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Which retailers and brands saw executive moves to end 2022

New CEOs at Under Armour, Prada, and The Honest Company were named in December.
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While many start to wind down their work at the end of the year, sending out a slew of “Let’s circle back in the New Year!” emails, some retail executives used the final weeks of 2022 to make major career moves. We rounded up the most notable comings and goings in December:

  • Under Armour named Stephanie Linnartz, president of Marriott International and member of The Home Depot’s board of directors, as incoming CEO starting February 27. Interim CEO Colin Browne will resume his role as COO.
  • Former LVMH executive Andrea Guerra will serve as Prada Group’s next CEO. He takes over for Miuccia Prada, who will remain creative director for both Prada and Miu Miu and a board member, and Patrizio Bertelli, who will become chairman. The Prada brand also tapped Gianfranco D'Attis as CEO.
  • CPG vet Carla Vernón joined The Honest Company as its new CEO. She most recently served as VP of consumables at Amazon, following an over two-decade run at General Mills, that included leading its natural and organic division. Former CEO Nick Vlahos will move to a role on its board of directors following a six-year tenure with The Honest Company.
  • Steven Rendle retired from his role as chairman, president, and CEO at North Face-owner VF Corp. Former Clorox CEO Benno Dorer will serve as CEO in the interim.
  • Matteo Franceschini is the new CEO of the Viktor & Rolf brand, taking over for Andrea Collisei.
  • Urban Outfitters Group president Francis Pierrel stepped down after joining the company in February to oversee its North America division.
  • PVH appointed Eva Serrano as Calvin Klein global brand president, effective in March. Serrano is currently president of Zara-owner Inditex’s Greater China division.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods’s new EVP of stores is Ray Sliva. He joins from Best Buy, where he was president of retail and, most recently, its chief people officer.
  • Weee!, which secured the second largest retail funding round last year, added Tesco vet John Burry as its new chief merchandising officer.

Fresh start: After 18 years with the company, Donna Tweeten was named president of Midwest grocery chain Hy-Vee, its first-ever woman president. She’ll oversee private brands, merchandising, marketing, and digital initiatives, plus its retail media network, Red Media.

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