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Founders are leaving CEO roles at Eileen Fisher, Lively

Plus, new CFOs at Gopuff, JC Penney and Revlon.

Founders are leaving CEO roles at Eileen Fisher, Lively

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Welcome to On the Move. In this hiring-focused weekly feature, The Current is rounding up recent arrivals and departures at brands and retailers across the ecommerce landscape.

Before we get to this week’s roundup of who got hired, some quick news about a job opening: Casper is hiring professional nappers to demonstrate the company’s mattress capabilities in public, and on social media. Finally, a role for the person who can’t help but sleep on the job in view of everyone.

Here’s a look at the latest hires and promotions:

  • Eileen Fisher is set to depart the CEO role at the fashion brand for which she is named. Lisa Williams, currently chief product officer at Patagonia, will be assuming the CEO role, effective September 2022. Known as the “queen of slow fashion” Fisher founded the sustainability-minded brand in 1984.
  • DTC lingerie brand Lively is set to see a transition in the CEO role, staying on in a founder role to help with PR and partnerships through March 2023. Michelle Cordeiro Grant is stepping down from the CEO role. Kristin DiCunzolo, the VP of marketing at parent company Wacoal America, is set to step into the top operating job.
  • Mat Dunn, COO and CFO at Asos, announced plans to leave the company. A member of the team since 2019, Dunn’s departure comes as the UK fashion retailer is undergoing restructuring of its executive team.
  • Susan Hennike joined workwear brand Carhartt as chief brand officer. Hennike brings experience from previous roles at Bombas and Hanesbrands, where she served as president of Champion North America.
  • Stephanie Plaines is joining JC Penney as the new chief financial officer. Most recently, Plaines served as CFO at Jones Lang LaSalle, and previously served in senior executive roles at Starbucks, Walmart and Ahold Delhaize.
  • stephanie plaines Stephanie Plaines is joining JC Penney as CFO. (Courtesy photo)

  • Ted Stedem joined Gopuff as chief financial officer. Stedem previous held financial executive roles at Panera Brands, Yum! China and WeWork. In turn, Panera Brands appointed Konrad Meyer to the CFO role, joining from parent company JAB Holdings.
  • Christie Raymond was promoted to chief marketing officer at Kohl’s. A Kohl’s executive since 2017 who joined from the Walt Disney Company, Raymond had been in an acting CMO role since May.
  • Marty Wolfe is stepping into the CTO role at Retail Business Services, the services arm of Ahold Delhaize USA. Wolfe joins from IBM, where he served as Global CTO and VP of IBM's Retail, CPG, Logistics, and Travel industries.
  • Petco made a series of promotions: Justin Tichy will take the role of chief operating officer, while Darren MacDonald is assuming the role of chief commercial officer. Jason Heffelfinger will be chief services officer. Meanwhile, CMO Amy College will add a role overseeing demand planning.
  • Victoria Dolan will retire as CFO of Revlon after four years with the company. Matt Kvarda, managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, will step into the role of interim CFO at the cosmetics company.
  • Emilie Arel, the CEO of Casper Sleep, was appointed to the board of Macy’s. Arel has over 20 years of experience in retail and consumer goods. She joined Casper in late 2021, and had prior stints at Target, Gap, FULLBEAUTY Brands and Quidsi.
  • Grace Puma was appointed to the Target board of directors. Puma recently retired from the role of EVP and COO at PepsiCo, where she spent 12 years. Other experience includes United Airlines and Kraft Foods.
  • Ann Freeman is set to take a seat on the Allbirds’ board of directors. Freeman previously held multiple leadership positions at Nike. She will succeed Nancy Green, who stepped down as CEO of Old Navy earlier this year.

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