Belk CEO jumps to GameStop C-suite

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GameStop has appointed Nir Parel as COO.

GameStop has found its new COO.

The video game retailer appointed Nir Patel to the role of chief operating officer, effective May 31, 2022. He succeeds former COO Jenna Owens, who left GameStop in late October after just seven months in the role. 

Most recently, Patel was CEO of Belk, which operates more than 300 stores across 16 states. On Friday, Belk said Patel was leaving the company “to pursue other interests.”

Patel was named CEO of Belk in July 2021. He previously held senior roles at Kohl's and Lands’ End after beginning his career at Target and Gap. He has approximately two decades of experience in operations, merchandising, supply chain, and retail and store operations.