Claire’s Appoints CFO and COO

by Katie Lee

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Claire’s Holdings LLC has appointed Chris Cramer as chief financial officer and chief operating officer. He will help drive the company’s strategic roadmap through business and operational planning as well as financial performance management. He will oversee the finance, supply chain, technology and North America real estate teams and report to Claire’s chief executive officer, Ryan Vero.

“With a track record of over 25 years of high-performance industry experience, Chris brings demonstrated operational and financial leadership and a passion for collaboration to our organization,” says Vero. “I’m confident he will help us continue to unlock operational efficiency and deliver the next phase of profitable growth.”

Most recently, Cramer served as president of Parade, Inc., a Gen Z-focused intimate and lifestyle apparel retailer. Prior to Parade, Chris spent more than 20 years with Bath & Body Works, Inc. (and L Brands) in leadership roles including CFO and, most recently, COO of BBWI.

For over 50 years, Claire’s has been a trendsetting retailer of fashion products and accessories, as well as an industry leader in ear piercing services. Through its global brands, Claire’s® and Icing®, the company delivers an immersive, omnichannel shopping experience with owned and concession stores throughout North America and Europe as well as franchise stores in the Middle East and South Africa. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Claire’s

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