David’s Bridal, which emerged from bankruptcy in January without closing any of its 300 stores, is making some significant C-suite changes. The retailer named a new CEO, Tom Lynch, and a new CFO, Curt Kroll, both on an interim basis. David’s Bridal, which entered bankruptcy in November 2018 with a deal to cut approximately $450 million in debt, also has appointed Jeffrey Zelenko as a Strategic Advisor to position it for the next phase of growth and development.
Lynch, formerly CEO of Frederick’s of Hollywood, succeeds Scott Key, who has stepped down. Key served as David’s Bridal CEO beginning in May 2018. Kroll replaces former CFO Joan Hilson; he was most recently interim CFO at National Stores.
Zelenko has more than 20 years’ experience in the bridal industry, and will provide in-depth advice and insights to the David’s Bridal management team and Board of Directors.