Neiman Marcus names president of Direct business

DALLAS — Karen Katz, president and CEO of Neiman Marcus announced that John E. Koryl will be joining the company, June 20, as president of Neiman Marcus Direct. Koryl succeeds Gerald Barnes, who will become EVP, chief merchant Neiman Marcus Direct.

Koryl, 40, joins Neiman Marcus from Williams-Sonoma where he was the SVP e-commerce marketing and analytics. Prior to Williams-Sonoma, Koryl was senior director marketing solutions at eBay and has worked at UmbrellaBank,, and Accenture.

"John Koryl is the perfect choice for us to lead Neiman Marcus Direct," said Katz. "Our commitment to becoming an omni-channel retailer rests on the success of our already robust ecommerce business. John has exactly the type of background we are looking for to optimize the growth of our online business. His focus on technology, web analytics and the future state of online shopping will blend perfectly with our highly skilled online merchandising team."

Neiman Marcus Direct operates websites under,,, and In addition, the division produces more than 80 catalogs annually for the Neiman Marcus and Horchow brands, including the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. Neiman Marcus Direct generates sales of $715 million per year and has a staff of over 1500 employees.

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