Sears Names Top Jewelry Exec
Hoffman Estates, Ill. Sears Holdings Corp. has named Michelle Pearlman senior VP and president, jewelry.
Pearlman previously led the Internet sales division of AnnTaylor Stores Corp., and formerly was an associate principal at McKinsey & Co. working on turning around retail companies.
Amazon Hires Ad Exec
Seattle Amazon.com has appointed a senior Microsoft Corp. executive to head its U.S. advertising sales as the company plans to ramp up its online ad business, according to the New York Post. Amazon has not yet publicly announced the hiring, the report said.
Lisa Utzschneider, who worked at Microsoft for 10 years, will become senior VP of national ad sales for Amazon.
JoS. A. Bank CEO to Retire
Hampstead, Md. JoS. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. said Friday CEO Robert Wildrick will retire and become chairman of the board, effective Dec. 21.
R. Neal Black, who will also remain president, will replace him. He has been chief merchandising officer since 2000. Andrew A. Giordano, will become chairman emeritus and remain lead independent director.