Deborah G. Ellinger
Lead Independent Director, Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Deborah G. Ellinger has served as a director since November 2011. She is also a director of Covetrus, a $4Bn tech-enabled veterinarian services and supply company, and is a senior advisor to the Boston Consulting Group. She brings extensive experience in international retail and consumer products from her experience as a former president and chief executive officer of four private-equity backed consumer goods and retail companies from 2004 to 2018. She was the president and CEO of Ideal Image, a chain of 130 medical spas providing non-surgical cosmetic procedures across the US and Canada, from 2016 until her retirement in March 2018; chairman and chief executive officer of The Princeton Review, a company which assists students globally in test preparation and tutoring, from 2012 to 2014; president of Restoration Hardware, a luxury home furnishings retailer, from 2008 to 2009; and chief executive officer of Wellness Pet Food, a natural pet-food company, from 2004 to 2008. Previously, she served as an executive vice president at CVS Pharmacy, a senior vice president at Staples, and a partner at The Boston Consulting Group; she began her career with Mellon Financial Corporation. Her assignments have taken her all over the world; she has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and America. Ms. Ellinger is qualified as a Barrister-at- Law in London, as a member of the Inner Temple. She holds an M.A. and B.A. in Law and Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, England.
Director of Cutera, Inc., Covetrus and The Commonwealth Institute, a nonprofit; former director of Interpublic Group, Sealy Corporation, National Life Group, and several private companies, including The Princeton Review, RenewLife, Restoration Hardware, and Malden Mills Industries.
Senior Leadership Experience
President & CEO of Ideal Image, CEO of The Princeton Review; president of Restoration Hardware, CEO of Wellness Pet Food, EVP of CVS Pharmacy, SVP of Staples, and a partner at The Boston Consulting Group.