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Jeff Gaul

Senior Vice President, Store Development


Jeff Gaul is Senior Vice President, Store Development for Sephora, the LVMH owned leader in global prestige beauty retail. In this capacity, Jeff is responsible for all aspects of store growth and he works directly with his operational counterparts in creating and executing compelling strategies while building locations to optimize Sephora’s real estate fleet across North America. Jeff leads a team of professionals dedicated to all growth initiatives as it pertains to store development. His teams include Market Strategy, Sales Forecasting, Site Selection, Lease Administration, Construction, Facilities and Portfolio Management.

Prior to joining Sephora, Jeff served as SVP of Global Store Development at Chico’s FAS, Inc. for over 10 years in a variety of roles each with increased scope and responsibility. In addition to Chico's, Jeff held real estate leadership roles with Core Power Yoga, part of the L Catterton private equity portfolio, L Brands, Gap Inc., and Books-A-Million.

Additionally, Jeff is a past State Retail Chairman, current Board Trustee and an active speaker for the International Council of Shopping Centers Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida and is the proud father of two teenage daughters.

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