Sephora Names Mary Beth Laughton EVP, US Omni Retail
“Mary Beth is a visionary and strategist with a deep understanding of how customers are evolving,” said Calvin McDonald, chief executive officer and president of Sephora Americas. “During her time at Sephora, she has pioneered many innovative, consumer-focused experiences both online and in stores, reflecting her relentless focus on making the client experience as integrated as it can be.”
Several other Sephora employees are shifting into new, expanded roles. They include the following:
- Gregg Ardizone will become senior vice president of stores. Ardizone is currently vice president of East Coast stores. In his new role, he will report to Laughton.
- Bridget Dolan will now be senior vice president of omni experiences and innovation. Dolan is currently vice president, Sephora Innovation Lab. In her new role, Dolan will head the team that focuses on creating the next generation of client experiences through experiential retail.
- Artemis Patrick is being promoted to chief merchandising officer. Patrick is currently senior vice president of merchandising for Sephora. In her new position, Patrick will also oversee e-commerce merchandising as well as head a cross-channel merchandising team.
In addition, Christie Jack, executive vice president of retail and education, plans to step down from her post at the end of 2017. Jack has been with Sephora for 14 years.