American Apparel Names Chief Information Officer
American Apparel, Los Angeles, announced another leadership appointment last week.
Brian McHale has been named its senior vice president and chief information officer. He will oversee information technology and computer systems in addition to leading the development and expansion of the company's retail digital capabilities with Thoryn Stephens, who was appointed chief digital officer in March.
"As we continue to implement our multi-year turnaround, Brian will be an important asset to the company," said Paula Schneider, CEO of American Apparel. "Brian brings deep experience in his area of expertise, which will undoubtedly have a significant and positive impact on American Apparel."
Cynthia Erland also joined the company as senior vice president of marketing in March, while Schneider stepped into her role in January after founder Dov Charney was ousted as CEO, and Hassan Natha, American Apparel's chief financial officer, replaced John Luttrell, who resigned in the fall. The board of directors also received an overhaul last year.
McHale has more than 25 years of experience developing IT governance, business intelligence and big data solutions for companies, such as DirecTV and Verizon. He has transformed those companies to cloud-based infrastructures, driving efficiencies and cost savings.
McHale stepped into his new role April 13, and reports to Natha.
For more information, www.americanapparel.net.