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Shuffle Board: Gold Joins HBC as Tech Chief, Ryan Named CEO at Destination Maternity


Hudson’s Bay Company

Hudson’s Bay Company appointed Stephen J. Gold as chief technology and digital operations officer. Gold will be responsible for leading the technology and digital strategy for HBC, with a focus on aligning the end-to-end customer experience through data and digital innovation across the enterprise and HBC’s banners in North America. These include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt and Saks Off 5th.

With this appointment, HBC said it is aligning its digital operations and technical teams under one Center of Excellence. Prior to joining HBC, Gold was executive vice president of technology operations and innovation, and chief information officer at CVS Health, where he was responsible for all aspects of enterprise-wide technology, including running CVS’s digital business unit and business operations for CVS’s largest business unit.

Gold will also oversee a newly formed digital team, creating an end-to-end, service-oriented and collaborative operating model to deliver greater synergies for HBC’s banners. He serves on the board of directors of World Fuel Services Inc. and on the board of advisors of St. John’s University, as well as a handful of early-stage technology companies.

Gold succeeds Janet Schalk, who is leaving the company on Aug. 1. He reports to Helena Foulkes, CEO of HBC.

Destination Maternity

Destination Maternity Corp.’s board of directors named Marla A. Ryan as CEO, replacing Melissa Payner-Gregor, who served as an interim CEO since January and director of the company since August 2009. Payner-Gregor is exiting the company to pursue other opportunities.

Ryan brings more than 25 years of experience in branded apparel and retail, as well as extensive experience consulting to Fortune 500 companies. She is also the founder and CEO of Lola Advisors, a business consultancy working in the apparel, beauty and wellness sectors. Prior to founding Lola Advisors, Ryan worked at Lands’ End from 2009 through 2017, most recently serving as senior vice president of retail.

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Canada Goose

Canada Goose named Scott Cameron as president, Greater China, as part of the company’s expansion plans for Greater China. This will include establishing a regional head office in Shanghai and launching a direct-to-consumer and e-commerce operations.

Cameron previously served as executive vice president for e-commerce, stores and Strategy, responsible for all operational elements of the Canada Goose direct-to-consumer business, and led the strategy team. Under his leadership, the company successfully established and grew its direct-to-consumer channels globally, including the launch of the company’s first six stores and opening e-commerce in nine markets. Cameron joined Canada Goose from McKinsey & Co., where he was a principal focused on luxury and apparel retail brands.

The Outnet

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group appointed Emma Mortimer as managing director for The Outnet. In this newly created position, Mortimer will be responsible for The Outnet’s buying, merchandising, sales, marketing and creative teams, reporting to Alessandra Rossi, president of off-season for Yoox Net-a-Porter Group.

Mortimer previously consulted for, helped launch The Modist and was a fashion specialist for the U.K.’s Department for International Trade. Prior to that, she worked for the Net-a-Porter Group from 2009 to 2015, where her roles included global director of studio production and customer care, as well as leading The Ooutnet in an interim capacity. The Outnet stocks a selection of previous-season designer fashion from more than 350 brands, as well as exclusive collaborations with designer labels and its in-house label, Iris & Ink.


Columbia Sportswear

Andrew Burns joined Columbia Sportswear Co. as director of investor relations and competitive intelligence. Burns reports to Jim Swanson, senior vice president and chief financial officer and will be based at Columbia Sportswear’s headquarters in Portland, Ore.

Prior to joining Columbia, Burns covered the outdoor industry, global retailers and Columbia Sportswear as a sell-side equity research analyst for D.A. Davidson and other investment firms over the past 14 years. In addition to the Columbia brand, the company owns the Mountain Hardwear, Sorel and prAna brands.



Kevin Warren was appointed chief marketing officer of UPS, effective June 1. Warren will report to UPS chairman and CEO David Abney and joins the UPS Management Committee, the most senior leadership group in the company.

Warren will be responsible for all U.S. and international marketing, including the company’s product development, pricing, customer loyalty, industry segments, customer communications and public relations, among other functions. UPS said he brings extensive senior leadership experience and has a deep understanding of service-based businesses.

Warren most recently served as executive vice president and chief commercial officer for Xerox Corp., where he was responsible for worldwide channel strategy, salesforce effectiveness, and global client engagement for the company’s diverse portfolio of hardware, software and services.