executive officers of the companyMarla A. Ryan
Marla A. Ryan has served as a director of the Company and as Chief Executive Officer since May 2018. Ms. Ryan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lola Advisors LLC, a business consultancy working in the apparel, beauty and wellness sectors. Prior to founding Lola Advisors LLC, Ms. Ryan was employed by Lands’ End from 2009 through 2017, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Retail. In this role, Ms. Ryan managed the Retail business unit, including Lands’ End shops at Sears, retail and outlet stores, and served as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Ryan held various senior positions at Lands’ End, including Senior Vice President of Global Omni-Merchandising and Vice President of Retail. From 2002 to 2009, Ms. Ryan served in various senior positions at J.Crew, including Vice President of Crewcuts, J.Crew’s children’s apparel division. Prior to that, she served in various merchandising and management roles at Brooks Brothers, American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch and The Gap, Inc. Ms. Ryan has over 25 years of comprehensive functional and executive experience across e-commerce and retail, brand launch and strategy, merchandising, digital marketing, inventory management, real estate and store operations.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
David Stern has served as our Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer since August 2016. Mr. Stern has significant financial experience in the retail industry. From 2012 until 2016, Mr. Stern served as Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer of Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack. Prior to joining Pep Boys, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts. From 2007 until 2009, Mr. Stern held roles at Coldwater Creek, including Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Corporate Controller. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Stern was the Chief Financial Officer of Petro Services. Mr. Stern began his career as an internal auditor and then as a financial analyst, accounting manager and corporate controller at several companies, including Delhaize America, before joining Petro Services. Mr. Stern currently serves on the Boards of Beck Suppliers, Inc., and Camp Ockanickon, a not-for-profit camp for children. Mr. Stern is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status), earned a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Wake Forest University.
Our executive officers are appointed annually by the Board of Directors and serve at the discretion of the Board.
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