New York City — Macy’s, Inc. plans some changes to its senior leadership team. Aligned with the company’s recently updated Polaris growth strategy, these changes to increase agility and efficiencies include:
- John Harper, chief operations officer, will depart on August 1, 2021. Subsequently, the role of chief operations officer will be eliminated. With the elimination of the COO role, Marc Mastronardi, chief stores officer, and Dennis Mullahy, chief supply chain officer, will report to Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer.
- Laura Miller has been appointed chief information officer, effective March 15, 2021. In this role, Miller will report directly to Gennette and will be responsible for the company’s information technology platforms and teams. Most recently, she served as chief information officer of InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG). Miller succeeds chief technology officer Naveen Krishna, who is leaving the company.
- Marla Beck, Bluemercury, Inc.’s chief executive officer and co-founder, will leave the company this summer. Macy’s has commenced a search for a new CEO who, once appointed, will report to Tony Spring, chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale’s.
- Chuck DiGiovanna, currently vice president, real estate, has been appointed to lead Macy’s real estate function, succeeding Douglas W. Sesler, who is leaving the company. DiGiovanna will report to Adrian V. Mitchell, chief financial officer.
“As a digitally led omnichannel retailer, Macy’s, Inc. is in the midst of an exciting transformation,” says Gennette. “We are building a diverse leadership team that includes a blend of new talent with outside perspectives along with our tenured and best developed leaders who will accelerate the progress of our Polaris growth strategy. I am confident that these changes in reporting structure will enable us to be nimbler and more efficient as we move forward in our recovery and drive top and bottom-line growth.”
Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier omnichannel fashion retailers. The company comprises three retail brands: Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury. Macy’s, Inc. is headquartered in New York City.
SOURCE: Macy’s, Inc.