Gap brand has appointed Pam Wallack as executive vice president and general manager for North America Specialty Retail and global head of Specialty Product of Gap brand. Wallack will report to Neil Fiske, president and chief executive officer of Gap brand. In this newly created position, Wallack will have accountability for specialty retail stores, design, product development, inventory management, and merchandising for Gap’s specialty business in North America.
Fiske said that hiring Wallack, who most recently held the role of President of Global Product at The Children’s Place, is part of his strategy to make fundamental changes and improve performance at Gap Inc.’s namesake brand.
“Pam has a strong and successful track record of driving operational discipline and profitable growth across the retail industry,” Fiske said. “She has a clear and deep understanding of our brand and of our customers, and I’m pleased to have someone of her capability, track record and character in this critical role.”
Wallack is a Gap Inc. alum, having worked as president of Gap Kids and Baby, which expanded successfully under her leadership. During her seven-year tenure at Gap brand, she also led the Adult business as well as Gap’s Global Creative Center, where she was responsible for design, product development, and marketing across the Adult, Kids and Baby divisions.