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Shuffle Board: Amazon Fashion Names New President, Hanna Andersson Hires New CEO, Macy’s Shakes Up Tech Leadership

Amazon Fashion

Christine Beauchamp was tapped as Amazon Fashion’s new president. In addition to recently working with The Boston Consulting Group, Beauchamp has held several leadership roles at many companies, including L Brands Inc. and Ralph Lauren Corp. She succeeds Cathy Beaudoin, who recently departed from the company.

Hanna Andersson

Hanna Andersson appointed Joelle Maher as its new CEO and president. Maher joins Hanna Andersson from Sears Holdings Corporation, where she recently served as the company’s president and chief member officer. With over 25 years of global retail experience, Maher’s resume includes previous stints at Gymboree Corporation, Levi Strauss & Company, Lucky Brand Jeans, Macy’s East and Old Navy. Her predecessor, Adam Stone, is leaving the retailer to pursue other career opportunities.

Children’s Place

John J. Sullivan was named as the new chief transformation officer of the Children’s Place, effective June 12. Throughout his career, Sullivan has held numerous leadership roles, including Ascena Retail Group, where he served as the company’s COO and president of shared services. His resume includes previous stints at Liz Claiborne and QVC.

Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus CFO and COO Michael Fung is exiting the company at the end of the month. Last November, Fung came out of retirement to take over the interim CFO post, where he managed the retailer’s accounting and finance departments. The retailer announced that SVP and chief accounting officer Dale Stapleton will take over the interim CFO position on June 30. Neiman Marcus is currently searching for a permanent CFO to assume both executives’ responsibilities.

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Hugo Boss

Yves Müller was named as the new CFO of Hugo Boss AG and member of the Hugo Boss Managing Board, effective Jan. 1, 2018. As the new CFO, Müller will oversee Hugo Boss Groups’ administration and investor relations divisions. In 1994, Müller began his career as an auditor and moved to Tchibo GmbH in 1999, where he held several top management positions. Eleven years ago, he became CFO of Tchibo GmbH and was also appointed to the company’s Management Board.


Reebok appointed Chris Froio as the new general manager of Reebok America. In his new role, Froio will be responsible for the brand’s business growth in the North American market. Throughout his 25-year tenure at Reebok, Froio has held various leadership roles and recently served as the company’s brand director in Western Europe.


The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) announced new board leadership this week.

Steve Madden CEO and chairman Ed Rosenfeld was elected as the board’s new chairman. In his new role, Rosenfeld will oversee the development of FDRA’s programs, products and services to address industry opportunities. Rosenfeld previously held other leadership positions at FDRA, including FDRA vice chairman.

Mike Jeppesen, president of Global Operations Group and Wolverine Heritage Group, will transition from his role of treasurer to vice chairman.

Shoe Carnival CEO and president Cliff Sifford was voted as treasurer, while FDRA’s past chairman, Deer Stags Concepts principal Rick Muskat, will serve as an Ex-Officio member of FDRA’s Executive Committee.

VF Corp.

Chris Waldeck was hired as the new president of Lee and Rock & Republic brands. With over 20 years of retail experience, Waldeck joins both brands from Reebok International Ltd., where he recently served as the company’s VP and general manager.


Billabong appointed Jim Howell as its new CFO, effective June 12. Howell joins Billabong from Nordstrom, where he helmed the retailer’s finance and treasury division for the past 10 years. During his tenure at Nordstrom, Howell played a significant role in shaping the company’s omnichannel retailing strategy. He will succeed Peter Meyers, who has served as Billabong’s CFO since 2013.


As part of its technology team restructuring, Macy’s announced two major moves this week.

Yasir Anwar was promoted to the role of EVP, chief technology officer, while Mike Robinson was named as EVP of customer experience and product management.

In his new role, Anwar will manage the company’s technology teams, including those that build the end-to-end e-commerce experience and other digital operations. As EVP of customer experience and product management, Robinson will oversee a unified product and portfolio vision, which will enable consumers to seamlessly shop across all of the company’s channels.