Tailored Brands has hired three executives reporting to Carrie Ask, brand president, Men’s Wearhouse and Moores, to drive the brands’ growth strategies. Mary Ann McGrath is the senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Jerry Brandehoff is senior vice president and general merchandise manager, and Sharmila Sudhakar is vice president, ecommerce.
Each executive holds extensive experience in their respective roles, having served at leading retailers, brands and ecommerce companies such as Ebay, Gap, PVH, Walmart, and Williams Sonoma, according to a press release by the company.
McGrath brings to Men’s Wearhouse more than 25 years of retail experience. Most recently, she served as senior vice president, customer relationship marketing, for Williams Sonoma, Williams Sonoma Home and West Elm, where she led the transformation of multiple brands to a digitally-focused, data-driven marketing approach and drove significant sales and customer growth.
Previously, McGrath held senior marketing leadership roles at major retailers such as Gymboree and Escada, and began her marketing career at Saks Fifth Avenue. McGrath earned an MBA, with a concentration in marketing and international business, from New York University and holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Arizona State University.
Brandehoff is an accomplished merchant leader with experience spanning best-in-class vertical specialty stores, designer brands, product sourcing/development and global merchandising. Before joining Tailored Brands, Brandehoff was executive vice president, general merchandising manager, adult & kids’ apparel, North America retail – Calvin Klein, at PVH corporation where he led the North American Calvin Klein jeans and sportswear business. Prior to PVH, Brandehoff held merchandising leadership positions at Gap, Inc., Williams Sonoma, Inc. and Gymboree Corporation. Throughout his career, he successfully launched several key product categories both in North America and globally, and delivered strong growth in the product categories he managed. He holds a BA in history from the Ohio State University.
Sudhakar joins Tailored Brands with extensive ecommerce and digital marketing leadership experience for major brands, with a proven ability to drive high growth and create compelling customer journeys. She most recently served as vice president and general manager for Walmart’s home decor business, where she delivered meaningful top-line growth and profitability for the home division. Prior to Walmart, she was vice president and general manager of growth marketing and ecommerce for Tile, a series C venture backed smart-location company, where she led Tile’s direct-to-consumer business.
In addition, Sudhakar ran Gap’s Factory online business after leading the shoes and accessories categories for Ebay fashion. She holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA/MS in economics and industrial engineering from Stanford University. (GK)
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