New CFO Named at Shopko
Green Bay , Wis. Shopko on Thursday announced the appointment of Mary Meixelsperger to the position of senior VP and CFO.
Meixelsperger will be responsible for accounting, treasury, tax, planning and audit activities for the retailer.
Meixelsperger joined Shopko in August 2005 as VP, treasurer and was promoted to VP, controller in April 2006. Before joining Shopko, she served as CFO for the Credit Union National Association and Affiliates.
Children’s Place Names CFO
Secaucus, N.J. The Children’s Place Retail Stores Inc. said Wednesday it promoted its senior VP of finance to the position of CFO and principal accounting officer. The appointment of Richard Paradise, 45, was effective Dec. 6, after the company became current in all of its Securities and Exchange Commission filings, Children’s Place said.
Paradise joined the retailer in November and most recently served as VP and CFO of American Standard Cos.’ bath & kitchen division.
Talbots Announces Executive Appointments
Hingham, Mass., As part of its strategy to strengthen and reinvigorate its core brand, The Talbots Inc. on Thursday announced that it has named two senior executives with extensive merchandising and design expertise.
The company appointed Michael Smaldone as chief creative officer of the Talbots brand. He most recently served as senior VP of design at Ann Taylor.
Additionally, it named Basha Cohen as executive VP, chief merchandising officer, Talbots brand. Cohen previously served as senior VP of women’s product development at J. Crew. He succeeds Hal Bosworth, who retired in July 2007.
Both executives will report directly to Trudy F. Sullivan, Talbots president and CEO.