Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Mark Breitbard named as CEO at Gymboree
Mark Breitbard named as CEO at Gymboree
09
Jan '13
The Gymboree Corporation announced the appointment of Mark Breitbard as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.  An accomplished retail executive, Breitbard will join Gymboree from Gap Inc., where he most recently served as President of Gap North America, and previously as the Executive Vice President of GapKids and babyGap.

Breitbard's appointment at Gymboree is effective January 14, 2013, when he assumes his responsibilities from interim CEO Kip M. Garcia. Garcia will resume his former duties as President when Breitbard joins the company, and interim Chief Operating Officer Yvonne Hao will continue to work closely with the Gymboree management team as she returns to her role as an Operating Partner at Bain Capital.

Breitbard brings to Gymboree a distinguished retail career in positions of increasing responsibility with leading apparel brands.  In addition to his experience at Gap brand, Breitbard previously served as President of Levi's U.S. retail and held executive leadership positions at Abercrombie & Fitch, banana republic and Old Navy. 

In these various roles, Breitbard has worked successfully across a variety of functions including merchandising, real estate, marketing, web commerce, and sourcing. He has a demonstrated track record of creating effective go-to-market strategies that optimize product appeal, customer experience in store and online and marketing initiatives.

"I am thrilled by the opportunity to join Gymboree, an established leader in the children's apparel market with strong brands, a loyal and valuable customer franchise, a values-based culture, and a passionate team," said Breitbard. "I look forward to working with our associates and leadership team to build on the strategies they've developed and drive our growth opportunities in our core business, in our new concepts such as Crazy 8, and in our international markets."

A native San Franciscan, Breitbard, grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Vassar College.  He earned an M.B.A. degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

About The Gymboree Corporation

The Gymboree Corporation's specialty retail brands offer unique, high-quality products delivered with personalized customer service. As of October 27, 2012, the Company operated a total of 1,228 retail stores, as follows: 634 Gymboree stores (consisting of 586 in the United States, 41 in Canada, 1 in Puerto Rico and 6 in Australia), 156 Gymboree Outlet stores, 130 Janie and Jack shops and 308 Crazy 8 stores in the United States.

The Company also operates three online stores at www.gymboree.com, www.janieandjack.com and www.crazy8.com, and offers directed parent-child developmental play programs at 714 franchised and Company-operated Gymboree Play & Music centers in the United States and 42 other countries.

Gymboree


Must ReadView All

Europe fights against microplastic release from textiles

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2018

Europe fights against microplastic release from textiles

The European Commission, the institution of the European Union, has...

Egypt starts building biggest textile city in Al-Sadat

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2018

Egypt starts building biggest textile city in Al-Sadat

Egypt has started construction of the biggest city for textiles and...

Vietnam targets $20 bn from export of footwear, bags

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2018

Vietnam targets $20 bn from export of footwear, bags

Vietnam targets to earn around $20 billion from the export of...

Interviews View All

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Deepak Jain
Baggout

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search