Monica Lightfoot


Senior Director, Ulta and Beauty Partnerships

Monica Lightfoot is the Senior Director, Ulta and Beauty Partnerships. She is responsible for leading Target’s journey to unlock prestige Beauty in a pure mass retail environment. Since opening the first Ulta Beauty at Target stores in August 2021, this beauty destination has driven increased traffic, awareness, and loyalty. Given the strength of early results, Monica will lead this enterprise priority initiative to operate at least 800 Ulta Beauty at Target locations in the coming years, with several new locations coming in 2023! Prior to this role, Monica was the Senior Divisional Merchandising Beauty (Personal and Hair Care). Monica is an authentic leader who brings a diverse and inclusive voice to the business; constantly challenging herself and the team to deliver products and omni-channel experiences that will surprise, delight, and resonate with Target’s diverse guest population.

Throughout her career, Monica has held positions spanning merchandising, digital, and product management at some of retail’s foremost companies including Amazon, Sears Holdings, and Target. She completed undergraduate study at Tufts University where she studied Quantitative Economics and French and completed her MBA at Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University). Monica relocated to the Twin Cities in 2021 with her husband and three daughters. Outside of work, Monica enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, tennis, and traveling.