Mr. Heilbronn and Ms. Kirby are nominees for re-election, and Mr. Rubin is a nominee for election to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Rubin, who is standing for election by the stockholders at this Annual Meeting for the first time, was first identified by a third-party search firm as an officer candidate in connection with the Company’s succession planning process.
He was recommended as a candidate for the Board of Directors by the nominating and corporate governance committee.
Carl “Chuck” Rubin
Mr. Rubin was recently appointed to be our President and Chief Operating Officer, effective May 10, 2010.
Prior to joining Ulta, he served as President of the North American Retail division of Office Depot Inc. beginning in January 2006.
Mr. Rubin first joined Office Depot as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Merchandising Officer in 2004.
Before that time, Mr. Rubin spent six years at Accenture (including three years as a partner), where he worked with a range of retail clients across department store, specialty store and ecommerce venues.
Prior to that, he spent six years in the sporting goods specialty retail business, where he served as a general merchandise manager and a member of the executive committees for two publicly held companies.
He began his career with Federated Department Stores, where he spent 11 years in merchandising and store management.
Mr. Rubin has served as a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of The National Retail Federation since January 2007.
The Board will benefit from Mr. Rubin’s demonstrated leadership skills and the extensive senior management and executive operational experience he
has acquired in various businesses across the retail industry.
has experience building partnerships with key brands, ranging from mass market to prestige in both the specialty and department store markets.
time at Office Depot
, Mr. Rubin
was responsible for leading that company’s retail business in North America, including store operations, merchandising, marketing, real estate and construction.
will lend his
extensive operational and marketing expertise to the Board, as well as his
insights into the management of complex organizations, and he
will contribute an understanding of operational and marketing strategy in today’s challenging environment.
Carl “Chuck” Rubin