Levi Straus exec to head up Men’s Wearhouse

Tailored Brands has appointed a new leader for its Men’s Wearhouse and Moores banners.

The retailer named Carrie Ask as brand president, Men's Wearhouse and Moores. She will report directly to Tailored Brands' executive chairman and will oversee the combined $2 billion business that includes nearly 900 stores across the U.S. and Canada and sees roughly 40 million annual e-commerce visits. Ask succeeds Scott Norris, who has been in the role since 2014. He will assume the position of chief merchandising officer for Men’s Warehouse and Moores.

Ask joins Tailored Brands from Levi Strauss & Company, where she was executive VP and president, global retail, and oversaw more than 2,900 retail stores in 30 countries and partnered with the global e-commerce team. Previously, she was with Nike, serving as VP and general manager for Nike stores North America. Also at Nike, Ask held the position of VP and general manager for global retail at Converse.

Ask also served in executive leadership roles at Petco, Target and BC Natural Foods. She is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and began her career by serving as an officer in the United States Navy.

“Carrie has a strong track record of delivering consistent sales growth across multiple retail categories and channels," said executive chairman Dinesh Lathi. "Behind Carrie's success is her passion for the customer and her ability to develop innovative solutions to adapt to today's rapidly evolving retail landscape.”

Tailored Brands operates over 1,400 stores in the U.S. and Canada as well as our branded e-commerce websites. Its brands include Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Joseph Abboud, Moores Clothing for Men and K&G. It also operates an international corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Dimensions, Alexandra and Yaffy in the United Kingdom and Twin Hill in the United States.