Christopher & Banks names Barenbaum president and CEO
Minneapolis — Christopher & Banks Corp. announced Monday that it has named Larry Barenbaum as president and CEO, effective immediately.
Barenbaum has served as Interim CEO since October 19, 2010.
“My recent role as Interim CEO has given me an even deeper understanding of the company, its management team and associates, and our retail concepts,” said Barenbaum. “We have already identified and begun to execute on several key initiatives and, with the talented team currently in place, I believe that we can achieve significantly improved profitability and long-term success for Christopher & Banks.”
In connection with Barenbaum’s appointment, the board elected James Fuld Jr. as chair of the board.
Stage Stores names CFO
Houston — Stage Stores said Monday that Oded Shein has joined the company as executive VP and CFO.
Shein succeeds Edward Record, who was appointed COO in February 2010, but retained the CFO responsibilities while the search for his replacement was underway.
Shein will report to Record and will oversee the company’s accounting, internal and external financial reporting, tax, investor relations, financial planning and analysis, loss prevention, and treasury operations.
Metropark employs CyberShift workforce management solution
Parsippany, N.J. — CyberShift, a provider of workforce management services and solutions, has added Metropark, a Los Angeles-based specialty chain with 70 stores, to its roster of retail clients. The specialty apparel retailer has deployed CyberShift’s workforce management solution via its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model to automate store scheduling and will be expanding the relationship to include time and attendance.
“At the 2010 NRF Conference, we sought to identify a vendor partner that could enable our store managers to take control of scheduling at the store level,” said Tim Delasantos, VP information systems, Metropark USA, Los Angeles. “We needed an automated solution that could help us schedule our workforce based on anticipated store traffic, as well as sales forecasts, by location and store size. We also wanted to ensure that compliance related business processes — such as California’s mandated break requirements — were routinely documented.”