Aaron Alt has been appointed president of Sally Beauty Supply. Currently serving as CFO, he will assume the added role while maintaining his finance and supply chain responsibilities at Sally Beauty Holdings. Alt replaces Carrie McDermott, who served as president since 2017. McDermott resigned to accept a leadership role at another company.
Alt joined Sally Beauty in May as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer. Previously, he served as CEO of Target Canada after holding Target's senior vice president of operations role. Prior to joining Target, Alt held a variety of leadership positions at Hillshire Brands. Earlier in his career, he was a partner and associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
“We are pleased to appoint Aaron to this new role,” said Chris Brickman, president and chief executive officer of Sally Beauty Holdings. “The expansion of Aaron’s management responsibilities recognizes his valuable skill set and the meaningful contributions he has already made to the company as we implement our transformation initiatives. I believe that with Aaron’s leadership, and the strength of the Sally leadership team, anchored by Chris Kobus, general vice president, marketing & digital, and John Goss, general vice president, stores, we are well-positioned for future success in our Sally Beauty Supply business.”
Brickman continued, “On behalf of everyone at Sally Beauty Holdings, we thank Carrie for her leadership and contributions to improving the performance of Sally Beauty Supply. We wish her well in her future endeavors.”
Additionally, Heather Plutino has been appointed group VP of finance and treasurer of Sally Beauty Holdings where she will handle financial planning and analysis, treasury and risk management functions. Prior to joining Sally Beauty, Plutino served as VP and treasurer of Ascena Retail Group. Earlier in her career, Plutino held a variety of finance and treasury roles at Charming Shoppes and Target Corporation.
“These appointments and changes further underscore our commitment to executing on our transformation strategy to generate profitable growth,” Brickman said. “With our detailed fiscal 2019 plans in place, our team is highly focused on executing against this plan.”