Lands' End has named two new members of its executive team: Joseph Boitano, who will fill the role of executive VP, chief merchandising and design officer, and Scott Hyatt, who will act as executive VP, chief supply chain officer.
Boitano comes to the company with 30 years of experience in the retail and wholesale industries. He was previously group senior VP and general merchandise manager at Saks Fifth Avenue, a role he held for the last 15 years. During that time he oversaw women's designer, private label diffusion lines and contemporary collections, as well as managing the chain's omnichannel strategy with Saks Direct. At Lands' End, he will be tasked with leading merchandising and design, reporting to new CEO Federica Marchionni, effective June 9.
Hyatt joins Lands' End from J. Crew Group, where he was senior VP of manufacturing and chief sourcing officer for the last 17 years. He was responsible for developing global sourcing strategy, building a vendor base and improving product quality. In his new position at Lands' End, he will lead the sourcing organization as well as inventory planning and logistics. He will also report to Marchionni, effective June 29.
"I am thrilled to have Joe Boitano join Lands' End and help lead our merchandising and design strategy," Marchionni said in a statement. "We look forward to utilizing his strong expertise and extensive experience in further developing our merchandising organization.
"Scott Hyatt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team," she added. "His extensive career in the apparel industry along with a specialized background in global sourcing and product quality is extremely valuable." Press release