RH Leadership Team
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Gary Friedman serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RH. From October 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Friedman served as Chairman Emeritus, Creator and Curator. From June 2010 to October 2012, Mr. Friedman served as Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer and prior to that, from March 2001 to June 2010, was Chief Executive Officer. He was a member of the Board of Directors from March 2001 to August 2012 and rejoined in July 2013. Prior to joining Restoration Hardware, Mr. Friedman worked for Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a specialty retailer of products for the home, from 1988 to 2001, where he served in various capacities, including as President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2000 to March 2001, as Chief Merchandising Officer and President of Retail Stores from 1995 to 2000 and as Executive Vice President and President of the Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn brands from 1993 to 1995. Prior to joining Williams-Sonoma, Mr. Friedman spent 11 years with The Gap, Inc., a specialty retailer, in various leadership positions.
Co-President, Chief Financial and Administration Officer
Karen Boone serves as RH's Co-President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, and leads all financial and administrative functions for the Company, including strategic and financial planning, quality, accounting, treasury, tax, internal audit, human resources, investor relations, legal and facilities. Ms. Boone joined RH as Chief Financial Officer in June 2012 and in May 2014 was promoted to Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Prior to RH, Ms. Boone worked for Deloitte & Touche LLP, an accounting and consulting firm, where she most recently served as an audit partner. During her 15 years at Deloitte, Ms. Boone specialized in service to retail and consumer products companies, including Gap Inc., Williams-Sonoma, Inc., One Kings Lane, The Gymboree Corporation, and Ross Stores, Inc., among others. Ms. Boone was named one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times in 2014.