Atlanta — Shapewear wholesaler and retailer Spanx announced that Jan Singer has been named CEO of the company. She joins Spanx from Nike, where she held various senior leadership roles, including corporate VP of global apparel and corporate VP of global footwear.
Singer, who will report to Spanx founder and owner Sara Blakely, is expected to come on board in early July. Gregg Ribatt, interim CEO, will assist Singer through a transition, and then continue to serve on the company’s board of advisors.
“Jan’s role in helping to lead and innovate at premium, global brands across the apparel, footwear and beauty industries, combined with her deep understanding of the consumer, make her the perfect fit for Spanx,” said Blakely. “I’m confident that she will transition from the locker room to the fitting room seamlessly.”
Prior to NIke, Singer served as the VP and general manager of Reebok’s women’s business.