The Biggest Moves in Retail This Week

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These are the most notable hires, promotions, and departures within the US retail community in the last week. For executive news updated daily, check out The Org's People on the Move.

Executive Moves

GameStop, the video game retailer at the center of a recent stock market trading frenzy, has announced that its CFO, Jim Bell, will step down on March 26, 2021. Source | Full Story

Walmart has lured Goldman Sachs consumer business execs Omer Ismail and David Stark to be part of a fintech startup run by the retail giant. Source | Full Story

Nike announced that Ann Hebert, VP and General Manager of North America has departed from the company, effective today, March 1. Source | Full Story

Capri Holdings, a global luxury fashion group that includes brands like Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Michael Kors, has named Alejandro Martinez-Galindo as its new Chief Information Officer. Source | Full Story

Kontoor Brands has elected Robert Lynch, the CEO of Papa John’s, has been elected to its Board of Directors. Source

Outdoor Voices has named Urban Outfitters’ Gabrielle Conforti as its new CEO. Source

Macy’s has announced that Laura Miller has been appointed as the department store’s Chief Information Officer. She most recently served as the CIO of InterContinental Hotel Group. Source

Macy’s COO, John Harper, will depart the company effective August 1, 2021. Source

Macy’s chain of American beauty stores, Bluemercury, announced its CEO and Co-Founder chief executive officer and co-founder, Marla Beck, will leave the company this summer. Source

Macy’s VP of Real Estate, Chuck DiGiovanna, has been appointed to lead Macy’s real estate function. Source

The Taubman Company announced that William S. Taubman has been promoted to President of the company. He will retain his role as COO and continue to report to Chairman and CEO Robert S. Taubman. Source

Boot Barn announced that Gene Eddie Burt, EVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Big Lots, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Source

Sherwin-Williams announced that President and COO David B. Sewell has notified the company of his decision to resign effective March 12, 2021. His role will not be filled immediately. Source

Kroger announced the retirement of EVP and COO Mike Donnelly after more than 42 years, effective later this spring. A succession plan will be announced at a later date. Source

Longaberger, a social commerce retailer and American home goods brand, announced Scott Halversen will join the company as President of Sales. Source

Stanley Black & Decker announced that it has named Donald Allan, Jr. as its new President and CFO. Source

Allbirds has named Glossier CEO Emily Weiss to its Board of Directors. Source

Weee! hired Ankur Shah as Chief Finance and Strategy Officer from Backcountry and Thomas Jeon as General Counsel, previously at Careem. Source


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