J.Crew Names Tracy Gardner Executive Vice President Of Merchandising, Planning & Production
NEW YORK (January 27, 2004) J.Crew Group, Inc. today announced that Tracy Gardner has been appointed Executive Vice President of Merchandising, Planning & Production, effective in early March. She will report to Millard Drexler, Chairman and CEO.
Ms. Gardner (39) joins J.Crew with extensive leadership experience in merchandising. Prior to joining J.Crew, Ms. Gardner was Senior Vice President of Men's and Women's Merchandising for GAP brand.
Ms. Gardner began her career in fashion merchandising at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. She later served for four years at Lands' End, first as a Divisional Merchandise Manager and ultimately as General Merchandise Manager of Adult Apparel. Ms. Gardner subsequently served as Vice President of both Men's and Women's Merchandising at Banana Republic.
J.Crew President Jeff Pfeifle stated, "We welcome Tracy to our leadership team and look forward to working with her in what promises to be an exciting period at J.Crew."
Separately, the company has announced that Scott Gilbertson has resigned as Chief Operating Officer, effective January 31st. He is expected to return to Texas Pacific Group, J.Crew's majority shareholder.
J.Crew Group, Inc. is a leading retailer of men's and women's apparel, shoes and accessories. The Company operates 154 retail stores, the J. Crew catalog business, jcrew.com, and 42 factory outlet stores.