Cache, Inc., (NASDAQ: CACH), a specialty chain of women’s apparel stores, announced today that its Board of Directors appointed Jay Margolis as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cache. Concurrent with this appointment, Thomas Reinckens will step down as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Cache.
Mr. Margolis is a highly accomplished executive with over 30 years of retail, merchandising and product development experience in the specialty retail industry. He has held senior leadership positions with several high profile retail and apparel companies, most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Limited Brands’ Apparel Group (Express and Limited Stores), where he was responsible for revamping the product line and leading the successful operational turnaround of the businesses. Prior to Limited Brands, Mr. Margolis was President, Chief Operating Officer & Director of Reebok International, where he played a critical role in improving the financial and operating performance of the Reebok, Rockport and Ralph Lauren Footwear brands. Prior to Reebok, Mr. Margolis served as Chairman and CEO of Esprit de Corporation, USA, President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tommy Hilfiger Inc. and in several senior executive positions at Liz Claiborne Inc. Mr. Margolis currently sits on the Board of Directors of Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation, Godiva Chocolatier Inc. and Boston Beer Company.
Mr. Reinckens, outgoing Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are excited to attract a leader of Jay’s caliber to the position of Chairman and CEO of Cache. Jay is a highly accomplished merchant with proven success in strengthening assortments, growing revenues, increasing store productivity and driving product sales in new channels, all of which is expected to position our Company for sustained long term profitability and growth. We are confident that Jay is the perfect choice for this important role.”