Industry Moves: HBC Taps Another Woman From CVS for a Top Role

Apr 16, 2018 11:35AM PT

Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City

Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.
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April 16, 2018: Pentland Brands Ltd. has announced several executive team changes with the goal of accelerating its international growth. Matt Rock, currently global supply chain director, has been appointed president of Asia Pacific and retains his supply chain responsibilities. Carl Davies, currently global customer director, has been named president of UK, EMEA and Americas. The new structure is also designed to give brand directors a more direct role in leading brand growth, the company said, with the Speedo, Mitre and Canterbury brands reporting to Carl Davies and the Berghaus brand reporting to COO Chirag Patel.As part of its plan, Pentland is removing the role of global president, active division, currently held by Chris Stephenson, and the role of global group marketing director, currently held by Sean Hastings.

April 16, 2018: HBC has hired Bari Harlam to serve as its chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Harlam will lead HBC’s Marketing Center of Excellence, charged with advancing the company’s approach to marketing through data-driven customer insights across its retail banners in North America. Harlam has served in senior marketing roles at BJ’s Wholesale, Swipely and CVS Health, where she built and launched CVS/pharmacy’s ExtraCare program. HBC’s new CEO Helena Faulkes, who joined the firm in February, also came from CVS.

April 13, 2018: French luxury shoe brand Clergerie has appointed Foussi Youcef to the position of global wholesale director, effective May 14. He joins the company from Ann Demeulemeester and Haider Ackermann, where he was merchandiser and sales director for footwear and accessories. Before that, Foussi was wholesale director and merchandiser for footwear at Maison Margiela, where he worked from 2004 to 2016. He will join Clergerie for the upcoming sales campaign of SS19 and will be based in the Parisian headquarters of the house.

April 9, 2018: After more than 30 years at HBC-owned Lord & Taylor — where she started as a dress buyer but ascended to president — Liz Rodbell is leaving the department store at the end of this month. Rodbell has served as Lord & Taylor’s president since 2014 and was simultaneously the president of Hudson’ Bay in Canada, before hanging up the latter hat in June 2017 as part of a leadership reshuffle. A search is underway for Rodbell’s successor.

April 9, 2018: Kering-owned Balenciaga has tapped Daniel Motta Mello to manage its public relations activities in the Americas, the label’s latest move to bulk up business in the region. The former Karla Otto VP is charged with developing the communications department, reporting to Balenciaga’s president for the Americas Vira Capeci. The position had been left vacant for some time as the company restructured. Capeci, who had worked for Céline for nine years, was hired last September in a management reshuffle led by brand CEO Cédric Charbit.

April 4, 2018: Macy’s Inc. has announced that Karen Hoguet, its CFO since 1997, has decided to retire in February 2019, at the completion of the company’s fiscal year. An external search is underway for Hoguet’s replacement, and she will continue in her role as CFO until her successor is appointed. She will then remain in an advisory role to support the company during a transition period until Feb. 2. Hoguet began her career at Federated Department Stores in 1982 and was appointed to her current role in 1997.

April 3, 2018:Neiman Marcus has hired Adam Orvos as its new CFO. He takes over the role held by Dale Stapleton on an interim basis since May 2017. Most recently, Orvos served as CEO of Total Wine & More.

April 3, 2018: DSW Inc. has announced that Drew Domecq has joined the organization as SVP and chief information officer, effective April 2. Domecq will report to CEO Roger Rawlins. He joins DSW from Bob Evans Restaurants. He also spent time at The Wendy’s Co., where he was VP of technology solutions.

April 3, 2018: Berluti has tapped Kris Van Assche as its new creative director, succeeding Haider Ackermann — whose exit was announced on March 30 — in the latest shake-up in the top design ranks at parent company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. The Belgian designer will show his first collection for Berluti in January as head of shoes, leather goods, ready-to-wear and accessories collections. Van Assche recently exited Dior Homme after 11 years at the helm. He was succeeded by Kim Jones in the first big change at Christian Dior Couture since Pietro Beccari arrived as chairman and CEO in February.

April 3, 2018: Galeries Lafayette has named Clara Cornet creative and merchandising director of its future flagship on Avenue des Champs-Elysées, effective since Feb. 1. Cornet, who has been working in the United States for five years with edgy retailers Opening Ceremony and The Webster, reports to Nadia Dhouib, who will manage the new Paris department store. Having started her career as a buyer in the women’s fashion department of Galeries Lafayette in 2012, Cornet joined Opening Ceremony, the concept store founded by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, in 2013 as senior women’s buyer. She has been working as buying director of The Webster alongside its founder, Laure Hériard Dubreuil, since 2016.

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