People of Macy’s, Inc.
You’ll discover a great career isn’t only about where you work – it’s about who you work with.
At Macy’s, Inc., you’ll feel welcome as part of our team. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with – and learn from – smart, experienced pros who are always willing to help you excel. And willing to learn from you, as well.
Take a moment to get to know a few of our executives, managers, planners, buyers, interns and other associates. Perhaps you’ll recognize some of your own ambitions and abilities in their stories.
Chairman and President/CEO
Terry is a renowned innovator who is leading Macy’s, Inc. to a new level of success. His approach encompasses enhanced merchandise assortments, simplified pricing, improving the shopping experience and distinctive marketing. In his career at Macy’s, Inc., Terry has championed the development and marketing of highly successful private-brand merchandise programs, spearheaded efforts to “reinvent” the department store and focused on fine-tuning the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s brands.
Terry joined the company right out of the University of Arizona. By age 34, he was president of a $120 million specialty store division in Los Angeles. He left briefly to be chairman and CEO of Neiman-Marcus, but returned to head Macy’s Merchandising Group. In 1997, at age 44, Terry was promoted to be the company’s highest-ranking merchant. He became CEO at age 50 and chairman at 51.
Chief Administrative Officer
Tom is responsible for operations function and non-financial corporate functions, including credit, logistics, systems, property development, non-merchandise purchasing, human resources, corporate communications and employee relations. In addition, Tom has administrative responsibility for law and internal audit functions that report directly to the CEO.
Tom began his retailing career at Allied Stores Corporation in 1972 after graduating from Kent State University. He joined Macy’s in 1980 as vice president/controller of I. Magnin – an upscale specialty store division and owned by our company at the time. Later, Tom moved to New York as senior vice president of finance and administration at the Macy’s Merchandising Group. He then moved to Cincinnati to become senior vice president of financial services for our Lazarus department store division. Later, he returned to New York as Macy’s Merchandising Group’s president and COO before assuming his current responsibilities.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Karen M. Hoguet was elected executive vice president and chief financial officer of Macy's, Inc. in May 2005. She is responsible for all of the company's financial functions, as well as Area Research. Previously, Hoguet served as senior vice president and chief financial officer, a position she had held since 1997. Hoguet joined the company in 1982 from the Boston Consulting Group and served in a range of financial management capacities, including senior vice president for planning and treasurer of the corporation.
Chief Merchandising Officer, Macy’s
Jeff is responsible for all buying and merchandising functions for Macy's nationwide, as well as for relations with market vendor partners. He was named to this position in February 2009 upon the announcement of the new My Macy’s structure. Prior to this role, Jeff was chairman and CEO of Macy's West since February 2008 after serving as chairman of Macy's Northwest in Seattle since December 2005, and EVP and director of stores for Macy's Central in Atlanta since 2004. In 2001, Jeff was SVP/general merchandise manager at Macy's West. Jeff joined Macy's West in 1983 as an executive trainee and also has served with FAO Schwarz and Broadway stores.
Chief Merchandise Planning Officer, Macy’s
Julie is responsible for centralized merchandise planning and assortment allocations by store, as well as the district/region merchandise planning structure and function for Macy’s. She was named to this position in February 2009 upon the announcement of the new My Macy’s structure. Previously, Julie was chairman and CEO of Macy's Florida since July 2005. Prior that that, she served as senior executive vice president of the Bloomingdale's and was named its director of stores in April 1998. Julie began her retailing career in 1975 at J. W. Robinson's in Los Angeles and rose through positions of increasing responsibility in the merchandising and stores organizations. She joined Bloomingdale's in October 1993.
Chief Stores Officer, Macy’s
Peter is currently responsible for the nationwide portfolio of Macy's stores, including the My Macy's region and district organizations. Prior to this position, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Macy's Corporate Marketing and the company's Chief Marketing Officer. He was named to lead the division in May 2007. Peter was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of macys.com, a position he has held since April 2006.
Chairman and CEO, Bloomingdale’s
Michael has been chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale’s since 1991. Previously he was chairman and CEO of Giorgio Beverly Hills. Michael began his career with Abraham and Straus in Brooklyn in 1968 as an executive trainee. Starting as an assistant buyer, he held positions of increasing responsibility to become the company’s youngest merchandise vice president. In 1978, Gould was named SVP of J. W. Robinson’s in Los Angeles. Two years later he became EVP for merchandising and sales promotion. In 1981, he was promoted to chairman and CEO of J.W. Robinsons.