Macy’s Eliminates COO and Begins CEO Search
Macy’s also announced it will eliminate the role of chief operations officer, after COO John Harper exits the company on August 1, 2021. With the elimination of the COO role, Marc Mastronardi, chief stores officer, and Dennis Mullahy, chief supply chain officer, will report to Gennette.
Macy’s is also on the search for a new CEO for Bluemercury, Inc. as Marla Beck, its CEO and co-founder, will leave the company this summer. Once appointed, the new CEO will report to Tony Spring, chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale’s.
Additionally, Chuck DiGiovanna, currently vice president, real estate, has been appointed to lead Macy’s real estate function, succeeding Douglas W. Sesler, who is leaving the company. DiGiovanna will report to Adrian V. Mitchell, chief financial officer.
“As a digitally led omnichannel retailer, Macy’s, Inc. is in the midst of an exciting transformation,” said Gennette. “We are building a diverse leadership team that includes a blend of new talent with outside perspectives along with our tenured and best developed leaders who will accelerate the progress of our Polaris growth strategy. I am confident that these changes in reporting structure will enable us to be nimbler and more efficient as we move forward in our recovery and drive top and bottom-line growth.
“I extend my gratitude to John, who has dedicated more than 35 years of his career to Macy’s and has been an important partner to me and the management team, as well as to Naveen and Doug for their many contributions to Macy’s. We also thank Marla for her many accomplishments at Bluemercury. Each has been a valued leader at our company, and we wish them all the best in the future.”