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 Laura Heller at [email protected] and we will feature it here at the end of each week.
> Karen Cate has been named CFO of Coffee
Bean & Tea Leaf. She most recently served as
VP and controller of Trader Joe's Company.
> David W. Gose has been named SVP of
operations at Weis Markets. He most recently
served as senior director and regional general
manager at Walmart Ohio. Press release
> Cathy Marie Robinson has been named SVP of global operations at Michael Kors Holdings Limited. She had been SVP, chief logistics officer at Toys R Us. Press release
> Jeff Schroeder has been named VP of operations at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. He most recently served as the VP of Brewery Restaurants for Karl Strauss Brewing Co. Press release
> Anthony N. Thompson has been named CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. He most recently served as president and COO at Papa John's International, Inc. Press release
> Thomas R. Giacalone has been named VP of e-commerce at Vera Bradley, Inc. He most recently served as VP of omnichannel strategy and e-commerce operations for OfficeMax. Press release
> Andrew Rees has been named president of the Crocs brand. Rees also will assume the role of principal executive officer until the company's search for a permanent CEO is successfully concluded. Rees joins Crocs from LEK Consulting, a global management consulting firm. Press release