Ascena Retail Group Appoints SVP, Chief Accounting Officer

by Nate Hunter

Mahwah, N.J. — Most recenly, Ernest LaPorte spent 7 years as senior vice president, controller at Saks Incorporated.

Mahwah, N.J. — Ascena Retail Group, Inc. has hired Ernest LaPorte as senior vice president, chief accounting officer. As CAO, LaPorte will oversee Ascena’s accounting, financial reporting and accounting shared service functions.

“Ernie’s deep background in accounting and finance will be a great asset to Ascena,” says David Jaffe, president and CEO of the Ascena Retail Group, Inc. “Ernie’s experience combined with his strong leadership makes him an ideal match for this position.”

For the last 7 years, LaPorte held the position of senior vice president, controller at Saks Incorporated. Prior to Saks, LaPorte gained experience at the Movado Group, Inc. as vice president of finance and principal accounting officer and Barnes & Noble where he spent 6 years in finance.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. is a leading specialty retailer offering clothing, shoes, and accessories for missy and plus-size women under the Lane Bryant, Cacique, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines brands; and for tween girls and boys, under the Justice and Brothers brands. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. operates through its subsidiaries approximately 4,000 stores throughout the United States and Canada.

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SOURCE: Ascena Retail Group, Inc.



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