Glenn K. Murphy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gap Inc.
Art Peck Chief Executive Officer, Gap Inc.
Sabrina Simmons EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Kirwan Global President, Gap
Andi Owen Global President, Banana Republic
Stefan Larsson Global President, Old Navy
Nancy Green President and General Manager, Athleta
Lexi Tawes Vice President and General Manager, Piperlime
Jyothi Rao President and General Manager, Intermix
Michelle Banks EVP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary,
Chief Compliance Officer, Gap Inc.
Sonia Syngal EVP, Global Supply Chain, Gap Inc.
Tom Keiser EVP, Global Product Operations, Gap Inc.
David Zoba SVP, Global Real Estate, Gap Inc.
Bobbi Silten President, Gap Foundation and Senior Vice President, Global Responsibility, Gap Inc.
Glenn K. Murphy
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gap Inc.
Glenn Murphy joined Gap Inc. in mid-2007 and quickly began transforming the company, bringing a financial rigor, strategic approach and global aspiration to the company with some of the best known American retail brands in the world.
During his tenure, Glenn delivered an impressive record of financial discipline, marked by strategic investments and operational discipline. From the end of 2007 through the end of 2013, Gap Inc. achieved a six-year, compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) on earnings per share of 17 percent and a total shareholder return of more than 160 percent.
Glenn also infused a more global lens throughout the company, shifting the focus from being a largely North America-focused organization to truly competing on the global stage against the top retailers in the world.
He established the company’s formidable growth platform, expanding its fleet of specialty, outlet and franchise stores from about 10 to 50 countries. Of particular importance, Glenn recognized the considerable opportunity for the company in China, making the strategic and talent moves that resulted in the first Gap store opening in the country in 2010. Gap Inc. also successfully introduced its first Old Navy store to customers this year in Shanghai.
Inventive about diversifying its portfolio of brands, Glenn oversaw the acquisitions of Athleta, in 2008, and Intermix, in 2012, enabling the company to compete in the women’s fitness apparel and luxury markets.
The company also successfully attracted new customers in the higher returning outlet and online channels, and seized the moment in 2008 to downsize its North American specialty store square footage well ahead of competitors, leading to a healthier, more profitable fleet of stores that was more inviting to customers.
Recognizing the importance of the company’s online channel, he oversaw the expansion that ultimately led to serving customers in more than 80 countries worldwide. Recently, the company brought ease and convenience to customers in North America through several leading omni-channel offerings, including Ship from Store, Reserve in Store, and our pilot of Order in Store.
Glenn had an opportunity to work closely with company co-founders Doris and Don Fisher and drove a passion among employees around the company’s commitment to “do more than sell clothes.” Consistent with the company’s values, Glenn and the company’s management team were first movers on the issue of minimum wage, raising the hourly rate for its U.S. store employees, benefitting 65,000 workers. The company also recently shared in 2014 that it has an established practice of paying women and men equally for the same work. This dollar-for-dollar pay equality achievement is rare for a major company.
Prior to joining Gap Inc., Murphy had more than 25 years of retail experience in Canada, and led several diverse retail businesses and brands in the areas of food, health and beauty, and books. From 2001 to 2007, Glenn served as chairman and CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada's largest drug store chain. He also had a 14-year career with Loblaw Companies Ltd, Canada's largest food distributor and supermarket chain.
Glenn serves as the chairman of the Gap Foundation Board of Trustees. He holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario.
Chief Executive Officer, Gap Inc.
Art Peck is Gap Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer. He joined Gap Inc. in 2005 and has held senior leadership positions across nearly every area of the company.
On October 8, 2014, Art was named as Glenn Murphy’s successor as Gap Inc. CEO, effective February 1, 2015.
Since 2012, Art has served as president of the company’s Growth, Innovation and Digital (GID) division, with responsibility for the digital strategy of our over $2-billion e-commerce business across the 80 countries where the company serves customers online. He drives the innovation agenda for the company across its digital platforms and more than 3,000 stores around the world. Ultimately, Art and his team develop and deploy the industry-leading, omni-channel platform for consumers to bridge the physical and digital shopping experience.
In this broad operating role, Art guides the growth of the emerging brands Athleta, Piperlime and Intermix, which is particularly fitting given he led the internal efforts to acquire Athleta, in 2008, and Intermix, in 2012. Recently, Art also added responsibility for the Gap Inc. technology division, working closely with the company’s chief information officer to optimize innovative and business solutions.
In his prior role, Art served as president of Gap North America, with its fleet of over 700 stores, from February 2011 to November 2012. A product resurgence during this period drew customers back to the company’s namesake brand and helped improve the division’s sales performance for six consecutive quarters during his tenure and thereafter.
Previously, from 2008 to 2011, Art led the Outlet division, delivering strong sales and earnings growth for the value expressions of Gap and Banana Republic. Among the strategic shifts during this time, the division expanded globally, including first-ever Outlet store openings in Canada and Europe.
Art joined the company as executive vice president of Strategy & Operations, and he made an immediate impact by launching the company’s first franchise business, which now has grown to about 400 Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy franchise stores in 40 countries. It was during this time that Art and CEO Glenn Murphy worked together to orchestrate the company’s China entry and architect the company’s current global growth strategy.
A champion of the company values to “do more than sell clothes,” Art has been a trustee on the board of Gap Foundation since 2008, and a long-time advocate for corporate social responsibility and the company’s philanthropic work. He played an integral role in Gap’s partnership with Product (RED) in 2006, in which a portion of product sales went to HIV/AIDS prevention efforts in Africa, and was a key supporter of the company’s decision in February 2014 to raise its minimum wage for U.S. employees.
Prior to joining Gap Inc., Art spent 20 years with The Boston Consulting Group, an international strategy and management consulting firm, where he ultimately served as a senior partner.
In 2013, Fast Company named Art one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business, which features global leaders in technology, design, media, music, movies, marketing, television, sports, and more.
He is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Gap Inc.
Sabrina Simmons is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gap Inc. In this role, she oversees all global financial departments, including controllership, corporate financial planning and analysis, investor relations, treasury, tax, risk management, internal audit and the corporate shared service center, and also has accountability for brand finance along with the company's brand presidents.
Since joining Gap Inc. in 2001, Sabrina has progressed through positions of increasing responsibility from vice president and treasurer to executive vice president. Simmons was appointed CFO in January 2008.
During her tenure, she has been instrumental in instilling financial discipline throughout the organization and developing the capital structure framework that has delivered increasing shareholder distributions while maintaining a strong balance sheet.
Before coming to Gap, Sabrina was chief financial officer and an executive member of the Board of Directors of Sygen International PLC, a British genetics company. Prior to Sygen, Simmons spent five years at Levi Strauss & Co., where she was assistant treasurer. She also spent several years at Hewlett Packard Company and KPMG.
Sabrina received her B.S. in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley where she was also bestowed the award of Regent Scholar, and received her M.B.A. from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles. Sabrina serves as a member of the Gap Foundation Board of Trustees.
Global President, Gap
Jeff Kirwan is Global President of Gap brand with responsibility for managing the brand worldwide across multiple channels and geographies.
Prior to this, from 2011 to 2014, Jeff led the greater China business for Gap Inc., most recently as President. In this capacity, Jeff was responsible for all brands and channels in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He has led the growth of the company’s presence in China that grew to encompass two brands – Gap and Old Navy as well as Gap Outlet, reaching more than 100 stores across 25 cities in the region in under four years as well as ecommerce channels for Gap and Old Navy.
Previous to his China assignment, Jeff was SVP of Stores & Operations for the U.S. and Canada with Gap Inc.’s largest brand, Old Navy.
He joined Gap Inc. in May 2004, coming from Target Corporation where he was the Regional Group Director for the Western Region. Throughout his career, he has held a wide spectrum of positions and functional responsibilities.
Jeff attended Rhode Island College, where he received his Bachelor’s degree. He also received a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland.
Jeff has a passion for supporting the communities where he lives and where Gap Inc. does business, demonstrated through his support of employee volunteerism and his own active engagement with multiple not-for-profit organizations during his career. He speaks conversational Mandarin.
Global President, Banana Republic
Andi Owen is Global President for Banana Republic, where she is responsible for managing all markets and channels for Banana Republic around the world.
Prior to this, Andi served as executive vice president and General Manager of Global Gap Outlet, responsible for the value expression of Gap brand across North America, Europe and Asia.
During her time with Gap Outlet, Andi and her team grew the business, expanded its reach beyond traditional outlet malls with the addition of urban locations.
Andi has more than twenty-five years of apparel industry experience and is known for her strategic vision and commitment to developing world-class teams. She began her Gap Inc. career in 1991 and has held various leadership positions across the company including, SVP & GM for Banana Republic Factory Store, Divisional Merchandise Manager at Gap Inc. Direct for Old Navy, GM for Banana Republic Canada, and a variety of positions within the Banana Republic field organization, including Western Zone VP.
Prior to joining Gap Inc., Andi worked for Bloomingdales where she held several cross-functional positions.
Andi holds a B.A. in Art History from the College of William and Mary.
Andi serves on the Gap Inc. Foundation Board. She is passionate about volunteering, giving back to the community and mentoring.
Global President, Old Navy
Stefan Larsson is the Global President of Old Navy, a division of Gap Inc.
Stefan joined Gap Inc. in 2012 after a highly successful career at Swedish retailer, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), spanning nearly 15 years.
He most recently served as head of Global Sales with functional responsibility for about 2,300 stores and nearly all of the company’s $17 billion in annual sales. This role, which reported to the CEO, encompassed all aspects of the business that are customer-facing: product merchandising, visual merchandising, store operations, store design and development, inventory management, and customer service.
Previously, Stefan was responsible for overseeing H&M’s global expansion, with responsibility for real estate, store design and store construction. Earlier in his career at H&M, he lived in California and led the company’s launch of H&M on the West Coast of the United States, and spent nearly seven years in numerous global roles with responsibility for product, including merchandising, assortment development, planning and production for the company.
Stefan earned a M.Sc. in Business Administration jointly from the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, in Finland, and Jonkoping International Business School, in Sweden.
President and General Manager, Athleta
Nancy Green is currently President and General Manager of Athleta, leading the brand through a high-growth phase and brand evolution.
Throughout her three decades of retail, leading high growth businesses and teams have been her expertise along with creating and developing brand vision, strategy, and breakthrough product and marketing. She is also known as an impactful mentor of talent who has developed strong leaders across the industry. She has worked for Gap Inc for 21 years over two phases, including her first 16 years in retail and most recent 5 years since rejoining the company in 2009.
Prior to joining Athleta in 2013, she served as executive vice president and chief creative officer at Old Navy, leading the merchandising, design and visual merchandising teams. Under her leadership, the brand focused on balancing innovation in core categories while launching new and expanding businesses. Nancy served as interim co-leader of Old Navy in 2012.
Previously, Green served as CEO of Shabby Chic, where she partnered with the founder to create and implement a vision and growth strategy for a multi-channel lifestyle brand. She facilitated its expansion into new categories and distribution channels while overseeing all areas of the company.
In addition, she ran the Pottery Barn division of Williams-Sonoma, Inc as executive vice president from 2003-2007 where she led a multi-channel business (online, catalog, stores) through a significant growth phase expanding into new categories and developing the online business into a major channel.
She spent 16 years at Gap Inc from 1986-2002 overseeing merchandising in a variety of divisions, including Gap brand both within the US and globally, as well as the kids and baby division for Old Navy.
She holds a BA from University of California, Berkeley.
Vice President and General Manager, Piperlime
Lexi Tawes is vice president and general manager of Piperlime, the online boutique known for its chic mix of brands, social inspiration and It girls.
She has been a part of the Gap Inc. team for the past 14 years, and previously served as the Head of Merchandising for all of North America at Gap. During that time, she was instrumental in hiring key talent to build a powerful Women's Global Merchandising team and spearheading the shift to a global model for the women's team.
Additional past accomplishments include leading the team that co-architecting the creation and launch of 1969 Denim, which required a deep understanding of the brand’s customer, the marketplace, and how marketing and PR campaigns should be designed to complement a launch.
Born in Ross, California, she received her BS in Biology from Trinity College-Hartford.
An incredibly talented leader with impressive creativity and leadership vision, she is perfectly suited to bring Piperlime into its next phase of growth.
President and General Manager, Intermix
Jyothi brings extensive experience in the retail sector to her role as President of INTERMIX. She is responsible for crafting the vision for the brand and for developing the overall business strategy.
Prior to joining INTERMIX in 2014, Jyothi served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Gilt.com where she was instrumental in growing the business into a leading digital fashion site. Before Gilt, Jyothi served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Calvin Klein, where she launched the Specialty Retail division.
Previously, Jyothi spent 16 years at Gap Inc., where she held several leadership positions and was responsible for successfully growing domestic and international businesses for both the Gap and Banana Republic brands. Jyothi has resided in Africa, India, and Europe.
EVP, Global Responsibility, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, Gap Inc.
Michelle Banks is Executive Vice President, Global Responsibility, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer.
In addition to the global legal function, Michelle oversees the Company’s global equity administration; franchise services; privacy; and social and environmental responsibility functions. She joined Gap Inc. in 1999. Prior to becoming General Counsel in 2006, Michelle established and led the Company’s corporate governance and corporate compliance functions within the legal department.
Before joining Gap Inc., Michelle was in-house legal counsel for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and prior to that, worked in Japan as American counsel for ITOCHU Corporation. She was also associated with several law firms, including Morrison & Foerster in California and New York, focusing on corporate finance and international commercial transactions.
Michelle graduated from UCLA with degrees in Law and Economics, and was admitted to the California bar in 1988. She serves on the Executive Committees of the Board of Directors of Minority Corporate Counsel Association and United Way of the Bay Area. She is Chair of the General Counsel Forum of the National Retail Association and serves on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession.
EVP, Global Supply Chain, Gap Inc.
Sonia Syngal is Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Gap Inc. Sonia is responsible for managing Gap Inc.’s global supply chain, which includes the company’s logistics network and sourcing operations for both apparel and non-apparel, spanning nearly 40 countries.
Sonia brings a broad range of brand and supply chain strategy experience to the role. Since joining Gap Inc. in 2004, she has served in key leadership roles including Vice President of Corporate Sourcing and then Global Production & Supply Chain. During this time, she was instrumental in delivering production and sourcing strategies for Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Sonia also served in several general management roles including Senior Vice President for Gap Inc.’s International Outlet division and Managing Director for Gap Inc.’s Europe business. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President of Old Navy’s International division where she led the successful expansion of the brand in Japan and set the strategies for Old Navy’s global growth.
Prior to joining Gap Inc., Sonia had a long career in supply chain and manufacturing, including nearly 10 years at Sun Microsystems where she led manufacturing operations, logistics and supply chain management during a time of rapid growth.
Sonia holds a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University. She is a guest lecturer at the Stanford School of Business.
EVP, Global Product Operations, Gap Inc.
Tom Keiser is Gap Inc. Executive Vice President of Global Product Operations. In this role, Tom is responsible for the design and execution of one of Gap Inc.’s key priorities, Seamless Inventory. The objective of Seamless Inventory is to significantly reduce stranded inventory and improve margin for each of our Global Brands.
Tom is a proven retail and IT executive with significant experience building global operating platforms. Through his 25-year career, Tom has led major global initiatives for consumer product and retail companies. Tom joined Gap Inc. in 2010 as the company’s Chief Information Officer.
Prior to joining Gap Inc., Tom was EVP and CIO for Limited Brands (now L Brands), where he spearheaded a multi-year transformational program which built a new business and technology retail operating model. During 12 years with Ernst & Young, he gained significant international expertise, managing the rollout of major systems in Europe and the Middle East for a range of companies, including the Coca-Cola Company. Tom began his career at BellSouth as a programmer analyst.
Tom currently serves as a trustee for Gap Foundation, as the Chair of the Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area, and is Chair of the Advisory Board for The Fisher CIO Leadership Program at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Tom received a bachelor's degree from the University of West Florida.
SVP, Global Real Estate, Gap Inc.
David Zoba is Senior Vice President of Global Real Estate. In this role, he works closely with Gap Inc.'s brand presidents and International business leaders in developing and delivering on the company's strategies to optimize its global real estate fleet.
David began as a real estate attorney on Wall Street and quickly moved into shopping centers and corporate real estate. He joined The Limited in the mid-1990s to lead real estate law, and then expanded his responsibility significantly to other areas during his seven years with the company. He subsequently worked for Galyan's Trading Company, Inc., where as EVP he helped create and launch a specialty sporting goods retailer that later became part of Dick's Sporting Goods. Most recently, David was principal and chief operating officer for Steiner + Associates, one of the country's most respected mixed-use retail developers.
David earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and attended the London School of Economics for graduate studies. David has a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School.
President, Gap Foundation
and SVP, Global Responsibility, Gap Inc.
Bobbi Silten is president, Gap Foundation and senior vice president, Global Responsibility for Gap Inc.
Since 2005, she has led Gap Foundation, overseeing its global community investments in women’s advancement and youth first jobs, and volunteer programs for employees worldwide.
In early 2011, she was tapped to lead Gap Inc.’s Global Responsibility practice – encompassing vendor engagement and monitoring, sustainable innovation, and global stakeholder partnerships.
In 2011-2012, she served as a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions, which provided advice to President Obama on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs. She co-led the Youth Employment Program working group, which developed the Connecting Youth & Business toolkit.
She is a founding member of Reimagining Service, a national cross-sector initiative to increase the impact of volunteerism, and currently serves as the chair of the Reimagining Service Council.
She serves on the Leadership Council for Opportunity Nation and is a founding member of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. She is also a volunteer mentor to alumni of Summer Search, a national youth leadership program.
Prior to joining Gap Inc., Ms. Silten spent 10 years at Levi Strauss & Co., including five years as president of the U.S. Dockers brand. She started her professional career in advertising and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.