Cathy Halligan

Cathy Halligan

Independent Board Director
Ulta Beauty, FLIR Systems and Wilton Enterprises twitter

Cathy is an Independent Board Director helping board members and business executives understand and apply consumer facing technology to win in the marketplace.
On the Ulta Beauty Board (NASDAQ: ULTA), a $14bn market cap Fortune 500 and NASDAQ 100, high growth, US omnichannel retailer of All Things Beauty, All in One Place™, Cathy Chairs the Compensation Committee, is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee, and had served on the Audit Committee.
On the Flir Systems Board (NASDAQ: FLIR), a $6.75bn market cap global infrared camera and thermal imaging tech company, Cathy sits on the Audit Committee and was a member of the CEO Search Committee.

On the Wilton Brands Board, a Private Equity backed portfolio of iconic brands in the baking and crafting space, Cathy chairs the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability committee and is a member of the Compensation and Audit Committees.

Cathy is also an advisor to Chanel on digital topics and Narvar, A SaaS technology leader in post purchase optimization.  Cathy was named a Digital 50 – Board candidates with skills in new technologies by Agenda, a Financial Times service. Prior to Board Roles, Cathy was a executive leading Marketing and eCommerce (and the precursor, Catalog) efforts with world class brands and businesses (Walmart.com, Chief Marketing Officer; Williams-Sonoma/PotteryBarn, VP Internet; Gymboree and I.Magnin, VP Direct Marketing), and successful early stage companies (BlueNile.com, VP & PowerReviews, SVP Sales & Marketing) along with a tour to London and Tokyo with a Brand & Marketing Strategy Consulting Firm, Prophet.

Cathy is a Chicagoan living in San Francisco for 20+ years. She and her wife of 22 years, Zoon Nguyen, have 2 amazing daughters.

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.

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