charming charlie Announces New Leadership Appointment Accomplished Business Leader, Tom Fitzgerald, Joins charming charlie as CAO and CFO

HOUSTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- High-growth specialty retailer charming charlie announced that Tom Fitzgerald has joined the company as EVP, CAO and CFO. A highly-accomplished retail executive, Fitzgerald brings relevant experience and a stellar track record to charming charlie.

"We are confident that Tom's vision and specialty retail experience will bring tremendous value to our company as we continue to be the leading fashion accessories destination," said Charlie Chanaratsopon, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of charming charlie. "Tom is not only a leader in finance; he is a balanced and strategic business executive whose background will complement us well."

Tom most recently was the CAO of Sears Canada, where he was responsible for Store Operations, IT, Merchandise Planning and Allocation, Logistics, Sourcing, and Store Innovation. Prior to his role at Sears Canada, Tom held several leadership positions at Liz Claiborne, Inc., was COO of Bath & Body Works, and spent the first 16 years of his career at PepsiCo. In his position at charming charlie, Tom will oversee Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources and Planning & Allocation.

"I am very excited to join such a fast growing, well-positioned and unique concept," said Fitzgerald.

Since launching in 2004, charming charlie has become a leader in women's fashion jewelry and accessories, offering a wide array of colorful, of-the-moment pieces, merchandised by color at compelling values. In less than eight years, the company has grown to over 240 stores in 36 states with more than 5,000 employees.

About charming charlie
charming charlie, the award-winning fashion accessories retailer, is the one-of-a-kind source of style that's been helping women find their fabulous since 2004. Winner of several awards over the past few years, charming charlie has been recognized for leading a retail revolution. Its uniquely designed in-store experience features an unparalleled variety and volume of accessories, ingeniously arranged by color, making that perfect accent fun and easy to find.  With more than 200 stores in the United States stocked full of the all latest trends, charming charlie is spreading style from coast to coast with fabulous, affordable fashions and insider style advice that has women coming back again and again. Come find your fabulous. Visit www.charmingcharlie.com or http://www.facebook.com/charmingcharlie.

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