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Shuffle Board: Macy’s CFO to Retire, Urban Exec Departs, Mothercare Gets New CEO


Men’s wear label Berluti appointed Kris Van Assche to head up its accessories, leather goods, ready-to-wear and footwear collections. The Dior Homme veteran will present his first Berluti collection at Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2019. He succeeds creative director Haider Ackermann, who recently resigned from his post.

Destination Maternity

Destination Maternity appointed two directors, Pierre-André Mestre and Jean-Claude Jacomin. Jacomin and Mestre will be included in Destination Maternity’s slate of six nominees for election to its board at its annual stockholders meeting.

Mestre currently serves as board chairman of Orchestra-Prémaman SA, a French maternity clothing retailer, while Jacomin is president of Global Performance Consulting SAS, a French consulting firmt he founded.

Destination Maternity also announced that its board created a new business initiative committee that consists of Mestre, Jacomin, Destination Maternity’s board chairman Barry Erdos and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The committee, which will be helmed by Erdos, will collaborate with Destination Maternity’s senior management to identify ideas to improve operational performance.

SATO Holdings

Technology company SATO Holdings named Ryutaro Kotaki as its CEO and president. As the CEO, Kotaki will oversee the growth of the company’s global business and development of digital solutions as retail companies prepare for an advanced manufacturing future.

Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus appointed Adam Orvos as chief financial officer, effective April 25. Orvos joins Neiman Marcus from Total Wine & More, where he served as the beverage company’s executive vice president of retail and was most recently promoted to the role of CEO. His resume also includes previous stints at Belk Department Stores and U.S.-based May Stores. He succeeds Dale Stapleton, who has served as the company’s interim cfo since June 2017.

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DSW named Drew Domecq as senior vice president and chief information officer. As the CIO, Domecq will oversee DSW’s digital platforms and customer experience initiatives. Domecq joins DSW from Bob Evans Restaurants, where he led the dining company’s cloud-based infrastructure initiatives.


Macy’s chief financial officer Karen Hoguet is retiring from the company in February 2019. Hoguet has served as the company’s cfo since 1997. To help with the transition, she will remain as an advisor until Feb. 2, 2019. Macy’s is currently conducting a search for Hoguet’s successor.

Bamboo Rose

Software solutions provider Bamboo Rose appointed Laura Weil and Bob Solomon to its board of directors.

Weil has held senior leadership roles at Ann Taylor, Ashley Stewart, American Eagle Outfitters, Macy’s Credit Corp. and New York & Company. She is the founder and managing partner of Village Lane Advisory, an executive retail consulting firm, and also serves on the boards of many companies, including Christopher & Banks and cruise company Carnival Corp.

Solomon is the founder of Software Platform Consulting Inc., a company that provides consulting services to business-to-business Software-as-a-Service startups. He currently serves on several company boards, including software company LeaseAccelerator and data recovery service XSB Inc. His resume includes previous stints at Ariba, Inc., an IT services company and Silliker Laboratories Group, Inc., a leading food testing and consulting network.


Mothercare, a maternity and baby wear retailer, confirmed David Wood as its CEO in a move to revamp its leadership strategy. Woods joins Mothercare following a three-year stint at Kmart, where he served as the retailer’s group president. Prior to Kmart, Woods held various leadership roles at grocery giant Tesco. He succeeds Mark Newton-Jones, who resigned from his post.

International Cotton Advisory Committee

Mike McCue was named as the International Cotton Advisory Committee’s (ICAC) communications director. With more than 30 years of experience in marketing and communications, McCue previously served as the editor in chief of Cotton International magazine and was a founding member of The Cotton Yearbook, a statistics publication on the cotton sector.

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette named Clara Cornet as the creative and merchandising director of Lafayette Champs-Elysée, the company’s future Paris flagship that is slated to open in 2019. Her resume includes previous stints at The Webster, a luxury multi brand fashion house, and Opening Ceremony, a New York-based apparel label.

Urban Outfitters

David McCreight, the CEO and president of Anthropologie Group, is exiting the company on April 27. Hillary Super, Anthropologie Group president of apparel and accessories, and Andrew Carnie, Anthropologie Group president of home, garden and international, will helm the brand.

Christian Dior Couture

Christian Dior Couture named Jens Riewenherm as its chief digital officer. Riewenherm joins Christian Dior Couture from luxury retailer, where he has served as the company’s managing director since 2012.