As President and Chief Executive Officer, David is responsible for the day-to-day decisions involved in Mary Kay Inc. He is a member of the Mary Kay Inc. Board of Directors.
David joined Mary Kay Inc. in June 1993, and in 1996, he became Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In 2001, he was named President and Chief Operating Officer. In 2006, David assumed the title of Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the Mary Kay family, he was a Vice President at Citibank, based in New York. Preceding Citibank, David was a financial analyst for Union Texas Petroleum in Houston.
Under his leadership, Mary Kay has expanded into 14 new markets and successfully diversified its revenue across more than 35 markets worldwide. The Company also has made significant progress on key strategic initiatives, including global rebranding and global standardization of core systems and processes. During David’s tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mary Kay’s global revenue has more than doubled, with various markets around the world regularly setting sales and independent sales force records
David earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Clemson University, where he currently serves on the President's Advisory Board. He earned his MBA from the University of South Carolina, where he was designated the outstanding MBA candidate and, in 2008, received USC’s Moore School of Business Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Favorite Mary Kay quote:
“NOTHING HAPPENS UNTIL SOMEBODY SELLS SOMETHING.”