Express, Inc. President & COO to Retire

by Katie Lee

Columbus, Ohio — The president and chief operating officer of fashion apparel retailer Express, Inc., Matthew Moellering, plans to retire on May 5, 2023. He has been with the company for 20 years.

Express has retained executive search and leadership advisory firm Spencer Stuart to conduct an external search for Moellering’s replacement.

Moellering has been with Express since 2003 and was appointed to his current position in September 2019. He served as interim CFO from October 2021 to March 2022 and interim CEO and president from January through June 2019; he was appointed COO in 2011 and previously served as CAO and CFO from 2009 to 2011, and CFO from 2007 to 2009. He was an instrumental member of the executive leadership team that took the company public in May 2010. Prior to joining the company, he held leadership roles at Procter & Gamble from 1995 to 2003.

“Matt has been an exceptional leader who has made significant contributions over the last 20 years including being a key driver of the EXPRESSway Forward strategy and an integral part of our transformation. He has also been an invaluable thought partner to me over the last 3 years, offering the full breadth of his experience and perspective, and I appreciate his conviction for our corporate strategy and his commitment to ensuring a smooth transition for his successor,” says Tim Baxter, chief executive officer.

Launched in 1980, Express is a modern, multichannel apparel and accessories brand. The company operates more than 550 retail and outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Express, Inc. is comprised of the brands Express and UpWest. For more information, visit or




SOURCE: Express, Inc.

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