Caleres has appointed Jay Schmidt as President of the company’s Brand Portfolio business. In this expanded role, he will continue to report to Diane Sullivan, CEO, President and Chairman of Caleres.
“I’m delighted to have Jay lead both our Contemporary Fashion and Healthy Living brand portfolios going forward,” said Diane Sullivan, adding, “His background and experience will help us further refine our Brand Portfolio business strategy and drive collaboration across our strong collection of brands.”
Prior to joining the company in 2008, Schmidt spent more than 25 years developing extensive brand marketing and merchandising experience. He spent ten years with Nine West Group in several capacities and also held positions with Lord & Taylor, May Merchandising Corporation and Macy’s.
“I also want to thank John Mazurk for all of his work on behalf of Caleres over the past 14 years,” continued Sullivan. “His insights and expertise will be missed, after he retires at the end of 2015.”