Body Central Corp. a leading specialty retailer offering on-trend, quality apparel and accessories at value prices, announced today that Brian P. Woolf has been hired as Chief Executive Officer and appointed to its Board of Directors. Both moves became effective on February 5, 2013.
Mr. Woolf commented, "I am thrilled to be joining Body Central and look forward to working with the entire team as we continue to develop our brand and strategy. I am excited about the opportunity to grow the company, strengthen our junior business and increase shareholder value."
Mr. Woolf brings more than 40 years of specialty retailing and department store experience to the company. Most recently, he was Group President for Lane Bryant, Lane Bryant Outlet Stores and Cacique. In this role, he led all aspects of the business including merchandising, sourcing, design and store operations. Mr. Woolf previously spent eight years at the helm of Cache as CEO. He has also served as EVP, Merchandising for The Limited and spent over 20 years at Macy's/Federated Department Stores at the start of his career.
Tom Stoltz, interim Chief Executive Officer, will continue in his role as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
"I welcome Brian to the Body Central team and look forward to working with him," Mr. Stoltz said. "He brings a strong track record, deep industry knowledge and leadership skills to the company and will undoubtedly play a key role in our continued growth and future success."
The Board of Directors would like to thank Tom Stoltz for his service as interim CEO since August and looks forward to working with Mr. Woolf, Mr. Stoltz and the entire Body Central team.
About Body Central Corp
Founded in 1973, Body Central Corp. is a growing, multi-channel, specialty retailer offering on-trend, quality apparel and accessories at value prices. The Company targets women in their late teens and twenties from diverse cultural backgrounds who seek the latest fashions and a flattering fit. Stores feature an assortment of tops, dresses, bottoms, jewelry, accessories and shoes sold primarily under the Company's exclusive Body Central and Lipstick labels.