Brian P. Woolf, age 64, has served as Chief Executive Officer and member of our board of directors since February 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 Executive Vice President, 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 Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and attended New York University Graduate School of Business.
Thomas W. Stoltz Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Thomas W. Stoltz
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Tom Stoltz, 52, has served as our Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since August 2012. Prior to that Mr. Stoltz held the position of Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer from September 2011 to August 2012. Mr. Stoltz has over 25 years of financial management in the retail industry including such retailers as Dollar General, Food Lion, Cato Corp., Citi Trends, Inc., and Football Fanatics, Inc. most recently as their Chief Financial Officer from April 2008 through September 2011. Mr. Stoltz received a B.S. degree in accounting in 1983 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his CPA license in 1985.
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.
Charles Carstens Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Chuck Carstens, 62, is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Carstens joined the Company in October 2011 and was promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President in March of 2013. Mr. Carstens has 40 years of information technology and progressive management experience. Most recently, Mr. Carstens was Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cabela’s. Prior to that, Mr. Carstens served in several senior leadership information technology roles in multiple retailers and banking institutions. Mr. Carstens received a B.S. degree in Math from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.
Andrea Jackson Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager
Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager
Andrea Jackson, 52, has served as our Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager since February 2013. Ms. Jackson has 30 years of merchandising experience, most recently at Sears, where she was a Division Merchandise Manager responsible for juniors' apparel and women's dresses and outerwear. She previously held senior roles in both the buying and merchandising departments of Wet Seal. Ms. Jackson has also served in various merchandising roles at Macy's. Ms. Jackson received a B.A. degree in Business Management from Union College.
Fred Lamster Senior Vice President, Human Capital
Fred Lamster, 59, has served as Senior Vice President, Human Capital since July 2013. Mr. Lamster has extensive retail clothing experience and joined Body Central Corp. from Delta Galil, where he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources. His previous experience includes Senior Vice President of Charming Shoppes, Senior Vice President Human Resources at Southpole, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Aeorpostale and multiple leadership roles at the Limited Brands. Mr. Lamster received a masters degree and Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University and a B.A. from Queens College.
Debbie Martin Senior Vice President of Trend and Design
Senior Vice President of Trend and Design
Debbie Martin, 63, has served as Senior Vice President of Trend and Design since March 2013. Ms. Martin most recently served as Senior Vice President of Design, Trend & Product Development at Lane Bryant, where she was responsible for vertical product integration. Prior to her time with Lane Bryant, she was Vice President of Product Development at Chico's, Group Vice President at Liz Claiborne, and she ran the New York product office for Talbot's. She also has past experience with Macy's. Ms. Martin received an A.A. degree in Apparel Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and an A.A. degree from Onondaga Community College.
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 eCommerce & Direct Merchandising
Senior Vice President of eCommerce & Direct Merchandising
Patti Simigran, 53, has served as our Senior Vice President of eCommerce & Direct Merchandising since January 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.
Matthew R. Swartwood Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Construction
Matthew R. Swartwood
Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Construction.
Matthew R. Swartwood, 55, has served as the Company's Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Construction since April 2013. Prior to that Mr. Swartwood served as Senior Vice President of Stores from June 2011 through April 2013. Mr. Swartwood has over 25 years of management experience in the specialty retail apparel industry. From 2006 until 2011, Mr. Swartwood served as Vice President, Retail Store Operations for Vans Retail Stores. Mr. Swartwood also worked in various store operations with American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. for 22 years rising to the position of Zone Vice President, Stores West. Mr. Swartwood holds a B.S. degree in Business from North Dakota State University