FedEx Corp. appointed Don Colleran as president and CEO of FedEx Express.
Colleran has been with FedEx for almost 30 years, holding various executive level positions in several operating companies and international regions. Most recently, he was executive vice president and chief sales officer of FedEx Corp.
Jill Brannon, a more than 30-year FedEx veteran, will succeed Colleran as executive vice president and chief sales officer of FedEx Corp.
DHL Express has appointed Alberto Nobis as its new CEO for Europe, paving the way for his return to the global management board of DHL Express.
Nobis was the global CFO for DHL Express from 2009 to 2012, before relocating to his home country of Italy in 2013. As CEO DHL Express Italy, Alberto Nobis helped to drive the division’s growth in the Italian market. He takes over responsibility for Express Europe from John Pearson, who became the global CEO of DHL Express.
A successor for Nobis in the role of head of the Italian Express business will be announced in the coming weeks, the company said.
Brooks Running Co. promoted Dan Sheridan to a new role of executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Sheridan’s responsibilities include leadership of the brand’s sales, e-commerce, digital, supply chain and information technology teams.
Sheridan, who joined Brooks Running in 1998, had led global sales, e-commerce, business development and customer service prior to being named to his new post.
Brooks Running sells its performance footwear, apparel, sports bras and accessories in more than 50 countries.
HanesBrands announced that its board of directors appointed Ronald L. Nelson as chairman, effective April 23, contingent on his re-election to the board at the company’s annual shareholder meeting to be held that day.
Nelson would succeed Richard A. Noll, who is not seeking re-election to the board and is retiring as chairman. Noll served as CEO of the company from 2006 to 2016, as chairman from 2009 to 2016, as executive chairman from 2016 to 2017 and as non-executive chairman since 2018.
Nelson has served as a board director since 2008 and as lead director since 2015. He has served on all three of the board’s committees in his tenure, including chairman of the audit committee. He has significant public company board experience and knowledge of the chairman’s role, including formerly serving as chairman and CEO of Avis Budget Group Inc.
The board of directors of VF Corp. elected Veronica Wu as a director. Wu will serve on the finance, and nominating and governance committees of VF’s board.
Wu launched Hone Capital in 2015 as a new model of venture investing that combines machine learning with angel networks to deliver consistent return at scale. To date, Hone has invested in more than 300 technology companies, including many throughout the e-commerce and consumer sectors.
VF Corp. CEO Steve Rendle said, “Her extensive experience in technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, coupled with her deep knowledge of the Chinese consumer and the China digital marketplace, will be a significant addition to our board as we continue to expand our digital capabilities and leverage digital as a key growth engine for our brands worldwide.”
Prior to Hone Capital, she served as vice president of Tesla Motors overseeing its China operations and led the introduction of the company’s first car into the China market in 2014.
The Doneger Group, an advisor to the retail and fashion industries, appointed Michelle Evans as executive vice president of merchandising, a new position.
Evans will be a member of the company’s executive team and report directly to Abbey Doneger, president.
Evans will lead Doneger in its core merchandising advisory services, including strategic merchandising direction and business analysis across women’s, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories. She will also oversee Directives West, the company’s Los Angeles-based merchandising team that provides industry analysis and extensive coverage on the West Coast lifestyle as it relates to retail, fashion and the consumer.
Evans most recently was at conversational commerce start-up Jetblack, where she led the merchandising team for its text-message-based personal shopping service. After starting her career in management consulting at Charles River Associates, Evans has worked across diverse business models from traditional luxury brands such as Tiffany & Co. to e-commerce company Gilt and social retail platform Chloe + Isabel.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association announced the transition of its board of directors’ leadership and the addition of 16 new and re-elected board members.
Gary Simmons, a director of Intradeco Apparel Inc., was named chairman of AAFA. Simmons succeeds Thomas Glaser, vice president of VF Corp. and president of global supply chain, who remains on the board as past president.
Colin Browne, chief supply chain officer at Under Armour Inc., was elected vice chairman.
Sarah Clarke, executive vice president of PVH Supply at PVH Corp., became secretary, and Kurt Cavano, a renowned technology and supply chain evangelist, was elected treasurer.
Pitney Bowes Inc. named Lee Bergeron as vice president and general manager for equipment finance, and Karen Savoca as vice president and general manager for lending products and services in its Financial Services division.
Bergeron is responsible for leading the growth of Pitney Bowes’ asset back financing division. He is the former president and founder of Taunton Commercial Capital, with extensive executive leadership experience in businesses specializing in leasing and financing of equipment and software.
Savoca is responsible for expanding the working capital and deposit-based solutions provided to Pitney Bowes’ clients. She will develop and scale the commercial lending business, directing and managing all aspects of the lending strategy, including product management and go-to-market approach. Prior to joining Pitney Bowes, she was senior vice president of marketing and product strategy for People’s United Bank.
Coupang, a South Korean e-commerce retailer, announced that Jay Jorgensen will join the company as general counsel and chief compliance officer.
Jorgensen was most global chief ethics and compliance officer of Walmart Inc. Before joining Walmart, Jorgensen was a partner in the international law firm Sidley Austin LLP.
With revenue more than doubling in the past two years to nearly $5 billion in 2018, Coupang is South Korea’s largest online retailer. Coupang is also the leading Korean retailer of U.S.-based brands.