Michael 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 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.
Laura CoffeyExecutive Vice President, Business Development
Ms. Coffey was named Executive Vice President of Business Development in April 2018. Ms. Coffey has served within the organization for 20 years in various capacities, including Executive Vice President of Planning and Allocations, Executive Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Planning, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning and Senior Vice President of Finance. Ms. Coffey first became an officer of the Company in 2005 and served as Principal Accounting Officer from 2008 to 2011. Prior to joining the Company, she held various positions with Alcon Laboratories and KPMG, LLP.
Alasdair 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.
William 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.
Bhargav 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.
Nancy 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.