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 a senior advisor in the Boston Consulting Group’s Principal Investors & Private Equity practice. Recently, she served as the president and CEO of Ideal Image, the largest US chain of health centers providing minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. She brings extensive experience in international retail and consumer products, having served as the chief executive officer of The Princeton Review from 2012 to 2014, president of Restoration Hardware from 2008 to 2009, and as chief executive officer of Wellness Pet Food from 2004 to 2008. Ms. Ellinger led each of those companies while they were owned by private equity firms, and successfully grew each business before transitioning it to new ownership, yielding three to seven times return on capital to investors. 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. 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.