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Steven Baginski joins Children's Place as CFO
Apr '12
The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. the largest pure-play children's specialty apparel retailer in North America, announced the appointment of Steven Baginski as Chief Financial Officer. He will report to Eric Bauer, Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Baginski, 53, has more than 25 years of financial and management experience. Most recently, he held senior level financial positions with two privately-held companies, Kellwood Company, an apparel manufacturer, marketer and retailer, where he served as CFO; and prior to that Hercules Tire & Rubber Company, where he served as Chief Administrative Officer and was responsible for Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology.

Previously, Mr. Baginski spent 8 years with Limited Brands, where he held several senior level finance positions, culminating in his role as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance. Prior to Limited Brands, he served in financial roles of increasing responsibility for American Airlines Company and Pepsico, and was CFO of FMC Gold Company, a publicly traded precious metals exploration and production company.

Mr. Baginski earned his BS degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, and his MBA from Cornell University.

"Steve is a seasoned financial executive with a deep knowledge of the retail apparel business," commented Jane Elfers, President and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition to his strong financial background, he has extensive experience in IT, logistics and procurement which makes him a great asset as we continue our focus on operational excellence."

The Children's Place is the largest pure-play children's specialty apparel retailer in North America. The Company designs, contracts to manufacture and sells fashionable, high-quality merchandise at value prices, primarily under the proprietary "The Children's Place" brand name.

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