Lululemon Athletica Inc.
Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s board of directors appointed Calvin McDonald as CEO, effective Aug. 20. McDonald will also become a member of Lululemon’s board.
For the past five years, McDonald served as president and CEO of Americas for Sephora, where he oversaw double-digit growth year after year, expanded its product offerings, created new digital platforms and store experiences, and expanded in global markets, including Brazil and Mexico, as it became the recognized market leader in North and South America.
“I’m joining Lululemon at an exciting time, with the brand’s strong business momentum, guest loyalty and passionate employees,” said Mr. McDonald. “I look forward to working with the talented team at Lululemon to deliver long-term growth through great product, constant innovation, and serving guests however they choose to engage with us, today and into the future.”
Glenn Murphy, chairman of Lululemon, will return as non-executive chairman and will ensure a smooth leadership transition. Executives Celeste Burgoyne, Stuart Haselden and Sun Choe, who successfully guided the day-to-day operations of Lululemon since February, will report to McDonald.
Prior to joining Sephora in 2013, McDonald spent two years as president and CEO of Sears Canada. He also honed a broad range of retail and leadership skills during a 17-year period at Loblaw Companies Ltd., the largest retailer in Canada.
Fullbeauty Brands Inc.
Fullbeauty Brands Inc., which offers a range of brands and e-commerce for plus-size women and men, appointed four key senior leaders to support the execution of the company’s customer-focused, digitally-driven strategy.
Joining the New York-based company is Bob Riesbeck as chief financial officer, Liz White as chief customer officer, Robert Lepere as chief people officer and Arlene Hong as general counsel. The four executives report to CEO Emilie Arel, who joined Fullbeauty from Quidsi in November.
Riesbeck brings more than 25 years of retail financial and operations management experience. He most recently served as CEO and president of HHGregg.
White joins the company with 14 years of experience driving digital strategy and operations in media, entertainment, fashion and e-commerce brands. Most recently, she was CEO of Soko Inc. Prior to that, she worked as the head of strategy and development at Poshly.
Lepere has 20 years of operational and human resources experience in the retail industry. He previously worked as vice president of talent strategy for Ascena Retail Group after holding a variety of human resources positions within Ann Inc.
Hong brings more than 17 years of experience as senior in-house counsel managing legal and business risks in the retail industry. She recently served as senior corporate counsel for Amazon Fashion.
HanesBrands announced the appointment of consumer products industry veteran Geralyn R. Breig to the company’s board of directors. With the appointment of Breig, whose term runs until the 2019 annual meeting of stockholders, the HanesBrands board has 11 members.
Breig, who will serve on the board’s audit committee, has had a 35-year career in executive, marketing and omnichannel business development roles. She is the founder and CEO of AnytownUSA, an e-commerce marketplace that sells certified American-made consumer products.
Prior to launching AnytownUSA, Breig held executive leadership positions with C & J Clark Ltd., Avon Products Inc. and Campbell Soup Company. Breig also serves on the board of 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. and Welch Foods Inc.
Eastman announced that Aldo Noseda will join the company as vice president and chief information officer, effective Aug. 13. Aldo fills the position vacated by Keith Sturgill, who announced his retirement after a 32-year career.
Aldo has held a variety of global information technology and management roles at Andersen Consulting and Monsanto. At Monsanto, he most recently served as IT vice president for global commercial.
Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products including fibers for the apparel industry. Headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., the company serves customers in more than 100 countries and has annual revenues of about $9 billion.
Draymaster Enterprise, a technology solution company with a platform that manages the complexities of intermodal drayage, hired Phil Dupuis as director of sales.
Prior to joining DrayMaster, Dupuis owned Cartage Consulting LLC, helping freight forwarders create improved value through service alignment and process integration with the trucking resources that provide the first and last mile. Before this, he was station manager for CEVA Logistics, U.S. vendor manager for Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and corporate overland standards and governance manager at Panalpina.
DrayMaster puts technology to work in the intermodal trucking arena, building a community where trucking companies and freight forwarders, brokers, 3PLS and beneficial cargo owners can exchange accurate information on-line or through API technology in a trusted and secure environment.
Effective Aug. 6, Gemma Kubat will join Target Corp. as senior vice president, supply chain engineering and activation, after a previous role as vice president, global business services for Walmart. Reporting to EVP and chief supply chain officer Arthur Valdez Jr., Kubat will be in charge of the design, activation and management of assets that bolster the company’s globe-spanning supply and logistics network.
“Gemma’s talent for applying advanced solutions across large organizations is exactly the right fit for Target as we continue transforming our supply chain to meet the needs of our guests,” Valdez said.
“Success in today’s retail environment requires a supply chain that’s both cost effective and nimble to provide a convenient shopping experience,” said Kubat, who has also worked for British grocer Asda. “I’m excited to join the Target team and be a part of its differentiated approach that is leading the industry in fulfillment options for guests.”
E-commerce enablement company eShopWorld, appointed Cynthia Hollen as president of eShopWorld U.S. Hollen’s appointment coincides with investment in a new headquarters for the company’s U.S. business.
Total employment at eShopWorld is expected to double to about 500 over the next two years, with sales expected to exceed $1 billion by 2020. Hollen will have overall responsibility for delivering the company’s U.S. growth strategy, servicing clients that include lingerie, fashion and sportswear brands.
eShopWorld connects premium brands with consumers in over 200 markets and has a significant presence in the U.S., Ireland, Continental Europe, Asia and Australia. A specialist in end-to-end omni-tail strategies, Hollen is the founder and former CEO of Knowledge Strategies Group, a strategic e-commerce advisory business.
Moda Operandi, the online luxury retailer that provides consumers access to full collections straight from the runway, announced that Ganesh Srivats was appointed CEO, effective Aug. 1, taking over day-to-day operations from Deborah Nicodemus. Nicodemus has served as CEO for five years and will remain as a close advisor to the company and Srivats.
Srivats comes to Moda Operandi from Tesla, where he was the vice president in charge of developing the North America and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets, as well as worldwide responsibilities for Tesla.com, digital products, marketing and other factory-to-consumer activities. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Burberry, ultimately serving as senior vice president of retail for the Americas.
Flow, a specialist in cross border commerce, announced the addition of four key executives to its leadership team, including Juliana Pereira as vice president of marketing, Eric Weisman as vice president of finance, Anna Tolmach as vice president of business operations and Brooke Smarsh as general counsel.
Juliana Pereira most recently served as of marketing at Smartling, where she developed expertise in localization and digital content translation. Previously, she held roles in e-commerce and marketing at Ralph Lauren, The Met Store online, Ziff Davis and eMusic.
Weisman has nearly 20 years of finance expertise, with experience building and leading finance functions for both high-growth and Fortune 500 companies in the health tech, fintech and financial services industries. He was previously chief financial officer of uBiome.
Tolmach was a co-founder of a supply chain startup in the inventory planning space. Prior to that, she held roles in telecom, media and tech investing at The Carlyle Group and in investment banking at Barclays Capital.
Smarsh joins the company with more than 15 years of legal experience across the media, entertainment and technology industries. She previously served as general counsel of SeatGeek, associate general counsel of The Trade Desk and assistant general counsel at LivePerson.
Flow has developed a global e-commerce software solution that enables retailers and brands to create localized shopping experiences for global audiences that eliminates issues inherent in selling and shipping product internationally.
Boot Barn Holdings, Inc
Boot Barn Holdings Inc. said Lisa G. Laube and Bradley M. Weston were appointed to its board of directors.
Laube and Weston replace Christian B. Johnson, who has resigned from the board. With their appointment, the board now consists of eight directors.
Laube currently serves as the executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of Floor & Decor Holdings Inc. She has extensive experience in merchandising, marketing and e-commerce, having previously served as the president of Party City and vice president of merchandising for White Barn Candle Company, a division of Bath and Body Works.
Weston currently serves on the board of the National Retail Federation. His experience includes CEO of Petco, senior vice president and chief merchandising officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods and senior vice president and general merchandise manager for May Merchandising Company.
Boot Barn is a retailer of Western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children, with 232 stores in 31 states, in addition to an e-commerce channel at bootbarn.com. The company also operates sheplers.com, an online Western and workwear retailer and countryoutfitter.com, an e-commerce site selling to customers who live a country lifestyle.