June 13, 2016 – Herbert Mines Associates has recruited Stacia Andersen as president of Abercrombie & Fitch and Abercrombie Kids and Kristin Scott as president of the Hollister Co. brand.
Managing director Gene Manheim led the search. Mr. Manheim’s executive search practice focuses on retail, fashion, and consumer products & services.
Ms. Andersen most recently served as senior vice president responsible for the apparel, accessories and baby businesses at Target Corp. She also led the designer partnerships including Lilly Pulitzer, Joseph Altuzarra and WhoWhatWear.
Ms. Scott comes to Abercrombie from Victoria’s Secret where she was executive vice president and general merchandise manager. During her time at Victoria’s Secret, she built the sport and swim businesses. Prior to Victoria’s Secret, she was a general merchandise manager at Gap Outlet and also worked at Target. She will join the company in August.
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“We look forward to welcoming Stacia and Kristin to the team. They are innovative, strategic leaders with extensive experience and records of success across large retail organizations,” said Fran Horowitz, president and chief merchandising officer. “Both are collaborative, engaging and passionate, aligning with our culture and values. I am confident that both will provide strong, experienced leadership to move our brands forward.”
Headquartered in New Albany, OH, Abercrombie & Fitch is a retailer that focuses on upscale casual wear for young consumers. It has over 300 locations in the U.S. and annual revenue of $3.5 billion.
Herbert Mines Associates is a specialist search boutique focusing on the retail, luxury, consumer products, hospitality & food service, fashion / apparel, and e-commerce industries. The firm is noted for its C-level recruiting work, placing presidents, chief operating officers and CEOs at a number of branded retailers, including Coach; Fred’s; Neiman Marcus; Payless ShoeSource; Ulta Beauty; Mama Rosa’s Pizza; Oregon Ice Cream Co.; Fender; Black Diamond; and Bare Snacks, among dozens of others.
The New York-based search firm recently placed Shelley Broader as president and CEO of Fort Myers-headquartered Chico’s FAS, Steven R. Becker as CEO of Tuesday Morning Corp., John N. Haugh as president and CEO of Iconix Brand Group, as well as R. Shawn Neville as CEO of footwear company Aerosoles.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media