FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. — The Wet Seal has appointed retail veteran Lesli Gilbert to the position of EVP, stores and operations. She replaces Barbara Cook, who resigned as the company's SVP of store operations in February.
“We are pleased to welcome Lesli and believe she is an ideal fit with Wet Seal’s business, brand positioning and organizational culture," said CEO John Goodman. "Lesli will take responsibility for leading our field organization and store teams, inspiring the vision and values of our Wet Seal and Arden B brands in stores and driving consistent execution. We look forward to her contributions as we continue to pursue our fast fashion strategies and position the business to achieve consistent, long-term growth.”
Most recently, Gilbert was SVP of stores at the Talbots, Inc., where she was responsible for developing the stores strategy and framework to repo