Nordstrom veteran Michele Love and Macy’s Nancy Pastor have both been tapped for key positions at DSW in a major industry merchant shuffle. Other companies also had major personnel announcements. An overview:
Michele Love Named DSW’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
With responsibility for Marketing and Digital, Love will oversee all aspects of customer engagement as well as be responsible for delivering DSW’s unique warehouse experience in over 500 Designer Shoe Warehouses nationwide. Over the last 32 years, Love served in several leadership capacities within operations, merchandising and marketing at Nordstrom Inc., where she most recently spearheaded the rapid expansion of Nordstrom Rack.
Nancy Pastor Named DSW’s GMM of Accessories.
Prior to joining DSW, Pastor was the Group Vice President for Jewelry, Handbags and Dress Accessories at Macy’s. Prior to Macy’s, Ms. Pastor was Vice President for Jewelry, Handbags, Accessories and Beauty at Payless Shoe Stores and also held progressive buying responsibilities at New York and Company and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Joshua Schulman Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Coach
Effective June 5, 2017, in this newly created role, Mr. Schulman will be responsible for all aspects of the brand globally, reporting directly to Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc. This new leadership structure follows the 2015 acquisition of Stuart Weitzman and is an important step in Coach, Inc.’s evolution as a customer-focused, multi-brand organization.
Safilo Appoints Eugenio Razelli as Chairman of Board of Directors
Safilo Group has named Eugenio Razelli as chairman of its board of directors. He succeeds Robert Polet, who resigned as chairman and remains the company’s director. Razelli has been member of the board since 2010 and was the chief executive officer of Italian car components manufacturer Magneti Marelli SpA before.
Teen Vogue Taps Elaine Welteroth as Editor-in-Chief
Elaine Welteroth has been appointed editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. Welteroth was previously editor of the Condé Nast title, which she joined in 2012 as beauty and health director. Previously, she was the senior beauty editor at Glamour, and before that she served as the beauty and style editor at Ebony magazine.
Seiko Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Seiko Watch Corporation, announces two executive appointments to support the growth of the Grand Seiko brand in the United States luxury watch category and optimize its U.S. distribution model for Seiko’s core lines.
- Brice Le Troadec, former Brand President OMEGA U.S.A. joins as Executive Vice President, SCA and Brand President, Grand Seiko America. Le Troadec begins his role May 1.
- John Pistner, former Executive Vice President of Bulova Watch Company and an independent consultant to watch, jewelry and retail businesses, joins as Senior Vice President, Sales, SCA. Pistner’s appointment was effective April 1.