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Shuffle Board: DVF Hires CEO, Tapestry Exec Exits


Hudson’s Bay Company appointed Bari Harlam as chief marketing officer, overseeing HBC’s data-driven marketing initiatives across its North American retail banners, including Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt and Saks Off 5TH. Harlam, a seasoned retail veteran, previously held senior marketing roles at BJ’s Wholesale and CVS Health. Her predecessor, former chief marketing officer Milton Pappas, exited the company.


Luxury house Tapestry tapped Eraldo Poletto as CEO and brand president of Stuart Weitzman, effective April 30. Weitzman, a fashion veteran, will oversee the footwear label’s global initiatives. Poletto joins Stuart Weitzman from Salvatore Ferragamo SpA, where he was CEO of the Italian fashion house. His resume includes stints at accessories label Furla and Retail Brand Alliance Inc., the parent company of Brooks Brothers. He succeeds CEO and brand president Wendy Kahn, who is leaving the company.

Marc Jacobs

John Targon, Marc Jacobs’ creative director of Contemporary, resigned from his post. Targon also holds the title of co-founder and creative director of Baja East, a global luxury brand.


UPS promoted George Willis to president of U.S. operations, effective May 1. Willis, a 30-year veteran of UPS operations, currently serves as the company’s West Region president and oversees package delivery operations in 25 states. Before his current title, Willis worked as the U.K., Ireland and Nordics district manager for UPS. He succeeds president of U.S. operations Myron Gray, who is retiring after a 40-year tenure at UPS.

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Marks & Spencer

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, executive director of customer for marketing and M&, is exiting the company following additional management changes under M&S chairman Archie Norman. Bousquet-Chavanne’s responsibilities will be divided between the marketing executives for clothing, food and home, with a smaller team handling e-commerce services. This leadership change follows the recent departures of M&S food boss Andy Adcock and M&S finance director Helen Weir, as the retailer aims to revise its retail strategy and global presence.

Columbia Sportswear

Outdoor retailer Columbia Sportswear appointed Mary Ellen Glynn as its corporate communications director and Sara Bradshaw as its corporate communications manager. Glynn, a communications veteran, joins the company after serving as the communications director for Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski. Glynn also served as communications director for Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and deputy press secretary and special assistant to President Bill Clinton during his time in office. Bradshaw, who has more than 10 years of industry experience, joined Columbia in 2015 after holding  leadership roles at Chanel Inc., J.Crew and Kate Spade.


Reebok hired Melanie Boulden as its vice president of marketing. Boulden joins Reebok from Crayola, where she served as the crayon company’s senior vice president of global marketing. Her resume also includes stints at Henkel, a company specializing in adhesive technologies, beauty care and home care, and Kraft Foods, a U.S. beverage and food company.


Diane von Furstenberg tapped Sandra Campos as its CEO. Campos joins DVF from Global Brands Group, where she recently served as the apparel company’s co-president of women’s apparel. Campos’ successor, Olin Lancaster, was recently appointed as GBG’s group president of men’s and women’s apparel. Campos previously managed Cynosure Brands Holdings LLC, a global brand development and licensing company and was senior vice president of Ralph Lauren. She succeeds Paolo Riva, who left the label in 2016.

Pentland Brands

Pentland Brands Ltd., a privately held company involved in the sports apparel market, announced senior leadership changes. Matt Rock, the company’s global supply chain director, was appointed as Asia Pacific president, while Carl Davies, the firm’s global customer director, was named president of the U.K. EMEA and Americas. As part of this leadership transition, the company is removing the role of global group marketing director held by Sean Hastings and the role of global president, active division, held by Chris Stephenson.


Luxury brand Burberry appointed Gerry Murphy as chairman, effective May 17. Murphy, current chair of food group Tate & Lyle, previously served as the chief of Kingfisher, a company that owns U.K.-based home improvement retailer B&Q. He will take over for Burberry’s current chairman, Sir John Peace.


Patrick Guido was named as Lululemon’s chief financial officer, effective April 30. Guido, who has more than 15 years of industry experience, joins Lululemon from VF Corp., where he worked as the apparel company’s treasurer and vice president of corporate development for seven years. His resume includes leadership stints at The Home Depot Inc. and Saks Inc.