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Foot Locker Reconfigures C-Suite as it Seeks to Simplify Operations

Foot Locker Reconfigures C-Suite as it Seeks to Simplify Operations

Foot Locker has made multiple changes to its executive leadership team as the athletic retailer separates its commercial functions from supply chain and IT concerns. The changes follow news that recently appointed Foot Locker President and CEO Mary Dillon would halt a planned expansion into Japan as the company changes course to grow ecommerce and adjust its global operations.

The retailer’s executive leadership changes, which will become effective Dec. 1, 2022, include:

  • Frank Bracken has been appointed EVP and Chief Commercial Officer. He will continue to lead Foot Locker’s global retail banners, merchandising and marketing, in addition to digital, loyalty and ecommerce;
  • Elliott Rodgers has joined Foot Locker as EVP and Chief Operations Officer to manage supply chain, information technology and procurement. Rodgers joins Foot Locker after working with Ulta Beauty as the company’s Chief Supply Chain Officer, CIO and SVP of Supply Chain;
  • Rosalind Reeves has been promoted to EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer after serving as Foot Locker’s VP of Talent, Diversity and Organization Capability. Reeves succeeds CHRO Elizabeth Norberg, who will remain with the company during a transition period after stepping away from the role; and
  • Robert Higginbotham has been promoted to SVP of Investor Relations and Financial Planning and Analysis after serving as Foot Locker’s VP of Investor Relations.

Current CFO Andrew Page will leave Foot Locker following the release of the company’s Q4 2022 earnings report. The retailer is currently conducting a search for a successor.

Dillon, the former Executive Chair and CEO of Ulta Beauty, was appointed as President and CEO of Foot Locker in September 2022.

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“Separating our commercial activities from our supply chain and IT functions will better position Foot Locker to support growth and enhance operating efficiency as we invest in unleashing the power of our leading retail banners by simplifying our operations and expanding our omnichannel, loyalty and digital capabilities,” said Dillon in a statement. “Frank has done an outstanding job overseeing growth initiatives across Foot Locker’s banners, operating divisions, and geographies, and I am pleased he will continue leading these efforts. In addition, Elliott’s track record of execution in supply chain, logistics, ecommerce fulfillment, and IT make him an ideal addition to Foot Locker’s team.”

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