Our senior management team has extensive retail experience and complementary expertise across a broad range of disciplines including merchandising, supply chain, real estate, e-commerce and finance. In total, our senior management team consists of nine members with over 180 years of collective experience in the retail sector.
Ryan has served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company since July 2019. Prior to this, from 2016 to 2019, Ryan served as President, Retail at Party City Holdings. From 2014 to 2016, he served as President, Grocery and Drugstore at Sears Holdings Corporation. Ryan served as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer at OfficeMax from 2005 to 2011. Ryan holds a BS and BBA in Finance from St. Bonaventure University and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Colleen joined the Company in 1987, and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Stores, a position she has held since October 2017. Prior to this, from 2015 to 2017, she served as Global Senior Vice President, Stores of the Company, and from 2005 to 2015, she served as Senior Vice President of North America Stores of the Company.
Richard has served as President, Europe of the Company since August 2021. Prior to this, he was at HEMA, serving as Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Board member from 2016 to 2021. Prior to HEMA, he was at Nike, serving as Vice President – Direct to Consumer from 2010 to 2016. Richard previously held positions at Marks & Spencer. He received a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Manchester and has completed further leadership executive courses at INSEAD and Duke University.
Jordana has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company since February 2020. Prior to this, she was at Core-Mark, serving as Chief Human Resources Officer, Senior Vice President from 2017 to 2020. Prior to Core-Mark, she was at SC Johnson, serving as Vice President, Human Resources, Global Commercial Division from 2014 to 2017, Vice President, Human Resources, North America from 2012 to 2014 and Director, Human Resources, North America Product Supply from 2010 to 2012. She previously held positions at American Express and DaimlerChrysler. Jordana received a BS in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and an MS in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Brendan has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company since January 2020. Prior to this, he was at Essendant Inc., serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer from 2017 to 2019, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from 2013 to 2017 and Assistant General Counsel from 2003 to 2013. He previously held positions at Sears and in private practice. He received his BA in History from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and JD from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Beth rejoined the Company as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer in June 2020, after previously serving as Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager of Fashion, Jewelry and Accessories from 1997 to 2007. Beth previously served as Executive Vice President, Portfolio Brands at Fossil Group from 2018 to 2020. From 2012 to 2018, she was Chief Merchandising Officer at Pandora Jewelry and from 2007 to 2011, she was Vice President, General Merchandise Manager at Yankee Candle. Beth serves as a director for Jewelers for Children. Beth holds a BS in Human Environmental Science from the University of Missouri—Columbia.
Kristin has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company since March 2021. Prior to this, Kristin served as the interim Chief Marketing Officer of Torrid from 2019 to 2021. Prior to Torrid, she was at PepsiCo, serving as Global Chief Marketing Officer from 2015 to 2019 and the first ever Global Chief Marketing Officer, Pepsi Brand from 2013 to 2015. She previously held positions at Playboy Enterprises, William Morris Endeavor, GAP, Liz Claiborne, NBC Universal, Calvin Klein, The Walt Disney Company and Revlon. Kristin holds a holds a BA in Business from Emerson College.
Marc has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company since April 2020. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President and Interim Chief Information Officer at Centric Brands from 2018 to 2019. From 2016 to 2018, Marc served as Senior Vice President, Information Technology at Global Brands Group and, from 2010 to 2016, Chief Information Officer at J. Crew. He previously held positions at Duane Reade, Langdon Technology Group and Columbia House. Marc serves on the board of directors of Taylored Fulfillment Services. Marc holds an associate’s degree in Electro-Mechanical Technology from the City University of New York.
Michael has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company since March 2020. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Fleet Farm from 2018 to 2020, where he led the Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology departments. From 2015 to 2017, Michael served as Chief Financial Officer at Payless ShoeSource, from 2011 to 2015, as Chief Financial Officer at Harry & David and from 2008 to 2011, as Chief Financial Officer at Musicians Friend. Michael also previously held leadership positions at Home Depot and began his career at Deloitte & Touche. Michael holds a BA in Accounting and an MBA from Wright State University.