Brian P. Woolf Director and Chief Executive Officer
Brian Woolf, age 65, was appointed Chief Executive Officer on February 5, 2013. In connection with his appointment as the Company's Chief Executive Officer, the Company's Board of Directors appointed Mr. Woolf as a member of the Company's Board of Directors to fill a prior vacancy, effective as of February 5, 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Woolf was Group President for Lane Bryant, Lane Bryant Outlet Stores and Cacique from March 2011 until September 2012. In this role, he led all aspects of the business including merchandising, sourcing, design and store operations. Mr. Woolf previously served as President of Lane Bryant from July 2008 until March 2011. Mr. Woolf previously spent eight years from October 2000 to January 2008 as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Cache. He has also served as EVP, Merchandising for The Limited from 1999 to 2000 and spent over 20 years at Macy's/Federated Department Stores at the start of his career. Mr. Woolf earned a B.A. degree from New York University and attended New York University Graduate School of Business.
Richard L. Walters Jr. Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Richard L. Walters, Jr, 62, was appointed to his current position effective June 30, 2014. Mr. Walters previously served as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer from January 2007 to September 2011, prior to retiring in 2011. From 2001 until 2006, Mr. Walters was the Chief Financial Officer of Hearing Healthcare Management, Inc., a retailer of hearing products and services, in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to that, from 1985 until 2000, Mr. Walters served as Vice-President of Finance of Value City Department Stores, Inc., a discount department store chain with more than 150 stores. Mr. Walters received a B.S. degree in accounting in 1975 from the Ohio State University and his CPA license in 1978.
Timothy J. Benson Senior Vice President of Finance and Secretary
Timothy J. Benson
Senior Vice President of Finance and Secretary
Tim Benson, 50, has served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Secretary since March of 2013. Prior to that Mr. Benson was Vice President of Finance from October 2011 through March of 2013. Mr. Benson has over 20 years of progressive corporate finance and management experience. Mr. Benson previously held corporate finance leadership roles at Factory Card & Party Outlet Corp. and also at Wickes Lumber, Inc. Mr. Benson received a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Augustana College and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Michael Millonzi Senior Vice President of Stores
Senior Vice President of Stores
Michael Millonzi, 40, has served as Senior Vice President of Stores since April 2013. Mr. Millonzi has over 20 year of progressive retail leadership experience, most recently serving as Vice President of Store Operations at Luxottica/Lenscrafters. Prior to that, Mr. Millonzi held several positions of increasing store operations responsibility at both Lane Bryant and Victoria’s Secret. Mr. Millonzi holds a B.A. in Economics from the Ohio State University.
Patti Simigran Senior Vice President of General Merchandise Manager
Senior Vice President of eCommerce & Direct Merchandising
Patti Simigran, 53, has served as our Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager since January 2014. Prior to that Ms. Simigran held the role of Senior Vice President of eCommerce & Direct Merchandising from January 2013 to December 2013. Prior to that Ms. Simigran served as Chief Merchandising Officer of Maurice’s, leading all aspects of merchandising, design, and sourcing. Prior to joining Maurice's, she was Chief Merchandising Officer of Tabi International, a leading Canadian specialty retailer. Ms. Simigran also served in various merchandising roles at David's Bridal, Sears Holdings, and Land's End.