Richard Kunes

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Francesca's Holdings Corp.

Richard Kunes

Richard Kunes

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Francesca's Holdings Corp.

Biography

Richard W. Kunes occupies the position of Chairman for Francescas.com, Inc. He is also on the board of Estée Lauder NV and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York. In the past he held the position of Director at Francesca's Holdings Corp. and Executive Vice President at The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. He received an MBA from Pace University.

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Career Highlights

The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
Francesca's Holdings Corp.

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Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1954

Age

66

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Executive Vice President & Chief Merchandising Officer at Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Signet Jewelers Ltd.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Francesca's Holdings Corp.

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Managing Partner at Court Square Capital Partners

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Co-Founder at Agate Creek Partners LLC

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Co Head, Consumer/Retail at CCMP Capital Advisors LLC

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Former Consultant at Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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Secretary & Director at Dunkin Brands (UK) Ltd.

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Former Executive Vice President-Global Operations at The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

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Director at PetSmart Inc.

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Richard Kunes
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Francesca's Holdings Corp.
Education
M.B.A. in International Business/Finance

The Joseph I. Lubin School of Business is the business school of Pace University. It was named after Joseph I. Lubin, an alumnus and benefactor of the school.[2] The school was established in 1906 as the Pace School of Accountancy to prepare men and women for the CPA exam.[2] The school is located at Pace University's campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York.

Career History
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
1986 - 2013

The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. engages in the manufacturing of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. It sells products under the following brand names: Estée Lauder, Clinique, Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Jo Malone London, Aveda, and Too Faced. Its channels primarily consist of department stores, specialty multi-brand retailers, upscale perfumeries and pharmacies, and prestige salons and spas. The company was founded by Estée Lauder and Joseph Lauder in 1946 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Controller
Prior

Colgate-Palmolive Co. is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of consumer products. It operates through Oral, Personal and Home Care and Pet Nutrition segments. The Oral, Personal and Home Care segment represents North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Africa or Eurasia, all of which sell to a variety of retail and wholesale customers and distributors. The Pet Nutrition segment offers pet nutrition products for dogs and cats. The company was founded by William Colgate in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2016 - 2020

Francesca's Holdings Corp It all started back in 1999 when we opened our first boutique in Houston, Texas and filled it with a winsome collection of hand-picked merchandise. Women everywhere instantly fell in love with us – so much so that we now have over 350 boutiques in 45 states across the country (and counting!). We also launched our online boutique, francescas.com, so you can shop, surf, or play whenever it strikes your fancy. Our boutiques offer an eclectic mix of carefully-curated clothing, bright baubles, bold accessories, and playful gifts that are as fun to give as they are to receive. Boutiques reveal an array of new arrivals almost daily, so you’ll always discover something special and amazing on every visit. And because we are a boutique, we only carry a few of each item, so everything you find is uniquely yours. You can kiss seeing your outfit twin at the party goodbye!

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Estee Lauder NV provides cosmetics and skin care products. Its skin care products include moisturizers, creams, lotions, cleansers, sun screens and self-tanning products for women and men. It offers fragrance products for women and men, including eau de parfum sprays and colognes, lotions, powders, creams and soaps that are based on a particular fragrance. The company was founded on July 8, 1965 is headquartered in Westerlo, Belgium.

Chairman of the Board
2013 - 2020

Francesca's Holdings Corp It all started back in 1999 when we opened our first boutique in Houston, Texas and filled it with a winsome collection of hand-picked merchandise. Women everywhere instantly fell in love with us – so much so that we now have over 350 boutiques in 45 states across the country (and counting!). We also launched our online boutique, francescas.com, so you can shop, surf, or play whenever it strikes your fancy. Our boutiques offer an eclectic mix of carefully-curated clothing, bright baubles, bold accessories, and playful gifts that are as fun to give as they are to receive. Boutiques reveal an array of new arrivals almost daily, so you’ll always discover something special and amazing on every visit. And because we are a boutique, we only carry a few of each item, so everything you find is uniquely yours. You can kiss seeing your outfit twin at the party goodbye!

Director
Prior

Tory Burch LLC designs, manufactures, and sells women's apparel and accessories. Its products include sweaters, jackets, pants, heels, wedges, totes, cross body bags, wallets, eyewear, and perfume. The company was founded by Tory A. Burch in 2004 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
Current

THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF METRO NEW YORK AND WESTERN NEW YORK CREATES LIFE-CHANGING WISHES FOR CHILDREN WITH CRITICAL ILLNESSES.

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