Tuesday Morning taps home furnishings retail exec as evp, gmm
April 22, 2014,
Dallas – Upscale home goods closeout retailer Tuesday Morning Corporation has named Melissa Phillips the company’s new executive vice president and general merchandise manager, effective immediately.
She reports to Michael Rouleau, ceo.
Prior to that, Phillips served as senior vice president for Smith & Hawken, where she managed the merchandising and planning teams for the store and e-commerce strategy. In addition, she was responsible for managing the licensed brand Smith & Hawken brand in 1,500 Target stores.
Phillips began her career at Wal-Mart stores in 1998, and during a nearly 10-year tenure assumed positions of increasing responsibility. This included divisional merchandise manager for outdoor living. Earlier at Wal-Mart, she also served as a senior buyer in home textiles.
"Much of Tuesday Morning's turnaround is based on having a constantly changing assortment of great quality home and home-related merchandise at an outstanding value. Melissa's outstanding vendor relationships, strong buying experience and proven leadership capabilities are ideally suited to executing our merchandising strategies, and we are delighted to welcome her to the senior leadership team," said Rouleau.
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