Board of Directors

Charles J. Philippin , Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Philippin has served as the Non-Executive Chairperson of the Board since the June 2014 annual meeting. Mr. Philippin currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Sbarbs, LLC, a private food service company and was previously a principal of GarMark Advisors, LLC, a mezzanine investment fund, from 2002 until his retirement in February 2008. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Philippin served as Chief Executive Officer of Online Retail Partners. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Philippin was a member of the Management Committee of Investcorp International Inc., a global investment group. Prior to 1994, Mr. Philippin was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served as National Director of Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Philippin served as a director and Chairperson of the audit committee of Alliance Laundry Systems through August 2015. Mr. Philippin also previously served as a director and Chairperson of the audit committee of CSK Auto, Inc.; as a director, audit committee member and compensation committee member of Competitive Technologies; as a director and audit committee member of Aquilex; and as a director of both Samsonite Corporation and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Michelle L. Collins , Director

Ms. Collins has been President of Cambium LLC, a business and financial advisory firm serving small and medium-sized business, since 2007. In 1997, Ms. Collins co-founded Svoboda Collins LLC, a private equity firm, where she served as Managing Director from 1998 to 2007. From 1992 to 1997, Ms. Collins was a principal at William Blair & Company, LLC, where she focused on specialty retail, catalog and distribution businesses in corporate finance. Ms. Collins served as a director of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. from May 2011 to June 2015 and as a member of its audit committee and Chairperson of its governance committee. Additionally, Ms. Collins has served as a director of PrivateBancorp, Inc. since November 2014 and currently serves as a member of its audit and compensation committees. Ms. Collins’ prior public company director experience includes Molex, Inc. from 2003 to 2013, including as a member of its audit committee and nominating and corporate governance committee, and Bucyrus International, Inc. from 2009 to 2011, including as a member of its audit committee.

Mary Dillon , Chief Executive Officer

Mary was named Chief Executive Officer in June 2013. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, she was President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of U.S. Cellular since June 2010. From 2005 to 2010, Mary served as Global Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President for McDonald's Corporation. Prior to joining McDonald's, she held various positions at PepsiCo, including President of the Quaker Foods division. Mary serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Starbucks Corporation and previously served on the board of Target Corporation from 2007 to 2013.

Robert F. DiRomualdo , Director

Mr. DiRomualdo is Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Naples Ventures, LLC, a private investment company that he formed in 2002. Prior to 2002, Mr. DiRomualdo served in various roles at Borders Group, Inc. and its predecessor companies, including as Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to 1989, he also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hickory Farms. Mr. DiRomualdo currently serves as a Director of 4R Systems and was previously a director of Gordon Brothers Group, where he served on the audit committee, Securus, Inc. and Bill Me Later, Inc., where he served as Chairperson of the compensation committee and as a member of the audit committee.

Dennis K. Eck, Director

Mr. Eck served as the Non-Executive Chairperson of our Board from October 2003 to June 2013 and as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from February 2013 to July 2013. From November 1997 to September 2001, Mr. Eck served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Coles Myer LTD Australia, one of Australia’s largest retailers. Prior to that, Mr. Eck served in various other executive roles with Coles Myer, from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Eck was previously a director of Securus, Inc.

Catherine Halligan, Director

Ms. Halligan serves as an Advisor/Consultant to Chanel Parfums Beaute since January 2014 and Narvar Inc. since February 2013 and previously served as an Advisor from January to April 2012 and Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing from July 2010 to December 2011 of PowerReviews Inc. Prior to joining PowerReviews Inc., Ms. Halligan held several executive level positions with prominent retailers. From 2005 to 2010, Ms. Halligan served in various executive positions with Walmart, including Chief Marketing Officer of Walmart.com from 2007 to 2009 and Vice President Market Development, Global eCommerce of Walmart.com from 2009 to 2010. From 2000 to 2005, Ms. Halligan served as an associate partner at Prophet, a global strategy consultancy. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Halligan held retail management positions with Williams Sonoma Inc., including Vice President and General Manager, Internet and Vice President, Marketing. Ms. Halligan also has previous retail experience with Blue Nile, Inc. and the Gymboree Corporation. Ms. Halligan began her career as a Marketing and Planning analyst for Lands’ End from 1987 to 1991. Ms. Halligan has served as a member of the board of directors of FLIR Systems, Inc. since March 2014, including as a member of its audit committee.

Charles Heilbronn, Director

Mr. Heilbronn has been Executive Vice President and Secretary of Chanel, Inc. since 1998. Since December 2004, he has served as Executive Vice President of Chanel Limited, a privately-held international luxury goods company selling fragrances and cosmetics, women’s clothing, shoes and accessories, leather goods, fine jewelry and watches. From 1987 to 2004, Mr. Heilbronn was Vice President and General Counsel of Chanel Limited and is currently a Director, Executive Vice President and Secretary of Chanel, Inc. Mr. Heilbronn is currently a Director of Mousseless, Inc., Chanel, Inc. (U.S.) and various other Chanel companies and affiliates in the U.S. and worldwide.

Michael R. MacDonald, Director

Mr. MacDonald served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of DSW Inc. from April 2009 through December 2015. Prior to joining DSW Inc., Mr. MacDonald served as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Shopko Stores, a retail company, from May 2006 to March 2009. Prior to that time, Mr. MacDonald held executive positions at Saks Incorporated from 1998 to 2006, including as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Department Stores Group for six years. Prior to serving in that capacity, Mr. MacDonald held executive positions at Carson Pirie Scott, including the position of Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer.

George Mrkonic , Director

Mr. Mrkonic is the Non-Executive Chairman of Maru Group, a UK and North America-based market research company unifying deep sector expertise with cloud-based customer insight communities. He is also the retired Non-Executive Chairman of Paperchase Products Limited, London, UK, a retailer of cards, stationery, wraps and gifts. He is also the retired President and Vice Chairman of Borders Group, Inc. having served as Director from 1994 to 2004, Vice Chairman from 1994 to 2002 and President from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Mrkonic began his retail career in 1978 and has led several retail companies including Herman’s Sporting Goods, Eyelab, Kmart’s Specialty Retailing Group and Borders. In addition to being Non-Executive Chairman of Maru and a member of its audit committee, he serves as a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of two other public companies: Brinker International (NYSE) and AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE). In the last five years he has also served on the board of directors of Syntel and Pacific Sunwear.

Lorna E. Nagler, Director

Ms. Nagler was President of Bealls Department Stores, Inc. from January 2011 to January 2016. She served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Christopher & Banks Corporation, a specialty retailer of women’s clothing, from August 2007 to October 2010. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Nagler was President of Lane Bryant, a division of Charming Shoppes, Inc., a women’s apparel company. From 2002 to 2004, she was President of Catherines’ Stores, also a division of Charming Shoppes, Inc. From 1996 to 2002, Ms. Nagler held various retail management positions with Kmart Corporation, including Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager of Apparel and Jewelry, Divisional Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Kids and Menswear. From 1994 to 1996, Ms. Nagler was a Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager for Kids “R” Us. Ms. Nagler also has previous retail experience with Montgomery Ward and Main Street Department Stores.

Vanessa A. Wittman , Director

Ms. Wittman was the Chief Financial Officer of Dropbox, Inc., a cloud based storage and collaboration company, from March 2015 to October 2016 and served as an advisor to the company until April 2017. Ms. Wittman is currently a private investor. Ms. Wittman was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Google, from May 2012 through February 2015, after joining Google in March of 2012. From September 2008 to March 2012, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a professional services company providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan, Ms. Wittman was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Adelphia Communications Corp., a cable television company, from 2003 to 2007. Prior to Adelphia, Ms. Wittman served as Chief Financial Officer of 360networks, a wholesale provider of telecommunications services. Ms. Wittman has served as a director of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. since April 2011, including as a member of its audit committee.