Carl S. Rubin
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Rubin was named our Chief Executive Officer in March 2013 and Chairman in April 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Rubin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. since September 2010, and served as Chief Operating Officer from April 2010 to September 2010. Prior to joining Ulta, he served as President of the North American Retail division of Office Depot, Inc. beginning in January 2006 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Merchandising Officer of Office Depot from 2004 to January 2006. Prior to joining Office Depot, Mr. Rubin spent six years at Accenture Consulting in senior leadership roles including Partner, where he advised clients and led engagements across retail formats and e-commerce businesses. Prior to that, Mr. Rubin held a number of senior merchandising and general management positions in the specialty retail and department store industry including with Federated Department Stores. Since December 2015, he has served as a member of the board of directors and of the Audit and Compensation Committees of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., a leading women’s clothing and accessories specialty retailer.
Denise A. Paulonis
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Paulonis was named Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer in August 2016. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Paulonis served as Senior Vice President – Finance of the Company from November 2015 to August 2016 and Vice President – Investor Relations, Treasury and Corporate Finance from September 2014 to November 2015. Prior to joining the Company, she served in various capacities at PepsiCo, Inc. since 2009, including Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, Frito Lay from August 2013 to September 2014 and Vice President, Finance & Strategy, PepsiCo U.S. Sales from January 2011 to July 2013.
Stephen J. Carlotti
Executive Vice President - Marketing
Mr. Carlotti was named Executive Vice President – Marketing of the Company in June 2014. Prior to joining Michaels, he served as Chief Executive Officer of The Cambridge Group (a growth strategy consultancy owned by The Nielsen Corporation, a global marketing research firm), beginning in October 2011 and as Executive Vice President, Global Practices and Consulting Services at Nielsen from June 2011 to October 2011. Prior to joining Nielsen, Mr. Carlotti served as Senior Partner at Prophet (a brand strategy consulting firm) from June 2010 to June 2011. Prior to joining Prophet, Mr. Carlotti served in various capacities at McKinsey & Company since 1990, including as Senior Partner from 2005 to June 2010. Mr. Carlotti is a board member of E&J Gallo Winery.
J. Robert Koch
Executive Vice President - Stores and Development
Mr. Koch was named Executive Vice President - Stores and Development in May 2018. Prior to joining Michaels, Mr. Koch served as Executive Vice President of Business Development at Office Depot, Inc. from August 2016 to June 2017, after having served as Senior Vice President of Real Estate at Office Depot since December 2013. In his 19 years with Office Depot, he has held various key leadership positions in both Finance and Operations, including Senior Vice President, Real Estate, Construction and Strategy; Vice President, North American Finance; and Vice President of Financial Planning and Corporate Development. Prior to joining Office Depot in 1994, Mr. Koch held various positions in the corporate finance division of Blockbuster Entertainment.
Dennis A. Mullahy
Executive Vice President – Information Technology
Mr. Mullahy has served as Executive Vice President - Information Technology since November 2018, after previously serving as Executive Vice President - Supply Chain and Information Technology from September 2015 to November 2018. He previously served as Senior Vice President - Growth Initiatives since November 2013. Prior to joining Michaels, he served as Senior Vice President - Supply Chain at Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. from July 2011 to September 2013. Prior to joining Ulta, Mr. Mullahy served as Group Vice President - Merchandising and Supply Chain Management at Meijer, Inc. from May 2005 to July 2011. In addition, Mr. Mullahy served in various capacities at Accenture Consulting, including as Partner from June 2000 to May 2005.
Michael J. Veitenheimer
Executive Vice President - General Counsel and Secretary
Mr. Veitenheimer was named Executive Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary in September 2015. He previously served as Senior Vice President—General Counsel and Secretary since January 2008. Prior to joining Michaels, Mr. Veitenheimer served as Senior Vice President of Law and Human Resources of The Bombay Company, Inc. (a specialty retailer focused on home accessories, wall decor and furniture), from June 2007 to December 2007 after having served as a Senior Vice President since February 2006, its Secretary since July 1985 and its General Counsel since November 1983. Prior to joining The Bombay Company, Mr. Veitenheimer was in private practice of law in Fort Worth, Texas.