Speaker Profile

Michelle Crossan-Matos
Chief Marketing Officer/ Ulta Beauty

As chief marketing officer at Ulta Beauty, Michelle Crossan-Matos shapes how guests, associates, communities and the world experience beauty. Having recently joined the company, her transformative experience and limitless creativity will only further cement the retailer as the most loved beauty destination. Michelle’s ability to create value and drive results motivates her team of guest-centric, data-driven marketers, storytellers, designers and strategists to propel the brand forward. With strategic vision and innovative insights, she leads the integrated marketing, creative, analytics, customer experience, member loyalty, public relations, consumer insights and UB Media teams.

A seasoned expert, Crossan-Matos brings global perspective to address business challenges and to develop her teams’ capabilities. From private equity to fast-moving Fortune 500 consumer goods and technology companies, her expertise, enthusiasm and passion consistently elevate her business prowess and inspire teams to reach new heights. Prior to Ulta Beauty, Michelle served as chief marketing, citizenship & communications officer at Samsung Electronics America, where she was responsible for leading the company’s U.S. consumer, B2B marketing and communications strategies. Throughout her career, she has held various leadership roles with Vertu and Procter & Gamble, where she gained extensive experience in beauty and personal care.

Michelle holds a degree in management sciences and manufacturing from The University of Strathclyde and she studied macroeconomics at MIT as well as digital & social strategy at Harvard Business School. She currently resides in Puerto Rico with her husband and two children.