SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gymboree Corporation ("Gymboree") today announced the appointment of Joelle Maher as the company's new Chief Operating Officer. A seasoned retail executive, Maher will join Gymboree from Levi Strauss & Co. where she most recently served as Executive Vice President, President Global Retail, and previously as the Senior Vice President of Americas Multi-Channel Retail, and Vice President, Planning, Allocation, Stores, Store Operations and Outlet at Levi Strauss & Co.
Maher brings to Gymboree a distinguished retail career in positions of increasing responsibility with leading apparel brands. In addition to her experience at Levi Strauss & Co., Maher previously served in executive leadership positions at Lucky Brand Jeans, Old Navy and Macy's East.
In these various roles, Maher has worked successfully across a variety of functions, building a track record of driving retail businesses to exceptional growth.
"I'm thrilled to be joining the Gymboree team," said Maher. "I look forward to helping the team grow three fantastic brands."
Maher's appointment at Gymboree is effective July 15, 2013.
About The Gymboree Corporation
The Gymboree Corporation's specialty retail brands offer unique, high-quality products delivered with personalized customer service. As of May 4, 2013, the Company operated a total of 1,280 retail stores: 634 Gymboree® stores (584 in the United States, 43 in Canada, 1 in Puerto Rico and 6 in Australia), 160 Gymboree Outlet stores (158 in the United States, 2 in Puerto Rico), 134 Janie and Jack® shops and 352 Crazy 8® stores in the United States. The Company also operates online stores at www.gymboree.com, www.janieandjack.com and www.crazy8.com, and offers directed parent-child developmental play programs at 718 franchised and Company-operated Gymboree Play & Music® centers in the United States and 42 other countries.
Gymboree, Janie and Jack, Crazy 8 and Gymboree Play & Music are registered trademarks of The Gymboree Corporation.
SOURCE The Gymboree Corporation