Office Depot welcomes N. David Bleisch as its EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Office Depot welcomes N. David Bleisch as its EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary


Boca Raton, Fla., 2017-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading provider of office supplies, business products and services delivered through an omnichannel platform, today ( September 20, 2017) announced N. David Bleisch, a distinguished law professional with more than 30 years of experience, has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Bleisch will lead the strategic direction of the legal organization and operations, as well as manage the regulatory and compliance matters for the company. He will report directly to Office Depot’s Chief Executive Officer Gerry Smith.

“David has been a trusted legal advisor for many years and has provided strategic legal solutions to key business issues within the organizations he’s worked for with an outstanding track record,” said Gerry Smith, Chief Executive Officer for Office Depot, Inc. “He is an experienced and knowledgeable leader in his field and we are thrilled to welcome him to Office Depot as the new Chief Legal Officer.”

David has broad expertise in securities compliance, enterprise risk management, corporate finance, antitrust, litigation, intellectual property management, government and regulatory affairs, investor relations, labor and employment issues, shareholder engagement, class action lawsuits and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Office Depot, Bleisch was Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for The ADT Corporation, where he managed the legal, environmental, health and safety, government affairs and corporate governance matters. Earlier in his career, he served in several leadership roles at Tyco International before being appointed Vice President and General Counsel of Tyco Security Solutions, the largest operating segment of Tyco, comprised of ADT Worldwide, Tyco Security Products and Tyco Retail Solutions. During this time, he also managed the intellectual property legal group for all of Tyco’s operating segments worldwide.

“What I found most compelling about Office Depot is the energy and excitement around the company’s vision for innovation and continuous improvement,” said Bleisch. “I’m eager and excited to join the company at such a critical phase in its growth and development.”

Bleisch is filling the role vacated by Steve Calkins who was promoted to President, Business Solutions Division in May.

About Office Depot, Inc.

Office Depot, Inc. is a leading provider of office supplies, business products and services delivered through an omnichannel platform.

The company had 2016 annual sales of approximately $11 billion, employed approximately 38,000 associates, and served consumers and businesses in North America and abroad with approximately 1,400 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – with a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax and Grand & Toy. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and Highmark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “ODP.”

Office Depot is a trademark of The Office Club, Inc. OfficeMax is a trademark of OMX, Inc. ©2017 Office Depot, Inc. All rights reserved. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.


AnneMarie Mathews

Source: Office Depot, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc. announces the appointment of Elisa D. Garcia as Chief Legal Officer

CINCINNATI, 2016-Aug-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced that Elisa D. Garcia will be joining Macy’s, Inc. as Chief Legal Officer, effective Sept. 7, 2016. She succeeds Dennis J. Broderick, who will retire as the company’s General Counsel and Secretary, effective Oct. 1, 2016, after 29 years of service.

Garcia, 58, brings 16 years of broad-ranging experience as a corporate general counsel for major consumer-facing companies. Garcia joined Office Depot, Inc. in 2007 as EVP/General Counsel and Secretary, and became Chief Legal Officer in 2013. For the seven years prior to Office Depot, Garcia was EVP/General Counsel and Secretary of Domino’s Pizza, Inc.

Earlier in her career, Garcia served as Regional Counsel, Latin America for Philip Morris International, International and Corporate Counsel for GAF Corporation, and a Corporate Finance Associate with the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

A native of New York City, Garcia’s law degree is from the St. John’s University School of Law in New York. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She will be relocating to New York City upon joining Macy’s, Inc.

“Elisa Garcia is an experienced leader in corporate law with an outstanding track record and credentials. She is another example of the industry-leading talent attracted to our company, and we look forward to the positive impact she will make as part of Macy’s leadership team,” said Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s, Inc. chairman and chief executive officer.

Garcia will report to Lundgren and serve on Macy’s Executive Committee.

“We also salute the career of Dennis Broderick, who has been instrumental in guiding our company though a wide range of complex matters over the past three decades, a period of significant evolution and growth for our company,” Lundgren said.

Broderick, 67, has served as general counsel since 1990 and Secretary since 1993. He joined the company in 1987 as vice president and deputy general counsel. Previously, Broderick was assistant general counsel at The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company and, prior to that, practiced law with the firm of Hohn, Loeser, Freedhaim, Dean & Wellman in Cleveland. Broderick is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned his law degree from Georgetown University.

Macy’s, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2015 sales of $27.079 billion. The company operates about 870 stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guamand Puerto Rico under the names of Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Macy’s Backstage and Bluemercury, as well as the, and websites. Bloomingdale’s in Dubai is operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under a license agreement.

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Jim Sluzewski


Matt Stautberg

Source: Macy’s, Inc.