LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Guess?, Inc. (NYSE: GES) announced today that Jacques Levy – former President and Chief Executive Officer of Sephora Worldwide – has joined Guess? as Founder's Advisor. In this role, Mr. Levy will collaborate closely with Paul Marciano, as well as the executive and retail teams, in developing key marketing and customer relationship management (CRM) strategies worldwide.
Paul Marciano commented on the appointment, "We are thrilled to have Jacques join our executive team. He is one of the most prominent and accomplished retail executives of the last decade. He joins Maurice and me to further the continued global expansion for all of the Guess retail concepts."
Mr. Levy stepped down last week from his position as CEO and President of Sephora Worldwide. Under his leadership, Sephora enjoyed unrivaled growth and success worldwide as the leading global beauty retailer with more than 1,200 stores. He previously held various leadership positions at Staples International, Disney, Darty, and Galleries Lafayette.
Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collection of contemporary apparel, denim, handbags, watches, footwear and other related consumer products. As of January 29, 2011, the Company owned and operated 481 retail stores in the United States and Canada and operated 892 retail stores outside of the United States and Canada, of which 188 were directly owned. The Company also distributes its products through better department and specialty stores around the world. For more information about the Company, please visit www.guess.com.
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