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Shuffle Board: Doroff to Retire From Bloomingdale’s, O’Neill Named President of Nike Direct

Retail

Bloomingdale’s

Macy’s Inc. said Frank Doroff, Bloomingdale’s vice chairman and general merchandise manager for ready-to-wear, bloomingdales.com and concessions, has made the decision to retire, effective Feb. 8.

The company also announced that Bloomingdale’s has appointed Denise Magid as executive vice president and general merchandise manager for ready-to-wear, bloomingdales.com and concessions, effective Jan. 2. During the month of January, Magid and Doroff will work together to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.

Magid joins Bloomingdale’s from DVMagid Consulting, a consulting company she founded in 2016. Her prior experience includes chief merchant of Intermix and senior vice president and general merchandise manager of ready-to-wear at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Doroff began his career as an executive trainee with Macy’s in 1972 and progressed through various merchant roles to become a senior vice president and general merchandise manager for ready-to-wear in 1979. In 1983, he joined Bullock’s as senior vice president and general merchandise manager of ready-to-wear and fashion accessories and later became the executive vice president and then president. From 1988 to 1991, he served as chairman of Federated and Allied Merchandising Services, then chairman and CEO of Bonwit Teller before joining Bloomingdale’s.

Brands

Mark Cross

Mark Cross, a U.S.-based luxury leather goods brand, appointed Ulrik Garde Due as president and CEO. Garde Due also serves as advisor for GF Capital Fund, which owns the brand.

Prior to joining Mark Cross, Garde Due most recently served as president of FISKARS Corporation’s Living Division, overseeing global repositioning and brand revival strategies for Wedgwood, Waterford, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert, Royal Copenhagen, Iittala, Arabia and Rokstrand.

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In his new role, Garde Due plans to further develop Mark Cross’ product portfolio while expanding internationally through directly operated stores and key selective partnerships. Sustainability focus areas will also be a part of the business strategy. Mark Cross can be found in more than 100 luxury lifestyle stores internationally.

Footwear

Asics

Asics America Corp. appointed Sean Mannion as vice president of sales, overseeing all commerce functions in the U.S.

Previously, Mannion was with Under Armour for 13 years. Most recently as general manager and senior director of sales, managing footwear, apparel and accessories in the sporting goods, mall and family retail channels. Mannion will be based in Boston.

Nike

Nike Inc. announced that Heidi O’Neill, president of Nike Direct, will expand her current role as leader of Nike physical retail stores and Nike.com to now include all Nike digital products, services and member experiences.

O’Neill will report to Elliott Hill, president of consumer and marketplace. A 20-year Nike veteran, she has held senior management roles across the company, including, most recently, president of direct to consumer. O’Neill is a founding board member of the Nike School Innovation Fund and is a current member of the board of directors for Spotify.

Adam Sussman, previously Nike’s chief digital officer, will assume an expanded role to become vice president and general manager of Nike Direct Digital and Geographies. Sussman will continue to oversee Nike Digital and the consumer vision for digital products, experiences, services and capabilities across the marketplace, while taking on management responsibility of the four key Nike direct geographies. Sussman will report to O’Neill.

Logistics

FedEx

FedEx Corp. announced that David L. Cunningham, president and CEO of FedEx Express, will retire on Dec. 31.

Raj Subramaniam, currently executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer of FedEx Corp., will succeed Cunningham, effective Jan. 1.

Cunningham began his FedEx career in 1982 in operations at the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis, Tenn. During his career, he held numerous leadership positions across the FedEx Express operating company in multiple regions, including chief operating officer and president of International, FedEx Express Asia Pacific chief financial officer and regional president of the Asia Pacific region. Most recently as president and CEO of FedEx Express, David has been responsible for the leadership and direction of the FedEx Express group, which includes FedEx Express and TNT.

Subramaniam has been with FedEx for more than 27 years and has held various executive level positions in several operating companies and international regions. He began his career in Memphis and subsequently moved to Hong Kong, where he oversaw marketing and customer service for the Asia Pacific region. Subramaniam then took over as president of FedEx Express in Canada before moving back to the U.S. as senior vice president of international marketing. He was then promoted to executive vice president of marketing in 2013 at FedEx Services, prior to being named executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officer at FedEx Corp. in 2017.

Brie Carere will succeed Subramaniam as executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer of FedEx Corp.

Technology

Kibo

Cloud commerce company Kibo appointed and expanded the roles of three key executives: Michelle Fischer as chief customer officer, Ram Venkataraman as chief product and technology officer, and John Mills as chief administrative officer.

In these roles, each executive will bring their skillset to fulfill Kibo’s mission of guiding retailers and branded manufacturers through the complex ecosystem of e-commerce technology and helping them implement the software and strategies they need to grow their business and thrive in a competitive, changing market.

As chief customer officer, Fischer will be responsible for customer acquisition (marketing), customer support and ensuring Kibo’s customers receive value from their solutions (customer success). Prior to Kibo, she served as vice president and general manager at Aptean, where she led 10 product lines and over 200 global employees.

To better align technology stack across all products and increase innovation velocity, Kibo is consolidating its product and engineering organizations under Venkataraman. Prior to joining Kibo, he served as vice president of payments at NCR Software.

As the newly created chief administrative officer at Kibo, Mills will have responsibility for the company’s international operations and professional services in addition to his duties as Kibo’s chief financial officer. With more than 25 years of experience helping companies drive stronger performance, Mills as held prominent roles in companies including Lanyon, Infogroup, Sabre Holdings, Atlantic Richfield and Shell Oil Company.