J.Crew Group appoints new chief executive
J.Crew Group has promoted Libby Wadle to the position of chief executive.
In her new role, she will be responsible for J.Crew and J.Crew Factory but will also continue with her current leadership responsibilities for the group’s Madewell business.
She has replaced Jan Singer who has left to “pursue other endeavours”.
With more than 25 years’ experience in the retail and fashion sector, Wadle has worked with J.Crew Group in various senior roles for the last 16 years. Her CV also includes stints at Coach and Gap.
Kevin Ulrich, chairman of J.Crew’s board of directors, said: “Libby’s connectivity to the J.Crew and Madewell brands, proven ability to build community both inside and outside the organisation, and track record of delivering excellent operating and financial performance make her the ideal person to lead J.Crew Group.
“Importantly, we thank Jan for her dedication and contributions to J.Crew and her partnership in leading the company through a challenging year in our industry.”
The group has 161 J.Crew retail stores, 144 Madewell stores and 168 J.Crew Factory stores in nearly every state in the US. It also operates the J.Crew, Madewell, and J.Crew Factory websites.
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