DXL Mens Apparel Names Sahal S. Laher, Senior Vice President, Chief Digital and Information Officer
CANTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXLG) today announced that Sahal
Laher has been named Senior Vice President, Chief Digital and
Information Officer, effective January 30, 2017. The former Brooks
Brothers executive will report to the Company's Chief Executive Officer,
David Levin, and will be the principal architect and leader of DXL's
digital commerce strategies and IT/MIS Operations. Laher will also be a
member of the Company's Executive Committee.
"We have built robust Omni-channel capabilities, and it is now time to
leverage our seamless shopping environment with digital expertise
anchored on customer interaction, online experience, and personalization
to further build DXL's brand awareness," said David Levin, CEO of DXL
Mens Apparel. "With his track record of leading high profile brands,
Sahal is poised to enhance engagement with our core shopper across all
channels of distribution."
Mr. Laher has over 20 years of senior operational experience with a
focus on digital and Omni-channel strategies. He was most recently
Executive Vice President of Digital Innovation and Technology & Global
CIO at Brooks Brothers, where he was responsible for ensuring that the
company's information technology investments, resources and project
execution were aligned with its strategic business objectives. Prior to
Brooks Brothers, Laher was Global CIO at Stride Rite Corporation where
he worked closely with the Stride Rite executive leadership team in
delivering an IT strategy that supported growth by integrating the
global supply chain across brands and geographies. Sahal also held
senior strategic consulting positions at Deloitte Consulting, Andersen
Consulting and Data General Corporation.
"Digital provides a platform to facilitate interactions and transactions
with our customers in an efficient, simple, and superior way," said
Sahal Laher. "I'm excited to be joining the DXL Mens Apparel team and
look forward to evolving our digital technology in innovative ways and
continue to build out customer-centric solutions."
Laher holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction in
Electrical/Computer Engineering and International Studies from Worcester
Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.
About Destination XL Group, Inc.
Destination XL Group, Inc. is the largest Omni-channel specialty
retailer of big & tall men's apparel with store locations throughout the
United States and London, England. The retailer operates under five
brands: Destination XL®, Casual Male XL, Rochester Clothing, ShoesXL and
LivingXL. The Company also operates e-commerce sites at www.destinationxl.com
With more than 2,000 private label and name brand styles to choose from,
big and tall customers are provided with a unique blend of wardrobe
solutions not available at traditional retailers. The Company is
headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. For more information, please
visit the Company's investor relations website: http://investor.destinationxl.com.
Certain statements and information contained in this press release
constitute forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws,
including statements regarding the Company's expectations with respect
to its Omni-channel strategy, its projected sales and the ultimate
success of the digital strategy. The discussion of forward-looking
information requires management of the Company to make certain estimates
and assumptions regarding the Company's strategic direction and the
effect of such plans on the Company's financial results. The Company's
actual results and the implementation of its plans and operations may
differ materially from forward-looking statements made by the Company.
The Company encourages readers of forward-looking information concerning
the Company to refer to its filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including without limitation, its Annual Report on Form 10-K
filed on March 18, 2016, that set forth certain risks and uncertainties
that may have an impact on future results and direction of the Company,
including the risks relating to the Company's execution of its DXL
strategy and ability to grow its market share, its ability to predict
customer tastes and fashion trends, its ability to forecast sales growth
trends and its ability to compete successfully in the United States
men's big and tall apparel market. Forward-looking statements contained
in this press release speak only as of the date of this release.
Subsequent events or circumstances occurring after such date may render
these statements incomplete or out of date. The Company undertakes no
obligation and expressly disclaims any duty to update such statements.
View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170130005274/en/
Tom Filandro, 646-277-1200
Source: Destination XL Group, Inc.
News Provided by Acquire Media
Close window | Back to top