Neiman Marcus Hires From Apple and Starboard Cruises to Evolve Store Experience

Neiman Marcus CEO Geoffroy van Raemdonck added two more executives to his team on Tuesday, saying they will help him focus the Dallas-based retail company on "customer engagement across a luxury lifestyle."With the latest additions, van Raemdonck is adding experience from Apple, Starwood Cruise Services to recent hires with career stops at Sephora, Tory Burch and LVMH.-- David Goubert, was named executive vice president stores and retail experience on Tuesday. He was hired from Starboard Cruise Services, a division of LVMH, where he was senior vice president of luxury cruise lines. He's been with LVMH for 20 years reports to van Raemdonck.-- Ginger Mollo, becomes senior vice president retail experience for West Coast stores and will report to Goubert. Mollo has been at Apple for 18 years and most recently was the global lead for advancing the Apple store culture and environment.Van Raemdonck joined Neiman Marcus in February 2018 from Ralph Lauren's operations in Europe and has been reorganizing the executive ranks as several longtimers announce their departures.Jim Gold, president, and Neva Hall, executive vice president for Neiman Marcus stores, both recently said their last day is March 15. That's the day Neiman Marcus will open its 43rd full-line store and its first under the Neiman Marcus brand in Manhattan. (The company owns Bergdorf Goodman which operates two stores across from each other in Manhatttan.)Gold's job will be filled, the company said, with no time frame given.The company has some big plans for its New York store that takes up three upper levels of a new vertical mall in the new Hudson Yards development, but hasn't yet disclosed the details. Twitter: @MariaHalkias  Continue reading...

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