Kathy Kimple is the chief retail officer at FitForCommerce, where she leverages her 25-plus years of leadership in digital and store operations for multichannel retailers, with a focus on luxury brands.
Kathy began her career at The Children’s Place, where she worked up the ranks to divisional vice president, store operations. After that, she was at Linens N Things for almost 20 years, ending her time there as corporate vice president of marketing, e-commerce and product development. She was accountable for the success of all internet merchandising, operations and gift registry programs and initiated and implemented many omnichannel projects. She then went on to become vice president of e-commerce at Dick’s Sporting Goods, where she had complete P+L responsibility for its e-commerce business.
Prior to joining FitForCommerce, Kathy was executive vice president of e-commerce and registry at XO Group (including TheKnot.com), where she had complete responsibility for the e-commerce business (10 sites) and its successful registry business.
Kathy’s FitForCommerce work has included mobile commerce strategy, technology selection and organizational design at clients such as Aden & Anais, Alexander Wang, Arena Swimwear, Ascena Retail, Calvin Klein, Cleaner’s Supply, David’s Bridal, Gallup, Gucci, GameStop, HDS Global, Kenneth Cole, MasterCard Advisors, Perry Ellis, Rachel Roy, Revman/Kaltex, Lonely Planet, Our Campus Market, Orchard Mile, RevZilla MotorSports, Stein Mart, Steve Madden, Thoroughbred Diesel, and many more.