Five Below announced that it has added two members to its board of directors: Kathleen Barclay (right) and Catherine Buggeln. Both roles became effective March 10.
Barclay has more than 35 years of human resources experience and is currently senior VP of human resources for Kroger, where she has built the retailer's HR infrastructure, helped drive technology, and better aligned organizational improvement with the grocer's business strategy. Before joining Kroger, Barclay was at General Motors for 25 years, acting in several HR roles before being named VP of global human resources and General Motors University.
Buggeln comes to Five Below with more than 30 years of retail experience. She is currently on the board for Vitamin Shoppe and Ascena Retail Group, as well as for Noble Biomaterials, and is co-chair of nonprofit Bpeace. She was previously senior VP of strategy and business development for Coach, where she was responsible for creating and leading strategies to get into new markets and categories.
"We are excited to welcome Katy and Kate [sic] to our Board of Directors," said Executive Chairman Tom Vellios. "As we execute on the significant store growth opportunity ahead, talent will be an important component and Katy's extensive knowledge and experience in human resources management together with Kate's deep retail and diverse business expertise will be invaluable. We're fortunate to have Katy and Kate and believe that their collective knowledge and expertise will be of great benefit to Five Below as we continue to expand into new and existing markets, realize our substantial store opportunity and build value for our shareholders." Press release