Performance Bicycle names exec
Chapel Hill, N.C. Specialty bike retailer Performance Bicycle said Tuesday it has appointed John Buleza as VP direct marketing.
Buleza will be responsible for helping to drive the company’s growth through the web, a revitalized catalog, e-mail marketing, direct mail and search marketing.
Most recently, he served as director of marketing for Current USA, where he managed marketing efforts for consumer brands Lillian Vernon, Current and Colorful Images. Prior to that, Buleza was senior marketing director for Ross-Simmons, where he helped manage the web and retail marketing teams.
Performance Bicycle operates more than 90 nationwide stores.
Tri-North Builders announces new VP
Madison, Wis. Tri-North Builders, a nationwide general contracting firm, announced that Anna Stern has been selected to be the VP of Tri-North Builders.
In her new role, Stern will oversee the company’s day to day operations, play an active role in representing the company and plan for future growth. She stepped into the role just as Tri-North Builders launched a new retail branding division, Nova Retail Group. Her first order of business as VP is to oversee the division’s launch, and she will play a strong role with the division moving forward.
Stern has a thorough knowledge of the construction industry from both an internal and external point of view. Working with Tri-North Builders has given her inside industry understanding that supports and expands her construction knowledge that was gained when she served as construction project counsel in her previous career as an attorney.
Stern’s experience as an attorney gives her another dimension to understanding the ins and outs of the construction and real estate industries, enabling her to make sound judgments for each action the company would like to take. In addition to her degree in Law, Stern has degrees in Journalism and Political Science, all from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Alvarez & Marsal names head of dedicated retail industry practice
Dallas Retail consultancy Alvarez & Marsal said it has appointed Dean Tarpley to head the firm’s retail industry practice.
Tarpley, previously senior VP of retail at Palladium Group, will serve as managing director of the practice.
Tarpley will be based in Dallas.