Chutes & Ladders: Sears, Wet Seal, Benihana 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.

 

Mindy C. Meads has resigned from her
position on the board of directors at Wet Seal.
She left the role in order to focus on her new
post as CEO of Calypso St. Barth. Press release

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Shlemon has been named president
and CEO of Benihana, the Japanese restaurant
chain. He joins Benihana after serving as
president of Carrabba's Italian Grill. Press release

 

 

 

 

 

Arun Rajan has been named chief technology officer at One Kings Lane. He had been chief technology officer at Zappos.com. Press release

Norman Miller has been named senior vice president and president, automotive of Sears Holdings. Miller most recently served as president and COO of Dollar Financial Corp. Press release

Edward M. Slezak has been elected to the board of directors at Crumbs Bake Shop following the January 30th resignation of Chairman Edwin H. Lewis. He is the interim CEO and general counsel there. Press release

Mark Panzer has been named senior vice president and president, pharmacy at Sears Holdings. He most recently served as president and CEO of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Inc. Press release

Jeremy J. Aguilar has been named CFO of Sports Authority. He joins the company from h.h. gregg where he was CFO. Press release

Paul Jewel has resigned from his role as CFO at Sobeys. Francois Vimard, executive vice president, Sobeys Inc. and CFO for Empire Company Limited will assume Jewer's responsibilities on an interim basis. Press release

Kevin J. Sierks has been promoted to executive vice president and CFO at Vera Bradley. He had been CFO there. Press release

C. Roddy Mann has been promoted to executive vice president, strategy and operations at Vera Bradley. He had been executive vice president, strategy and business development there. Press release

Pamela Sours has been promoted to senior vice president, operations at Vera Bradley. She had been vice president, manufacturing and global quality there. Press release

Anastacia S. Knapper has been promoted to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Vera Bradley. She had been vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary there. Press release

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