The long-time head of menswear at Bloomingdale’s, David Fisher, has left his position as vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s and Young World after 33 years with the company.
Fisher’s departure is directly linked to the buyout incentives of veteran employees introduced by parent company Macy’s Inc. to streamline management. The voluntary separation applies to employees aged over 55 years with enough tenure to total up to at least 70 years. Fisher said that if it were not for the incentive, then he would have continued working for another two to three years.
“David Fisher’s passion for the product and the retail industry has made him one of the best merchants in the business,” said Kevin Harter, vice president for fashion direction, Bloomingdale’s.
Dan Leppo, executive vice president of home, replaced Fisher and takes over his menswear responsibilities while his childrenswear responsibilities have been taken over by Francine Klein, vice chair for accessories, cosmetics, Young World and outlets.