Walmart appointed Matt Miner as executive vice president and global chief ethics and compliance officer.
Miner, with more than 20 years of compliance and legal experience, will lead the company’s global compliance program and report to Rachel Brand, Walmart’s executive vice president of global governance, chief legal officer and corporate secretary.
Miner comes to Walmart from the Washington office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he served as partner and leader of the Washington white collar litigation and government enforcement practice. In this role, he advised numerous companies on building and enhancing their compliance programs. He also represented clients in connection with a wide range of government enforcement matters.
Prior to that, he served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Among his accomplishments, Miner was the architect of the Division’s groundbreaking Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program (ECCP) guidance, as well as first-of-its-kind training to educate prosecutors on compliance program design and key compliance challenges. He managed the Criminal Division’s Fraud and Appellate Sections, including the Department’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit, the Market Integrity and Major Frauds Unit and the nationwide Medicare Fraud Strike Force program.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that Navdeep Gupta was appointed executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO), effective Oct. 1.
Gupta will be responsible for the company’s finance, investor relations, accounting, business development and procurement functions. Gupta, who has been with Dick’s since November 2017 as senior vice president for finance and chief accounting officer, succeeds Lee Belitsky, who served as EVP and CFO since October 2016.
Belitsky will remain with Dick’s as EVP and continue to oversee several key areas–supply chain, real estate, construction and GameChanger. He joined Dick’s in 1997 as vice president and controller.
The CFO transition is part of the company’s long-term succession plan. Gupta will be supported by Belitsky as he transitions into the CFO role.
Prior to joining Dick’s Gupta spent 11 years at Advance Auto Parts Inc. in various leadership roles, most recently serving as senior vice president of finance.
Dick’s Sporting Goods is an omnichannel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of July 31, the company operated 731 Dick’s Sporting Goods locations across the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Dick’s also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as GameChanger, a youth sports mobile app for scheduling, communications, live scorekeeping and video streaming. Dick’s also offers its products through an e-commerce platform.
Otrium, an online retailer working to eradicate unsold inventory and ensure all clothing is worn, announced that Zuhairah Scott Washington will lead the company’s expansion into the U.S. as president.
Joining from Expedia Group, Washington brings her experience in navigating digital transformation and business model disruption to Otrium’s rapidly expanding end-to-end marketplace.
Washington was most recently senior vice president and general manager of strategic partners, lodging and vacation rentals at Expedia Group.
Otrium partners with fashion brands, including Karl Lagerfeld, Joseph, Anine Bing, Belstaff and Reiss. In 2020, Otrium saw revenues triple, with registered members surpassing 3 million and more than 300 fashion stores now on its app globally. It serves more than 20 markets across Europe and the U.S. from three logistics hubs. Otrium recently raised $120 million in its Series C round via Kering Group, Index Ventures and Bond Capital.
The board of directors of Coloreel appointed Torbjörn Bäck as CEO.
He will succeed Mattias Nordin, who will transition to a new role within Coloreel as senior vice president (SVP) of business development.
Bäck most recently came from the role as president of Camfil Northern Europe, an international manufacturing group. Prior to this, he was SVP for Nederman in Asia Pacific.
Coloreel is a Swedish textile innovation brand with innovative technology for embroidery that enables high-quality coloring of textile thread on demand. Coloring thread directly creates no wastewater and no water pollution. Using a single reel of thread and needle also minimizes thread waste and microfiber pollution.
Green Theme Technologies
Green Theme Technologies Inc., an innovator of textile finishing, appointed David Andreas as CEO from his former role as president and chief operating officer, succeeding Gary Selwyn.
Andreas takes leadership of GTT at an opportune time in the company’s growth trajectory as commercialization of the Empel technology platform brings the company’s products to new licensees. GTT launched the Empel platform in 2018 and began with the goal of eliminating toxic PFCs. In addition to being highly sustainable, EMPEL treatment ranks among the highest water repellency and longest lasting protection available.
Stein Fibers partners Peter Spitalny and Chip Stein announced several organizational changes at the company’s quarterly sales meeting.
Jaren Edwards was promoted to president, Robert Taylor to chief operating officer and Zain Khan to vice president of sales. The company said Edwards and Khan will work together over the next six months to fully transition responsibilities.
Based in Charlotte, N.C., Stein Fibers is among the largest suppliers and producers of polyester staple fibers, upholstered fabrics and textile waste, as well as other natural and synthetic fibers in North America, with annual shipments exceeding 650 million pounds.
Maersk has appointed Mohit Bhatia as senior vice president and head of Maersk Global Service Centers (GSC).
Bhatia previously held the position of joint managing director, Maersk GSC, with responsibility for finance before taking over the overall leadership, including commercial and operations functions. He joined Maersk in 2019.
The Maersk GSC plays a critical role in delivering customer outcomes and enables decision making and prioritization for Maersk based on its end-to-end process view. With strength of more than 12,000 employees, Maersk GSC is spread across India, China and the Philippines (Manila), with a small hub in Morocco. Maersk GSC teams interact with multiple stakeholders to enable about 30 million touchpoints per year with over 59,000 customers.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg
Customs and international trade law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg announced the addition of Juan Moreno as director, trade compliance. He will be based in the San Diego area.
Moreno advises importers, exporters, trade associations and multinational corporations in the U.S. and Mexico on a wide variety of regulatory and international trade subjects. A member of the international trade community since 1994, most recently Moreno served for 14 years as director of trade compliance for a San Diego-based customs law firm.
Kibo, a unified commerce services provider, announced that Allison Dancy has joined the company as its chief marketing officer (CMO).
Dancy’s background in increasing brand and market awareness, enhancing corporate credibility, and driving market penetration and sales pipeline will help Kibo accelerate growth and further scale its go-to-market engine.
Prior to joining Kibo, she was CMO at OneTouchPoint, and before that, she was the marketing leader for Gotransverse, a subscription and billing software company.
Kibo’s platform combines AI-driven personalization from Monetate and Certona, omnichannel commerce for B2C and B2B models, enterprise-grade order management and customer data-enhanced point of sale. Global clients including Patagonia leverage Kibo’s API-first, microservices architecture to support a wide range of commerce strategies, including headless commerce, that meet high growth goals and customer expectations.