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RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. - NYSE: RH) today announced that Doug Diemoz has joined the Company as Chief Development Officer. In this newly created position, Mr. Diemoz will be responsible for developing and leading the Company’s future international growth and global expansion efforts. In addition, Mr. Diemoz will also be responsible for the development and management of emerging new businesses.
In his new role, Mr. Diemoz will report to RH’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Friedman, and serve as a member of the Company's Executive Leadership Team. Mr. Diemoz brings nearly 20 years of operational, financial and international expertise in the retail industry at global brands including MEXX, Williams-Sonoma, Inc, and Gap, Inc.
Gary Friedman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “On behalf of the entire RH team, I am thrilled that Doug will be joining RH. I've known and admired Doug for years and believe his high energy, drive, and collaborative nature is an excellent fit for our culture. His finance, operations, and international experience will be invaluable as we execute our long term growth strategy.”
Doug Diemoz, Chief Development Officer, said, “I am honored to join RH in this new role. Gary and the team have built a brand with enormous international potential, plus the current and new brand extensions position the Company for robust long term growth. I look forward to being a part of one of the most innovative companies in retail today.”
Prior to joining RH, Mr. Diemoz served as Chief Executive Officer of MEXX, an Amsterdam-based, international fashion brand in over 46 countries and sold through 5,000 retail and wholesale stores worldwide. During his tenure at MEXX, from 2011 to 2013, Mr. Diemoz also served in the roles of President, Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to MEXX, Mr. Diemoz spent over nine years at Williams-Sonoma, Inc. in various senior finance roles, including Divisional Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Financial Operations of the Pottery Barn Brands. Mr. Diemoz spent over five years at Gap, Inc.’s Old Navy brand in various finance roles and started his career as a financial analyst in Bank of America’s Corporate Real Estate group.