Restoration Hardware appoints Dr. Leonard Schlesinger to board

Dr. Leonard Schlesinger

Restoration Hardware Holdings has appointed Dr. Leonard Schlesinger to its board of directors. He will also serve as the chairman of the board’s compensation committee.

Dr. Schlesinger has held executive leadership positions at various retail and consumer brands, including vice chairman and COO of Limited Brands from 1999 to 2007, and is an esteemed leader in academia having served for more than 20 years as a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, and as the president of Babson College.

 “We are thrilled to have Len join the RH board. He is a true thought leader and we will benefit greatly from his wisdom and experience as we continue our pursuit of becoming one of the most innovative and admired brands in the world,” said chairman and CEO Gary Friedman.

“I am honored to join the RH Board and have the opportunity to work with this exceptional team,” said Dr. Schlesinger. “I look forward to contributing to the continued momentum and long-term success of one of the most innovative brands in retail.”

Dr. Schlesinger is the author or co-author of 11 books and has written numerous articles for academic audiences as well as for The New York Times, Fast Company and Harvard Business Review. Dr. Schlesinger currently serves as a director of Demandware, a director of Viewpost, a member of the Corporation of the Winsor School, and is a member of the president’s council of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.

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