New York City — New York & Company, Inc., a specialty apparel chain with 541 retail stores in 43 states, has hired Laura Weil as executive vice president, chief operating officer.
New York City — New York & Company, Inc., a specialty apparel chain with 541 retail stores in operation as of May 17, 2012, has hired Laura Weil as executive vice president, chief operating officer, effective immediately. Weil, an executive consultant of New York & Company since February 1, 2012, will continue to report to Greg Scott, chief executive officer, and lead the company’s Planning & Allocation, Sourcing, Product Life Management, Real Estate and Information Technology areas.
“We are pleased to have Laura join our company in a permanent position on our executive team,” says Scott. “Laura is a talented leader with a proven turnaround record in women’s retail. In her short time with our organization, Laura has been an effective business partner to me and our entire executive team. She has already made valuable contributions to our business processes and in several key operational areas including our merchandise planning process. Importantly, she shares our vision and corporate values making her a natural fit for this key role.”
Weil joins New York & Company following a successful career in retail and investment banking spanning more than 25 years. Prior to joining New York & Company, she was CEO of Ashley Stewart, a fashion apparel and accessory retailer for women, from 2008 to 2011. Before that, Weil was COO and senior executive vice president of Ann Taylor Corporation.
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