MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA

Gordmans names marketing head; e-commerce head

BY Marianne Wilson

Omaha, Nebraska — Gordmans Stores on Monday announced that Amy Starr Myers has joined Gordmans’ executive leadership team as senior VP of marketing. The retailer also announced that Stacey M. Townsend will launch the Gordmans e-commerce business as VP and general manager of e-commerce.

Myers most recently was vice president of marketing and creative services at Things Remembered, the nation’s largest retailer of personalized gifts.

"As Gordmans continues to increase its footprint across the country, Amy brings experience of growing a national retail presence. Her analytical, test-based approach will help drive Gordmans’ growth," said T. Scott King, interim CEO and chairman of the board for Gordmans.

Townsend joins Gordmans from Interline Brands, a $1.6 billion direct marketer and distributor of broad-line maintenance, repair and operations products. As director of e-commerce, she led Interline’s B2B e-commerce business. Townsend has served in a variety of e-commerce roles including VP, e-commerce at Hancock Fabrics; director of e-commerce merchandising and operations at Oriental Trading Company; director of Internet operations, The Bombay Company; director of merchandising and business operations for KB Toys; and web operations manager for Egghead.com.

"Stacey brings a broad-based background in e-commerce supporting merchandising, operations, merchandise planning, production and inventory control. She is a talented and well-rounded e-commerce executive who will help us launch e-commerce as an additional channel to serve our guests," said King.

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OPERATIONS

Sears Holdings names general counsel

BY Staff Writer

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears Holdings announced today that Kristin M. Coleman will join the company as senior VP, general counsel and corporate secretary. Coleman most recently served as Brunswick Corporation’s VP, general counsel and corporate secretary.

Coleman will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of Sears Holdings’ legal business.

"I am pleased Kristin is joining our leadership team. She is a proven leader with experience managing legal, compliance and corporate governance issues," said Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings chairman and CEO. "Having started her career as a litigator and transitioning into corporate law, she brings a breadth and depth of experience to Sears Holdings in litigation and governance, including mergers and acquisitions and securities, which will serve us well as we continue on our path to transform the company."

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Acellos and High Jump Software merge

BY Dan Berthiaume

Colorado Springs, Colo. — Accellos and HighJump Software, each global providers of supply chain management software and trading partner network technology, have agreed to merge, creating a vendor with 11,000 customers in 23 countries with operations in North America, Asia and Europe. The combination of Accellos and HighJump brings together a set of technologies, including networked trading partner connectivity, warehouse management, transportation management, and route delivery.

The merged company will operate under the name HighJump and continue to use the Accellos brand for midmarket supply chain execution technology. Accellos founder and CEO Michael Cornell has been appointed CEO. The combined company will be committed to all the Accellos and HighJump product lines going forward, and current customers’ investments in existing solutions will continue to be protected.

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