A champion of Ulta Beauty associates, guests, communities, and the company’s unique culture, Dave Kimbell became Chief Executive Officer in June 2021 after serving in executive roles with the company since February 2014. To be the most loved beauty destination and most admired retailer and employer, he leads with creativity as well as associate- and guest-centricity to drive profitable growth, progressive innovation, and memorable experiences.
With more than 30 years of experience across consumer industries, Mr. Kimbell strategically leverages insights and drives results. In his role, he leads Ulta Beauty, the nation’s largest beauty retailer, and its 40,000 associates through the lens of inclusivity and deeply values the perspectives of his diverse team. He is incredibly proud of the company’s world-class approach to ensure beauty is for everyone and is excited about the beautiful possibilities ahead.
Earlier in his career, he was Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at U.S. Cellular, Chief Marketing Officer at Seventh Generation, Vice President of Marketing at PepsiCo, and held a number of brand management roles in the Beauty division of Procter and Gamble. Mr. Kimbell 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.
He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University and his M.B.A. from Purdue University.