Ratner Companies Announces New President and COO Phil Horvath
25 year professional salon industry veteran joins hair salon leader
Vienna, Va., October 4, 2016 – Ratner Companies, the largest family owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, today announced the appointment of Phil Horvath as president and COO, effective immediately.
Mr. Horvath brings more than 25 years of beauty and salon industry experience to his new role, having worked at Ulta Beauty for the last 17 years. There he served as general manager/vice president of salon services, vice president of sales/operations, vice president of salon operations and director of salon operations.
“We welcome Phil’s experience and leadership to our Ratner Companies’ family of brands,” says Dennis Ratner, co-founder and CEO of Ratner Companies. “His vast knowledge of all aspects of the salon business and his ability to think strategically will play a pivotal role in expanding our presence, while continuing to drive revenue and profitability. His experience and results-oriented approach with both small and large companies makes Phil the ideal executive to lead our company forward.”
“Ratner Companies is a formidable leader in the hair salon business and I am excited to bring my passion for this industry to this new role,” says Phil Horvath. “Ratner’s focus on the development of its people aligns with my core belief that we can help others achieve their dreams and goals. Business has to be about purpose and people and then prosperity will follow.”
Mr. Horvath has experience in leading aggressive growth in both the service and retail sides of the hair salon business. Prior to Ulta Beauty, he held positions in the Supercuts division of Regis Corporation. He began his professional beauty career at Denver-based Calco Hair, Inc., serving as vice president and president of the family business. Like Dennis Ratner, Phil was raised in a family of hair salon professionals.
About Ratner Companies
Ratner Companies is the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, operating nearly 1,000 salons in 16 states, and employing more than 12,000 stylists. Its diverse brands include Hair Cuttery, BUBBLES, Salon Cielo, Salon Plaza and Cibu for Hair. Led by co-founders Dennis Ratner and Ann Ratner, the Ratner family also includes Warren, Kelly, Gary and Lauren, who serve in capacities ranging from licensed stylists to Resource Center leaders. For more information visit www.ratnerco.com