Destination XL adds international development exec

Destination XL Group, a retailer of big and tall men's apparel, named Nancy Youssef to a newly created position: senior VP of international business development. She will be responsible for the international expansion of the Destination XL franchise.

Youssef joins the company from footwear and apparel retailer Genesco, where she was VP of international business development for six years. During her time at Genesco, she successfully directed the company into more than 24 countries around the world.

"Nancy's successful experience in international retail franchising makes her the ideal choice to lead our global expansion strategy," said David Levin, president and CEO of Destination XL.

"Based on our success with the DXL concept domestically, we now see an opportunity to embark on an international strategy. Nancy will begin to build the framework for our international franchise model strategy, with a plan to launch initial stores in 2017."

Prior to Genesco, Youssef was a senior brand manager at HSN for nearly two years and director of international business development for three years at SAS-Egypt, an importer and distributor of fashion apparel and accessories. Press Release