Claire’s Stores. Inc., the jewelry chain, said today (June 6) James D. Fielding, will join the company as chief executive officer on June 18.
Claire’s, owned by private equity firm Apollo, has been searching for a ceo for about six months. J. Per Brodin, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Claire’s, said of the company’s ceo search, “That search is being conducted by the board of directors. Two weeks ago, on our conference call, we said there was no further comment on the search.”
Fielding was president of Disney Stores Worldwide. He announced his resignation on Monday and takes up his new position on June 18th.
Claire’s specializes in selling accessories and jewelry targeting girls and women ages 3 to 27.