Here are just a few of the interesting executive changes making headlines over this past week:
Sharples Stays Home at HomeAway
Now a subsidiary of Expedia, Austin-based vacation rental manager HomeAway made some changes in the executive boardroom. Co-founder Brian Sharples was named chairman and John Kim was made president. An Expedia veteran, Kim joined HomeAway shortly after the merger as the chief e-commerce officer. He had served as chief product officer while at Expedia and led similar efforts at AirAsiaGo, Orbitz, Travelocity, and Wotif.
Lands’ End Has Interim Leadership
Casual apparel and footwear retailer Lands’ End appointed Joseph Boitano and James Gooch as co-interim CEOs after Federica Marchionni resigned after only a year and a half at the helm. At the time of the announcement, Boitano, who joined the company in June 2015, was serving as EVP and chief merchandising and design officer. He worked previously for Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, and I. Magnin. Gooch joined Lands’ End this January as EVP, COO, CFO, and treasurer. His resumé includes time at Helene Curtis, DeMoulas Supermarkets, Kmart, RadioShack, Sears, and Quaker Oats.
Staples Fastens On to Goodman
Massachusetts-based big-box office supply operator Staples has held on to Shira Goodman. Named interim CEO in May, Goodman was given the nod as president and CEO at the end of September. She joined Staples in 1992 and has worked her way to the top. Prior leadership positions within the company have included VP contract and commercial; SVP of brand marketing and Staples Direct; EVP positions in marketing, human resources, and global growth; and president, North American commercial and operations.
Look for more Executives on the Move next week!
Jim Harris is a project editor for D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions, including Hoover’s. He has worked for D&B for over 20 years. Prior to that, he spent 20 years as a US Army Intelligence NonCom & Warrant Officer and eight years as a federal government contractor.