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VF Corp. exec joins Lululemon

BY Marianne Wilson

Lululemon athletica inc. has a new finance chief.

The company announced the appointment of Patrick (PJ) Guido as CFO effective April 30, 2018. He arrives from a seven-year tenure at VF Corp., whose brands include The North Face and Timberland, where he served as treasurer and VP of corporate development. Previously, he was in roles of increasing responsibilities at The Home Depot and Saks Incorporated.

At Lululemon, Guido reports to Stuart Haselden, who has been serving as CFO and COO since he was given the latter role in May 2017.

“With an impressive track record at major retail and consumer companies, PJ has deep experience guiding businesses during periods of substantial economic expansion,” stated Haselden. “Our momentum remains strong and we’re thrilled to have PJ join the team and look forward to his important contributions.”

 

 

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CVS Pharmacy names president

BY David Salazar

CVS Pharmacy has tapped an insider as its new leader.

Kevin Hourican has been appointed president of CVS Pharmacy. He succeeds Helena Foulkes, who left the company to become CEO of Hudson’s Bay Company in February. Hourican had been serving as president while the company looked for a successor.

Hourican joined CVS Health in 2012, and most recently served as executive VP, retail pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy. Before that, he was CVS Pharmacy’s senior VP of operations for the East division. Prior to CVS, he held leadership positions at Macy’s and Sears Roebuck.

“We’re pleased to have Kevin at the helm of CVS Pharmacy,” CVS Health COO Jon Roberts said. “He has a proven track record of bringing innovative new programs and services to our patients and a strong ability to lead our retail pharmacy team. We believe that Kevin will bring his extensive consumer and retail skills to our front store business as well and I have no doubt he will be able to further transform our stores to become the front door of health care for consumers, patients and caregivers.”

CVS Pharmacy operates nearly 10,000 pharmacies in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In his new role, Hourican will lead the CVS Pharmacy team in delivering innovative health solutions to create a simpler, more responsive, and affordable experience for consumers, the company said.

Hourican assumes leadership as CVS Health is in the midst of its pending acquisition of health insurer Aetna.

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Hudson’s Bay taps another former CVS exec for a top position

BY Marianne Wilson

Several months after it named a drugstore veteran as its CEO, Hudson’s Bay has once again reached outside department store ranks to fill a key management position.

The department giant has appointed Bari Harlam as chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Milton Pappas, who was appointed to the position in November after serving as interim CMO since June, has left the company.

Harlam is the former senior VP of as senior VP of marketing at CVS Health, where she built and launched CVS/pharmacy’s ExtraCare program, the largest retail loyalty program in the world, according to HBC. In February, HBC tapped Helena Foulks, executive VP of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy, as chief executive.

Most recently, Harlam served in senior marketing roles at BJ’s Wholesale, where she was senior VP of membership marketing and analytics, and Swipley, where she was chief marketing officer.

“Successful marketing is grounded in analytics and digital insights, and Bari has demonstrated an innate ability to translate this complex data into breakthrough strategies that put the customer first,” said Foulkes. “Bari is the ideal strategic leader to harness the power of our information to drive performance. Her experience will be incredibly valuable to our business as we work to reinvent the way we market and deliver unparalleled experiences to our customers across all channels.”

HBC’s banners across North America and Europe include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium’s only department store group, Galeria INNO.

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