Alpha Rising: Meet The Children's Place CEO Jane Elfers

The Children's Place CEO Jane Elfers has been handed a slew of unwanted jobs at broken companies and successfully turned them around. She is the epitome of Alpha Rising.
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Elfers has been CEO at The Children's Place (PLCE) - Get Report since 2010.

Since then, she has replaced the management team, sometimes more than once, and helped to institute what she calls "self-help" systems and fleet optimization policies that have taken the company from a sleeper brick-and-mortar children's clothing store to a digital-first leader in specialty retail.

The stock is up around 130% since she took office and 45% alone during fiscal year 2016. The S&P 500 was only up 18% during the equivalent period. Just sayin.'

The company barely has any debt. And she recently increased the dividend a whopping 20 cents.

Oh and want to know how she's competing with Amazon? She's not. She just joined them instead.

But this is what she does. Hand her a challenge and watch her fix it.

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