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Shuffle Board: Old Navy CEO Out, Crocs’ New Sustainability Head, Chargeurs’ C-Suite Picks

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Old Navy

Gap Inc. announced that Old Navy president and CEO Nancy Green is exiting her role.

Green has held the position since October 2020, having previously served as interim head of Old Navy since March of that year, before which she was president and chief creative officer of the division, and  president and CEO of Gap Inc.’s Athleta unit.

While an external search is underway, Gap Inc. CEO Sonia Syngal will work closely with the Old Navy team, which combines new perspectives with strong tenure, to lead through the transition until a new brand president is identified.

The Athlete’s Foot

Gap Inc. said Old Navy president and CEO Nancy Green was exiting the business, and Crocs named Deanna Bratter global sustainability head.
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The Athlete’s Foot named Romano Cinelli as its new vice president (VP) and general manager (GM) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Cinelli will be in charge of managing daily business operations, including marketing, merchandising, retail operations and brand partner management for names such as Nike/Jordan, Adidas, New Balance, Reebok and Puma in EMEA. He will also be responsible for developing and implementing growth strategies to drive future growth store portfolio plus e-commerce business and identifying growth opportunities in emerging markets in EMEA.

Cinelli most recently served as vice president and general manager of Converse EMEA, and general manager of Southern Europe Sportswear at Nike for nearly a decade.

The Athlete’s Foot is a global retailer of athletic inspired lifestyle for streetwear, footwear, apparel and accessories, with 550 stores and e-commerce shops in more than 30 countries. Its global headquarters are in Stans, Switzerland, and Atlanta.

Altar’d State

Gap Inc. said Old Navy president and CEO Nancy Green was exiting the business, and Crocs named Deanna Bratter global sustainability head.
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Altar’d State, a multi-brand women’s fashion retailer with 156 locations throughout the United States, welcomed Cristina Ceresoli as chief marketing officer of Altar’d State, AS Revival and Tullabee.

Additionally, the company promoted Dana Seguin to brand president of Arula and Nicole Sewall to senior vice president of Vow’d.

Ceresoli joined Altar’d State after working with Chico’s FAS, Express, Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch and Sapient Corporation. In previous roles, Seguin worked on brands such as Spanx, American Eagle Outfitters, Aerie and Chico’s. She previously served as the senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Altar’d State. Sewall previously was general merchandising manager of Anthropologie Apparel and managing director of BHLDN before joining Altar’d State in 2019 to conceive and launch the company’s bridal extension Vow’d.

Brands

Crocs

Gap Inc. said Old Navy president and CEO Nancy Green was exiting the business, and Crocs named Deanna Bratter global sustainability head.
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Crocs Inc. announced that Deanna Bratter joined the business as vice president (VP) and global head of sustainability.

In this newly created role for the organization, Bratter is responsible for driving the company toward its goal of achieving net zero by 2030, and enhancing commitments and impacts across environmental sustainability, social responsibility and corporate governance (ESG).

Bratter joins Crocs from Danone North America, where she was VP of sustainable development/One Planet.One Health. Prior to that, she led corporate sustainability for WhiteWave Foods.

Crocs casual footwear for women, men and children, and the company’s Heydude products are sold in more than 85 countries through wholesale and direct-to-consumer channels.

Centric Brands

Centric Brands announced that Marc Compagnon joined the company as president of Centric Brands Asia.

Compagnon will be based in Hong Kong and will report directly to CEO Jason Rabin. He will oversee Centric Brands’ sourcing transformation, driving opportunities to infuse digital elements into the organization’s sourcing strategy with a focus on quality, speed and efficiency.

Compagnon joins Centric Brands with extensive sourcing experience having spent more than 20 years at Li & Fung in various executive and advisory roles.

Centric Brands is a lifestyle brand collective that designs, sources, markets and sells products in the kids, men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, beauty and entertainment categories.

Textiles

Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies

Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies, an apparel interlinings manufacturer, expanded its leadership team with three new executive appointments.

The company named Fabrizio Vincenzi as chief operating officer, Nico Dapoto as chief supply chain officer and Giorgio Marcarino as general manager, EMEA.

Vincenzi’s most recent corporate role was as chief product engineer and director of sourcing for Brooks Brothers, where he led development and sourcing, including cost management, through the company’s offices in New York, Hong Kong and Milan. Reporting directly to Gianluca Tanzi, CEO of Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies and Chargeurs Luxury Materials, Vincenzi will focus on implementing efficient, sustainable and innovative solutions in the company’s eight manufacturing facilities around the world.

Dapoto most recently served as senior supply chain manager for UAE-based Chalhoub Group. Prior to that, he spent nearly five years in New York at Brooks Brothers in a series of planning roles, most recently as director of demand planning, financial planning and analytics. Reporting directly to Tanzi, Dapoto will oversee global demand planning, procurement, warehouse management and logistics, as well as order management, fulfillment and delivery.

Marcarino rejoins Chargeurs-PCC after having served as the group’s sales director for Italy in the 1990s. In his new position, he will oversee all sales and operations in the EMEA region, reporting directly to Tanzi. Marcarino most recently was sales and marketing director of Fratelli Tallia di Delfino.

Logistics

Convoy

Convoy appointed Sonia Jain as chief financial officer (CFO), effective April 25.

Jain will assume the role from Convoy’s president and chief operating officer, Mark Okerstrom, who has served as acting CFO since December 2020. In this role, Jain will oversee Convoy’s finance function, reporting directly to Okerstrom. Jain joins Convoy from Cars.com, where she has been CFO since 2020.

Convoy is a digital freight network, moving thousands of truckloads around the country each day through its optimized, connected network of carriers. It uses technology and data to solve problems of waste and inefficiency in the $800 billion trucking industry, which generates over 87 million metric tons of wasted CO2 emissions from empty trucks.

Tompkins Robotics

Tompkins Robotics, focused on the robotic automation of distribution and fulfillment operations, announced two new leaders to its executive team.

Wes Goode and Sean O’Farrell will be serving in the roles as vice president of operations and were brought on to keep pace with the company’s accelerated growth.

Goode has served as an executive for global material handling integrators Vanderlande, Knapp and FKI, as well as the United States Postal Service. His experience in starting and building successful service organizations will allow for continued growth of the Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) value proposition for Tompkins Robotics customers.

OFarrell will be responsible for go-to-market strategies in retail micro fulfillment centers. Previously, OFarrell spent a decade with Dematic Corporation as global market development director.

With three models–tSort, tSort Plus and tSort Mini–Tompkins Robotics systems work in small operations in the backroom of a grocery, supercenter or mall anchor store to large fulfillment centers processing millions of units a day.

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International Market Centers

International Market Centers (IMC) appointed Jojo Feld as head of growth and engagement for Shoppe Object, its recently acquired design-focused home and lifestyle trade show and its Shoppe Online B2B e-commerce platform.

Feld reports to Shoppe Object show director and IMC vice president Jesse James. In her new role, Feld will focus on strategic marketing to drive expansion and market share. In the digital space, her role includes enrichment and oversight of the Shoppe Object website and Shoppe Online e-commerce marketplace, plus focused development of social media strategies and management of the content creation team. Additionally, she will have a collaborative leadership role alongside James and sales director Renata Bokalo in strategic product category expansion, targeted brand recruitment, onsite experience development and buyer acquisition.

During her seven-year tenure at online gourmet content destination Food52, she oversaw buying, merchandising, fulfillment and logistics, and forecasting teams. IMC acquired Shoppe Object in early 2022 as a strategic step in its plan to emphasize the value of curated content and support values-based commerce.