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Shuffle Board: Walmart E-Commerce Executives Depart After Acquisition, Calvin Klein CMO Resigns


Lisa Kraynak was hired as Carbon38’s new chief marketing officer. In her new role, Kraynak will be based in Los Angeles and execute the luxury activewear brand’s strategy and growth initiatives. With over 20 years of experience in marketing, Kraynak held leadership positions at many other companies, including Demand Media and NBC Universal.

Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix named Cathy Polinsky as its new chief technology officer. Polinsky joins Stitch Fix from Salesforce, where she served as the company’s senior vice president of engineering and managed search initiatives. In addition to her industry experience, Polinsky was also named to Business Insider’s 2015 list of the world’s most powerful women engineers.


Franck Riboud was appointed to Quiksilver’s board of directors. Currently, Riboud serves as chairman of the board for Danone, Bagley Latinoamerica, Renault and Rolex. Riboud is also a member of many professional associations, including the Steering Committee of the Livelihoods Fund.

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein CMO Melisa Goldie is resigning from her position and a replacement will not be named as her existing direct reports will assume her responsibilities. Goldie worked at Calvin Klein for 15 years, where she was the company’s CMO since 2014. As the CMO, Goldie managed all marketing-led initiatives and unified Calvin Klein’s creative studio and communications team. Prior to that role, Goldie served as executive vice president and chief creative officer. Her resume includes stints at Toth & Co and Arnell Group.

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After Walmart’s acquisition of, several e-commerce executives are exiting the company. Head of Fernando Madeira, SVP of global e-commerce human resources Dianne Mills and SVP of e-commerce supply chain Brent Beabout. co-founder Nate Faust will succeed Beabout and will manage fulfillment operations for and Other successors were not announced yet by Walmart.


Aptos named Frank Lord as its new sales and revenue leader. In his new role, Lord will be based in the United Kingdom and will oversee Aptos’ global sales. With over 20 years of experience in software as SaaS sales leadership, Lord served as VP of worldwide sales at Oracle Retail and VP of EMEA and APAC sales. His resume also includes previous stints at Art Technology Group (ATG), Cisco and AT&T.


Etsy chief financial officer Kristina Salen is leaving the company in March 2017 to pursue other career opportunities. Etsy is conducting a formal search to find a replacement for Salen.

Michael Kors

Michael Kors appointed Robin Freestone to its board of directors. As an esteemed FTSE 100 executive, Freestone has worked with many international businesses. From 2006 to 2015, Freestone served as Pearson Plc’s chief financial officer and in 2004 served as the company’s deputy chief financial officer. Freestone also held additional senior financial positions at Amersham plc and Henkel Chemicals UK Ltd.

Marvin Traub Associates

Marvin Traub Associates hired Rick Platt as its new managing director of licensing. Having worked in the industry for 30 years, Platt was most recently Sequential Brands Group’s division president. Additional retail brands Platt has worked with included Ellen Tracy and Hudson Jeans.


Gap CFO Sabrina Simmons is leaving the company at the end of the fiscal year. Simmons joined Gap in 2001, where she most recently served as the company’s CFO for nine years. In her role, Simmons was responsible for global financial functions of the company. Gap has not yet announced a successor.