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Retail C-Suite Moves: July report

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The retail industry had many major leadership changes in July.

Here’s a look at the major C-suite appointments that occurred in May (listed in the order they were announced.)

Gap Inc. ended its year-long search for a CEO, naming Richard Dickson as president and CEO, effective August 22. He will join the company from toy giant Mattel, where he most recently served as president and COO. Dickson is credited with being a lead architect in a global corporate transformation that reinvigorated Mattel’s iconic brands, including Barbie.

Bath & Body Works named seasoned financial executive Eva C. Boratto as CFO,  effective August 1. Boratto most recently served as CFO of life sciences company Opentrons Labworks. Prior to that, she was  executive VP and CFO at CVS Health Corp.

•Fast-growing Nothing Bundt Cakes appointed Dolf Berle as CEO, effective immediately.  Most recently,  Berle served as CEO of Lindblad Expeditions, a global adventure travel operator. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Topgolf Entertainment Group, from 2018 – 2021. 

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store named Julie Felss Masino as CEO-elect, effective Aug. 7. She succeeds Sandra B. Cochran, who has led the chain for 12 years. Masino joins Cracker Barrel after spending five and a half years at Taco Bell, most recently as president, international.

•True Religion appointed Kristen D’Arcy as its first-ever chief marketing officer.  Most recently, she served as CMO for Homedics, a health and wellness company.  Prior to that, she held CMO roles at Madison Reed and Pacsun.

Target Corp. named company veteran Lisa Roath as executive VP and chief marketing officer, effective July 12. The 17-year Target veteran most recently served as senior VP of food and beverage merchandising.

•1-800 said that CEO Christopher McCann would step down for personal health reasons, effective July 3, to be succeeded by chairman Jim McCann, who served as CEO of the company from inception through 2016. (The two are brothers.)

•LL Flooring Holdings (formerly Lumber Liquidators) named Robert L. Madore as executive VP, CFO, replacing interim CFO Terry Blanchard. Madore most recently served as interim CFO of F45 Training Holdings, a global fitness franchisor.


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