Justice names former Ann Taylor exec Brian Lynch as CEO

Ascena Retail Group has announced Brian Lynch's appointment as president and CEO of Justice, the company's teen brand.

"We are extremely pleased to have someone with Brian's talent and experience assume leadership of Justice," said David Jaffe, president and CEO of Ascena, in a statement. "Justice sits atop this specialty market and Brian is the right person to build upon that position."

Lynch has 25 years of experience in the fashion and retail industry, most recently serving as president of Ann Taylor, as well as in various executive roles with ANN, Gap, Learningsmith and The Walt Disney Co. before that.

"I'm thrilled at the opportunity to work with the team at Justice that has been at the forefront of this market," Lynch said. "It's an important transitional time for Justice and I look forward to joining a group that is poised to continue as an innovative leader in the fashion industry." Press release