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Ross restructures senior management


Pleasanton, Calif. Ross Stores announced Friday it has promoted Michael O’Sullivan to president and COO as part of a new senior-management restructure for the company.

O’Sullivan was formerly executive VP and chief administrative officer. In his elevated role, he will add store operations to his responsibilities, which currently include supply chain, information technology, strategy, finance, legal and human resources.

Barbara Rentler, formerly executive VP merchandising, has been promoted to president and chief merchandising officer. In her new role, she will continue to manage all apparel and apparel-related merchandising at Ross, as well as take on responsibility for the Ross home businesses.

James Fassio, 54, previously executive VP property development, construction and store design, has been named president and chief development officer. Fassio will continue to oversee the company’s real estate strategy, including new store development, construction and store design for both Ross Dress for Less and dd’s Discounts.

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