Author Archive for: Dave Kimbell
CEO // Ulta Beauty
Dave Kimbell is the President and Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer of Ulta Beauty, first joining the company in February 2014 as Chief Marketing Officer before being promoted to Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer in March 2015.
Dave leads an integrated team responsible for customer growth and profitability, including merchandising, marketing, store design, e-commerce, digital innovation, loyalty and customer relationship management. Under Dave’s collaborative, guest-centric leadership, Ulta Beauty has reached more than 30 million loyalty members, brand recognition has increased dramatically, and innovation in the merchandise assortment continues to expand guest engagement.
Dave is a proven marketing and general management leader with more than 20 years of experience building brands, creating and delivering strategic growth plans, and developing strong and impactful teams. He previously served as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at U.S. Cellular, Chief Marketing Officer of Seventh Generation, Vice President of Marketing at PepsiCo, and various brand management roles at Procter & Gamble.
Dave currently serves on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University and his MBA from Purdue University