Coach, Inc., a leading marketer of modern classic American accessories, today announced the appointment of Janet A. Carr to Senior Vice President, of Consumer Insights and Strategic Planning, effective immediately.
Ms. Carr joins Coach from Gap Inc., where she held the position of Vice President, Consumer Insights and Strategic Planning for Gap International. At Gap, Ms. Carr was responsible for focusing on business performance and consumer needs and identifying practical strategies to drive financial results for Asia, Europe and strategic alliances across all three Gap brands. Prior to this role, she was Vice President, Strategy and Business Development of Banana Republic.
“Janet's intellect and strong track record of working with executives to evaluate business opportunities and develop strategic, practical approaches to maximize them make her a valuable addition to the Coach management team,” said Lew Frankfort, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc. “We expect that Coach's future growth will be enhanced through Janet's influence and participation as we expand our presence in the United States and internationally.”
“Coach is an outstanding company with strong brand equity. It is a privilege to join on organization with a reputation for exceptional products and service, where the foundation for growth is strong and the opportunities are unlimited. I look forward to being part of this special team and in contributing to its continued success,” said Ms. Carr.
Before joining Gap Inc., Ms. Carr was the Vice President, Corporate Pricing at Safeway. She joined Safeway from Booz-Allen Hamilton, where she was a Principal in the Consumer Products and Retail Group. She has a BA in Zoology and an MA in Biology from San Jose State University and a MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Business of Cornell University.