The Biggest Moves in Retail This Week

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Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty. Photo: Business Wire

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

Wayfair, the online and home goods destination, has announced that its veteran Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Ed Macri, will retire this summer on June 30, 2021. Source | Full Story

Petco’s Board of Directors added three new members: Former Gap CFO Sabrina Simmons, Best Buy President and COO Mike Mohan, and Mary Sullivan, who serves as the Senior Managing Director & Chief Talent Officer at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments). Source | Full Story

Poshmark announced today the creation of its first-ever chief people officer. William Ingham, who most recently worked as Chief HR Officer at Visa Europe, has stepped into the role. Source | Full Story

Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon is stepping down after eight years leading the specialty beauty shop. Ulta President Dave Kimbell will succeed Dillon as CEO and will be nominated to stand for election to the company’s Board of Directors at the 2021 annual stockholders meeting. Source

Walmart announced that fashion designer Brandon Maxwell is collaborating with the retailer as Creative Director for its Free Assembly and Scoop fashion brands. Source

Christopher & Banks President and CEO Keri Jones has resigned from the apparel retailer. Source

WWP Beauty has named veteran senior-level global marketing executive Musa Dias as its new Global Chief Marketing Officer. Source

Ross Stores expects to name George Orban as Chairman of the Board and CEO Barbara Rentler as Vice Chair. These Board leadership changes will become effective following the Company’s Annual Stockholders Meeting on May 19, 2021. Source

Ross Stores announced that Michael Hartshorn, Group President and COO, has been elected to the Board effective March 10, 2021. Source

Ross Stores revealed that current Chairman Michael Balmuth, and Chairman Emeritus Norman Ferber, will not stand for re-election. Both Balmuth and Ferber will have ongoing, active roles as senior advisors to the company. Source

Elevate Brands, a leader in acquiring and operating Amazon third-party businesses, has appointed Amedio “Muzzi” Palmieri as its Chief Supply Chain Officer. He previously held held various leadership roles with IBM, Dell, Ernst & Young, Lenovo and Avnet. Source

Mary Kay recently announced that the company has promoted Wendy Wang as the new President of its Asia Pacific Region. Source

SpartanNash revealed that the company has appointed Jason Monaco as EVP and CFO, effective March 22, 2021. The company also promoted Todd Riksen to VP and Corporate Controller, effective March 14, 2021. Source

Colgate-Palmolive has elected Kimberly A. Nelson, the former SVP of External Relations of General Mills, to Colgate's Board of Directors effective immediately. The Company also announced that Dr. Helene D. Gayle will retire from the Board effective May 7, 2021 at the end of her current term. Source

Cargill has named former GE CFO Jamie Miller as its new CFO. She will join Cargill on June 1, 2021, at the start of its new fiscal year. Source


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