Body Central Corp. announces the expansion of its Board of Directors and the appointment of three new directors effective July 31, 2014. The following individuals have been elected to the Board of Directors and help to round out the Board's expertise in the retail operations, supply chain, e-commerce, and public accounting sectors.
Bryan Eshelman: Mr. Eshelman, age 42, has extensive retail and consulting experience in the areas of sourcing and production, information technology, distribution, and logistics. Since April 2013, Mr. Eshelman has served as Chief Operating Officer at Aldo Group, Inc. in Montreal, QC. Prior to his tenure with Aldo, he was the EVP & Chief Supply Chain Officer at Charming Shoppes, Inc.
Prior to serving Charming Shoppes, Mr. Eshelman was a partner in the retail practice at Alix Partners, LLP, a turnaround advisory firm. Mr. Eshelman spent 15 years in the retail consultancy practice of Kurt Salmon Associates. Mr. Eshelman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics from the University of Virginia, as well as an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Folline Cullen: Ms. Cullen, age 48, joined Educate Online in Fall 2011 to oversee the spin-off from Sylvan Learning, Inc. and manage the company's financial and treasury functions. Since 2011, Ms. Cullen has been instrumental in executing restructuring efforts, securing additional funding, and developing the strategic growth plans of Educate Online.
Previously, Ms. Cullen was the CFO of Wall Street International, the leading global brand in English instruction. During her tenure at Wall Street Institute International, Ms. Cullen participated in the strategic development and the execution of a number of strategic transactions, while overseeing and leading efficiency initiatives in the organization's global finance functions.
In 2007, she was engaged by a public company to successfully respond to regulatory reporting issues requiring a number of financial restatements and audits within a five-month period. Ms. Cullen spent over ten years with Deloitte & Touche in New York, delivering litigation, consulting, and audit services to some of the firm's most valued SEC clients.
Ms. Cullen holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California and is a Certified Public Accountant. She will serve as Chair of the Audit Committee. Ben Rosenfeld: Mr. Rosenfeld, age 38, brings with him over 20 years' experience in the fashion and apparel industry.
Mr. Rosenfeld is currently Vice President Store Operations, Retail and Outlet at Kenneth Cole Productions. He has held management positions at Lacoste (2004 - 2013), Charlotte Russe (2002 - 2004), and Express (1999 - 2001).
While at Lacoste, Mr. Rosenfeld held a variety of positions including Vice President of Retail and Ecommerce, North America and was a member of the internal Global Retail Excellence Committee.