Board of Directors

Laura Alber, Director since 2010

  • Chief Executive Officer since 2010
  • President since 2006
  • President, Pottery Barn Brands, 2002-2006
  • Executive Vice President, Pottery Barn, 2000-2002
  • Senior Vice President, Pottery Barn Catalog and Pottery Barn Kids Retail, 1999-2000
  • Director, Fitbit, Inc. (fitness trackers) since 2016
  • Director, RealD Inc. (3D technologies), 2013-2015

Scott Dahnke, Director since 2019

  • Chairman of the Board
  • Member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominations, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee
  • Global co-CEO, since 2016, Managing Partner, 2003 to 2015, L Catterton (private equity)
  • Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Capital Partners (private equity), 2002 to 2003
  • Managing Director, AEA Investors (private equity), 1998 to 2002
  • Chief Executive Officer, infoGROUP Inc. (formerly known as InfoUSA; Nasdaq-listed) (marketing), 1997 to 1998
  • Principal (Partner), McKinsey & Company (management consulting), 1991 to 1997
  • Director, Vroom, Inc. (online car sales platform) since 2015
  • Director, Noodles & Company (restaurant), 2011 to 2019

Anne Mulcahy, Director since 2018

  • Member of the Audit and Finance Committee and Nominations, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee
  • Lead Independent Director, Johnson & Johnson (consumer healthcare products) since 2012; director since 2009
  • Director, Graham Holdings Company (education and media) since 2008
  • Director, LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (broker-dealer) since 2013
  • Chief Executive Officer, 2001-2009, and Chairman, 2002-2010, Xerox Corporation (technology and services); other roles of increasing responsibility, 1976-2001
  • Director, Target Corporation (retail), 1997-2017

William Ready, Director since 2020

  • Member of the Audit and Finance Committee
  • President of Commerce, Google LLC (internet search company) since 2020
  • Director, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (human resources software company) since 2016
  • Chief Operating Officer, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (digital commerce company) 2016 – 2019
  • Senior Vice President, Global Head of Product and Engineering, PayPal Holdings, Inc., 2015 – 2016
  • Senior Vice President, Global Head of Merchant and NextGen Commerce, PayPal Holdings, Inc., 2015
  • Chief Executive Officer, BrainTree (a mobile and web payment systems company, acquired by PayPal Holdings, Inc. in 2013), 2011 – 2015

Sabrina Simmons, Director since 2015

  • Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee
  • Director, e.l.f. Beauty, Inc. (cosmetics) since 2016
  • Director, Columbia Sportswear Company (outdoor apparel and gear) since 2018
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Gap, Inc. (clothing), 2008 - 2017
  • Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance, 2007-2008, Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer, 2003-2007, Vice President and Treasurer, 2001-2003, The Gap, Inc.

Frits Van Paasschen, Director since 2017

  • Member of the Compensation Committee and Nominations, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee
  • Member, Advisory Board, Royal DSM N.V. (life and material sciences) since 2017
  • Director, citizenM Hotels (hotels) since 2019
  • Chairman, Convene (workspace and property technology) since 2017
  • Author, The Disruptors’ Feast, about the challenges of managing through disruptive change, published 2017
  • President, Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Hotels and Resorts (hotels), 2007 – 2015
  • President, Chief Executive Officer, Coors Brewing Company (beer), 2005 – 2007
  • GM (President) Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2000 – 2004, GM (President) Americas and Africa, 1998 – 2000, Vice President Strategic Planning, 1997 – 1998, Nike Inc. (athletic footwear and apparel)
  • Chairman, Supervisory Board, Apollo Hotels (hotels), 2016 - 2018
  • Director, Barclays PLC (banking), 2013 – 2016
  • Director, Jones Apparel Group Inc. (clothing), 2004 – 2007
  • Director, Oakley, Inc. (sunglasses and athletic apparel), 2004 – 2007

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