Home / Knowledge / News / Retail / Citi Trends hires Lisa Powell as EVP and CMO

Citi Trends hires Lisa Powell as EVP and CMO

Oct '19
Pic: Citi Trends
Pic: Citi Trends
Citi Trends has hired Lisa Powell as executive vice president (EVP) and chief merchandising officer (CMO). She will oversee merchandising, planning and allocation functions of the company. She has extensive off-price retail experience serving TJX for 20 years in various merchandising and planning/allocation positions including VP & general merchandise manager.

More recently, Powell has served for the last five years as vice president & general merchandise manager, mens' and ladies' omni-channel, of Century 21 department stores.

"We are extremely pleased that Powell is joining our team to lead our merchandising, planning and allocation efforts. Her vast off-price experience will be an excellent fit with Citi Trends, and we look forward to her leadership as we maintain our focus on growing our company and delivering value for our customers, associates and shareholders," said Bruce Smith, president and chief executive officer, Citi Trends.

In addition, Citi Trends announced that Ken Seipel is joining the company's board of directors. Seipel has a strong track record helping grow privately held retail companies, as well as Fortune 500 brands. He is currently the chief executive officer of West Marine, Inc, and prior to that from 2013 to 2017, as CEO, he led the rapid growth of extreme value off-price retailer, Gabriel Brothers Inc. Under his leadership, sales doubled and profits tripled, leading to a successful high-return exit transaction for Gabe's majority private equity owner at the time. Prior to that, he held executive positions with retail organisations that include Old Navy, Target and JC Penney.

Citi Trends is a value-priced retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories for the entire family.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (PC)

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 19th Oct 2020

Zimbabwe to release additional $1.5 bn for cotton farmers

Zimbabwe will release an additional $1.5 billion to settle...

Pic: Dorothy Perkins

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Oct 2020

Dorothy Perkins, Burton Menswear, First Insight partner

Dorothy Perkins and Burton Menswear, part of the Arcadia Group, and...

Pic: HanesBrands

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Oct 2020

HanesBrands to improve at least 10 million lives

HanesBrands, a socially responsible marketer of everyday basic...

Interviews View All

Stefan Warnaar, Peak to Plateau

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Top executives, Textile industry, India

Top executives
Textile industry, India

The event should be organised every year

Rahuul Jashnani, Jashn

Rahuul Jashnani

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Angelo Leung,

Angelo Leung

Guangdong Asiatex Textiles provides international and domestic apparel...

Matthias Eilert,

Matthias Eilert

Germany-based Forbo Movement Systems division is a global leader in...

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel,

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Ayyappa Nagubandi, Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Ayyappa Nagubandi
Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Hyderabad-based Broadcast Wearables has come up with the country's first...

Sanjay Raut, Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Sanjay Raut
Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Dr. Rene Wollert, Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert
Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert discusses the current scenario of the global nonwovens...

Jay Ramrakhiani, Occasions Elegance Wear

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Anisha Chaudhari, Threads & Shirts

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

October 2020

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

Advanced Search