Harvey Kanter is the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company. Harvey joined the Company on February 19, 2019, in a transition role as Advisor to the Acting CEO and assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company on April 1, 2019. Harvey has over 30 years of business experience, with an extensive background in the retail industry having served from March 2012 until June 2017 as the president and chief executive officer of Blue Nile, Inc., a leading online retailer of high-quality diamonds and fine jewelry. From March 2012 until February 2020, Harvey served as a member of the board of directors of Blue Nile, Inc. and, from January 2014 until February 2020, he served as its chairman. From January 2009 to March 2012, Harvey was the chief executive officer and president of Moosejaw Mountaineering and Backcountry Travel, Inc., a leading multi-channel retailer of premium outdoor apparel and gear. From April 2003 to June 2008, Harvey served in various executive positions at Michaels Stores, Inc. Harvey currently serves as a non-executive co-chair, Seattle University Center for Leadership Formation, Albers School of Business and Economics. Harvey served as a director and a member of the compensation committee of Potbelly Corporation, a publicly traded company from August 2015 until May 2019. He was a former brand ambassador for the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Institute and previously served as an advisory board member to the Seattle University Executive MBA Program. Harvey received his M.B.A. in Marketing from Babson College and his undergraduate degree with a B.S. in Marketing from Arizona State University.
Peter Stratton was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in November 2017. Peter was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in June 2014. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer since August 2009. Peter joined the Company in June 2009 as Vice President of Finance. From May 2007 to June 2009, he served as Senior Director of Corporate Accounting at BearingPoint, Inc. Prior to May 2007, Mr. Stratton held various finance and accounting leadership positions at Legal Sea Foods, Inc., Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc., and Cintas Corporation. Peter holds a B.S. in Accounting from Babson College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Miami University.
Robert Molloy has been General Counsel since February 2008 and Secretary of the Company since May 2014. Bob served as Chief Administrative Officer from May 2018 until February 2021. Previously, Bob served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at Staples, Inc. where he provided expert legal advice to all areas of retail operations, marketing, sales, and distribution, as well as managed a team overseeing litigation, labor and employment law, IS/IT, and intellectual property. Prior to his career at Staples, Bob was a trial attorney for the distinguished law firms of Edwards & Angell, LLP and Cooley, Manion, Moore & Jones, LLP. Bob holds a J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and he completed an accelerated MBA program at Boston University.
Anthony Gaeta has been our Chief Stores and Real Estate Officer since April 2023. Prior to that, Tony was the Chief Stores Officer since March 2022. From November 2017 until March 2022, Tony was the Senior Vice President of Store Sales and Operations from November 2017 to March 2022. Tony has over 25 years of retail sales management experience. He joined the Company in April 2010 as a Zone Vice President and was promoted to Vice President of Store Operations and Training in November 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Tony was a regional manager for Men’s Wearhouse from September 2007 until April 2011 and, prior to that, a regional vice president for After Hours Formalwear from March 2006 until September 2007.
Stacey Jones was promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer in February 2021. Prior to her promotion, from May 2018 she served as Vice President, Managing Director of Human Resources. Prior to that, from April 2013 to April 2018, she was Vice President, Human Resources Operations. Stacey joined the Company in October 2001 and has held a variety of positions in both Retail Operations and Human Resources. Prior to joining the Company, she held leadership positions with Converse, Inc., Jet Apparel and T.A.C. Group, Inc. Stacey received her undergraduate degree from Emerson College.
Jim joined the Company in September 2022 as our Chief Marketing Officer. Jim has over 20 years of marketing leadership experience with a particular focus on omni-retail, digital marketing, brand building and consumer insights. Prior to joining our Company, he was the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. from January 2021 until July 2022. Prior to that, Jim served as the Senior Vice President, Marketing at Macy’s, Inc. from April 2017 to December 2020. From November 2013 through April 2017, he was at BBDO New York where he served as Executive Vice President, Head of Retail from January 2016. Jim was with McKinney from June 2010 until November 2013, where he served as Vice President and Group Account Director until January 2012 when he was promoted to Executive Vice President – Director of Retail and Shopper Marketing and became a partner of the firm and member of the board of directors. He was also the Chief Marketing Officer at Young & Rubicam from April 2008 until June 2010. Jim has a Management Certificate from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a BA from Western University of London, Ontario, Canada, and he serves on the New Jersey Regional Council of the American Red Cross.
Allison has been our Chief Merchandising Officer since March 2022. Prior to that, Allison was the Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager from May 2018 to March 2022. Allison joined the Company in May 2006 as an Associate Planner and, in June 2008 she transitioned into Merchandising as an Associate Buyer for Branded Collections. From October 2010 to January 2014, she was the Buyer of Traditional Branded Collections and then the Buyer of Private Label Sportshirts and Outerwear. In January 2014, she was promoted to Senior Buyer of Private Label Sportshirts and Outerwear until September 2016 when she was promoted to Vice President Merchandise Manager of Private Label, Active, Young Men's and Outerwear. Prior to joining the Company, Allison was a planner for TJX from June 2003 until May 2006.