Cathy Halligan

Cathy Halligan

Independent Board Director, Ulta Beauty


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 Fortune 500 and NASDAQ 100 high growth US beauty retailer with a $15bn market cap, 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 $4.4bn market cap global infrared camera and thermal imaging tech company, Cathy sits on the Audit Committee.  And, on the Wilton Brands board, a private company with a portfolio of leading crafting and baking brands, Cathy sits on the Compensation and Audit Committees.

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 an 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 20 years, Zoon Nguyen, have 2 amazing daughters.