Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Names New Pottery Barn President

by Katie Lee

San Francisco — Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has promoted Monica Bhargava to president of the Pottery Barn brand. In her 23 years since joining the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. family of brands, Bhargava has taken on an increasingly broader leadership scope culminating in her recent position as Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s chief design officer, where she led the Pottery Barn visual merchandising and photography teams while developing product in partnership with the brand’s in-house design teams.

“Monica’s design leadership and product development expertise have been instrumental to the growth of our brands, including Pottery Barn,” says Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “Her ability to pair her exceptional taste and creative vision with a commercially minded approach to product development has resulted in countless contributions to our company and endless inspiration for our customers.”

“Monica has been a strategic partner leading the evolution of Pottery Barn’s product assortments and broadening the aesthetics our brand addresses,” says Marta Benson, CEO of Pottery Barn. “Her designs have contributed materially to brand growth initiatives, particularly in furniture, outdoor and within the PB Apartment/small spaces collections. Her passion for design and ability to create products that enhance our customers’ lives at home is unmatched.”

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the world’s largest digital-first, design-led and sustainable home retailer. Brands include Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, West Elm, Williams Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, Mark and Graham and GreenRow.

SOURCE: Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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