A high performing leader, Michelle Pacynski shapes – and reshapes – the beauty and retail industry with leading innovations and new ways to discover. Leading the retailers’ team of global digital innovators, she oversees work that connects digital and physical shopping journeys with leading technology to create differentiated, relevant guest experiences. She also serves as Fund Advisor for Prisma Ventures, Ulta Beauty’s digital innovation fund set to shape the future of retail and light the way for tomorrow’s visionaries.
In 11 years with the leading beauty retailer, Michelle has played an integral role in evolving the brand’s digital presence. She founded the Digital Innovation team in 2018 to spearhead disruptive investments and acquisitions, growing the team from 4 to 35 software engineers, opening four satellite offices and welcoming the company’s first full-time associates outside the United States. The team actively experiments with state-of-the-art technologies to bring cutting edge solutions to millions of beauty enthusiasts.