Chutes & Ladders: Hudson's Bay, L Brands Name New Leadership

Welcome to this week's Chutes and Ladders, our roundup of hirings and firings throughout the industry. Please send the good word--or the bad--from your shop to Nicole Melton at [email protected] and we will feature it here at the end of each week.


>  Douglas Scovanner has been named
executive vice president of finance and
accounting at Hudson's Bay Company on
an interim basis. Prior to this appointment,
he was most recently executive vice
president and CFO at Target. Press release




>  Stephen D. Steinour has been appointed
to the board of directors at L Brands. Steinour
is chairman, president and CEO of Huntington
Bancshares Incorporated. 
Press release





> Jonathan Ramsden has been promoted to COO at Abercrombie & Fitch. Ramsden joined A&F as executive vice president and CFO in 2008. He will continue to serve as CFO until a successor is appointed. Press release

> Joe Doody has been named vice chairman at Staples. Doody has been with Staples since 1998, and took over as president of the former North American delivery unit in 2002. Story

> Troy Alstead will be taking on the newly-created position of COO at Starbucks. Alstead previously served as CFO and has been with Starbucks since 1992. Story

> Arthur Martinez, the former CEO of Sears, Roebuck & Co., has been named as non-executive chairman at Abercrombie & Fitch. He replaces Michael Jeffries who relinquished the role of executive chairman but retained his post as CEO. Story

> Anthony P. DiSilvestro has been promoted to senior vice-president and CFO of Campbell Soup Co. He will succeed B. Craig Owens, who will retire as CFO and chief administrative officer on that date. DiSilvestro currently is senior vice-president of finance. Press release

> Scott Gladstone has been promoted to CEO of the home furnishings and home decor retailer, Anna's Linens. He is company president there and will remain as chairman of the board. Press release

> Bob Barton has been promoted to president and COO of He has been with since October 2009 as executive vice president and CFO. Press release

> Jane H. Nielsen has been appointed to the board of directors at Pinnacle Foods Inc. She is executive vice president and CFO of Coach, Inc. Press release

> Darold Fero has been promoted to senior vice president of distribution of Stater Bros. Markets. He is vice president of distribution there. Press release

> Michael Hartshorn has been promoted to CFO at Ross Stores. He also retains his senior vice president title there. Press release

> Rose Marcario has been promoted to President and CEO of Patagonia. She is CEO there. Casey Sheahan will step down as CEO of Patagonia effective February 7, 2014. Press release

> Bill Robards has been named vice president of store development at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Robards had been senior vice president of development for JP Morgan Chase & Co. Press release

> Cori Connell has been promoted to vice president of legal services and general counsel at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Connell most recently held the position of general counsel and senior director of intellectual property there. Press release

> Tony Carosello has been promoted to vice president of real estate at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. He most recently served as director, real estate operations for Jo-Ann. Press release

> Peter O'Kelly has been named chief data officer at ShopAdvisor. He had been an independent industry analyst and consultant. Press release