Claire’s Appoints CFO/COO as Interim CEO

by Katie Lee

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Claire’s Holdings LLC has appointed Chris Cramer as interim chief executive officer, effective immediately. Cramer will also continue to serve in his roles as chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Cramer succeeds Ryan Vero, who will step down as CEO and from the company’s board of managers, effective immediately.

“Since joining Claire’s last year, Chris has demonstrated extensive operational and financial leadership and helped drive our strategic roadmap,” says Samantha Algaze, chairman of the Claire’s board. “His impressive track record and more than 25 years of industry experience make him the ideal executive to lead Claire’s as we move forward.”

Prior to joining Claire’s, Cramer previously spent more than 20 years with Bath & Body Works, Inc. (and L Brands) in leadership roles, including most recently as chief operating officer. He also previously served as president of Parade, Inc., a Gen Z-focused intimate and lifestyle apparel retailer.

Claire’s Holdings LLC is a fully integrated, global fashion brand. 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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