President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of DSW Inc. since April 2009. Prior to joining DSW Inc., Mr. MacDonald served as Chairman 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, most recently as Chairman 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 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Lorna Nagler

Ms. Lorna E. Nagler serves as an Independent Director of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Ms. Nagler is President of Bealls Department Stores, Inc. and has served in this position since January 2011. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Christopher & Banks Corporation, a specialty retailer of women’s clothing, from August 2007 to October 2010. She also served as a director of Christopher & Banks. 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 from 2000 to 2002 and Divisional Vice President, General Merchandise Manager of Kids and Menswear from 1998 to 2000. 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.

Vanessa Wittman

Ms. Vanessa A. Wittman is an Independent Director of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Board with more than 25 years of experience in finance and technology. At Motorola Mobility, she leads the teams overseeing all financial activities as well as the teams in charge of strategy, real estate, workplace services and information technology. Prior to joining Motorola Mobility in 2012, Ms. Wittman served for four years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a professional services company. She previously held Chief Financial Officer roles at cable television company Adelphia Communications, telecommunications services provider 360networks, and software developer and consulting group Metricom, Inc. Ms. Wittman has been a director of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. since April 2011, and currently serves as a member of its audit committee. She previously served as a director of Infospace, an internet search company.

Laurel Lefebvre

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