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Shuffle Board: Nordstrom Elevates Supply Chain Chief, YNAP Taps Ops Director, Hanes Names Australasia President

Retail

Nordstrom

As Nordstrom continues to scale its market strategy to better serve customers on their terms, gain market share and increase inventory efficiencies, the fashion retailer announced that Alexis DePree, executive vice president and chief supply chain officer, will become the newest member of its executive team, effective on Jan. 3.

Nordstrom said supply chain plays an increasingly critical role in serving customers in stores or digitally and is a core enabler of its market strategy. DePree joined Nordstrom last January from Amazon, where she was vice president of Americas sort centers and planning.

With the addition of DePree to the executive team, Nordstrom noted that five of the company’s 12 executive team members are women. The company said it is committed to diverse workforce representation across all business areas and at every level of leadership, and believes having a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion fosters innovation, enables it to better serve customers and strengthens its ability to attract and retain top talent.

YNAP

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group (YNAP), appointed Mirko Nobili as global operations director.

Nobili’s focus will be on maximizing YNAP’s proprietary hub-and-spoke omnistock logistics model, which has been custom-built to ensure an unrivalled shopping experience, significantly increased stock availability and advanced delivery options for all customers tailored to their needs. In addition, he will be responsible for digital production, continuing to maximize the latest AI and robotics engineering to create the most extensive visual image library, bringing products to life for customers across each online store.

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Nobili previously spent seven years with Burberry, where he most recently held the role of vice president of global customer fulfilment.

ShopWorn

E-commerce startup ShopWorn announced that Frank Crisci, former vice president of merchandising and chief merchant of Neiman Marcus Last Call, has joined its team.

In the newly created role of user experience advisor, Crisci will lead ShopWorn’s expansion of the luxury e-commerce experience, focusing on strategies to recreate the in-person shopping ambiance online while solidifying the platform’s position as a luxury shopping destination for consumers who want to be the first to own guaranteed authentic luxury items at less than luxury prices.

In October, ShopWorn announced the opening of its new Hong Kong satellite office as the platform homes in on the $136 billion Chinese e-commerce consumer audience. Last month, the ShopWorn BuyBack Partnership Program was announced, with Swiss watch manufacturer Graham endorsing the use of the program to assure retail partners they will never be left with aged inventory.

Spencer

Spencer Spirit Holdings promoted Isaac Silvera to president, adding to his role of chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

Spencer will now lead finance, supply chain, real estate, information technology and e-commerce teams, and plays a key role in driving new initiatives and strategy at the lifestyle retail company that operates two national brands, Spencer’s and Spirit Halloween, throughout the United States, Canada.

Before joining Spencer Spirit Holdings in 2003, Silvera forged his career in the private equity industry where he was a partner and investor. Spencer’s sells edgy, outrageous and special accessories and apparel. The company has more than 670 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada, in addition to online.

Wish

ContextLogic Inc., which does business as Wish, appointed Jacqueline Reses to its board of directors.

Reses previously served as executive chairman of Square Financial Services and Capital Lead at Square Inc., a publicly traded financial services company that provides payments, point of sale and cashflow management services to small businesses and consumers, from October 2015 until October 2020.

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wish is a global e-commerce platform connecting more than 100 million monthly active users in more than 100 countries to over 500,000 merchants around the world. Wish combines technology and data science capabilities and an innovative discovery based mobile shopping experience to create a personalized shopping experience for its users.

Brands

Hanesbrands

Hanesbrands named Tanya Deans as president of Hanes Australasia (HAA), effective Feb. 8.

Deans, currently group general manager for the Bras N Things brand, succeeds David Bortolussi, who in August announced his departure for another opportunity. Bortolussi will remain with HAA through January to ensure a smooth transition.

Deans will lead 4,400 associates and some of Australia’s most recognized apparel and lifestyle brands, including Bonds, Champion, Bras N Things and Sheridan. She will also be responsible for a rapidly growing e-commerce business and a network of more than 450 stores.

Deans has more than 25 years of experience with Hanes Australasia in a range of brand and product leadership roles. Prior to her current role, she led the Hanes Australasia Apparel Group brand and marketing efforts.

Footwear

FDRA

The Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA) elevated Thomas Crockett to vice president of government affairs.

Crockett served the last six years as director of government and regulatory affairs. He is currently responsible for managing FDRA’s advocacy on issues impacting the footwear industry, including U.S. international trade policy, global trade barriers, customs, intellectual property protection and product safety.

FDRA is a footwear industry business and trade association. It represents 95 percent of the industry, including retailers and brands, as well as the majority of domestic manufacturers.

Foot Locker

Foot Locker Inc., the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, appointed Himanshu Parikh as senior vice president (SVP) and chief information officer.

Parikh will oversee the execution of the next generation of Foot Locker’s strategic technology agenda in support of the company’s key strategic imperatives and future capability building and innovation. Parikh will have operational responsibility for Foot Locker’s technology and infrastructure, and he will work closely with the senior executive team to streamline processes as well as evaluate and implement new and integrated systems and tools across the organization critical to the company’s omnichannel initiatives.

Most recently, Parikh served as SVP and chief technology officer at The Michaels Companies Inc. Prior to that, he held several executive roles with Ross Stores, leading teams that developed modern web and mobile applications, IT investment plans, roadmaps, technology standards and governance of new technology.

Through a portfolio of brands, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, Footaction and Sidestep, the company has approximately 3,000 stores in 28 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as websites and mobile apps.

Logistics

PayCargo

Online freight payment platform PayCargo appointed two new vice presidents (VP), Marta E Ramirez and Ken Nieze, to its senior management team.

Ramirez is the new global VP of human resources based at PayCargo’s Florida headquarters, with Ken Nieze appointed VP of sales for the West Coast, based in Seattle.

Ramirez brings over 25 years of experience in the transport and logistics industry, including roles at American Airlines, DHL, International Air Transport Association, Geodis, and most recently DB Schenker, where she was chief human resources officer, Region Americas.

Nieze has more than three decades of experience and expertise in supply chain and tech, holding positions in the U.K., Switzerland, Benelux and USA. Prior to joining PayCargo, Nieze held senior roles at Fritz Companies, Air Express International, DHL (Danzas AEI), Celarix, Kuehne + Nagel, and, most recently, Agility, where he was VP of the corporate strategic accounts program.

In September, PayCargo announced a $35 million investment led by global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners. These new appointments are an important component of PayCargo’s strategy to use the capital to strengthen its team and further expand adoption of its electronic payments network.

PayCargo helped process over $2 billion in payments in 2019 and is on track to process $4 billion in 2020.