Nordstrom appoints Kelley Hall as senior vice president, chief accounting officer

SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. announced that Kelley Hall has joined the company as senior vice president, chief accounting officer, beginning August 21, 2017.

“We constantly strive to bring top talent to Nordstrom and are thrilled to have someone as experienced and knowledgeable as Kelley join the company,” said Anne Bramman, chief financial officer of Nordstrom. “Kelley’s approach to our finance work, great leadership style and ability to develop and support teams will help us achieve our long-term business goals.”

Hall has more than 23 years of experience in finance leadership, most recently serving as vice president and CFO for NIKE, Inc.’s Enterprise Operations where she led finance teams supporting a number of business groups, including supply chain, technology and procurement. During her nearly nine-year tenure at NIKE, Hall also held leadership roles in corporate finance, treasury, tax, investor relations and global business planning. Prior to NIKE, she served in a variety of senior finance leadership roles at Starbucks Corporation, including several roles as vice president supporting U.S. retail and corporate finance.

“I’m excited to join a company like Nordstrom that has such a strong customer-focused strategy and brand reputation throughout the industry,” said Hall. “This is a tremendous opportunity and I look forward to working alongside a team that is dedicated to offering its customers the best experiences, however they want to shop.”

As chief accounting officer, Hall and her team will support strategic efforts to evolve Nordstrom’s accounting, procurement, tax and treasury work across the company.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 354 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 221 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

Trina Schurman
Nordstrom, Inc.

Jennifer Tice Walker
Nordstrom, Inc.

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

Stanley Black & Decker appoints Janet Link Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Stanley Black & Decker appoints Janet Link Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


NEW BRITAIN, Conn., 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) today (July 25, 2017) named Janet Link Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Link joins Stanley Black & Decker from J.C. Penney Company where she served as General Counsel. She succeeds Bruce Beatt who is retiring from the company after 17 years of service and nearly 40 years in the legal field. Link’s appointment is effective immediately and Beatt will remain with the company for a transition period extending through April 2018.

“The Stanley Black & Decker team is appreciative of Bruce’s tireless devotion to the company’s success, and we wish him much enjoyment in his retirement,” said Stanley Black & Decker President & CEO Jim Loree. “We are thrilled that Janet is joining our team. Her seasoned legal background and expertise in the retail industry will be of significant value to our organization. In addition, we are confident Janet will continue stewarding the company’s focus on integrity in all our interactions, helping to ensure we maintain high standards of ethical conduct as we pursue our growth goals. Nothing could be more important to our company.”

Prior to J.C. Penney, Link held deputy general counsel positions at Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., and CC Media Holdings, Inc. (now known as iHeartMedia). She began her legal career with a U.S. District Court clerkship in the Central District of California followed by a clerkship with the Honorable James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District. She was also a partner at Latham & Watkins.

Link earned her bachelor’s from Yale University and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

About Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. Learn more at

Investor Contacts:

Greg Waybright
Vice President, Investor Relations
(860) 827-3833

Dennis Lange
Vice President, Investor Relations
(860) 827-3833

Media Contacts:

Shannon Lapierre
Vice President, Communications
(860) 827-3575

Tim Perra
Vice President, Public Affairs
(860) 826-3260

SOURCE: Stanley Black & Decker


DICK’S Sporting Goods welcomes Scott Hudler as Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer

Scott Hudler to Lead DICK’S Marketing, Consumer Engagement Efforts

PITTSBURGH, 2017-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) today (July 11, 2017) announced Scott Hudler has been named Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Hudler will be responsible for the Company’s overall marketing and consumer engagement strategy and implementation, and will report to Lauren Hobart, President, DICK’S Sporting Goods.

“Scott will play a pivotal role in driving our continued digital transformation across all consumer touch points and optimizing all of our marketing channels,” said Hobart. “His experience will make an immediate impact on our team, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the DICK’S family.”

Hudler joins DICK’S from an 11-year career with Dunkin’ Brands, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, responsible for the brand’s digital strategy and product roadmap, including mobile, loyalty and all consumer-facing technology. Previously, he was Vice President, Global Consumer Engagement, and was responsible for advertising, media, promotions and eCommerce functions for the 12,000 Dunkin’ restaurants globally.

“I have always admired the DICK’S Sporting Goods brand as both a marketer and as a consumer. I am incredibly excited to align my personal and professional passions and lead the digital transformation for such a strong consumer brand,” said Hudler.

Earlier in his career, Hudler worked for Mars Inc., holding a variety of marketing roles in brand, sponsorship and marketing communications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Valdosta State University.

About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.

Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of April 29, 2017, the Company operated more than 690 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK’S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront.  For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at


Source: DICK’S Sporting Goods Inc.

National Retail Federation welcomes Cristina Ceresoli as senior vice president for retail strategy

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cristina Ceresoli, former vice president of marketing and public relations at Express, will be joining the National Retail Federation as senior vice president for retail strategy. At Express — a leading specialty retailer for men and women — Ceresoli managed the content marketing practice including consumer experience, data-driven insights and communication evolution.

“At a time of great challenge and opportunity in the retail industry, Cristina’s background, knowledge and expertise in retail — particularly in consumer behavior patterns that drive brand advocacy in an omnichannel world — will be invaluable to our organization and to our members,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “We are extremely excited to have Cristina joining the NRF team.”

As the SVP for retail strategy, Ceresoli will have a broad platform to speak on behalf of the industry and will help guide NRF’s product offering and event content strategy. With her deep experience in the industry she will serve as an internal advisor on retail industry operations and strategies as a member of the management team. She will also provide the tools and resources to support the industry’s digital expansion.

“I am truly looking forward to working on behalf of an industry that is dynamic and innovative and leads the experience revolution for the benefit of their employees, customers and the communities they serve,” Ceresoli said.

Ceresoli also served as vice president of e-commerce merchandising at Express, where she grew the business from single-digit penetration to its current 21 percent of sales. She also launched a new and exclusive apparel businesses for Express while leading early exploration of content and commerce optimization.

Prior to Express, Ceresoli held merchandising leadership positions at Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret and Aeropostale. She began her career as an early employee of E-Lab, a pioneer in turning firsthand customer insights into innovative products and experiences. She progressed that work at Sapient, a leader in digital business transformation, where she helped drive the internet experience practice, using evolving human behavior to inform innovative business and technology solutions.

Ceresoli earned her MBA at Columbia Business School, and served for many years as an adjunct professor at Parsons, The New School in the Strategic Design and Management Program.

Berglass and Associates assisted in the executive search.

About NRF
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

Treacy Reynolds
(855) NRF-Press

Source: NRF

eBay promotes Wendy Jones to Senior Vice President, Global Operations

San Jose, California, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay has promoted Wendy Jones, a 13-year company veteran, to Senior Vice President, Global Operations and named her to take on additional responsibilities leading eBay’s global customer service operations. Wendy will continue to lead eBay’s Operating Committee, which oversees the development and execution of the company’s annual business roadmap, as well as Work Place Resources, which is responsible for eBay’s facilities around the world.

Customer service is a vital part of the overall customer experience, and the company has thousands of dedicated customer service teammates based in the US, Europe and Asia, who are vocal advocates for customers. eBay believes that every decision the company makes should help deliver for, serve and delight our customers. Our brand promise is to help every person find their version of perfect, and the effectiveness of our customer service operations is an integral component of delivering on that promise for our customers.

Just as the company has been working to accelerate transformational changes in eBay’s product platform and experience for buyers and sellers, we likewise intend to accelerate our efforts across all of our customer touchpoints – before, during and after a transaction.

Wendy’s first role at eBay 13 years ago was Vice President, Customer Service for North America and Australia. She has extensive business and customer service experience. In her time at eBay, she has worked in Europe, Canada and the US, led geographical expansion efforts, launching eBay in markets like Brazil, Russia, and Mexico, and spearheaded eBay’s cross border trade efforts.

Before joining eBay, she ran large-scale customer service and loyalty programs, as an outsourced provider, for brands like BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Disney and Charles Schwab.

Devin Wenig, eBay’s President & CEO commented: “Throughout the course of her career at eBay, Wendy has demonstrated extraordinary judgment, significant knowledge of our business, and a leadership style that combines urgency and deep caring about our company and culture. Wendy will ensure that the voice of the customer is front-and-center in all of our strategic decisions, and that we execute our plans with our customers as our most important priority.”


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eBay promotes Wendy Jones to Senior Vice President, Global Operations
eBay promotes Wendy Jones to Senior Vice President, Global Operations


Source: eBay