Claire’s Holdings taps ex-Spanx CEO as chairman of the board

Women leaders continue to be well represented on Claire’s Holdings Board of Directors.

The jewelry and accessories retailer of the young woman, who in September filed to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering, noted Laurie Ann Goldman was appointed chairman of the company’s board of directors. The election expands the board of directors to ten managers, drawing on his expertise in multiple disciplines, including brand marketing, retail operations, merchandising, finance, accounting, investing and strategic planning.

Goldman has more than 30 years of management and operating experience building consumer businesses in the retail and apparel, film and television, hospitality and hospitality industries. food and drink. She previously served as CEO of Avon North America, CEO of Spanx for 12 years, and held leadership positions at The Coca-Cola Company and Macy’s.

by Goldman The appointment continues the strong representation of female leaders at Claire, who make up 50% of the board. Goldman succeeds Samantha Algaze, who has served as board chair since 2018. Algaze will continue to serve on the board alongside Claire CEO Ryan Vero and non-executive directors Carmen Bauza, DeAnn Brunts, Samantha Lomow, Arthur Rubinfeld, Paul Best, Patrick Fallon, and Theophlius Killion.

“Laurie Ann’s incredible track record, her dedication to brand evolution and operational excellence, and her unique perspective, complement our vision and will help further ensure long-term success as we build on the power and the reach of our brand,” Vero said. “We are delighted to welcome her as our new president and know that she will be a tremendous asset in advancing Claire’s growth.”

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Through its global brands, Claire’s and Icing, Claire’s Holdings offers an immersive, omnichannel shopping experience with owned and concession stores across North America and Europe as well as franchise stores in the Middle East and in South Africa.

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