Macy’s announced the appointment of Naveen Chopra, executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of media company Paramount Global, to its board of directors, effective April 1. Chopra is a financial and operational leader who has served as CFO for several high-growth companies over the past 20 years. He will serve on the audit and finance committees.
The department store chain also announced that John Bryant and Leslie Hale, both of whom have served on the board since 2015, will not stand for re-election to the board at the company’s 2023 annual meeting.
Mogu, a youth-oriented online fashion and lifestyle destination in China, announced that CEO Qi Chen resigned due to personal reasons. He will retain his position as the chairman of the board of directors. His departure is not related to any board disagreements.
Yiming Fan has been named the new CEO, effective immediately. Fan has been serving at Mogu since 2014 in roles including brand director, vice president of marketing and general manager of business of Mogujie before he was appointed CEO.
American specialty retailer Rue21 announced the appointment of Josh Burris as its CEO and board member. Burris replaces Bill Brand, who announced his intention to step down earlier this month.
Burris joins Rue21 from GNC, where he served as CEO for the last two years, leading the company’s transformation after restructuring under new ownership. He was also responsible for reviving GNC’s innovative consumer-centric strategy and establishing nationwide partnerships during his tenure.
Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. has announced changes to its legal leadership team. Chief legal officer Seth Jaffe will retire from the company effective June 2. Jaffe spent 26 years at the company and played a key role in major milestones, including the company’s turnaround, securing the naming rights for Levi’s Stadium, the company’s 2019 IPO and the acquisition of Beyond Yoga in 2021.
David Jedrzejek has been named general counsel for LS&Co., effective June 2. In this role, Jedrzejek will be responsible for all aspects of the legal department and serve as counselor to the board of directors.
Dr. Martens announced that Andrew Harrison will join the board as an independent, non-executive director, effective May 1. He will be a member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees.
Harrison is a managing partner at consumer brand investment firm, Freston Ventures, and senior independent director at the Ocado Group, a British business that licenses grocery technology. He also proprietor of the Ocado Smart Platform and joint owner of online grocer Ocado Retail Limited. He built his executive career over more than two decades at Carphone Warehouse, where he served as CEO and chair.
Headwear and accessories brand in theoutdoor, snow sports and lifestyle markets Turtle Fur named Erika Canfield vice president of marketing and e-commerce, Matt Glomski CFO and Jim Osgood CEO.
As the brand’s first CEO, Osgood will drive the strategies and plans for building the core business while expanding into new markets and product categories. Canfield will oversee brand strategy, develop Turtle Fur’s customer base, and grow e-commerce sales. Glomski will be responsible for the company’s financial actions, analyzing strengths and weaknesses and identifying new opportunities for the brand.
Direct-to-consumer apparel, intimates and accessories brand for women sizes 10 to 30, Torrid, announced that Mark Mizicko has been named chief commercial officer, effective immediately. In this role, he will be responsible for merchandising, merchandise planning and allocation, marketing and e-commerce. Liz Munoz, chief creative officer, will continue to be responsible for all product development and tactical design. Vivian Alhorn, chief marketing officer, will be responsible for marketing and e-commerce.