Stonewall Kitchen announced the hiring of Carrie McDermott as its new chief executive officer. McDermott is just the third CEO in the company’s 32-year history, taking over for John Stiker, who has been in the role since 2014. Stiker will continue as a consultant to the business during his retirement.
Before joining Stonewall Kitchen, McDermott served as CEO of PetPeople, an independent retailer focused on high quality, natural pet food and supplies. Prior to that, McDermott was president of Sally Beauty, where she led an overall business transformation resulting in new product lines, a customer loyalty program, and a new ecommerce platform. She also served nine years in roles of increasing responsibility with Designer Shoe Warehouse, Inc., finishing as the chief operating officer where she led the company’s operations, ecommerce, marketing, and customer experience.
In addition to McDermott’s hiring, Stonewall Kitchen announced four internal C-suite promotions. Steve Barone, former vice president of manufacturing has been promoted to chief operating officer; Corey Fogarty, former vice president of merchandising has been promoted to chief merchandising officer; Kathy Gilbert, former vice president of national sales has been promoted to chief sales officer; and Janine Somers, former Vice president of marketing and direct-to-consumer sales has been promoted to chief marketing officer.