Shane Smith comes to Tailored Brands from The Coca-Cola Company where he held various leadership positions. Reporting directly to Tailored Brands’ newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Dinesh Lathi, Mr. Smith will not only lead the HR function, but will also be a key thought partner to the CEO and the CEO’s direct reports. He will be a leader to the entire organization as the company navigates a turnaround to position itself to win in an evolving and challenging retail landscape. Tailored Brands is shifting their operations model and the CHRO will be part of an Executive Team that is optimizing the business end-to-end.
“Shane is a phenomenal HR leader who has the perfect blend of leadership, wisdom and experience with transformation,” said Keri Gavin, Partner on the search. “He will serve as a great thought partner to CEO, Dinesh Lathi, as they execute their turnaround strategy. Shane will have a profound and lasting impact on Tailored Brands and we’re excited to see the many successes of their collective efforts.”
Tailored Brands is a leading specialty retailer of men’s tailored clothing and the largest men’s formalwear provider in the US. The company was originally founded in 1973 as Men’s Wearhouse and changed its name to Tailored Brands during the transition to a holding company in 2016. Tailored Brands serves its customers through an expansive omni-channel network that includes over 1,400 stores in the U.S. and Canada as well as its branded e-commerce websites.
The Company’s U.S. retail stores, located in 50 states and the District of Columbia, operate under the Men’s Wearhouse, Men’s Wearhouse and Tux, Jos. A. Bank, Joseph Abboud and K&G brand names. Its Canadian stores operate under the Moores brand name and are in 10 Canadian provinces. They help men look and feel their best in the moments that matter by offering a broad selection of clothing including suits, suit separates, sport coats, slacks, formalwear, business casual, denim, sportswear, outerwear, dress shirts, shoes and accessories.
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