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Michael Burgess joins Saks Direct as President
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Apr '12
Retailer Saks Incorporated announced that Michael Burgess has been named President, Saks Direct, effective May 7, 2012. Burgess will report to Denise Incandela, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Saks Fifth Avenue and current President, Saks Direct.

Burgess has served as Executive Vice President of the Consumer Division of FTD at United Online since 2008 where he led merchandising, marketing, consumer information technology, and several other functions of the growing FTD North America business segment.

Burgess held the post of Vice President and General Manager, Internet Business, of Teleflora LLC between 2006 and 2008. Prior to that, he held various executive positions with Better Life Media, Inc., Selby Venture Partners, ForRetail, and Crossworlds Software, Inc. He began his business career at McKinsey & Company, where he led and served on teams providing strategic management services to several Global 500 companies in a variety of industries.

Burgess earned his Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks, Steve Sadove, commented, “Michael is a proven leader with a terrific track record of industry-leading performance. His experience as a business operator in strategically growing online organizations makes him a great fit for this important role. He will be a strong partner to Denise Incandela and the rest of the team at Saks.”

Incandela noted, “I am very pleased that Michael is joining Saks. His deep expertise in the digital space is impressive, and his strong leadership skills, particularly his experience in attracting and retaining exceptional associates and building high performance cultures, will make him an ideal President of Saks Direct.”

The Company currently operates 45 Saks Fifth Avenue stores, 61 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores, and saks.com. Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.

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