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Shuffle Board: Macy’s CEO, Boot Barn COO to Retire



Jeff Gennette Courtesy

Macy’s chairman and CEO Jeff Gennette, announced his plans to retire in February 2024 after 40 years with the company. Tony Spring, Macy’s Inc. executive vice president and Bloomingdale’s chairman and CEO, has been appointed by the board of directors as Macy’s Inc. president and CEO-elect as well as a member of the board of directors.

As part of the leadership transition, the company also announced that chief financial officer (CFO) Adrian Mitchell’s responsibilities have been expanded to include the role of chief operating officer (COO). Gennette will work alongside Spring and Mitchell until February next year.

The Athlete’s Foot

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Specialty footwear and lifestyle chain The Athlete’s Foot named Beth Greenfield as lead merchandiser and buyer, effective immediately. She will report directly to Matthew Lafone, president and general manager of Americas, and will work closely with The Athlete’s Foot brand and operating partners to develop and implement regional product strategies, identify market trends and drive engagement in their communities.

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Greenfield has over 25 years of experience in retail, buying and merchandising, which she executed for brands including Champion, Puma, Footlocker and Citi Trends.  


Karl-Heinz Holland Courtesy

UK-based omnichannel fashion and homeware retailer Malatan has announced several executive and board changes, effective immediately. Karl-Heinz Holland has been named the company’s new chair, Jo Whitfield, former CEO of Co-op Food, has been named CEO, while Nigel Oddy, interim CEO of Malatan, concludes his six-month role as of March 31.

Holland spent 23 years at Lidl Group, six as CEO, responsible for leading the group’s expansion across Europe. Whitfield was most recently chief executive of the Co-op’s Food division, responsible for the company’s retail, wholesale, online and franchise businesses as well as the Co-op’s Property division.

Boot Barn

Lifestyle retailer of Western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories Boot Barn announced that its executive vice president, COO Gregory V. Hackman plans to retire later this year. He will continue with the company until his estimated retirement—currently sometime in June—and transition his responsibilities to other company executives.

Hackman has been Boot Barn’s executive vice president and COO since November 2021. He previously served as executive vice president, COO and CFO from August 2020 through October 2021, and as CFO and secretary from January 2015 through August 2020.

During his tenure, Boot Barn’s store count increased from 150 stores to nearly 350 and revenue grew by more than $1 billion, president and CEO Jim Conroy said.


Under Armour

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Athletic performance brand Under Amour named Golden State Warriors point guard and NBA Champion Stephen Curry as the new president of Curry Brand to capture market share, fuel business growth and create new opportunities.

The new role keys into Curry’s ability to offer athlete insights, and gives him oversight of product development and strategic business and marketing endeavors. He will also assume a broad advisory role to expand Under Armour’s athlete roster.



Warp, a tech-enabled network of cross-docks and carriers specializing in middle-mile solutions, announced Diep Nguyen as chief technology officer. Nguyen joins the team from AxleHire, where he previously worked closely with Warp co-founders Daniel Sokolovksy and Troy Lester on building their technology.

Nguyen will help execute Warp’s vision to build an extensible, fully connected supply chain that empowers shippers and carriers to optimize the middle mile. Nguyen will help Warp to design technology that will allow for the addition of new capabilities and functionality in addition to other users.