The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. announced the appointment of Mr. Jamie Iannone, 37, to the Company's Board of Directors.
Mr. Iannone currently holds the position of Executive Vice President, Shopping, Barnes & Noble.com and Barnes & Noble Digital, where he oversees all aspects of the online shopping experience for millions of Barnes & Noble customers, including development of innovative new products and services. Previously, he spent eight years at eBay where he held positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in his appointment in 2008 as Vice President of Global Search, the company's largest single investment area across North America and Europe. Prior to eBay, Mr. Iannone held positions at Microsoft and Primedia Ventures. Earlier in his career, Mr. Iannone was with Booz-Allen & Hamilton where he advised consumer retail and media companies on strategy and technology innovation.
Mr. Iannone received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
"We are very pleased that Jamie is joining The Children's Place board," commented Norman Matthews, Chairman of the Board. "His extensive expertise, coupled with a deep understanding of consumer retail business and strategy, will be invaluable as The Children's Place further develops its e-commerce business."
Mr. Iannone qualifies as an independent director within the meaning of the Marketplace Rules of the Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC. Mr. Iannone will serve as a Class II director, and will stand for election at the 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
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 under the proprietary "The Children's Place" brand name. As of May 1, 2010, the Company owned and operated 962 The Children's Place stores and an online store.