Qurate Retail, Inc. Names Next President and CEO

Englewood, Colo. — Qurate Retail, Inc. has hired David Rawlinson II to assume the role of president and CEO, effective October 1. He will succeed Mike George, who is retiring, after a 2-month transition period beginning August 1, during which…

IT’SUGAR Names New Chief Operating Officer

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — IT’SUGAR, one of the largest specialty candy retailers in North America with 96 retail locations, has appointed Mike Koempel as chief operating officer. He brings to the company extensive experience in strategy, finance, operations, IT and…

Luxury Outerwear Retailer Mackage Appoints New CEO

Montreal — Mackage, the luxury outerwear specialist, has appointed New York City fashion veteran Tanya Golesic as chief executive officer. She joins the Canadian retailer from Jimmy Choo. Golesic is a Canadian who has lived and worked in New York…

Big Lots Appoints EVP, Chief Technology Officer

Columbus, Ohio — Big Lots, Inc. has appointed Gurmeet Singh as executive vice president, chief technology officer of Big Lots, effective July 12, 2021. He succeeds Stew Wenerstrom, who will be officially retiring in October following a transition period. Singh…

JRI Hospitality Opens New Office, Hires Senior Leadership

Wichita, Kan. — JRI Hospitality, which operates four restaurant brands spread throughout the country, has opened a new 3,286-square-foot office in Wichita, Kan., to help continue its growth trajectory and added two senior-level executives who will work there. Mark Scholler…

Levin Management Promotes Senior Property Manager to Portfolio Manager

North Plainfield, N.J. — Denise Ciaravino has been promoted to portfolio manager at Levin Management Corporation (LMC), according to Erika Toscani, vice president of property management. Ciaravino joined the North Plainfield, N.J.-based commercial real estate services firm in 2006 as…

Fossil Group Appoints New Chief Digital Officer

Richardson, Texas — Fossil Group, Inc. continues to build on its industry-leading transformation to a digital-first retailer with the appointment of Holly Briedis to the company’s executive leadership team as executive vice president, chief digital officer. “The digital footprint of…

Shipley Do-Nuts Expands Executive Leadership Team

Houston — Shipley Do-Nuts continues building its senior leadership team with the addition of Donna Josephson as chief marketing officer and Kerry Leo as vice president of technology. Josephson (pictured at right) previously held CMO titles at Corner Bakery, Fazoli’s…

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. Plans Senior Management Transition

Huntington Beach, Calif. — Gregory A. Trojan, chief executive officer of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc., will retire effective September 1, 2021, at which time BJ’s current president and chief financial officer, Gregory S. Levin, will be appointed president and chief executive…

Terminix Adds New General Counsel and New CIO to Leadership Team

Memphis, Tenn. — Terminix Global Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of residential and commercial pest control, has hired Deidre Richardson as senior vice president and general counsel, as well as Joy Wald as senior vice president and chief information officer.…

CrossFit Names Former Nike Executive as President

Boulder, Colo. — CrossFit LLC has appointed former Nike executive Jason Dunlop to the new role of president. Dunlop, a seasoned business leader who also held senior roles at Starbucks and Gap, will help accelerate CrossFit’s global growth. “I’m thrilled…

Ruby Tuesday Names New COO and CFO

Maryville, Tenn. — Ruby Tuesday welcomes two new members to the executive team with the promotion of George Evans to chief operating officer and the appointment of Kathy Buckley as chief financial officer. With a combined 55 years of retail…

IMPACT Strategies Promotes CFO and Director of Construction Operations

St. Louis — IMPACT Strategies has promoted Teresa Whittaker to chief financial officer and Scott Manning to director of construction operations. As CFO, Whittaker will execute IMPACT’s financial strategic initiatives, develop long term financial goals, and play an integral role…

Staples CEO to Step Down

Framingham, Mass. — Staples, Inc., the owner and operator of the Staples North American Delivery business, has mutually agreed with J. Alexander (Sandy) M. Douglas, Jr. that Douglas will step down as chief executive officer. John A. Lederer, executive chairman…

Starbucks Promotes 3 Executives

Seattle — Starbucks Corporation has made several leadership promotions to advance the company’s strategic business goals and position Starbucks on a clear growth path for the future. The company promoted John Culver as group president, North America and chief operating…

Albertsons Companies Names New EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer

Boise, Idaho — Albertsons Companies has appointed Jennifer Saenz as executive vice president, chief merchandising officer, effective July 12, 2021. She will join the company’s senior leadership team and report to Vivek Sankaran, president and chief executive officer. Saenz joins…

CKE Restaurants Adds Chief Global Development Officer

Franklin, Tenn. — CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE), parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, has appointed Matthew Walls as the company’s first chief global development officer. In this new role, Walls will be responsible for creating a Global Development…

MARQUE Luxury Names National Business Development Director

Irvine, Calif. — MARQUE Luxury, the industry’s leading provider of certified pre-owned goods, has named Sean Makovsky the national business development director, U.S. He is based in San Antonio, Texas, and will report directly to MARQUE’s leadership team at the…

Potbelly Names New Chief Development Officer

Chicago — Potbelly Corporation has appointed Larry Strain as its chief development officer (CDO) effective immediately. Potbelly is contracting with Restaurant Development Experts (RDE), LLC in connection with Strain’s engagement for this role and Bob Wright, president and CEO of…

86 Repairs Names New Head of Revenue

Chicago — 86 Repairs, an innovative platform that automates equipment repair and maintenance for restaurants, has named Sean Ramsey as its new head of revenue. Previously, Ramsey served as vice president of revenue at document drafting lifecycle tech company Litera.…

FAT Brands Adds 3 Executives to Senior Management Team

Los Angeles — FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., parent company of Fatburger, Johnny Rockets and seven other restaurant concepts, has added additional depth to its senior management team with three new hires: Allen Sussman, general counsel; Ken Kuick, chief…