Davaco Retail Services Names Director of Sales Operations
DAVACO, Inc., the national leading provider of retail services, announced that KC Culbert has been named director of sales operations. In this role, Culbert is responsible for overseeing the company’s sales operations, including the management and training of the sales team, the development of strategic account programs and the preparation of departmental reports and forecasts. Culbert reports directly to Paul Hamer, executive VP of sales.
Culbert joins DAVACO with over 15 years of experience in the management of retail sales and operations, representing a variety of retail segments including specialty, drug/convenience, big box and grocery. He most recently served as the senior director of client services for Crossmark. In this position, he led the integration of departments and team responsibilities following a corporate acquisition, as well as launched and managed a special events and product team for a client program. Prior to that, he held the position of senior director of client services, where he managed a client program for Albertsons.
Lord & Taylor Creates CMO Position
New York City Lord & Taylor fortified its executive team with a recruit from The Home Depot, hiring Roger Adams, previously chief marketing officer (CMO) for the home improvement retailer.
Adams assumes the newly created position of senior VP and CMO at Lord & Taylor, and will be responsible for brand management, creative and media services, consumer relationship management, market research, Internet marketing and sales promotion. In his new role, Adams reports to Lord & Taylor chief executive Jane Elfers.
Kenneth Cole Passes CEO Torch
New York City Kenneth Cole Productions named Jill Granoff to the role of CEO. She assumes the position on May 5 and will report directly to current chief executive Kenneth Cole, who will continue to serve as the company’s chairman and chief creative officer.
Most recently, Granoff was executive VP of direct brands at Liz Claiborne, Inc., where she had responsibility for global brands including Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand Jeans, Kate Spade as well as the company’s outlet stores.