CORTE MADERA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. - NYSE: RH) today announced the appointment of Ali Rowghani to its Board of Directors. He will also serve on the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Rowghani has served in executive leadership positions at innovative growth companies, including Twitter, Inc. and Pixar Animation Studios, Inc. At Twitter, Mr. Rowghani was hired as the Company’s first Chief Financial Officer in March 2010, and later served as Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for business development, platform, media, product, and business analytics, from December 2012 to June 2014. Prior to Twitter, from June 2002 to February 2010, Mr. Rowghani served in various leadership roles at Pixar, including Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, reporting to Pixar founder and President, Ed Catmull.
Gary Friedman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are delighted to have Ali join the RH Board. Ali’s operational and financial leadership, coupled with his expertise in scaling innovative, high-growth companies, will be extremely valuable to RH as we continue our pursuit of becoming one of the most innovative and admired brands in the world.”
“RH is clearly one of the most disruptive and innovative companies in retail today. I am honored to join this dynamic team and look forward to contributing to the Company’s tremendous momentum and continued success,” said Ali Rowghani.
Mr. Rowghani is currently a part time partner at YCombinator, providing consultation to early-stage growth companies, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The San Francisco Symphony.
RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. - NYSE: RH) is a curator of design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market. The Company offers collections through its retail galleries, source books, and online at RH.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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