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URBN announces management changes

URBN has announced a series of changes to its management structure as it looks to support the future growth of the business. Although she will remain… View Article

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URBN announces management changes

URBN has announced a series of changes to its management structure as it looks to support the future growth of the business.

Although she will remain in the role of chief creative officer, Meg Hayne has been promoted to co-president and will add three large brands and sourcing to her range of responsibilities.

Meanwhile, Frank Conforti has been promoted to co-president and chief operating officer and will take on additional responsibility for URBN’s fulfillment and logistics, development, legal, talent and HR departments. He will also continue in his role as chief financial officer until the company appoints a successor.

In further moves, Sheila Harrington has been promoted to chief executive of the Free People brand while Hillary Super has moved up to the role of chief executive of Anthropologie.

In addition, Azeez Hayne has been promoted to chief administrative officer while Dave Hayne has been appointed as chief technology officer but will retain his role of president of Nuuly.

Richard Hayne, chief executive of URBN, said:“I congratulate our six executives on their well-deserved promotions. I look forward to working closely with our entire executive team to support URBN’s future growth and strategic initiatives.”

Finally, the company has announced that Calvin Hollinger, chief operating officer of URBN, will be leaving the business at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities.

Hayne added: “We thank Calvin for his 16 years of dedicated service to the Company. During his tenure, he made significant contributions to our success and directed numerous improvements in the areas and functions that reported to him. Calvin is leaving behind a strong team of very capable leaders.”

URBN’s full portfolio of retail brands includes Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, Free People Movement, Terrain, Nuuly and Menus & Venues.

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