Tailored Brands taps three retail vets for leadership team

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Tailored Brands has expanded its management team with veterans from J.C. Penney, Nike and Lowe’s. 

The parent company of Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank announced three senior appointments, including tapping John Tighe as executive VP and chief customer officer. He most recently served as President of Peerless Clothing, the largest manufacturer of men's and boys' tailored clothing in North America. Prior to Peerless, Tighe held various leadership positions at J.C. Penney, most recently as chief merchant and executive VP.  

Tailored Brands also appointed Karla Gray as executive VP and chief stores officer. Most recently, she served as VP and general manager of the North America Nike Factory Store business. During her 16-year career at Nike, she also led global retail operations, was the general manager for direct retail in Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Prior to Nike, Gray spent 14 years at Gap Inc.

In its third appointment, the menswear retailer named Tim Cooksey as senior VP of real estate, with responsibility for managing the real estate portfolio and overseeing store development, maintenance and facilities, He joins Tailored Brands following 15 years at Lowe’s, where he most recently served as senior VP of real estate and enterprise strategic sourcing. Before that, Cooksey spent 19 years at US Airways in various leadership roles in facility management and real estate.

“We are thrilled to welcome John, Karla and Tim to the Tailored Brands team—especially at a moment when we are seeing such positive momentum in our business and are poised for growth,” said Peter Sachse, interim co-CEO of Tailored Brands. “Our continued success depends on our ability to deeply understand our customers’ needs and preferences, so we can show up strong where and how they need us, in all the moments that matter. We are confident the appointment of these three distinguished leaders will allow us to fulfill this promise, accelerate our strategies and achieve our full potential.”