Casual Male names former Urban Outfitters CFO to board
Canton, Mass. Casual Male Retail Group said Tuesday it has named John Kyees, recently retired CFO and current chief of investor relations of Urban Outfitters, to the company’s board of directors.
Kyees has over 30 years of experience in the retail industry and has been the CFO at Bebe Stores and Express, in addition to Urban Outfitters. He was named one of the top specialty apparel CFOs by Institutional Investor magazine for the past consecutive five years.
Casual Male Retail Group operates 460 Casual Male XL retail and outlet stores, 19 Rochester Clothing stores, and direct-to-consumer businesses which include several catalogs and e-commerce sites.
Guess Inc. announces board resignation and replacement
Los Angeles Guess Inc. said Monday that Alice T. Kane has resigned as a non-employee director of the company, effective immediately.
Kane tendered her resignation because of a potential differing interest between the company and her current employer that is said by Guess Inc. to be unrelated to her service as a board member or her current employment.
Guess Inc. said that its board has appointed Gianluca Bolla as a director, keeping the current number of directors at eight and the total number of non-employee directors at five.
Bolla, who currently is a shareholder and director of Italian private-equity firm Accord Management, has held a number of executive positions with various subsidiaries of Barilla Holding S.p.A., a privately held Italian food company.
Report: Sears marketing chief resigns
New York City Sears Holding Corp.’s senior VP marketing, Richard Gerstein, resigned this week, the Chicago Tribune reported. His last day will be May 7.
Gerstein is the second top marketing officer to leave Sears since Edward Lampert took control of the company some five years ago.
Scott Freidheim, executive VP of Sears’ operating and support businesses units, will lead the marketing unit until a permanent replacement is named, the report said.