Dave Kimbell is Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer at Ulta Beauty, the largest national beauty retailer providing All Things Beauty, All in One PlaceTM. The company offers 20,000+ products including color cosmetics, skincare, professional haircare and fragrances from 500+ well-established and emerging beauty brands, as well as a full-service salon in every store featuring personalized hair, skin and brow services. As a high-growth retailer headquartered in Bolingbrook, Illinois, Ulta Beauty operates more than 1,074 retail stores across 48 states and a rapidly growing e-commerce business.
Dave first joined Ulta Beauty in February 2014 as Chief Marketing Officer before being promoted to Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer in March 2015. He leads an integrated team responsible for customer growth and profitability, including merchandising, assortment, pricing, marketing, store design, e-commerce, digital, loyalty and customer relationship management. Under Dave’s collaborative, guest- centric leadership, Ulta Beauty has reached more than 27.8 million loyalty members, brand recognition has increased dramatically, and newness and innovation in our merchandise assortment continue to drive our business.
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 and Senior Vice President of Seventh Generation, and Vice President of Marketing at PepsiCo. He currently serves on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. Dave received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from DePauw University and his MBA from Purdue University.