Ulta Beauty has named Monica Arnaudo Chief Merchandising Officer. In this position Monica will lead the retailer’s entire merchandising and assortment strategy team going forward.
Since joining Ulta Beauty in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Monica has been credited with driving Ulta’s business within several key categories. Her extensive beauty experience on both the retail and brand sides of the business looks to lend to her success in this new role. Past positions include a 13-year career within cosmetics at Nordstrom; and sales and merchandising leadership roles at Chanel, Estée Lauder, Shiseido and L’Oréal. Along the way, Monica also spent more than three years with Sephora.
Additionally, Kecia Steelman has been slated to serve in an expanded role, taking on responsibility for Ulta Beauty’s international growth, as Chief Store Operations Officer & President, International. And, Shelley Haus has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer, and Prama Bhatt has been promoted to Chief Digital Officer. In their new roles, Shelley will lead all brand building and consumer initiatives, while Prama will oversee digital, including digital innovation and e-commerce.
Dave Kimbell will continue serving as Ulta Beauty President overseeing merchandising, marketing, digital functions and the corporate strategy team.