GAP INC. MAKES KEY ORGANIZATIONAL SHIFTS TO MAXIMIZE MERCHANT TALENT
SAN FRANCISCO – February 11, 2010 –Gap Inc. today announced some organizational changes at Gap and Old Navy designed to help support the overarching company strategy to win market share. The changes tap three existing leaders within the company for expanded roles.
Marka Hansen, president of Gap brand North America made changes to her leadership team. Specifically, she named Pam Wallack as head of Gap Adult and Body and added Mark Breitbard as EVP of Gap Kids & Baby, with both having direct responsibility for each business in North America.
At Old Navy, Nancy Green was named as Chief Creative Officer and EVP of New Business Development. Green will guide product strategy and work alongside Old Navy president Tom Wyatt to explore further opportunities to bring the uniqueness of Old Navy to customers.
“The strength of our merchant community means we can make shifts like this and align talent against our business priorities as they evolve” said Glenn Murphy, chairman and CEO of Gap Inc. “These changes will support a continuation of the momentum we’ve seen at Old Navy and allows Gap to focus on delivering great product to customers, like the success of 1969 premium jeans.”
In her new role, Pam Wallack will work directly with Patrick Robinson, executive vice president of design and Karyn Hillman, senior vice president of merchandising to lead the adult business. Wallack spent the past five years at Gap brand successfully leading the Kids and Baby division.
Mark Breitbard rejoined the company last year as Old Navy’s Chief Merchandising and Creative Officer, where he helped guide product strategy. Prior to Old Navy, Breitbard held leadership positions at Levi’s and Abercrombie & Fitch. For eight years between 1997-2005, Breitbard held key merchandising roles within each of Gap Inc.’s brands including Old Navy men’s denim, Banana Republic’s suiting business and lastly as SVP of Kids and Baby Merchandising for Gap North America.
Nancy Green rejoined Gap Inc. last June as head of New Business Development. Between 1986 and 2002, Green led various merchandising divisions at Gap brand both within the US and globally, as well as leading the launch of the kids and baby division for Old Navy. In between her roles with Gap Inc, she held various general management and creative roles at other retailers.
About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta brand names. Fiscal 2009 sales were $14.2 billion. Gap Inc. operates more than 3,100 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Japan and Ireland. In addition, Gap Inc. is expanding its international presence with franchise agreements in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.