Gordmans Names Andrew Hall CEO

Gordmans Stores, Inc., an Omaha-based apparel and home decor retailer, has named Andrew Hall president and CEO. Hall also was appointed to the company’s board of directors.

Hall, according to the announcement, has more than 20 years of retail leadership experience. He succeeds T. Scott King, Gordmans’ chairman of the board, who had been serving as interim president and CEO since March 2014.

Hall was previously president and CEO of Stage Stores, Inc. from 2008 to 2012 and served as its president and COO from 2006 to 2008. Prior to his time at Stage Stores, Hall served in management roles of increasing responsibility with several former May Department Stores Company divisions (now part of Macy’s) and in its St. Louis corporate office. Starting at May in 1993 as a corporate director of financial reporting, Hall eventually served as chairman of Foley’s Department Store Division in Houston from 2003 to 2006.

“Andy brings deep knowledge and expertise in the department store and everyday low price categories. He has a strong operational and financial background with a proven record of leading high-caliber teams. He is uniquely qualified to lead Gordmans’ strategic omni-channel expansion,” said King.

“I am delighted to join Gordmans and look forward to leading this unique and exciting retail enterprise as we celebrate our 100th year anniversary in 2015,” said Hall. “As we position Gordmans for the future, I will focus on empowering an already talented team. Key focus areas will be strengthening our everyday low price position in the market, building our national brand portfolio, enhancing the guest experience and launching e-commerce.”