Menomonee Falls, Wis. — Kohl’s has named 30-year retail veteran Dave Alves as its new president and chief operating officer, reporting to CEO Tom Kingsbury, effective in April. In this role, Alves will be responsible for Kohl’s enterprise operations including its nearly 1,200 stores, global supply chain and distribution centers, real estate portfolio, purchasing, sustainability, risk management and compliance functions.
“We are thrilled to have Dave join our senior leadership team as we drive the business forward,” says Kingsbury. “Kohl’s is a tremendous company with a strong and loyal customer base, and Dave is joining us at a time when we are elevating our business and our offerings for the next generation of shoppers. His deep retail background in department stores and off-price, and his experience across U.S. and global markets will be a great addition to our team.”
Alves has more than 30 years of experience in the retail industry. Most recently, Alves was president and chief retail officer for Bealls Retail Group, overseeing all Bealls Stores, Bealls Outlet Stores, Burkes Outlet Stores and Home Centric. Prior to Bealls, Alves held leadership roles at TJX Canada and TJX Europe, Hudson’s Bay and Sterling Shoes.
Kohl’s is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states.