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Shuffle Board: American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider to Step Down

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Nordstrom named Ken Worzel president of Nordstrom.com. Worzel was previously the company’s executive vice president of strategy and development for five years. In addition, co-president Eric Nordstrom will now manage the Nordstrom brand and stores, co-president Blake Nordstrom will oversee the Nordstrom Rack brand and stores and co-president Pete Nordstrom will be responsible for supporting the company’s store planning and merchandising functions.

American Apparel

American Apparel chief executive officer Paula Schneider is stepping down from her position. Chelsea Grayson, the brand’s general counsel and chief administrative officer, will take over the role on Oct. 3. Schneider’s departure follows that of former chairman Paul Charron, who left this summer and will be succeeded by Ocean Ridge Cap Advisors founder Brad Scher.

Sports Direct

Mike Ashley, Sport Direct’s founder, will replace CEO Dave Forsey, who left his position this month. It is unclear why Forsey departed, but Ashley and the executive management team plan to revamp Sports Direct after a difficult year of poor profit and trading.

Under Armour

Jason LaRose was hired as Under Armour’s new North American operations president. His predecessor, Matthew Mirchin, will move to the position of global revenue strategic advisor in October. Throughout this leadership transition, LaRose will still oversee the company’s e-commerce business and search for his new successor.

Tailored Brands

Julie MacMedan was appointed as Tailored Brands’ vice president of investor relations.


Spanish luxury brand Loewe tapped former Celine EVP Pascale Lepoivre as its new CEO. In her new role, she will oversee Loewe’s accessories collections and luxury apparel collections. She will succeed Lisa Montague, who is leaving the company for personal reasons.

Kit and Ace

Kit and Ace co-founder J.J. Wilson will no longer run his company, but will continue to sit on its board.

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