Feb 17, 2022
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Ulta Beauty adds to board

Feb 17, 2022

U.S. cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty announced on Wednesday the appointment of Kelly Garcia and Gisel Ruiz to its board of directors, effective February 16.

Garcia and Ruiz's appointment takes the Ulta Beauty board to 13 - Facebook: Ulta Beauty

The addition of Garcia -- e​xecutive vice president and chief technology officer of Domino’s Pizza, and Ruiz -- ​former executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Sam’s Club Division of Walmart, takes the Ulta board number to 13 members, with more than half of its board now made up of women.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kelly and Gisel to the Ulta Beauty family and are confident their leadership and operational expertise in key, strategic areas will only strengthen our work,” said Mary Dillon, executive chair.

“The Ulta Beauty board of directors’ unique insights and perspectives continue to guide the important work the company does to shape how the world sees and experiences beauty while reflecting the beautifully diverse guests we serve.”

Garcia joins the Ulta Beauty board with more than 24 years of professional technology and leadership experience. At Domino’s Pizza, he is responsible for providing the company’s technology vision and leadership as well as developing and implementing strategic technology initiatives to support and improve the business globally. His broad technology experience includes global e-commerce, loyalty, and innovation. Prior to joining Domino’s, Garcia was vice president of business intelligence and North American operations for R. L. Polk & Company. 

Likewise, Ruiz joins the Ulta Beauty with more than 26 years of professional retail and leadership experience. She retired from her role as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Sam’s Club division of Walmart in 2019. During her tenure, she held a variety of leadership roles in operations and human resources with wide ranging responsibilities including cost optimization, real estate operations, in-store innovation and sustainability.

She also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., TelevisaUnivision and Vital Farms, Inc.

Founded in 1990, Bolingbrook, Illinois-based Ulta Beauty claims to be the largest cosmetics retailer in the U.S. today.

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