David Levin was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in April 2000. David has spent the past 30 years in the apparel industry with extensive experience with outlet stores. He was Executive Vice President of eOutlet.com and prior to that was President of both Coleman Company's outlet divisions, Camp Coleman and Revlon, Inc.'s Prestige Fragrance & Cosmetics. In addition, David was President of Parade of Shoes, a division of J. Baker, Inc. David is a member of the Company's Board of Directors. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology and History. In May 2017, he joined the board of directors of Lumber Liquidators as a director.
In March 2018, David announced his intention to retire. Pursuant to the terms of the Transition Agreement between the Company and David, on January 1, 2019, he resigned as President, Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Company. David is currently serving as Acting CEO through the earliest to occur of: (i) April 30, 2019 (subject to an extension by the Company on the same terms through no later than June 30, 2019); (ii) the date that a successor CEO commences employment or (iii) termination of his employment by the Company.
Peter Stratton was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in November 2017. Peter was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in June 2014. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer since August 2009. Peter joined the Company in June 2009 as Vice President of Finance. From May 2007 to June 2009, he served as Senior Director of Corporate Accounting at BearingPoint, Inc. Prior to May 2007, Mr. Stratton held various finance and accounting leadership positions at Legal Sea Foods, Inc., Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc., and Cintas Corporation. Peter holds a B.S. in Accounting from Babson College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Miami University.
Brian Reaves was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in October 2018. Mr. Reaves had served as the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer since November 2017. Prior to that, Brian served as the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer since November 2013. Brian joined the Company in May 2010 as the Senior Vice President of Store Sales and Operations. Prior to joining the Company, Brian was the Vice President - Outreach and Group Sales for David's Bridal. Before that Brian was the Senior Vice President of Sales for The Bridal Group. Brian holds a BA from the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration.
James Davey was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in March 2018. Jim has over 25 years experience building lifestyle brands in categories from toys to entertainment to footwear and apparel. Most recently, Jim was VP of Global Marketing for the Timberland brand where he oversaw all wholesale, retail, and global marketing for Timberland’s footwear and apparel businesses. Previously, Jim was SVP of Marketing and Retail Development for Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products. Prior to that, he held senior marketing positions with Polaroid and LEGO Systems, Inc.
Jim holds a BA from Boston College and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Francis Chane has been our Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Customer Fulfillment since April 2018 and had served as our Senior Vice President of Distribution, Logistics and Facilities since 2011. Mr. Chane joined DXL in 2008 as Vice President of Distribution and Logistics. Mr. Chane has worked in retail and catalog for over 25 years having worked for Redcats US, a division of the French multi-national company PPR, as Vice President of Operations and Facilities from 1999-2008. Prior to Redcats USA, Mr. Chane worked for WearGuard Corporation, a division of Aramark Corporation, where he held various operational leadership positions.
He received his undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and an MS from Lesley University.
Anthony Gaeta was promoted to Senior Vice President of Store Sales and Operations in November 2017. Tony has over 25 years of retail sales management experience. He joined the Company in April 2010 as a Zone Vice President and was promoted to Vice President of Store Operations and Training in November 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Tony was a regional manager for Men’s Wearhouse from September 2007 until April 2011 and, prior to that, a regional vice president for After Hours Formalwear from March 2006 until September 2007.
Robert Molloy was appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel effective April 2010 and Secretary effective May 2014 and Chief Administrative Officer effective May 2018. Bob joined the Company in February 2008 as Vice President and General Counsel. Previously, Bob served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at Staples, Inc. where he provided expert legal advice to all areas of retail operations, marketing, sales, and distribution, as well as managed a team overseeing litigation, labor and employment law, IS/IT, and intellectual property. Prior to his career at Staples, Bob was a trial attorney for the distinguished law firms of Edwards & Angell, LLP and Cooley, Manion, Moore & Jones, LLP. Bob holds a J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and he completed an accelerated MBA program at Boston University.
Allison has been our Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager since May 2018. Allison joined the Company in May 2006 as an Associate Planner and, in June 2008 she transitioned into Merchandising as an Associate Buyer for Branded Collections. From October 2010 to January 2014, she was the Buyer of Traditional Branded Collections and then the Buyer of Private Label Sportshirts and Outerwear. In January 2014, she was promoted to Senior Buyer of Private Label Sportshirts and Outerwear until September 2016 when she was promoted to Vice President Merchandise Manager of Private Label, Active, Young Men's and Outerwear. Prior to joining the Company, Allison was a planner for TJX from June 2003 until May 2006.