Timothy M. Adams
Chief for International Business Development
Timothy Adams was named Chief for International Business Development in February 2015, with responsibility for research and strategy related to international retail store development for Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. Since February 2009, he had served as Chief Private Brand Officer of Macy’s, Inc., with responsibility for the organization that concepts, designs, sources and markets Macy’s portfolio of highly successful private brands of apparel, accessories and home goods. From July 2005 to February 2009, Adams served as chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s Home Store. Prior to joining Macy’s Home Store, Adams was chairman and chief executive officer of Macy's Florida in Miami since April 2001. Adams began his retail career at Macy’s South in Atlanta in 1976. In 1989, he joined Macy’s West in San Francisco as a merchandise administrator and rose to become executive vice president/general merchandise manager in 1994. He was named president of The Bon Marché in Seattle in 1997.
Timothy G. Baxter
Chief Merchandising Officer
Tim Baxter was named chief merchandising officer of Macy’s, Inc., in February 2015 after serving as executive vice president and general merchandise manager for ready-to-wear since April 2013. For more than 23 years, he has served in a variety of merchant roles for Macy’s and The May Department Stores Company (acquired by Macy’s, Inc., in 2005). Baxter began his career as an executive trainee and assistant buyer at L.S. Ayres in Indianapolis in 1991 and has served in roles of increasing responsibility in a wide range of merchandising categories. He led Macy’s fashion office, multicultural business development and licensed business from March 2012 to April 2013.
Robert B. Harrison
Chief Omnichannel Officer
Robert B. (R.B.) Harrison has been Macy’s, Inc.’s chief omnichannel officer since January 2013. In February 2015, he assumed responsibility for the technology infrastructure, programming, site development and analytics for macys.com and bloomingdales.com, bringing all of the company’s technology capabilities under a single executive officer. Since July 2012, he served as the company's executive vice president for omnichannel strategy. In addition to his role managing the development of strategies to closely integrate the company’s stores, online and mobile activities, Harrison is responsible for the company's systems and technology, logistics and related operating functions. He served as executive vice president for finance since 2011, president for stores since 2009 and president and chief operating officer of Macy’s West since 2008. Harrison became president and chief operating officer of Macy’s Northwest in February 2006 following Macy’s, Inc.’s acquisition of May Company. Previously, he had been chairman of Robinsons-May since October 2004, having served as its senior vice president and chief financial officer since June 2002, as well as the senior vice president for finance of the Meier & Frank division before it was merged with Robinsons-May. Harrison began his career at Kaufmann’s in 1986 as an accounting analyst and served in positions of increasing responsibility before becoming vice president and controller of Kaufmann’s.
Jeffrey A. Kantor
Chief Stores Officer
Jeff Kantor was named chief stores officer in February 2015 and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of store strategy, management and operations, including the field stores organization of regions, districts and stores with responsibility for localizing the customer shopping experience and customer engagement. He also is responsible for store visual merchandising, store design and construction, and real estate.
Kantor was named Chairman of macys.com in February 2012 after serving since August 2010 as macys.com’s president for merchandising. Previously, Kantor had been Macy’s president, merchandising for home since May 2009. From February 2006 to May 2009, he was president for furniture for Macy's Home store. For the previous two years, Kantor was president of the Hecht’s/Strawbridge’s division of the May Department Stores Company, which was acquired by Macy’s, Inc. in 2005. He also served as senior vice president and general merchandise manager for cosmetics, accessories, dresses, suits, intimate apparel and hosiery at the Boston-based Filene’s/Kaufmann’s division of May Company. Kantor joined Filene’s in Boston in 1981 as an assistant buyer for men’s.
Chief Private Brands Officer
Molly Langenstein was promoted to chief private brands officer in February 2015 after serving as executive vice president for men’s and kids at Macy’s Private Brands since April 2014. Previously, she was Macy’s executive vice president for fashion and new business development and general merchandise manager for categories appealing to customers in the Millennial generation. Her 30-year merchandising career has included assignments as general merchandise manager for men’s and kids at Macy’s Florida (Miami), for Millennial at Macy’s West (San Francisco), and for ready-to-wear at Macy’s North (Minneapolis) since joining Miami-based Burdines in 1985. Langenstein also served briefly as a merchandising executive at May D&F.
Patti H. Ongman
Chief Merchandise Planning Officer
In January 2015, Patti Ongman was promoted to chief merchandise planning officer. In this role, she is responsible for centralized merchandise planning and assortment allocations by store, as well as the district/region merchandise planning structure and function that supports the signature My Macy’s localization strategy. Previously, Ongman was executive vice president for omnichannel strategy. Before that, she served for more than three years as executive vice president and general merchandise manager for handbags, accessories and intimate apparel and two years as executive vice president and general planning manager for cosmetics and shoes. Ongman joined Macy’s in 1979 as a sales manager at Davison’s in Atlanta and has served in a wide variety of roles across multiple families of business, including as a general merchandise manager for ready-to-wear at Macy’s West and Macy’s Northwest, regional vice president at Macy’s Home Store and store manager at Macy’s West.
Chief Marketing Officer
Martine Reardon was named Macy’s chief marketing officer in February 2012. Previously, she was executive vice president for marketing since February 2009. From 2007 to 2009, Reardon was executive vice president, national marketing strategy, events and public relations for Macy’s Corporate Marketing. Reardon began her retail career in special events at Federated Department Stores’ Abraham & Straus division in 1984. Among her other roles were operating vice president, director of media for Abraham & Straus, senior vice president of marketing and sales promotion for New York-based Macy’s East, and executive vice president of Macy’s East, including responsibility for the Home Store.
Chief Stores Officer
Peter Sachse was named Macy’s chief for innovation and business development in February 2015, with responsibility for overseeing current and future growth initiatives, including international development, exploration of a Macy’s off-price strategy, potential new store formats, expansion of the company’s wedding-related occasions and gifting strategy, and application of technology to the shopping experience. He served as chief stores officer since 2012. Previously, he served as the company’s chief marketing officer since May 2007 and chairman of macys.com since April 2006. Sachse was Macy’s first chief marketing officer when the Macy’s Corporate Marketing organization was formed in 2003. Prior to that time, he served as president of The Bon Marché in Seattle.
Sachse began his retail career in 1980 at Macy’s in Kansas City. Over the course of his career, his roles included senior vice president and general merchandising manager at The Bon Marché, executive vice president and general merchandise manager at Macy’s East in New York, and vice chairman and director of stores at Macy’s East.