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Torrid taps former Belk exec as chief commercial officer

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Torrid operates approximately 640 stores nationwide.

It’s the second time around for the newest member of the C-suite at Torrid Holdings.

The apparel, intimates, and accessories brand for women sizes 10 to 30 has appointed Mark Mizicko to the role of chief commercial officer.

Mizicko served as chief planning officer at Belk, from 2017 to 2020.  Prior to Belk, from 2011 to 2016, Mizicko was chief planning officer at Hot Topic and Torrid, and served as chief operating officer at Torrid for the last nine months of his term. Before that, he was VP planning, marketing, e-commerce and logistics at Gymboree, from 2002 to 2011.

During the past three years Mizicko has operated as a consultant to retailers and software providers advising in the fields of discipline of merchandising, inventory management and marketing.

Torrid is led by Lisa Harper, who was named CEO in May 2022. Previously, from 2016 to 2011, she was CEO of Belk. From 2001 to 2006, Harper served as CEO of the Gymboree Corp.

“Mark is an exceptional retailer and has great experience and knowledge of our business and the industry,” said Lisa. “Mark’s expertise, in conjunction with the design talent of Liz Munoz, our chief creative officer, and the marketing and e-commerce expertise of Vivian Alhorn, our chief marketing officer, will be a highly effective combination that will help us deliver world-class fit and life-changing products to our customers.”

At Torrid, Mizicko will be responsible for merchandising, merchandise planning and allocation, marketing, and e-commerce.

Based in City of Industry, Calif., Torrid operates 639 stores nationwide.

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