Alasdair B. JamesPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. James became President and Chief Executive Officer and joined the Board of Directors on May 1, 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. James was employed by Sears Holdings corporation as President of Kmart from August 2014 to March 2017. Prior to joining Sears Holdings, he served in various roles at Tesco PLC, a multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer, from June 2007 until August 2013, including Commercial Director – Global Business Unit. From June 2001 to June 2007, he served in various roles at GlaxoSmithKline PLC, a pharmaceutical company, including Global Marketing Director for Future Brands.
Michael R. BenkelExecutive Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Mr. Benkel was named Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain in July 2015, having previously served as Executive Vice President of Planning and Allocations since April 2012. He joined the organization in September 2008 as Senior Vice President of Planning and Allocations. Prior to joining the Company, he spent 11 years at Williams-Sonoma Inc. in continuously advancing positions in the Pottery Barn Retail Stores division, including Vice President of Inventory Management, Director – Inventory Management, and as a home furnishings and furniture buyer.
Michael A. CarterExecutive Vice President, Compliance and General Counsel, Secretary
Mr. Carter was named Executive Vice President, Compliance and General Counsel, Secretary of the Company in April 2016, having previously served as Senior Vice President, Compliance and General Counsel, Secretary of the Company since January 2014. Prior to that and since December 2005, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Carter has served within the organization for 28 years in various leadership capacities, including Vice President – Legal Affairs, and Corporate Counsel. Mr. Carter first became an officer of the Company in 1991. Mr. Carter is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Carter practiced law with the Fort Worth, Texas law firm of Brackett and Ellis, LLP.
Kelly N. CookExecutive Vice President, Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer
Ms. Cook joined the organization in March 2018 as Executive Vice President, Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Cook served as Acting President, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer for Sears and Kmart from September 2017 to March 2018. Previously, she served as Acting President and Chief Marketing Officer for Kmart from March 2017 to September 2017 and Chief Marketing Officer from April 2015 to March 2017. She also held various leadership roles with DSW Inc. including serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from March 2014 to November 2014, Senior Vice President, Marketing from 2012 to 2014 and Vice President, Customer Strategy and Engagement from 2009 to 2012.
Mark R. HaleyExecutive Vice President, Store Sales and Operations
Mr. Haley was named Executive Vice President, Store Sales and Operations of the Company in May 2018, having previously served as Senior Vice President, Store Operations since April 2016 and as Vice President, Store Operations from 2011 to 2016. Prior to re-joining the Company, Mr. Haley served as Director, Stores for Old Navy, a subsidiary of Gap Inc., from 2004 to 2011. Mr. Haley began his career with Pier 1 Imports in 1990 serving in various roles including Director, Stores from March 2001 to July 2004 and Regional Manager from January 2000 to March 2001.
Stacey L. RenfroExecutive Vice President, Planning and Allocations
Ms. Renfro was named Executive Vice President, Planning and Allocations of the Company in May 2018, having previously served as Senior Vice President, e-Commerce since April 2015. Ms. Renfro joined the organization in March 2013 as Vice President, e-Commerce. Prior to joining the organization, Ms. Renfro held various positions of increasing responsibility with J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc. from 2004 to March 2013 including Divisional Vice President, Digital Commerce, Senior Director, e-Commerce Planning and Allocations and .Com Director, Women’s Apparel.
William H. SavageExecutive Vice President, Global Sourcing
Mr. Savage was named Executive Vice President, Global Sourcing of the Company in December 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Savage served as the President Home Division for Sears Holdings Corporation from 2014 to 2017. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Savage served as Executive Commercial Director for Tesco PLC in China and prior to that as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Retail for Walmart, Inc. in India from 2010 to 2012. Earlier in his career, he held senior leadership positions with Metro Cash & Carry International in Vietnam and Kingfisher PLC in China, Korea and the U.K.
Nancy A. WalshExecutive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Walsh joined the organization in January 2018 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company and since November 2015, Ms. Walsh served as Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President, Finance for Tapestry, Inc., formerly known as Coach, Inc., from 2007 to 2013. Prior positions at Coach included serving as Chief Risk Officer from 2003 to 2007, Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from 2000 to 2003, and Chief Financial Officer of its Worldwide Wholesale Division from 1999 to 2000.
Christine C. MurraySenior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Murray was named Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company in March 2018, having previously served as Vice President, Organizational Development and Talent Acquisition since April 2011. Ms. Murray began her career with Pier 1 Imports in 2005 serving in various roles including Director, Human Resources and Director Organizational Development and Training. Prior to joining the organization, Ms. Murray held the position of Director, Human Resources for Destination Maternity Corporation from 2003 to 2005 and held various field operations positions with Gap, Inc. from 1995 to 2001.
Bhargav J. ShahSenior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Shah was named Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Company in August 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Shah served as Chief Information Officer at IntegraCore LLC from 2015 to 2017 where he was responsible for information technology, e‑Commerce and digital marketing. Mr. Shah also previously held the position of Senior Vice President, Technology at Overstock.com, Inc. from 2012 to 2015. Earlier in his career, he held information technology positions at KPMG, LLP, BearingPoint, Inc. and Ernst & Young, LLP.