Williams-Sonoma President Departs; New Brand President is Named

by Katie Lee

San Francisco — Ryan Ross, president of the Williams Sonoma brand, resigned on July 26, 2022. Effective immediately, Felix Carbullido has assumed the role of president, Williams Sonoma brand. Most recently, he served as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. since 2014, leading marketing strategy and operations across the company’s portfolio of brands.

Carbullido joined Williams-Sonoma, Inc. in 2009 as vice president, Pottery Barn e-commerce, and was promoted in 2011 to senior vice president, Pottery Barn DTC, overseeing all aspects of the brand’s online and catalog business.

“I am thrilled to join the Williams Sonoma team in taking this iconic brand to its next stage of growth and further developing its platform as a leader in the retail and culinary world for years to come,” Carbullido says.

Adds Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc.: “I am excited for the future growth opportunities we see in the Williams Sonoma brand with Felix at the helm. He has built an incredibly talented marketing organization, and together we will launch an internal and external search for our next CMO.”

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a digital-first, design-led and sustainable home retailer. The company’s brands — Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, West Elm, Williams Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation and Mark and Graham — have stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The company also has unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East, the Philippines, Mexico, South Korea and India, as well as e-commerce websites in certain locations.




SOURCE: Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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