Gap Inc. has always been committed to recruiting top creative talents in the business, and to follow that tradition, they announced that Jill Stanton is about to take the role of the creative director of Old Navy (Gap Inc. subsidiary), and Liz Meltzer the role of Senior Vice President of Gap International merchandising.
Glenn Murphy, Chairman and CEO of Gap Inc commented on the new arrivals:
“Boosting our already-strong creative talent is a key focus in 2012… On the heels of Tracy Gardner coming back to Gap, we are thrilled that Jill Stanton will bring her talent and proven business experience as creative advisor to Old Navy to help us deliver consistently great product.”
Serving as a creative director at Old Navy, Jill Stanton will be in charge of operating the design and merchandising teams, in order to bring some freshness and creative thinking to the company. She has had a successful, more than 25 years long, career in retail. Starting with jobs at Marks&Spencer and Next, she advanced to more than a decade long commitment with Nike, which eventually ended with her taking the position of Vice President of Global Apparel. There, she took responsibility for direction of all global functions in connection with Nike Apparel design, development and production.
Liz Meltzer will be in charge of overseeing international merchandising in Asia, Europe and other regions outside of North America, at Gap Global Creative Center based in New York. Her career spans for more than 20 years across different fields, various brands and countries. She worked at Uniqlo as Senior Vice President of merchandising, being responsible for United States and Europe regions. She served at different senior level positions in Calvin Klein and J.Crew, as well.
Stephen Sunnucks, Gap’s president of international division commented:
“Liz offers a rare mix of experience with both an understanding of our deeply iconic American brand and expertise in global markets having worked hands-on with marquee brands in Asia and Europe.”
“Liz Meltzer brings her proven track record in global merchandising to our Gap Global Creative Center in New York, with a deep understanding of customer needs in the geographies that present the largest opportunity for us going forward” Glenn Murphy added.
Not much to add, Liz Meltzer’s and Jill Stanton’s CVs sum it all up pretty well. Let’s see what they’ll do at Gap Inc.