Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that apparel veteran Tara Poseley will join the company as SVP and president - Kmart Apparel. She will be responsible for the oversight, leadership and strategic growth of Kmart's apparel business, both in-store and online.
Poseley brings to the company over 20 years of diverse retail experience - leading brand and new business launches, developing Web sites and employing social networking tactics for several well-known retailers. She most recently held the role of President for BEBE SPORT, and in six months created and launched PH8 (fate) to replace the BEBE SPORT brand. Previous to BEBE SPORT, Tara was President for Disney Stores North America, a division of The Children's Place as well as CEO and President for Design Within Reach, a preeminent provider of distinctive modern design furnishings and accessories. She started her career with Gap Inc., as a merchant trainee. During her 15 years with the company, she held numerous senior leadership roles including SVP, GapKids and babyGap and played a key role in the launch of gapbody. Poseley earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
"We're excited that Tara is joining our apparel team," said John Goodman, EVP - Home and Apparel. "She is an accomplished leader and merchant whom I have worked with previously. She brings to the company excellent product development and brand management experience and a demonstrated success in creating and inspiring high performance teams that are focused on satisfying the customer."
"As we to work to transform our business and enhance our relationships with our customers, I'm pleased to add a leader with Tara's wealth of apparel experience to our team," added Bruce Johnson, Interim CEO and President. "Under John's leadership, we are confident that we will continue to attract high caliber talent to the company."
Poseley will be based in the company's San Francisco apparel offices. About Sears Holdings Corporation:
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has the Country Living collection, which is offered exclusively by Sears and Kmart. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' web site at www.searsholdings.com.
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