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.
President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Karen Boone serves as RH's President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, and leads all financial and administrative functions, including strategic and financial planning, accounting, treasury, tax, internal audit, human resources, investor relations, legal, compliance, and facilities across the Company's multiple businesses and brands. Ms. Boone served as RH's Co-President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer from May 2016 to November 2017, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer from May 2014 to May 2016 and Chief Financial Officer from June 2012 to May 2014. 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 has served as the Chair of the Audit Committee and Director of Sonos since June 2017. Ms. Boone was named one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times in 2014.
President, Chief Creative Officer and Director
Eri Chaya serves as RH's President, Chief Creative Officer and Director. Ms. Chaya leads product curation and integration, brand development and design, and Interior Design for RH Interiors, Modern, Outdoor, Baby & Child, Teen, and Contract, across the Company's physical, digital, and print channels of distribution. Ms. Chaya served as RH's Co-President, Chief Creative and Merchandising Officer and Director from May 2016 to November 2017, Chief Creative Officer from April 2008 to May 2016 and Vice President of Creative from July 2006 to April 2008. Ms. Chaya has been a member of the RH Board of Directors since 2012. Prior to RH, Ms. Chaya was a creative director at Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, an international advertising agency, and a creative director at Banana Republic. Ms. Chaya graduated from Art Center College of Design, one of the country's preeminent design schools.
President, Chief Operating, Services and Values Officer
DeMonty Price serves as RH's President, Chief Operating, Services and Values Officer. Mr. Price leads service and operations across the Company's Galleries, outlets, distribution centers, care centers, and home delivery network, as well as ensure a deep commitment to the Company's values and beliefs throughout the organization. Mr. Price was appointed as Co-President, Chief Operating, Service and Values Officer in May 2016. Mr. Price joined RH in 2002 and served as the Company's Chief Service and Values Officer from September 2015 to May 2016, 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.
President, Chief Real Estate and Development Officer
David Stanchak serves as RH's President, Chief Real Estate and Development Officer, and leads real estate development, architecture and design, for all of the Company's brands, concepts, and facilities domestically and internationally. Prior to Mr. Stanchak's appointment to the Office of the President, Mr. Stanchak served as RH's Chief Real Estate and Transformation Officer since May 2017 and Chief Real Estate and Development Officer from May 2015 to May 2017. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Stanchak served as Senior Vice President of Dick's Sporting Goods and as President of Golf Galaxy. Mr. Stanchak has also been the President and owner of Pinpoint Real Estate Company since 1995. Over his 30-year career in the commercial real estate industry, Mr. Stanchak has worked as a senior executive, board member, consultant, investor, real estate broker and attorney in all aspects of high-growth, multi-unit retail brand development. He has had direct responsibility for opening more than 2,500 retail store locations, managing real estate portfolios and deploying in excess of $2 billion for retailers including RH, Dick's Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, Golf Galaxy, True Runner, DSW, Filene's Basement, Mike Ditka's Steakhouse, James Hardie Building Products, Blockbuster Entertainment, Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp. and Boston Market.
President, Chief Merchandising and Business Development Officer
Sandra Stangl serves as RH's President, Chief Merchandising and Business Development Officer, and leads merchandising, inventory planning, and sourcing for RH Interiors, Modern, Outdoor, Baby & Child, Teen, and Contract, across the Company's physical, digital, and print channels of distribution. Prior to Ms. Stangl's appointment to the Office of the President, Ms. Stangl has served as President of New Business Development since she joined RH in May 2017. Ms. Stangl joined RH after a 23-year career at Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Ms. Stangl served as President of the Pottery Barn Brands including Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PB Teen from 2013 until March 2017 where she oversaw merchandising, product development, inventory management, creative services, visual merchandising, brand finance and operations for all three brands. From 2008 until 2013, Ms. Stangl served as President of Pottery Barn and in various leadership roles since she joined Pottery Barn in July 1994. Ms. Stangl serves as an honorary board member for Larkin Street Youth Services and has recently joined the University of San Diego Board of Trustees. Ms. Stangl graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.