BEAUTY CARE

Ulta Beauty names marketing, merchandising head president

BY DSN STAFF

Ulta Beauty’s chief merchandising and marketing officer has a new role added to its title. The company has appointed David Kimbell to the role of president and chief merchandising and marketing officer.

In this position, Kimbell will expand upon his current responsibilities and assume additional responsibility for corporate strategy and merchandise planning and operations, the Bolingbrook, Ill.-based company said.

Kimbell has served as Ulta Beauty’s chief merchandising and marketing officer since March 2015. He joined the company in 2014 as the chief marketing officer.

“This increased responsibility recognizes Dave’s value to the company, his reputation in the industry and his track record of delivering outstanding performance,” Mary Dillon, CEO at Ulta Beauty, 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.”

Prior to joining the beauty retailer’s team, he served as the chief marketing officer and executive vice president at U.S. Cellular. Before that, he served as the chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Seventh Generation from 2008 to 2011.

Kimbell also has held positions at PepsiCo, Quaker Food Division and Procter & Gamble.

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