Children’s apparel retailer Hanna Andersson Corp. and equestrian products retailer Dover Saddlery Inc. have made changes at the top.
Joelle Maher on Tuesday took over as CEO of Hanna Andersson, No. 325 in the newly released Internet Retailer 2017 Top 500, replacing Adam Stone, who had held the position for more than seven years. Hanna Andersson had an Internet Retailer-estimated $84.4 million in online sales last year, up 6.0% from $79.6 million in 2015, according to Internet Retailer’s Top500Guide.com.
Maher most recently was president and chief member officer at Sears Holdings Corp. (No. 19). She also has held executive positions at Macy’s Inc. (No. 6), Gap Inc. (No. 24), Lord & Taylor (parent company Hudson’s Bay Co. is No. 81), Levi Strauss & Co. (No. 200) and The Gymboree Corp. (No. 392).
At equestrian products retailer Dover Saddlery Inc. (No. 384), Brad Wolansky will take over as CEO on Thursday. He replaces Stephen Day, who retired from the company in April 2016. James Cullen was named interim CEO at the time, and his LinkedIn profile shows he left Dover in October 2016. A Dover spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment.
Wolansky most recently was a senior omnichannel consultant at retail consultancy B2C Partners. He also has worked for outdoor apparel retailer The Orvis Co. Inc. (No. 208) and golf equipment retailer The Golf Warehouse. Dover Saddlery generated an Internet Retailer-estimated $62.96 million in online sales last year, up 12.7% from $55.84 million in 2015.
Wolansky and Maher aren’t the only retail leaders on the move. Here are some other recent personnel moves:
- Amazon.com Inc. (No. 1) confirms that Christine Beauchamp is its new president of Amazon Fashion, the web giant’s Apparel & Accessories store. Beauchamp replaces Cathy Beaudoin, who in early May said she was stepping down. Beauchamp most recently worked at The Boston Consulting Group, and prior to that worked at Ralph Lauren and Ann Inc. A start date was not given.
- Office Depot Inc. (No. 13) promoted Kevin Moffitt to chief digital officer from senior vice president of e-commerce. Moffitt has been with the office supplies retailer since July 2012. He had spent the two years prior to joining Office Depot as the head of e-commerce at department store chain Dillard’s Inc. (No. 145). Office Depot also promoted Troy Rice, formerly of The Home Depot Inc. (No. 8) and Toys R Us Inc. (No. 38), to president of its retail division from chief operating officer.
- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (No. 3) hired Rahul Joshi as U.S. e-commerce vice president in charge of customer care for Walmart.com and Jet.com. Joshi, who spent the past 25 years with Citibank, will report to Marc Lore, president and chief executive officer of Walmart e-commerce U.S.
- Grocery retail group SpartanNash hired Tom Lee from Wal-Mart to be its new senior vice president of supply chain. Lee spent three years with Wal-Mart, and the three years prior to that with Office Depot.
- Grocery conglomerate Albertsons Inc. (No. 157) hired Karl Varsanyi from Macy’s to be its new group vice president of digital product management. Varsanyi spent more than a decade with Macy’s in a series of roles, most recently as its group vice president of product management, strategy and experience. With Albertsons, he’ll be responsible for beefing up the grocer’s e-commerce and omnichannel presence. Albertsons also hired Ramiya Iyer to be its group vice president of information technology, digital and marketing/merchandising. Iyer comes from Levi Strauss & Co., where she most recently was vice president of information technology and e-commerce. She also spent more than a decade at Wal-Mart, most recently as senior director of product and engineering for SamsClub.com.