Steve’s breakdown: So Restoration Hardware is now RH. Can they do that? Has Macy’s been alerted? Will there be fisticuffs on 34th Street?
Anyway, they now have a 23 year vet from William Sonoma now in charge of “Business Development” and we suspect they’ll be taking a look at marketing in a big way.
CORTE MADERA, CA: The company formerly known as Restoration Hardware has added a longtime Williams-Sonoma executive to its executive team.
RH announced the appointment of Sandra Stangl as president of new business development. In the position, she will lead the development of future new business and growth strategies that will leverage RH’s proprietary multichannel platform.
Stangl joins RH after a 23-year career at Williams-Sonoma, where she ascended through the ranks of the company’s Pottery Barn division and played important roles in leading the conceptualization and development of the Pottery Barn Kids and Teen brands. In 2008, she was named president of Pottery Barn. Stangl resigned from Williams-Sonoma in March 2017.
“I’ve had the pleasure of previously working with Sandra for seven years, and have remained an admirer of her work leading the development and growth of the Pottery Barn collection of brands to nearly $3 billion as its President,” said Gary Friedman, chairman and CEO, RH.
Commented Stangl: “I’m thrilled to join the RH team, who I believe is reimagining and redefining the retail experience. I couldn’t be more excited to be contributing towards the continued growth of this dynamic company.”