Kirkland's Names CEO, President/COO Appointments

Nashville, Tenn. — Kirkland's, Inc. is strengthening its senior management team with the addition of Steve "Woody" Woodward as chief executive officer. Woodward, who is currently president and chief merchant of Crate and Barrel, will join the Kirkland's team on October 22, 2018. The company's acting CEO, Mike Cairnes, will be promoted from his previous position of executive vice president to president in addition to resuming his previous role as chief operating officer.

Kirkland's Reopens Hometown Store with All-New Design

Nashville, Tenn. — Kirkland's has reopened its Brentwood, Tenn., location at 1624 Galleria Blvd. after a month-long closure for remodeling. The new, reimagined store design has been carefully planned to provide shoppers with design and decor inspiration.

Kirkland’s President & CEO to Retire

Nashville, Tenn. — W. Michael Madden has resigned from his roles as president, chief executive officer and director of Kirkland's, Inc., effective immediately, and will serve as an employee-advisor to the board until June 30, 2018. Michael B. Cairnes, the company's executive vice president and chief operating officer, will serve as acting CEO while the board conducts a search for a new CEO.

Kirkland's Announces Passing of Former CEO

Nashville, Tenn. — Kirkland’s board member and former long-time CEO, Robert E. Alderson, passed away in November 2016. Alderson had been a director of Kirkland's since 1986 and served as the company's CEO two separate times between 2001 and 2015.

Kirkland's Adds New Chief Operating Officer

Nashville, Tenn. — Kirkland's, Inc. is strengthening its senior leadership team with the appointment of Mike Cairnes to executive vice president and chief operating officer, a new position, effective November 28, 2016.

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