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Shuffle Board: TuSimple Fires CEO, Lenzing Names CFO, Fabletics Adds Marketing Chief


Dollar General

Dollar General Corporation announced that CEO Jeff Owen will be added to its board of directors.

With Owen’s appointment, Dollar General’s board will consist of 10 members with extensive expertise and experience across several industries. In July, Dollar General announced Owen would succeed Todd Vasos as CEO.

Owen, who has been with the company for nearly 30 years, had been Dollar General’s chief operating officer since August 2019.


The National Retail Federation (NRF) hired David Johnston as vice president for asset protection and retail operations.

Prior to joining NRF, Johnson served as senior director of loss prevention and corporate security for Inspire Brands. His experience also includes roles with Dunkin’, LP Innovations and micros|Datavantage. Johnston has also been a longstanding member of NRF’s Loss Prevention Advisory Council.

The NRF also announced that Paige Hahn was named senior vice president of membership and development.

Hahn has more than 20 years of experience in growing revenue for membership programs, issue-based campaigns and political organizations. Her past clients have included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where she managed a $30 million portfolio made up of both membership and issue-based campaign funds.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Rafeh Masood, executive vice president and chief customer and technology officer of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., notified the company of his resignation, effective as of Dec. 2, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Masood’s resignation was not the result of any disagreement with the company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices or financial statements, the filing noted.


CommerceNext, a community, event series and conference for marketers at retail and direct-to-consumer brands, announced that Jill Dvorak was joining the company as chief content officer.

Also joining CommerceNext are 11 new advisors bringing the advisory board to a group of 49 e-commerce leaders who provide critical feedback and guidance to ensure that conference programming and content are relevant and timely.

Dvorak joins CommerceNext from the National Retail Federation (NRF) where she was vice president of content and retail strategy and led the NRF Digital and NRF Marketing Executives Councils. Dvorak will oversee the development of content across CommerceNext’s annual conference, executive summit and webinars.


Fashionphile, a pre-owned re-commerce company for luxury handbags and accessories, appointed two new board members and two senior executives.

Andrea O’Donnell, CEO of Everlane and Hannah Kim, executive vice president and chief legal officer, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer of Neiman Marcus joined Fashionphile’s board of directors. The brand also hired Angela Dotson, formerly director of flagship NYC at Bulgari, to a new role as senior vice president (SVP) of client and new market development, and Rebecca Maffei, SVP and chief information officer (CIO) at Petco, as CIO.

In 2019, Fashionphile became the exclusive re-commerce partner of Neiman Marcus, and to date, has opened 10 Fashionphile Selling Studio locations inside Neiman Marcus stores across the country, with new locations to come.



Ilona Aman

Fabletics appointed Ilona Aman as chief marketing officer.

In her role, Aman will be responsible for leading the company’s brand marketing strategy, creative and collaborations to implement the brand’s strategic vision. In addition to leading the marketing function, Aman will also oversee retail, digital, membership, social and public relations.

Prior to joining Fabletics, Aman served as chief brand officer for the ARIA Exchange, a WEB3 company specializing in NFTs across sports and entertainment. Prior to ARIA, she was the global director of brand marketing at Adidas, where she was responsible for leading creative, storytelling and building a brand marketing offense for the Beyoncé/Ivy Park and Pharrell Williams partnerships.

Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Fabletics creates fashionable, high-performance active lifestyle products at an accessible price, driven by its VIP membership program serving over 2 million loyal members and powered by analysis from its Fashion OS tech platform.

Eight Sleep

Eight Sleep, a sleep fitness company, appointed former Peleton chief sales officer Tim Shannehan as chief revenue officer.

Shannehan will be reporting to CEO and co-founder of Eight Sleep, Matteo Franceschetti. As the first chief revenue officer for the company, Shannehan will set the strategy and lead initiatives across all revenue channels, including D2C, hospitality and international markets.

Wolverine Worldwide

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. appointed Nicholas T. Long as lead independent director of its board of directors, effective Nov. 4, 2022. Long, a Wolverine Worldwide director since 2011 and current chair of the compensation committee, succeeds Dr. David T. Kollat, who will remain on the board. Long brings executive experience at MillerCoors, Miller Brewing Company and Coca-Cola.



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Renewcell strengthened its commercial team with the addition of Tricia Carey as chief commercial officer.

Prior to joining Renewcell, Carey held the position of director of global business development at fiber producer Lenzing. She has more than 25 years of experience promoting circular and sustainable materials within fashion.

With New York City as her base, Carey will develop Renewcell’s strategic partnerships with major fashion brands eager to make fashion circular at scale. She currently serves as secretary of Accelerating Circularity, and holds board positions at Transformers Foundation and the Fashion Impact Fund. She was vice chair at Textile Exchange from 2014-2018. In 2019, Carey was awarded the Rivet 50 for influential denim industry leaders.

Founded by innovators from Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2012, Renewcell, through its patented process, is able to upcycle cellulosic textile waste, such as cotton clothes, transforming it into a pristine new material called Circulose.


Nico Reiner

The Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG appointed Nico Reiner as its new chief financial officer (CFO).

Reiner will join Lenzing’s managing board led by CEO Stephan Sielaff on Jan. 1. He will succeed Thomas Obendrauf, who is leaving the company after seven years.

Reiner most recently was CFO of Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG, a global player with headquarters in Hanau that specializes in the development, production and marketing of magnetic materials.

Until Reiner joins the company, Stephan Sielaff will continue to assume the role of CFO on an interim basis, with Obendrauf supporting the company in an advisory capacity.

Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Corporation announced that its board of directors appointed William Wagner as a director.

Wagner is the retired president and CEO of GoTo Group, a global SaaS company in remote work technology and IoT, with $1.3 billion in fiscal 2021 revenues.

Avery Dennison is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel, and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. The company had sales of $8.4 billion in 2021.



TuSimple announced that its board of directors terminated Dr. Xiaodi Hou, the CEO, president and chief technology officer of the company, and removed him from his position as chairman.

The move comes after the Wall Street Journal reported that the seven-year-old driverless trucking company was being probed by the FBI, Securities and Exchange Commission and Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) over improper ties to a company with Chinese connections.

The autonomous logistics firm said Dr. Ersin Yumer, its executive vice president of operations, has agreed to serve as interim CEO and president during an executive search. Brad Buss, lead independent director, will be chairman of the board.

TuSimple, which has successfully completed driver-free proof-of-concept test runs, made the employment decision after the Audit Committee’s ongoing investigation indicated to the board that Hou could no longer continue to lead the company.



MakerSights added Alex Rowe to its senior executive leadership team as senior vice president of revenue.

As the head of sales, implementation, professional services and customer success, Rowe will accelerate MakerSights’ trajectory and deepen relationships with retail brands to increase the adoption of modern product-to-market tools and processes that drive category strategy and boost margins by facilitating consumer obsession throughout the brand.

Rowe spent the last six years as vice president of sales for the e-commerce platform Stackline.