Aeropostale, Inc. announced Kent A. Kleeberger has been appointed as director of the company’s Board of Directors. Kleeberger was chosen by Sycamore Partners Management LLC, a private equity firm which holds designation rights associated with Aeropostale’s May 2014 strategic partnership and financing transaction with the organization.
Kleeberger has more than 27 years of retail, operations and financial experience. He served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Chico’s FAS Inc. for four years.
Prior to Chico’s, Kleeberger worked at Dollar Tree and Tween Brands, Inc. He is also a member of the board of directors of Shoe Carnival, Inc., where he serves on the compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees and as chairman of the audit committee.
Karin Hirtler-Garvey, chairperson of Aeropostale, Inc., commented, “Kent brings a strong combination of retail, operational and financial acumen to our Board. We welcome Kent to Aeropostale and look forward to the valuable insights he will share and the contributions he will make as we continue to execute Aeropostale’s turnaround.”