Michael Nicholson joins AnnTaylor as CFO
Mr Nicholson, 41, joins AnnTaylor after seven years at Limited Brands, as executive vice president, chief operating & financial officer for Victoria's Secret Beauty Company. Prior to that, Mr Nicholson held senior finance positions at Colgate-Palmolive Company and Altria Group. Mr Nicholson received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Niagara University and his master's degree in business administration from St. John's University. He is also a certified public accountant. Kay Krill, president and CEO of AnnTaylor, said: "Mike is an accomplished leader with a rich and diverse financial background in retail as well as in consumer products. His depth of experience in our industry, along with his expertise in driving operational excellence and effectively managing cost structure, will serve us well at AnnTaylor. We are very excited to welcome him to the company in this critical role." Mr Nicholson said: "AnnTaylor is a world-class retailer with a strong heritage and wonderful stable of brands. I am especially energized by the enormous growth potential of the company and thrilled to be joining AnnTaylor at this exciting time."