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.
Co-President, Chief Creative and Merchandising Officer and Director
Eri Chaya serves as RH's Co-President, Chief Creative and Merchandising Officer and Director. Ms. Chaya leads all creative and merchandising functions for the Company, including product development, merchandising, sourcing, inventory planning, plus the creative development and presentation of the Company's Galleries, Source Books, websites, and marketing strategies. She was appointed as Co-President, Chief Creative and Merchandising Officer in May 2016 and has served on the Company's board of directors since November 2012. Ms. Chaya served as RH's Chief Creative Officer since April 2008. Before becoming Chief Creative Officer, Ms. Chaya was RH's Vice President of Creative, beginning in July 2006. From February 2004 to June 2006, Ms. Chaya was a creative director at Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, an international advertising agency. From May 2000 to February 2004, Ms. Chaya was a creative director at Banana Republic. Ms. Chaya graduated from Art Center College of Design, one of the country's preeminent design schools.
Co-President, Chief Operating, Service and Values Officer
DeMonty Price serves as RH's Co-President, Chief Operating, Service and Values Officer. Mr. Price leads all service and operational functions for the Company, including all retail Galleries, care centers, distribution centers, home delivery and supply chain functions, as well as the Company's interior design, contract, and outlet businesses. Mr. Price was appointed as Co-President, Chief Operating, Service and Values Officer in May 2016. Mr. Price joined RH in 2002, and prior to his current role served as the Company's Chief Service and Values Officer since September 2015, and Senior Vice President of Retail Galleries and Operations, and the Company's Chief Values Officer from June 2006 to September 2015. Prior to RH, Mr. Price was with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. for four years in various field leadership roles, as well as with Gap Inc. and Nike Inc.