Executives


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    Allbirds names Salomon veteran VP of design

    Jason Israel, previously global creative director of the sports equipment company, will report to Chief Design Officer Adrian Nyman.

    By Howard Ruben • July 18, 2024
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    Former Five Below CEO to take the reins at Petco

    Joel Anderson, who exited the discount company Wednesday, has been appointed as the pet retailer’s next chief as it looks to reposition itself.

    By July 18, 2024
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    Ralph Lauren hires Levi’s exec as new tech chief

    Christopher Conrad is taking over as chief digital and technology officer ahead of Janet Sherlock’s upcoming retirement.

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • July 18, 2024
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    Five Below CEO Joel Anderson resigns

    The executive left “to pursue other interests” and will be replaced by COO Ken Bull in the interim. The discount retailer also cut its Q2 guidance.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Canada Goose appoints new chief digital and information officer

    Alfredo C. M. Tan steps into the role Aug. 7 and replaces Matt Blonder, who was the company’s chief digital officer for a little over a year. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 15, 2024
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    Birkenstock names managing director as it eyes expansion

    Evelyn Chua will lead the footwear brand’s segments across Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand in the newly created role.

    By Howard Ruben • July 12, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Tractor Supply may have thought it solved a big problem. Now it has a few more.

    The retailer retreated from its diversity and climate goals after an “anti-woke” protest on social media — and ignited a backlash.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Bloomingdale’s names new men’s fashion director

    David Thielebeule, founding editor-in-chief of Grazia USA, takes on the role effective immediately.

    By Lara Ewen • July 11, 2024
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    Nike taps former executive Tom Peddie to return as vice president of marketplace partners

    The 30-year veteran of the athletics retailer, who retired in 2020, is set to return as the company shifts its direct-to-consumer strategy.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Guitar Center names chief technology and information officer

    Adolfo Rodriguez comes to the company with over 25 years of experience in tech transformation and is the retailer’s latest C-suite addition. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 10, 2024
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    Saks COO is out

    Following HBC’s deal to take over Neiman Marcus and form “Saks Global,” RJ Cilley left to become chief executive at HVAC startup Voomi Supply.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Following CEO change, Serta Simmons Bedding names chief financial officer

    GE alum Cesar Perez stepped into the CFO role just days after Jim Loree took the helm at the bedding manufacturer.

    By Grace Noto • July 9, 2024
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    Black farmers call on Tractor Supply CEO to resign following diversity about-face

    John Boyd, president of the National Black Farmers Association, a Tractor Supply shareholder and fourth-generation farmer, said he has tried to reach out to the company’s top executive.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Fossil names interim CFO after finance chief follows CEO out the door

    The watch and jewelry retailer is bringing in a Radisson Hotel and Icahn Enterprises alum as interim CFO after reporting a 22% drop in net sales for its most recent quarter.

    By Grace Noto • July 2, 2024
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    Puma taps Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein veteran for VP of DTC

    Erik Janshen will lead the brand’s global direct-to-consumer sales, including stores, e-commerce and “several online marketplaces.”

    By June 28, 2024
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    Serta Simmons Bedding names CEO

    Jim Loree is the fourth person in less than a year to hold the company’s top spot.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Target reshuffles C-suite

    Among the changes, current Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Roath will become chief merchandising officer of food, essentials and beauty early next year.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • June 25, 2024
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    Lawsuit claims Nike CEO John Donahoe misled investors about the success of its DTC strategy

    The lawsuit alleges that Donahoe and Chief Financial Officer Matt Friend continually touted the strength of its strategy when in fact it was “unable to generate sustainable revenue growth.”

    By June 25, 2024
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    Nike veteran Tania Flynn jumps to Athleta as head of design

    Flynn — who spent nearly two decades at the sports giant, most recently as creative director of apparel design — called the move “an exciting step.”

    By June 24, 2024
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    Dollar General names Walmart vet as chief marketing officer

    The retailer also announced the appointment of six others to leadership roles in merchandising, store operations and asset protection. 

    By June 21, 2024
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    Gap Inc. names new CTO

    Like CEO Richard Dickson, Sven Gerjets joins the apparel company from Mattel where he served as its chief technology officer.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 18, 2024
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    Claire’s CEO exits

    Ryan Vero stepped down from the role, while the company tapped its current CFO-COO, Chris Cramer, for the interim chief executive position.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Beyond shakes up C-suite in quest for profitability

    Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Chandra Holt has left after less than five months as the struggling e-retail conglomerate streamlines its leadership.

    By June 17, 2024
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    Torrid moves toward 50-50 mall split as sales fall 5%

    CEO Lisa Harper said that while 65% of the apparel retailer’s stores are currently inside malls, shoppers are increasingly going off-mall.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Figs taps Lululemon exec for CFO

    Sarah Oughtred spent almost 17 years at the activewear brand, where she helped scale the business from $270 million in revenue to about $10 billion.

    By Howard Ruben • June 13, 2024