Richard Baker Director, Governor, Chief Executive Officer
Richard Baker has been the Company’s Governor since July 2008. Mr. Baker has been the Chairman of Lord & Taylor since July 2006. Mr. Baker also acts as the Chief Executive Officer of Hudson’s Bay Company as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HBTC. Mr. Baker owns NRDC along with his father, Mr. Robert C. Baker. Additionally, Mr. Baker is the non-executive chairman of Retail Opportunity Investments Corporation, a real estate investment trust listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange that focuses on retail properties located on the east and west coasts of the United States.
Mr. Baker is a graduate of Cornell University and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Cornell University’s Hotel School and Real Estate Program.
Stuart Auld Senior Vice President, Home Outfitters and Finance
Stuart Auld was appointed SVP, Home Outfitters and Finance in June 2013. Previously, Mr. Auld joined Zellers in May 2010 as Vice-President, Finance and was promoted to Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Zellers in February 2012. Prior to joining Zellers, Mr. Auld spent 20 years with Canadian Tire in progressively more senior roles. His previous roles included Vice-President Finance for Canadian Tire Retail, President of Canadian Tire Petroleum and President of Part Source.
Mr. Auld has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is also a Chartered Accountant.
Bonnie Brooks Vice Chairman
Bonnie Brooks was appointed Vice Chairman, Hudson’s Bay Company, in February 2014.
In September 2008, Bonnie Brooks was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson’s Bay. In January 2012, Ms. Brooks was appointed President of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Ms. Brooks served as an executive officer, including as President, of the Lane Crawford Joyce Group based out of Hong Kong from 1997 to 2008 with over 500 stores in Asia, and prior to that served as Executive Vice President/General Merchandise Manager and Senior Vice President of Marketing at Holt Renfrew in Canada. Ms. Brooks is a member of the board of directors of Empire Company Limited (Sobey’s), is a trustee of the Royal Ontario Museum and is a member of the Jobs and Prosperity Council appointed by the Premier of Ontario.
Ms. Brooks has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Michael Burgess President, HBC Digital
Michael Burgess was appointed President, HBC Digital in February 2014. Mr. Burgess previously served as President of Saks Direct where he was responsible for ecommerce at Saks Fifth Avenue including saks.com and saksoff5th.com. Prior to joining Saks, Mr. Burgess held various executive positions including Executive Vice President of the Consumer Division at FTD and Vice President of Internet Businesses at Teleflora. He earlier served as a consultant at McKinsey and Company.
Mr. Burgess has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Mr. Burgess also has a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Burgess serves on the Board of Shop.org, the digital division of the National Retail Federation.
Stephen Cerrone Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Stephen Cerrone was appointed as Executive Vice President, Human Resources of Hudson’s Bay Company in January 2014. Prior to joining HBC, Mr. Cerrone was Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Sara Lee Corporation where he led the Human Resources strategy for the global company, including recruitment, succession planning, talent development, performance management, and compensation. Mr. Cerrone also previously served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Retail Financial Services at JPMorgan/Bank One Corporation, Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Bank One, and Executive Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources for Diageo/Burger King.
Mr. Cerrone has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Providence College and both a Masters of Arts and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston. Mr. Cerrone also currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Roosevelt University.
Eileen DiLeo Executive Vice President, Store Operations
Eileen DiLeo was appointed as Executive Vice President, Store Operations of Hudson’s Bay Company in May 2013. Previously Ms. DiLeo was Senior Vice President, Store Operations of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor. With 30 years of retail experience, Ms. DiLeo began her career at Bloomingdales and went on to join May Department Stores where she started as an Area Sales Manager progressing to VP General Manager, and senior operations roles at Lord & Taylor.
Ms. DiLeo has a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology in Business degree from Marywood University and an AAS degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Lucas Evans Senior Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations
Lucas Evans was appointed as Senior Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations of Hudson’s Bay Company in October 2012. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Evans held the position of Vice President and Treasurer, HBC. Previously Mr. Evans was Vice President at HBTC where he was responsible for acquisitions and capital structuring, including debt and equity financings.
Mr. Evans has a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD, a Master of Real Estate degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Georgetown University.
Jonathan Greller President of Outlets
Jonathan Greller was appointed President of Outlets in January 2014, responsible for Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Lord & Taylor Outlets and Hudson’s Bay Outlets. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Greller held the role of Group SVP, Private Brand Apparel, Global Sourcing and Specialty, Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor. With over 20 years of experience at HBC, Mr. Greller has also served as Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager of Ladies Sportswear at Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor, and Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for Men's, Intimate Apparel, Sleepwear, Activewear and Children's at Lord & Taylor.
Mr. Greller has a Bachelor of Science degree in Retailing from Syracuse University, where he also currently serves on the retail advisory board.
Kerry Mader Executive Vice President, Store Planning
Kerry Mader was appointed Executive Vice President, Store Planning of Hudson’s Bay Company in May 2013. Mr. Mader joined HBC in March 1978 at Hudson’s Bay in Manitoba. Over the past 35 years, he has held numerous executive positions within the Company including Store Manager of Hudson’s Bay Queen Street, Vice President of ISM, Store Planning and Construction and Senior Vice President of HBC Specialty, with responsibility for Home Outfitters, Designer Depot and Style Outlet stores.
A graduate of the UBC Retail Executive Development Program and the Babson College School of Executive Education in Strategic Planning and Management in Retailing, Mr. Mader’s many accomplishments include a Lifetime Achievement Award from Frontier School Division.
Marigay McKee President, Saks Fifth Avenue
Marigay McKee was appointed President, Saks Fifth Avenue in January 2014. With more than 20 years of management and merchandising experience, McKee spent 14 years at London-based retailer Harrods where, in her most recent role as Chief Merchant, she was responsible for the planning and implementation of all merchandising and creative strategies. Prior to her time at Harrods, McKee worked extensively in the beauty industry for such companies as Clinique and Estée Lauder.
McKee graduated from Middlesex University in London and is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian. McKee is also a member of the British Fashion Council board, Chairman of the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund Mentoring Committee, a luxury advisor to the Financial Times, and has done consultancy work in Russia with TSUM and Mercury Group.
Marc Metrick Chief Administrative Officer
Marc Metrick was appointed as Chief Administrative Officer of Hudson’s Bay Company in September 2013. Mr. Metrick joined Hudson’s Bay Company in April 2012 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, HBC. Mr. Metrick has over 15 years of experience in the retail industry, including a tenure at Saks Incorporated where he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. His career in retail has covered buying, merchandise planning, finance and strategy.
Mr. Metrick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University.
Mel Mitzel Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analytics
Mel Mitzel was appointed Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analytics, of Hudson’s Bay Company in February 2012. Previously Mr. Mitzel held the role of Senior Vice President Merchandise Planning and Allocation (January 2005). Mr. Mitzel has held various positions at the Hudson’s Bay Company for the past 34 years.
Mr. Mitzel holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, an eMBA from Lansbridge University and a Certified Management Accountant designation.
Brian Pall President of Real Estate
Brian Pall was appointed the President of Real Estate, Hudson’s Bay Company in February 2012. Mr. Pall was previously President of Real Estate at HBTC. For 17 years until 2004, Mr. Pall was with The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, during which time he was on the Management Executive Committee.
Mr. Pall graduated from Brooklyn Law School and is admitted to the Bar of both New York and New Jersey. Mr. Pall received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from the State University of New York at Oswego.
David Pickwoad Senior Vice-President and General Counsel
David Pickwoad was appointed as Vice-President, Legal Services of the Company in February 2011 and became Senior Vice-President and General Counsel in April 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pickwoad worked at Stikeman Elliott LLP and at Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance.
Mr. Pickwoad is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and has a Bachelor of Arts degree and Bachelor of Civil Law degree from McGill University.
Elizabeth Rodbell President, HBC Department Store Group
Elizabeth Rodbell was appointed President, HBC Department Store Group (Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor) in February 2014. She was previously named Executive Vice President, Chief Merchant, of the Hudson’s Bay Company in February 2012. Ms. Rodbell joined Lord & Taylor in 1985. Over the past 28 years Ms. Rodbell has held various management positions with Lord & Taylor, including Executive Vice President Merchandising from 2008 to February 2012, and was a Senior Vice President General Merchandising Manager in various merchandising assignments at Lord & Taylor since 1992.
Ms. Rodbell has an Associate Arts degree from Wood Tobe-Coburn School.
Christopher Sim Executive Vice President, Planning
Christopher Sim was appointed as Executive Vice President, Planning of Hudson’s Bay Company in June 2013. Mr. Sim joined Lord & Taylor as Chief Financial Officer in 2009 and appointed Senior Vice President, Finance, HBC, in September 2011. Previously, Mr. Sim worked at Saks Incorporated holding the positions of Senior Vice President of Finance, Vice President Financial Planning & Analysis, and other operational finance functions. Over his 17 year career Mr. Sim has held various positions in the retail industry, including in the areas of general accounting, reporting and planning.
Mr. Sim has a BBA in Finance from Loyola University, Maryland.
William Tracy Executive Vice President Supply Chain, Logistics, and Global Sourcing
William Tracy was appointed as Executive Vice President Supply Chain, Logistics, and Global Sourcing of Hudson’s Bay Company in November 2013. Mr. Tracy previously served as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Information Services of Hudson’s Bay Company. Mr. Tracy has held various other positions with the Company in his career spanning over 16 years, including serving as Senior Vice-President MIS/Store Operations at Lord & Taylor.
Mr. Tracy has a Bachelors of Arts degree from Adelphi University.
Mary Turner Executive Vice President, Specialty and Private Brand Design & Development
Mary Turner was appointed as Executive Vice President, Specialty and Private Brand Design & Development, of Hudson’s Bay Company in February 2012. Ms. Turner has held various other positions with the Company primarily in womenswear, menswear and accessory merchandising. Prior to working with the Company Ms. Turner held senior roles in store operations and merchandising with Holt Renfrew for 12 years.
Ms. Turner has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, Trinity College.
Donald Watros President, HBC
Donald Watros was appointed President, Hudson’s Bay Company in February 2014. Mr. Watros previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Hudson’s Bay Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Watros held various financial positions at May Department Stores and served as Chief Administrative Officer for Saks Fifth Avenue for a period of three years.
Mr. Watros has a Master of Business Administration degree from Binghamton University and a Bachelors degree from Cornell University
Todd Zator Senior Vice President, Financial Accounting and Reporting
Todd Zator was appointed as Senior Vice President, Financial Accounting and Reporting, of Hudson’s Bay Company in April 2013. Prior to working with the Company Mr. Zator held senior roles in finance and accounting, and most recently as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
Mr. Zator holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.