Highlights | Board of Directors | Leadership | Committee Composition
Gary Friedman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Gary Friedman
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 ... 
Carlos Alberini
Director
Carlos Alberini
Director


Carlos Alberini currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucky Brand. Mr. Alberini previously served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. from June 2010 through January 2014. Mr. Alberini served as RH’s Chief Executive Officer from October 2012 to July 2013. Mr. Alberini has served as a Director of RH since June 2010. Prior to joining RH, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Guess?, Inc., a publicly traded specialty retailer ... 
Eri Chaya
Director
Eri Chaya
Director


Eri Chaya was appointed to our board of directors on November 1, 2012. Ms. Chaya has served as our Chief Creative Officer since April 2008. Before becoming our Chief Creative Officer, Ms. Chaya was our Vice President of Creative, starting 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, a clothing retailer.... 
J. Michael Chu
Director
J. Michael Chu
Director


Mr. Chu was appointed to our board of directors in June 2008. Mr. Chu serves as a Managing Partner of Catterton Partners, a private equity firm he co-founded in 1989. Prior to forming Catterton Partners, Mr. Chu held a variety of senior management positions with The First Pacific Company and its various subsidiaries, including as Vice President and Corporate Treasurer of First Pacific in Hong Kong, and as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of various operating companies owned or... 
Mark Demilio
Director
Mark Demilio
Director


Mr. Demilio has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2009. Mr. Demilio has been a member of the board of directors of Cosi, Inc., a publicly traded national restaurant chain, since April 2004, has served as chairman of the board of directors of Cosi since March 2010 and has served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Cosi since September 2011. From December 2000 until his retirement in October 2008, Mr. Demilio served as the Chief Financial Officer of Magellan Health S... 
Katie Mitic
Director
Katie Mitic
Director


Katie Mitic was appointed to our board of directors on October 28, 2013. Ms. Mitic is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sitch, Inc., previously called Three Koi Labs, a mobile services start-up company formed in August 2012. From August 2010 to August 2012, Ms. Mitic served as Director of Platform & Mobile Marketing for Facebook, Inc., a social networking service. From June 2009 to July 2010, Ms. Mitic served as Senior Vice President, Product Marketing of Palm, Inc., a smartphone manufa... 
Thomas Mottola
Director
Thomas Mottola
Director


Thomas Mottola was appointed to our board of directors on November 1, 2012. Mr. Mottola serves as Lead Independent Director of the Board. In 2003, Mr. Mottola founded The Mottola Company, a company specializing in multimedia, entertainment, communications, branding, licensing and consulting, and has been its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since that time. From 1993 to 2003, Mr. Mottola served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc., a global recorded musi... 
Leonard Schlesinger
Director
Leonard Schlesinger
Director


Leonard Schlesinger was appointed to our board of directors on April 22, 2014. Dr. Schlesinger has served as the Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, a role he returned to in July 2013, after having served as the President of Babson College from July 2008 until July 2013 and having held various positions at public and private companies. From 1999 to 2007, Dr. Schlesinger held various executive positions at Limited Brands, Inc. (now L Brands, Inc.) inc...