Chico’s FAS, Inc. Appoints Kent A. Kleeberger EVP–COO

by Nate Hunter

Fort Myers, FL — Chico’s FAS, Inc. has appointed Kent A. Kleeberger to the position of executive vice president–COO. Current COO Jeffrey Jones will retire from the company in March.


Fort Myers, FL — Chico’s FAS, Inc. has appointed Kent A. Kleeberger to the position of executive vice president–chief operating officer. He is assuming the position held by current COO Jeffrey A. Jones, who is retiring from the company effective March 7, 2011. Jones will serve as part-time consultant to the company during a transition period.

Kleeberger has served as executive vice president–finance and chief financial officer of Chico’s FAS since joining the company in November 2007. Previously, Kleeberger was the senior vice president-chief financial officer for Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. Prior to Dollar Tree, he served in numerous executive and financial capacities for Tween Brands, Inc., now part of Ascena Retail Group, Inc.; The Limited, Inc.; and Shoe Carnival, Inc.

White-House-Black-Market_webAn executive recruitment firm is helping Chico’s FAS to conduct a nationwide search for a chief financial officer, a search that will include internal candidates. Kleeberger will remain the company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer until a replacement is appointed.

Chico’s FAS is a women’s clothing and accessories retailer that operates 1,151 specialty stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Company brands include Chico’s (596 boutique and 65 outlet stores), White House | Black Market (342 boutique and 21 outlet stores), and Soma Intimates (119 boutique stores and 8 outlet stores).

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