Express says COO to retire

Express says COO to retire

U.S. fashion apparel retailer Express

Matthew Moellering – Courtesy

Moellering joined Express in 2003 and was appointed to his current position in September 2019. He served as interim CFO from October 2021 to March 2022 and Interim CEO and president from January – June 2019. He was appointed as COO in 2011 and previously served as CAO and CFO from 2009 to 2011, and CFO from 2007 to 2009. He was also al member of the executive leadership team that took the company public in May 2010.

Prior to joining Express, Moellering held leadership roles at Procter & Gamble

“Matt has been an exceptional leader who has made significant contributions over the last 20 years including being a key driver of the ‘Expressway Forward’ strategy and an integral part of our transformation. He has also been an invaluable thought partner to me over the last three years, offering the full breadth of his experience and perspective, and I appreciate his conviction for our corporate strategy and his commitment to ensuring a smooth transition for his successor,” said Tim Baxter, CEO.

The Columbus, Ohio-based company said it tapped recruiter Spencer Stuart to conduct an external search for Moellering’s replacement.

“I have had an incredible experience over these last 20 years and especially enjoyed the last few years working with Tim to launch and advance the Expressway Forward strategy, and with this executive leadership team to transform the Express brand and begin a bold new chapter that will transform the company. I am confident that the new strategic partnership with WHP Global will create a bright future and positions the Company well moving forward,” said Moellering.

On February 9, the youth apparel brand said it had appointed Tan France as its new lead stylist of the Express styling community. 

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