The Children's Place adds Bluemercury CEO to board

The Children's Place added beauty retailer Bluemercury's cofounder and CEO, Marla Malcolm Beck, to its board of directors, effective immediately. She is also a member of the board of directors of the National Retail Federation.

Bluemercury is an off-line and online retailer of beauty products and spa services, founded in 1999 and acquired by Macy's in 2015. Beck operates Bluemercury as a standalone business and reports directly to Macy's chairman and CEO, Terry Lundgren.

"Marla is a customer-focused specialty retail visionary who brings broad-based leadership and managerial experience in areas critical to our business, including omnichannel retail, marketing and consumer insights," said Norman Matthews, chairman of The Children's Place board. "We are thrilled to welcome Marla to our team and we look forward to working with her as the Company continues to drive meaningful progress."

Beck will be an independent class II director and stand for election at the 2017 annual meeting of shareholders.

Before founding Bluemercury, Beck was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Press Release