Old Navy president resigns

Share this article:
Tom Wyatt
Tom Wyatt

John Thomson (Tom) Wyatt, president of Gap Inc.'s Old Navy brand, resigned his position in order to become CEO of Portland-based global education company Knowledge Universe–U.S., said John Fread, director of PR at Knowledge Universe.

Wyatt will begin his new job on Feb. 3, according to a Gap Inc. statement.

While Gap Inc. conducts a formal search to replace Wyatt, his shoes will be filled by two Gap Inc. executives, according to the statement: Nancy Green, EVP and chief creative officer for Old Navy; and Tom Sands, EVP of stores and operations for Old Navy. Both will report directly to Glenn Murphy, chairman and CEO of Gap, Inc.

In his new role, Wyatt will be in charge of all the businesses under the Knowledge Universe umbrella, including childcare and education provider KinderCare, which is “by far the biggest,” said Fread. Other companies in the Knowledge Universe family include Champions, Knowledge Beginnings, Cambridge Schools and The Grove Schools brand.

Knowledge Universe conducted a “global search” that was “in-depth and covered all points” before selecting Wyatt, who was “by far the most perfect fit,” Fread said.

Wyatt joined Gap in 2006 as Gap Body president before being appointed as president of Old Navy in 2008. Prior to joining Gap, he served as president and CEO of Cutter and Buck; president of Warnaco's Intimate Apparel Group; EVP of strategic planning at Saks and president of Vanity Fair Intimates.

Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in News

B2B Marketers Can Now Self-Serve Ads on Facebook Exchange

B2B Marketers Can Now Self-Serve Ads on Facebook ...

Sitescout's new integration with FBX opens up access to any size marketer, minus campaign spend minimums, according to the RTB company.

Day Two at DMA2014

Day Two at DMA2014

It was awards day in San Diego, with Teradata's Lisa Arthur being named Marketer of the Year, and Google Japan being feted for its direct mail prowess.

Today's Forecast: Chilly With a 10 Percent Lift in Parka Sales

Today's Forecast: Chilly With a 10 Percent Lift ...

The Weather Company launches a website offering marketers free advice on how to take advantage of shifts in the weather.