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Sally Beauty names former Pier 1 exec as president for US, Canada

Denton-based Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. has appointed retail executive Sharon M. Leite as president of the Sally Beauty Supply LLC, U.S. and Canada business, effective Feb. 1.

Leite, 53, has more than 25 years of experience, most recently serving since 2007 at Pier 1 Imports Inc. as an executive vice president. She led that company’s sales and customer experience strategy with more than 20,000 field associates in more than 1,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, her responsibilities included e-commerce, operations and real estate.

Prior to joining Pier 1 Imports, Leite served as vice president, sales and associate marketing; vice president, store operations; and director, store operations and sales support of Bath and Body Works LLC.

“Sharon is a dynamic executive with deep retail experience,” said Chris Brickman, president and CEO of Sally Beauty Holdings. “She brings a keen understanding of customer engagement and a proven track record of building and driving sales in a demanding retail environment. I am confident that her consumer-led approach will accelerate our progress in becoming the leading provider of salon quality products in the retail sector. Under Sharon’s leadership, and with the help from our talented team of retail executives at Sally, we believe the team can take the business to the next level of growth and performance.”

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. is an international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies with revenues of $3.8 billion annually. Through the Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group businesses, the company sells and distributes up to 10,000 products through 5,000 stores, including 175 franchised units.

The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SBH.

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