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Shuffle Board: DKI CEO and DKNY Co-Creative Directors Exit After G-III Acquisition

Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus named Michael Fung as its new interim CFO and COO. Fung joins the Neiman Marcus from 99 Cents Only Stores, where he served as the company’s interim CFO and treasurer. His resume also includes previous stints at Bass Pros Shops and Walmart. He will replace his predecessor, Donald T. Grimes, who left the company in November to become the new SVP of Sally Beauty Holdings.


Rod Little was hired as HSN’s new CFO, effective Jan. 3. In his new role, Little will oversee all financial management for the company, including accounting and investor relations. Little previously served as the CFO of Elizabeth Arden Inc. and has also held various leadership positions at other major companies, including Procter & Gamble.

The TJX Companies

The TJX Companies elected Jackwyn Nemerov to its Board of Directors. Nemerov joins The TJX Companies after her 12-year tenure with Ralph Lauren, where she served as the company’s president, CFO and EVP. In addition to her leadership roles at Ralph Lauren, Nemerov also served on the company’s Board of Directors from 2007 to 2015. Her resume also includes previous stints at other major retail companies, including Jones Apparel Group.


Bob Spieth was appointed as QVC’s new EVP of consumer business and services. In his new role, Spieth will oversee the supply chain, customer service and operations strategy for both QVC and Zulily. Spieth recently served as Zulily’s COO, where he expanded the company’s logistics management.

Differential Brands Group

Differential Brands Group named Tom Nevell as its new EVP of business development. In his new role, Nevell will oversee strategic partnerships for the company’s Robert Graham, Hudson and SWIMS brands. As a retail veteran with over 20 years of experience, Nevell joins Differential Brands Group from Nordstrom, where he recently served as brand manager of men’s clothing and furnishings

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Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear hired two new toughness directors, Faith Briggs and Mark Chase. As the new toughness directors, Briggs and Chase will test the company’s outerwear gear in extreme weather conditions for the next nine months. From their experience, both new toughness directors will enable Columbia Sportswear to bring consumers the best gear for winter weather outdoor activities.

Donna Karan International

CEO Caroline Brown, and DKNY co-creative directors Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne will depart  from Donna Karan International following G-III Apparel Group’s acquisition of the company. Brown is exiting the company to pursue other career opportunities, meanwhile Chow and Osborne will step down to focus on their Public School label.


G-Star Raw named Patrick Kraaijeveld and Rob Schilder as its new co-CEOs. As part of the transition, former CEO Jos van Tilburg will leave his position and remain as a chairman of G-Star’s Board of Directors. Kraaijeveld previously served as the company’s chief commercial and creative officer, along with Schilder, who also held the position of G-Star’s COO.

Benetton Group

Alessandro Benetton is exiting from Benetton Group’s Board of Directors. As the son of one of the founders of the Italian fashion brand, Benetton served a board member for 18 years and was also chairman from 2012 to 2014. Benetton also currently serves on other major company boards, including BT Italia and Moncler.

Fruit of the Loom

Fruit of the Loom hired Melissa Burgess-Taylor as its new CEO and chairman. Burgess-Taylor has been with Fruit of the Loom for more than 17 years, where she currently serves as the SVP of brand management and sales. Burgess-Taylor’s resume also includes previous leadership roles at Hanes Brands and Mercantile Department Stores.