Macy’s Inc. appointed Marie Chandoha, former president and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management, and Jill Granoff, managing partner of Eurazeo and CEO of Eurazeo’s Brands division, to its board of directors, effective April 1.
Earlier in her career, Chandoha served in executive roles at major global financial institutions BlackRock, Barclays, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Granoff previously served in executive roles across retail at Vince, Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne, Victoria’s Secret and Estée Lauder.
With the addition of Chandoha and Granoff, the Macy’s board will comprise 14 members.
Hibbett Inc., an athletic-inspired fashion retailer with nearly 1,100 Hibbett and City Gear stores nationwide, announced that two industry veterans were promoted to the senior vice president (SVP) level.
Mike McAbee has been promoted from vice president (VP) of supply chain and store development to SVP of supply chain and store development and Stephani Smith was promoted from VP and general merchandise manager of women’s to SVP of merchandising.
In his new role, McAbee will focus on furthering the Hibbett | City Gear store development strategy and supply chain network to enable future growth. In her new role, Smith will focus on furthering brand partnerships with oversight of buying operations across men’s, women’s, kid’s and City Gear businesses.
C&A Europe appointed two new members of its European management team.
Suzanne McKenna takes over the role of chief range and sustainability officer and Jason Morgan will join as chief operating officer as of April 15.
In her new role, McKenna will be responsible for C&A’s product portfolio, as well as all matters concerning questions of sustainability. Based at C&A’s EU Hub Dusseldorf, she will supervise the modernization of the fashion company’s collection and the sustainability of its business model.
She most recently was global managing director at shoe manufacturer Clarks.
In the newly created chief operating officer position, Morgan will oversee all operational aspects of C&A Europe, including planning, allocation, supply chain and logistics. He was most recently senior vice president of global merchandising for Pandora.
C&A has more than 1,300 stores in 18 European countries.
Orva, an e-commerce platform specializing in the sale of footwear, apparel, accessories and home products from leading consumer brands, announced the appointment of Joseph Falcão as chief financial officer (CFO).
In this newly created role, Falcão will focus on scaling Orva’s financial infrastructure to promote innovation and drive future growth for the company. Falcão joins Orva from Thrasio, where he served as CFO, senior vice president of finance and treasurer.
Orva has actively managed leading brands on the Amazon platform since 2011. Orva provides long term solutions that sustain a brand’s health and drive growth on the Amazon Marketplace through merchandising, optimized content, marketing, design and supply chain management.
Rick Relinger was confirmed to the role of senior vice president and chief sustainability officer for PVH Corp.
Relinger had served as interim CSO since November. In this role, he will continue to oversee the global corporate responsibility function for PVH, leading all aspects of Forward Fashion, PVH’s sustainability strategy. He is responsible for embedding sustainability across PVH’s brands, regions and functions and into company culture, as well as working with external stakeholders to integrate sustainability into products and across business operations.
Since joining PVH in 2014, Relinger has launched major partnerships which include with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand professional development opportunities for over 100,000 women working in Bangladesh’s garment sector and with the International Labor Organization’s Better Work program to establish representative workplace committees in factories across our supply chain.
He also led efforts for PVH to sign the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry to strengthen health and safety standards across the supply chain and extend the Accord’s reach to countries beyond Bangladesh.
True Religion appointed Scott McCabe as senior vice president of e-commerce.
McCabe joins True Religion with 25 years of experience in e-commerce. During his tenure at Columbia Sportswear he was responsible for continuous double-digit year-over-year revenue and operating income growth.
True Religion Brand Jeans focuses on producing high quality premium denim and sportswear for men, women and kids.
Canada Goose Holdings Inc. named Carrie Baker as president of Canada Goose, reporting to Dani Reiss, chairman and CEO.
Reiss will continue to oversee all aspects of the business, operations and strategy, with a consolidation of commercial leadership and marketing under Baker, who in her most recent role was responsible for accelerating the North American business. Baker has been with Canada Goose for more than 10 years.
Ana Mihaljevic will assume the dual role of president, North America, and executive vice president of sales operations and planning, expanding her operational leadership experience in Canada Goose’s most established commercial market.
Canada Goose is a lifestyle brand and manufacturer of performance luxury apparel.
G-III Apparel Group
G-III Apparel Group announced the election of Lisa Warner Wardell, executive chairman of the board of directors of Adtalem Global Education, and Patti H. Ongman, recently retired chief merchandising officer at Macy’s Inc., to its board of directors.
G-III also announced that Willem van Bokhorst and Jeanette Nostra-Katz, two long-standing members of G-III’s board, have notified the company that they will not stand for re-election at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in June. Nostra-Katz will continue in her role as a senior advisor to the company.
The company will have a 12-member board that includes four women and three individuals of diverse backgrounds, one of whom is a woman. In addition, independent directors will constitute 75 percent of the board, up from 67 percent prior to these changes.
G-III designs, sources and markets apparel and accessories under owned, licensed and private label brands. G-III’s substantial portfolio of more than 30 licensed and proprietary brands is anchored by five global power brands–DKNY, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Karl Lagerfeld Paris.
Burberry Group appointed Orna NíChionna as a senior independent director, effective April 2.
NíChionna has been an independent non-executive director since January 2018 and is chair of the remuneration committee and a member of the nomination committee.
Figs Inc., a direct-to-consumer healthcare apparel and lifestyle brand, announced today A.G. Lafley, Kenneth Lin and Jeffrey Wilke were appointed to its board of directors, effective April 1.
Each will join the board as an independent director, and Lin and Wilke will also be appointed to the board’s audit committee.
Lafley is a seasoned public company CEO who spent almost 40 years at The Procter & Gamble Company, serving in various positions including as its president, CEO and as a member of the board from June 2000 until June 2009 and again from May 2013 to October 2015. He also served as chairman from July 2002 through February 2010 and again from May 2013 through June 2016.
Since March 2007, Lin has been CEO of Credit Karma, the consumer finance company that he founded. Wilke joined Amazon in 1999 to lead operations and he ultimately spent more than 20 years on its senior management team, including as CEO of Amazon Worldwide Consumer from April 2016 to March 2021. He currently serves as chairman of Re:Build Manufacturing.
Mizzen+Main appointed Noreen Naz Naroo-Pucci as chief design officer, effective April 4.
Naroo-Pucci was senior creative director and then vice president (VP) of global design engine for Under Armour Inc. from 2008 to 2018. Most recently, she was senior VP of design for men’s wear, North America for Calvin Klein as well as co-founder and chief creative officer of KIK Axion Sports.
Mizzen+Main combines performance fabrics with modern silhouettes to create dress shirts, pants, outerwear and golf wear for men.
Cocona Labs, the makers of temperature-regulating 37.5 Technology, named Wes Burgess as its chief product officer.
Burgess steps into the role after working with Cocona Labs for nearly 10 years, most recently serving as vice president of sales, engineering and business development. As 37.5 continues to grow, Burgess will head partnership expansion in new markets like China, India and Indonesia.
Created by Cocona Labs, headquartered in Boulder, Colo., 37.5 Technology utilizes natural volcanic minerals that are permanently incorporated into fabrics, insulations, foams and laminate materials. Materials made with 37.5 Technology offer sustainability benefits throughout the product lifecycle and are used across a wide array of industries, including apparel, footwear, bedding and home goods.
FedEx Corp. announced that, effective June 1, Frederick W. Smith, chairman and CEO and founder, will become executive chairman, and Raj Subramaniam, president and chief operating officer, will be promoted to president and CEO.
In addition, R. Brad Martin, chair of the board’s audit committee, is now non-executive vice chairman and the designated successor to serve as chairman. David P. Steiner, chair of the board’s governance, safety and public policy committee, will continue to serve as lead independent director. Smith and Subramaniam will both report directly to the board, and the chief operating officer position will not be filled.
Subramaniam was elected to the FedEx board in 2020 and will maintain his seat. Prior to his role at FedEx Corp., Subramaniam was president and CEO of FedEx Express.
DHL Supply Chain, the global and North American contract logistics arm of DHL Group, named Stephan Schablinski to the position of vice president (VP) of operations excellence-Go Green.
Schablinski will be responsible for developing and leading the North American Go Green strategic agenda, including serving as a leading member of the North American ESG Steering Committee.
After DHL in 2001, Schablinski has helped drive the organization’s Go Green agenda since its inception in 2008. Schablinski’s most recent role was VP, global Go Green, DHL Supply Chain.
GTD Solution, the Maersk business unit responsible for TradeLens, an open and neutral platform underpinned by blockchain technology that facilitates and simplifies global trade, announced a shift in the CEO position.
Current CEO Mike White is retiring at the end of April after a career spanning more than three decades in shipping and logistics. He is replaced by Kim Spalding, who has a background in the tech and startup industry, effective April 4. For the past six years, Spalding has been general manager and product leader for local business advertising and emerging markets at Google where she led teams across multiple locations including California, Boston and India.
For the past four years, White has led the TradeLens journey from its inception as a collaboration between Maersk and IBM to an open and neutral supply chain platform with close to 1,000 partners, companies and operators across the transport and shipping industry.
Mathieu St-Arnaud Lavoie is the new executive director of Mmode, the Metropolitan Fashion Cluster, with a mandate to strengthen Montreal’s leadership and visibility as a major fashion hub in Canada and abroad.
Over the past five years, as a member of Mmode’s leadership team, St-Arnaud Lavoie has led various strategic projects aimed at increasing the sector’s visibility and expansion at the international level, notably including a number of trade missions to New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Paris and Barcelona.
St-Arnaud Lavoie, who previously held the position of senior director, market development and human Resources at Mmode, will ensure a smooth transition process by working with Debbie Zakaib, who recently announced her decision to retire after six years at the organization’s helm.
Mmode, the Metropolitan Fashion Cluster, was created in May 2015. Its mission is to bring together and unite the various players in Quebec’s fashion industry by serving as the ecosystem’s main platform for exchange and collaboration. Its public funders are the Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada.
Impinj Inc., a RAIN RFID provider announced that Christina Balam joined the company as vice president of human resources.
Prior to joining Impinj, Balam served as vice president of human resources with NetMotion Software. As a member of the Impinj executive leadership team, Balam will focus on building Impinj’s HR organization from tactical strengths to strategic initiatives that create a strong foundation across the company. She oversees the company’s investment in people and culture, leading programs and processes that support global talent acquisition and employee satisfaction and performance.
Prior to Impinj, Balam led the HR program at NetMotion, where she partnered with leadership and employees to improve culture and retention, drive recruitment and develop international teams.
Impinj helps businesses and people analyze, optimize and innovate by wirelessly connecting billions of everyday things, such as apparel, automobile parts, luggage and shipments, to the Internet. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely data about these everyday things to business and consumer applications.