CEO, Ulta Beauty
A champion of Ulta Beauty associates, guests, communities and the company’s unique culture, Dave became Chief Executive Officer of the nation’s largest beauty retailer in June 2021 after serving in executive roles with the company since February 2014. He leads with creativity as well as associate and guest-centricity to drive profitable growth, progressive innovation and inclusive experiences. With more than 30 years of experience across consumer industries, Dave strategically leverages insights and drives results. In his role, he leads Ulta Beauty and its 40,000 associates through the lens of inclusivity and deeply values the perspectives of his diverse team. Dave currently serves on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and Chicago Lights in addition to being a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and The Business Council. Originally from Indiana, he received his bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University and his MBA from Purdue University. Prior to Ulta Beauty, he was Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at U.S. Cellular, Chief Marketing Officer of Seventh Generation, Vice President of Marketing at PepsiCo, and held a number of brand management roles in the Beauty Division of The Procter and Gamble Company.