Ryan Rogers, sources: Pixabay
Following in the footsteps of his legendary grandmother, Mary Kay Ash, and his father Richard R. Rogers, Ryan Rogers will become chief executive officer of Mary Kay starting from January 1, 2023.
Rogers’ appointment accompanies the announcement by current chairman and chief executive officer David Holl that he will retire at the end of the year following a nearly 30-year career with Mary Kay. Holl will remain chairman of the board.
Ryan Rogers currently serves as a member of the company’s board of directors and as chief investment officer. He is responsible for strategic direction, financial analysis, and resource allocation on key investments. Rogers joined Mary Kay Inc. in 2000 as a financial analyst and has held several positions including project manager, director of strategic initiatives, and vice president of strategic initiatives before assuming the role of chief investment officer in 2013.
– Taking on the role of CEO for Mary Kay is humbling. Not only because I am following in the footsteps of my grandmother and father, but also because I am following our company’s second most long-serving leader behind Mary Kay herself – David Holl. David’s tenure has seen tremendous growth and success for Mary Kay. Through global recessions and economic downturns, the terrorist attacks of 9/11, a global pandemic, military conflicts and ever-changing regulatory environments around the world, David’s steady and dedicated hand have kept us on track and lead us to unprecedented growth – Ryan Rogers said.
Current CEO David Holl joined Mary Kay Inc. in 1993 and in 1996 became chief financial officer. In 2001, he was named president and chief operating officer and in 2006, assumed the title of president and chief executive officer. In 2018, Holl became chairman and chief executive officer.
Mary Kay Inc. was founded in Dallas, Texas USA in September 1963, by a woman widely held today as one of America’s greatest entrepreneurs, Mary Kay Ash. One of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics in the world, the company remains privately owned and is now a multibillion-dollar enterprise with millions of independent beauty consultants selling its products in nearly 40 countries around the world.