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Shuffle Board: Nordstrom Names Smith as Chairman, Lanvin Taps Hecquet as CEO


Nordstrom Inc.

Nordstrom announced that board of director Brad Smith will take on the additional role of chairman, effective Nov. 1.

Smith joined the company’s board in 2013 and recently announced his transition at the end of 2018 from CEO and chairman to executive chairman of Intuit Inc. Before joining Intuit, Smith served in a variety of sales, marketing and management roles with multinational corporations including ADP, PepsiCo, Seven-Up and Advo Inc.

Philip G. Satre will continue to serve on the company’s board, where he was first appointed as a director in 2006 and has been chairman since 2016. He is president of the National Center for Responsible Gaming and recently became vice chairman of Wynn Resorts Ltd.

Tailored Brands

Tailored Brands Inc. reported that Doug Ewert announced his intention to retire as CEO and as a member of the company’s board of directors, effective Sept. 30.

Dinesh Lathi, non-executive chairman, was appointed executive chairman, and in light of Lathi’s new role, the board appointed Theo Killion as lead independent director. To ensure an orderly transition, Ewert will serve as a strategic advisor to the company until the end of the calendar year. The board will initiate a comprehensive search process to identify a successor CEO.

The company also announced that Bruce Thorn resigned from his position as president and chief operating officer to pursue another opportunity.

Ewert joined the company in 1995 and served as CEO since 2011. Lathi was elected to the Tailored Brands board in March 2016 and was appointed non-executive chairman in March 2017. Killion has served on the Tailored Brands board since June 2017.

Tailored Brands has an omnichannel network that includes more than 1,400 stores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as branded e-commerce websites. Its brands include Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Joseph Abboud, Moores Clothing for Men and K&G.

Foot Locker Inc.

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Foot Locker appointed Elizabeth S. Norberg as senior vice president and chief human resources officer, effective Sept. 17.

Norberg will oversee the development and delivery of global human resources, serving over 45,000 Foot Locker associates worldwide. Her responsibilities include enhancing and guiding Foot Locker’s talent management philosophy, as well as the organization’s strategy for acquiring, developing, rewarding and retaining the best talent in all areas.

Norberg joins Foot Locker from Loews Hotels & Co., where she served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer. Prior to that, she held leadership roles within human resources for RLH Corp., Dolce Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Northwell Health.

Foot Locker is a specialty athletic footwear and apparel retailer that operates about 3,277 stores in 25 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand under the Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, Runners Point, Sidestep and SIX:02 names, as well as its direct-to-customer channels, including



French luxury brand Lanvin SA appointed Jean-Philippe Hecquet as CEO.

Hecquet comes to Lanvin with more than 20 years’ experience in the luxury fashion sector. He spent the past four years as global CEO of Sandro, where he helped grow the French brand’s global reach with 600 stores in 43 countries. Prior to joining Sandro, Hecquet heldf various roles for 14 years at LVMH.

Lanvin is owned by Fosun Fashion Group, which also operates St John Knits, Caruso, Wolford and Tom Tailor.


French fashion, footwear and leather goods firm Vivarte appointed Benoît de Roux as chief financial officer and Noël Moussali as real estate director.

de Roux was most recently deputy CEO of the Henner Group insurance brokerage firm. Prior to that, he was at French brokerage firm Gras & Savoye as deputy general manager in charge of finance.

For the past 10 years, Moussali has held positions of responsibility in property management and real estate management of large French and international companies. Most recently, he was property manager for France, Belgium and Luxembourg of the Amazon group. He joins the executive committee of Vivarte.

The company’s products are distributed in about 70 countries, with sales of 1.8 billion euros ($2 billion) in 2017.