EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

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Sonia Syngal

Chief Executive Officer, Gap Inc.

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Sonia Syngal is the Chief Executive Officer of Gap Inc. leading the $16 billion business across all geographies and channels with a team of nearly 130,000 employees.

Most recently, Sonia led Old Navy from $7B to $8B in sales in just three years, expanding its North American presence to more than 1,200 stores, scaling its ecommerce site to the no. 4 largest apparel site in the U.S. and building competitive omni-channel capabilities. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Product Operations, responsible for managing Gap Inc.’s global supply chain and redefining a best-in-class product-to-market model for its portfolio of brands.    
   
Since joining Gap Inc. in 2004, she has served in key leadership and general management roles including Managing Director for the company's Europe business, Senior Vice President for Gap Inc.’s International division and International Outlet division.    
   
Prior to Gap Inc., Sonia had a successful career in Fortune 500 product companies, including 10 years at Sun Microsystems and six years at Ford Motor Co.
   
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 member of the Boys & Girls Club of America’s Board of Governors and serves on The Gap Foundation Board of Trustees.

Sonia Syngal

Sonia Syngal

Chief Executive Officer, Gap Inc.

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Sonia Syngal is the Chief Executive Officer of Gap Inc. leading the $16 billion business across all geographies and channels with a team of nearly 130,000 employees.

Most recently, Sonia led Old Navy from $7B to $8B in sales in just three years, expanding its North American presence to more than 1,200 stores, scaling its ecommerce site to the no. 4 largest apparel site in the U.S. and building competitive omni-channel capabilities. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Product Operations, responsible for managing Gap Inc.’s global supply chain and redefining a best-in-class product-to-market model for its portfolio of brands.    
   
Since joining Gap Inc. in 2004, she has served in key leadership and general management roles including Managing Director for the company's Europe business, Senior Vice President for Gap Inc.’s International division and International Outlet division.    
   
Prior to Gap Inc., Sonia had a successful career in Fortune 500 product companies, including 10 years at Sun Microsystems and six years at Ford Motor Co.
   
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 member of the Boys & Girls Club of America’s Board of Governors and serves on The Gap Foundation Board of Trustees.

Katrina O’Connell

Chief Financial Officer, Gap Inc.

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Katrina O’Connell is the Chief Financial Officer, leading Gap Inc.’s global finance function. 

With over 25 years at Gap Inc., Katrina has extensive experience across both brands and functions, from Brand Finance (both high-growth and mature) to Inventory Management to Investor Relations— and has a proven track record of driving a high-performance culture.

Most recently, Katrina served as Old Navy’s Chief Financial Officer and head of Strategy & Innovation with global responsibility for the brand’s financial performance, real estate portfolio, product/experience digital strategies, competitive intelligence and portfolio strategic planning. In addition, her various Corporate roles focused on both financial budgeting and forecasting for Gap Inc.’s portfolio of brands (Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta), as well as engaging in Supply Chain, IT, Treasury and Investor relations work.

Katrina holds a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Services from Georgetown University. She serves as a member of the Gap Foundation Audit Committee and as Board Chair of the Mount Tamalpais School in Mill Valley, CA.

Katrina O’Connell

Katrina O’Connell

Chief Financial Officer, Gap Inc.

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Katrina O’Connell is the Chief Financial Officer, leading Gap Inc.’s global finance function. 

With over 25 years at Gap Inc., Katrina has extensive experience across both brands and functions, from Brand Finance (both high-growth and mature) to Inventory Management to Investor Relations— and has a proven track record of driving a high-performance culture.

Most recently, Katrina served as Old Navy’s Chief Financial Officer and head of Strategy & Innovation with global responsibility for the brand’s financial performance, real estate portfolio, product/experience digital strategies, competitive intelligence and portfolio strategic planning. In addition, her various Corporate roles focused on both financial budgeting and forecasting for Gap Inc.’s portfolio of brands (Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta), as well as engaging in Supply Chain, IT, Treasury and Investor relations work.

Katrina holds a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Services from Georgetown University. She serves as a member of the Gap Foundation Audit Committee and as Board Chair of the Mount Tamalpais School in Mill Valley, CA.

Mark Breitbard

Head of Gap Inc. Specialty Brands, Franchise and Asia Pacific

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Mark Breitbard leads the global portfolio of Gap Inc. specialty brands, Banana Republic, Gap, Intermix, Janie and Jack, worldwide as well as the company’s franchise business throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and South America.   

Mark is a leader with clear vision and the proven ability to drive transformation and innovation. He has more than 25 years of retail leadership experience, serving in numerous product, creative and management roles at major global brands. In 2017, he rejoined Gap Inc. as the head of Banana Republic and during that time stabilized the business and launched new access points, including a rental subscription service, Style Passport, a partnership with thredUP, the world’s largest fashion resale platform, as well as the acquisition of Janie & Jack in 2019.  

Prior to this, Mark served as chief executive officer at The Gymboree Corporation from 2013 until early 2017. From 2010 to 2013, Mark held leadership positions across Gap North America, where he was instrumental in delivering the product-led resurgence of Gap’s North America business. He also served as chief merchandising and creative officer of Old Navy from 2009 to early 2010. Previously, Mark served in leadership roles at Levi Strauss & Co. and Abercrombie & Fitch. 

Mark graduated from Vassar College and earned an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Mark Breitbard

Mark Breitbard

Head of Gap Inc. Specialty Brands, Franchise and Asia Pacific

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Mark Breitbard leads the global portfolio of Gap Inc. specialty brands, Banana Republic, Gap, Intermix, Janie and Jack, worldwide as well as the company’s franchise business throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and South America.   

Mark is a leader with clear vision and the proven ability to drive transformation and innovation. He has more than 25 years of retail leadership experience, serving in numerous product, creative and management roles at major global brands. In 2017, he rejoined Gap Inc. as the head of Banana Republic and during that time stabilized the business and launched new access points, including a rental subscription service, Style Passport, a partnership with thredUP, the world’s largest fashion resale platform, as well as the acquisition of Janie & Jack in 2019.  

Prior to this, Mark served as chief executive officer at The Gymboree Corporation from 2013 until early 2017. From 2010 to 2013, Mark held leadership positions across Gap North America, where he was instrumental in delivering the product-led resurgence of Gap’s North America business. He also served as chief merchandising and creative officer of Old Navy from 2009 to early 2010. Previously, Mark served in leadership roles at Levi Strauss & Co. and Abercrombie & Fitch. 

Mark graduated from Vassar College and earned an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Nancy Green

Head of Old Navy (Interim)

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Nancy Green is the interim head of Old Navy, the leading value apparel brand that delivers the democracy of style through its affordable, on-trend styles for the family with unbelievable quality and one of the most inclusive size ranges in the industry.

With a proven track record of leading companies through successful transformations and periods of significant growth, she brings purpose-driven leadership as well as a passion for customer-centric design and sustainability to her role at Old Navy.  

During Green’s more than 25-year tenure with Gap Inc., she has held executive leadership roles across the company’s portfolio of brands, including leading Athleta, the active and wellness lifestyle apparel brand. During her time in role, the business grew from $250M to a nearly $1B, purpose-led business with significant earnings expansion. Through a 200-store growth strategy, her team built a community and customer relationship-driven store model, while also launching the brand’s girls’ line, Athleta Girl, and a new B Corp Certified men’s active lifestyle brand, Hill City. Through an ambitious sustainability and social impact strategy, Nancy led Athleta to achieve B Corp Certification, which recognizes businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. She has also held leadership roles at Shabby Chic and Pottery Barn. 

Green is passionate about mentoring women in business, is a council member of the women’s executive leadership organization, C200, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the UC Berkeley Haas School of Management, Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership. She is also an executive sponsor and steering committee member for Gap WIL, Gap Inc.’s women in leadership business resource group.  

Green serves on the Gap Foundation Board of Trustees, the Gap Inc. Sustainability Board and the Board of Directors for Allbirds, the certified B Corp footwear company. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley. 

Nancy Green

Nancy Green

Head of Old Navy (Interim)

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Nancy Green is the interim head of Old Navy, the leading value apparel brand that delivers the democracy of style through its affordable, on-trend styles for the family with unbelievable quality and one of the most inclusive size ranges in the industry.

With a proven track record of leading companies through successful transformations and periods of significant growth, she brings purpose-driven leadership as well as a passion for customer-centric design and sustainability to her role at Old Navy.  

During Green’s more than 25-year tenure with Gap Inc., she has held executive leadership roles across the company’s portfolio of brands, including leading Athleta, the active and wellness lifestyle apparel brand. During her time in role, the business grew from $250M to a nearly $1B, purpose-led business with significant earnings expansion. Through a 200-store growth strategy, her team built a community and customer relationship-driven store model, while also launching the brand’s girls’ line, Athleta Girl, and a new B Corp Certified men’s active lifestyle brand, Hill City. Through an ambitious sustainability and social impact strategy, Nancy led Athleta to achieve B Corp Certification, which recognizes businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. She has also held leadership roles at Shabby Chic and Pottery Barn. 

Green is passionate about mentoring women in business, is a council member of the women’s executive leadership organization, C200, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the UC Berkeley Haas School of Management, Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership. She is also an executive sponsor and steering committee member for Gap WIL, Gap Inc.’s women in leadership business resource group.  

Green serves on the Gap Foundation Board of Trustees, the Gap Inc. Sustainability Board and the Board of Directors for Allbirds, the certified B Corp footwear company. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley. 

Mary Beth Laughton

Head of Athleta and Hill City

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Mary Beth Laughton is the head of Athleta, a certified B Corporation and premium fitness and lifestyle brand that creates versatile, performance apparel to inspire a community of active, confident women and girls.

With more than 20 years of retail and digital leadership, Mary Beth has a strong background in driving omni-channel growth through innovative experiences.  Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President of Omni retail for Sephora US, where she led the retailer to impressive expansion in the digital space, increasing the company’s online business 5X while improving store performance and growing the retailer’s physical footprint.    

Previously, Mary Beth spent nine years at Nike, where she held a variety of strategy, merchandising and e-commerce roles, including three years as General Manager for Nike’s e-commerce business in Europe. She has been a board member of REI since 2017.

Mary Beth graduated from Indiana University and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband and two children.

Mary Beth Laughton

Mary Beth Laughton

Head of Athleta and Hill City

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Mary Beth Laughton is the head of Athleta, a certified B Corporation and premium fitness and lifestyle brand that creates versatile, performance apparel to inspire a community of active, confident women and girls.

With more than 20 years of retail and digital leadership, Mary Beth has a strong background in driving omni-channel growth through innovative experiences.  Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President of Omni retail for Sephora US, where she led the retailer to impressive expansion in the digital space, increasing the company’s online business 5X while improving store performance and growing the retailer’s physical footprint.    

Previously, Mary Beth spent nine years at Nike, where she held a variety of strategy, merchandising and e-commerce roles, including three years as General Manager for Nike’s e-commerce business in Europe. She has been a board member of REI since 2017.

Mary Beth graduated from Indiana University and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband and two children.

Julie Gruber

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Gap Inc.

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Julie Gruber is Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Gap Inc.

In this role, Julie oversees a global network of both internal and external legal and compliance professionals who support the company’s long-term strategy while protecting the company’s reputation and helping to mitigate legal risks.

She is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and supports the company’s Board of Directors. Julie has also taken on the responsibility of overseeing the Gap Inc. Government Affairs, Corporate Security and Corporate Administration teams.

Since joining Gap Inc. in 1998, Julie’s experience and leadership scope grew to include Intellectual Property across all brands, and functional areas including Privacy, Records and Archives, Global Integrity, Regulatory, Real Estate, Commercial and Franchise Law.  

Prior to joining Gap Inc., she was an associate at Bronson, Bronson and McKinnon in San Francisco and clerked for the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte in the Federal District Court in San Jose.  

Julie is a graduate of the University of California’s Hastings College of Law and received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale University. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1992. Julie serves on the Board of LifeMoves - Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and on the Executive Committee for the American Heart Association’s Bay Area Go Red for Women Campaign.

 

Julie Gruber

Julie Gruber

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Gap Inc.

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Julie Gruber is Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Gap Inc.

In this role, Julie oversees a global network of both internal and external legal and compliance professionals who support the company’s long-term strategy while protecting the company’s reputation and helping to mitigate legal risks.

She is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and supports the company’s Board of Directors. Julie has also taken on the responsibility of overseeing the Gap Inc. Government Affairs, Corporate Security and Corporate Administration teams.

Since joining Gap Inc. in 1998, Julie’s experience and leadership scope grew to include Intellectual Property across all brands, and functional areas including Privacy, Records and Archives, Global Integrity, Regulatory, Real Estate, Commercial and Franchise Law.  

Prior to joining Gap Inc., she was an associate at Bronson, Bronson and McKinnon in San Francisco and clerked for the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte in the Federal District Court in San Jose.  

Julie is a graduate of the University of California’s Hastings College of Law and received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale University. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1992. Julie serves on the Board of LifeMoves - Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and on the Executive Committee for the American Heart Association’s Bay Area Go Red for Women Campaign.

 

Shawn Curran

Head of Operations, Gap Inc.

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As Head of Operations for Gap Inc., Shawn Curran leads the supply chain, global and strategic sourcing, product operations, store strategy and operations, real estate, store development and facilities functions across the brand portfolio. The operations teams serve both online customers and thousands of company-owned stores, along with hundreds of franchise stores.

Most recently led the company’s Supply Chain and Product Operations, including its Global Supply Chain’s end-to-end processes and the product-to-market model for each of its brands. With more than 30 years at Gap Inc., Shawn has an established track record of driving transformative change resulting in year-over-year cost savings and improved customer experience. Over the years, Shawn has progressed through positions of increasing responsibility to include Industrial Engineering, Distribution Center Operations, Brand Management, North American Transportation, and Global Logistics. 

Shawn served as past president of the Tri-State Chapter of the Materials Handling Management Society and was also a founding member and vice chair of the Northern Kentucky Business Leadership Network. He holds an M.B.A. from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton. 

Shawn Curran

Shawn Curran

Head of Operations, Gap Inc.

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As Head of Operations for Gap Inc., Shawn Curran leads the supply chain, global and strategic sourcing, product operations, store strategy and operations, real estate, store development and facilities functions across the brand portfolio. The operations teams serve both online customers and thousands of company-owned stores, along with hundreds of franchise stores.

Most recently led the company’s Supply Chain and Product Operations, including its Global Supply Chain’s end-to-end processes and the product-to-market model for each of its brands. With more than 30 years at Gap Inc., Shawn has an established track record of driving transformative change resulting in year-over-year cost savings and improved customer experience. Over the years, Shawn has progressed through positions of increasing responsibility to include Industrial Engineering, Distribution Center Operations, Brand Management, North American Transportation, and Global Logistics. 

Shawn served as past president of the Tri-State Chapter of the Materials Handling Management Society and was also a founding member and vice chair of the Northern Kentucky Business Leadership Network. He holds an M.B.A. from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton. 

John Strain

Head of e-Commerce and Technology, Gap Inc.

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As Head of e-Commerce and Technology for Gap Inc., John Strain has responsibilities for Technology, Product Management, Data and Analytics, and Loyalty and Payments. John also oversees the Digital business including eCommerce Strategy and Operations and Digital and Direct Marketing.

With almost 30 years in the retail technology and eCommerce space, John brings a customer-centric mindset to a delivery orientation that has resulted in a track-record of successful digital transformations.

Prior to joining Gap Inc., John was the General Manager of the Retail and Consumer Goods Industry for Salesforce. He also spent 11 years at Williams-Sonoma Inc. as the Chief Digital and Technology Officer where he was responsible for Technology, Product Management and Digital Marketing. He also spent 14 years as a management consultant.

John graduated from Santa Clara University where he was a member of the Retail Management Institute. He is a San Francisco Bay Area native, who currently lives in Marin County with his wife and children.

 

John Strain

John Strain

Head of e-Commerce and Technology, Gap Inc.

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As Head of e-Commerce and Technology for Gap Inc., John Strain has responsibilities for Technology, Product Management, Data and Analytics, and Loyalty and Payments. John also oversees the Digital business including eCommerce Strategy and Operations and Digital and Direct Marketing.

With almost 30 years in the retail technology and eCommerce space, John brings a customer-centric mindset to a delivery orientation that has resulted in a track-record of successful digital transformations.

Prior to joining Gap Inc., John was the General Manager of the Retail and Consumer Goods Industry for Salesforce. He also spent 11 years at Williams-Sonoma Inc. as the Chief Digital and Technology Officer where he was responsible for Technology, Product Management and Digital Marketing. He also spent 14 years as a management consultant.

John graduated from Santa Clara University where he was a member of the Retail Management Institute. He is a San Francisco Bay Area native, who currently lives in Marin County with his wife and children.

 

Sally Gilligan

Head of Information and Strategy, Gap Inc.

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Sally Gilligan is the Head of Information and Strategy for Gap Inc. overseeing the company’s technology organization that serves as the engine that drives retail, e-commerce and global enterprise technology for millions of customers. 

Sally has been with Gap Inc. for over 14 years, serving in a variety of roles in the organization with a focus on process and economic optimization. Prior to serving as CIO, she served as SVP of Product Operations and Supply Chain Strategy where she led a global team responsible for building and deploying capabilities to enable the end to end demand based operating model. This included sourcing & fulfillment strategy, product management for all operations design through inventory management and fulfillment, and advanced analytics for product costing, inventory, and network optimization.  

Prior to joining Gap Inc., Sally has ten years of management consulting and financial services experience. Sally holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Chicago. 

Sally Gilligan

Sally Gilligan

Head of Information and Strategy, Gap Inc.

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Sally Gilligan is the Head of Information and Strategy for Gap Inc. overseeing the company’s technology organization that serves as the engine that drives retail, e-commerce and global enterprise technology for millions of customers. 

Sally has been with Gap Inc. for over 14 years, serving in a variety of roles in the organization with a focus on process and economic optimization. Prior to serving as CIO, she served as SVP of Product Operations and Supply Chain Strategy where she led a global team responsible for building and deploying capabilities to enable the end to end demand based operating model. This included sourcing & fulfillment strategy, product management for all operations design through inventory management and fulfillment, and advanced analytics for product costing, inventory, and network optimization.  

Prior to joining Gap Inc., Sally has ten years of management consulting and financial services experience. Sally holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Chicago. 

Sheila Peters

Head of People and Culture, Gap Inc.

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Sheila Peters is the Head of People and Culture at Gap Inc. leading the company’s talent and communications functions.

With decades of experience at Gap Inc., Sheila has deep expertise leading and developing talent across brands and functions and has held nearly every role within Human Resources. Most recently, she led Human Resources, Talent, and Communications at Old Navy. 

Additionally, she led HR for Banana Republic, as well as, Corporate Human Resources where she was responsible for Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits, Employee & Labor Relations, Talent Management, HR Strategy & Operations at Gap Inc.

She is a strong coach, educator and advocate to her teams and all employees, and believes that talent is the most important controllable investment. This is evidenced by her relentless pursuit to ensure programs, initiatives and practices are in service to the company’s employees and, ultimately, return value to the customer.

Sheila Peters

Sheila Peters

Head of People and Culture, Gap Inc.

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Sheila Peters is the Head of People and Culture at Gap Inc. leading the company’s talent and communications functions.

With decades of experience at Gap Inc., Sheila has deep expertise leading and developing talent across brands and functions and has held nearly every role within Human Resources. Most recently, she led Human Resources, Talent, and Communications at Old Navy. 

Additionally, she led HR for Banana Republic, as well as, Corporate Human Resources where she was responsible for Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits, Employee & Labor Relations, Talent Management, HR Strategy & Operations at Gap Inc.

She is a strong coach, educator and advocate to her teams and all employees, and believes that talent is the most important controllable investment. This is evidenced by her relentless pursuit to ensure programs, initiatives and practices are in service to the company’s employees and, ultimately, return value to the customer.