WHO WE ARE


JANE ELFERS | President & Chief Executive Officer

Jane Elfers joined The Children’s Place as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2010. Jane has delivered several years of industry-leading shareholder returns through attracting best-in-class talent across the company, a relentless focus on product, a complete overhaul of the company’s systems, expansion into multiple international markets, the introduction of a digital and brick-and-mortar wholesale strategy, and the development of a multi-pronged strategic digital transformation of The Children’s Place brand. Jane is a 34-year retail veteran and a turnaround expert. She previously served as President and CEO of Lord & Taylor, during which time she transformed the ailing brand, saving it from extinction. Jane began her retail career at Macy’s and is a graduate of Bucknell University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and currently serves on their Board of Trustees.


JANE ELFERS

President &
Chief Executive Officer

Xổ số FuanJane Elfers joined The Children’s Place as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2010. Jane has delivered several years of industry-leading shareholder returns through attracting best-in-class talent across the company, a relentless focus on product, a complete overhaul of the company’s systems, expansion into multiple international markets, the introduction of a digital and brick-and-mortar wholesale strategy, and the development of a multi-pronged strategic digital transformation of The Children’s Place brand. Jane is a 34-year retail veteran and a turnaround expert. She previously served as President and CEO of Lord & Taylor, during which time she transformed the ailing brand, saving it from extinction. Jane began her retail career at Macy’s and is a graduate of Bucknell University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and currently serves on their Board of Trustees.

LEAH SWAN | Chief Operating Officer

Xổ số FuanLeah Swan has consistently expanded her portfolio of work since joining The Children’s Place in 2016. As the company’s Chief Operating Officer, she oversees Human Resources, Information Technology, Store Operations, Store Development and Enterprise Transformation & Risk. Leah brings over 25 years’ experience in the retail industry, holding Senior Vice President roles at Ross Stores and Gap Inc., and earlier in her career working for Williams Sonoma and The Walt Disney Company. Leah earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Canberra of Australia.

MIKE SCARPA | Chief Financial Officer

Xổ số FuanMike Scarpa joined The Children’s Place in 2012. He brings more than 35 years of financial and operational management experience. Prior to joining The Children's Place, Mike was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of The Talbots, Inc. Previously, he spent 25 years with Liz Claiborne, Inc., where he held positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in his appointment as Chief Operating Officer. Mike began his career in financial positions with Maidenform, Inc., and Krementz and Company. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Rutgers University and is accredited as a Certified Public Accountant.

THOMAS DITRANI | Group Vice President, Store Development

Xổ số FuanThomas DiTrani joined The Children’s Place in 2014 as a Real Estate Portfolio Manager and has continuously expanded his scope during his tenure. As Group Vice President, Store Development, he leads all aspects of the real estate process, as well as managing facilities in company-owned stores and corporate locations. Prior to joining The Children’s Place, Tom held roles at Lester M. Entin Associates and State Farm Insurance. Tom earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Rutgers University.

BRAD COST | Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Brad Cost joined The Children's Place in 2010. As General Counsel, Brad oversees all legal matters associated with being a publicly-traded and internationally franchised retail business. Prior to joining The Children’s Place, he was with Bachelder Law Offices, where he was a Partner representing numerous public and private companies in corporate governance, securities, mergers & acquisitions, and senior executive matters. Brad earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from Northwestern University.

JENNIFER GROVES | Senior Vice President, Design & Brand Creative

Jennifer Groves joined The Children's Place in 2014. She leads global product design as well as the creative direction for the brand. Her 25 years of creative design experience determines the brand’s seasonal color, concept, and overall aesthetic. Prior to joining The Children’s Place, she held Senior Vice President roles at Aeropostale and Gap Kids & Baby. She also held design roles of increasing responsibility at Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess and Bebe Stores. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design.

ROBERT HELM | Senior Vice President, Finance & Inventory Management

Robert Helm joined The Children’s Place in 2016 as Vice President and Controller. During his tenure, he has assumed roles of increasing responsibility. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing the Company’s Financial Planning and Analysis, Financial Reporting, Accounting, Treasury, Procurement, and Inventory Management functions. Before joining The Children’s Place, Robert spent over 10 years holding finance leadership roles at prominent retailers including Ralph Lauren, Rag & Bone, and FreshDirect. Robert began his career in public accounting and auditing, including KPMG LLP within the NY metro audit practice. Robert holds his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Ramapo College and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from William Paterson University of New Jersey.

RAJAT JAIN | Chief Technology Officer

Xổ số FuanRajat joined The Children’s Place in 2017 as Head of Digital and Store Technology. In this role, he created a strong technology team focused on product engineering and practicing agile delivery methodology. In 2019 he was promoted to lead all of IT and is responsible for defining and implementing a multi-year IT strategy, managing information security and IT risk, and providing business support services. Rajat brings a wealth of experience across multiple retail organizations gained in his prior position as the Retail Technology Leader at SapientRazorfish. Prior to that he worked in information security at SafeNet Inc. and telecommunications at Hughes Software Systems. Rajat holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Masters of Business Administration in Information Systems.

CLAUDIA LIMA-GUINEHUT | Senior Vice President, Global Merchandising

Claudia joined The Children’s Place in 2014. In her role leading Global Merchandising & Strategic Partnerships, Claudia is responsible for creating and delivering successful product strategies for our brands across all channels of distribution, as well as leading operations for our Wholesale and International Franchise businesses. Prior to joining The Children’s Place, she served as Director of International Merchandising for Destination Maternity and held roles during her 20-year career at Zara, Camuto Group, Ralph Lauren and Fifth & Pacific Companies. Claudia earned her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from New York University and her SIPA Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

GREGORY POOLE | Chief Supply Chain Officer

Xổ số FuanGregory Poole joined The Children's Place in 2012. As Chief Supply Chain Officer, he is responsible for developing strategic partnerships with vendors around the world to manufacture superior product at a competitive price point, and for global logistics & distribution. Gregory’s 30-year career includes serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Talbots and prior to that, as Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer at Ann Taylor Stores. He also spent over 12 years with Gap, Inc., and served in sourcing and manufacturing roles of increasing responsibility for Esprit de Corp., The North Face, Inc., American Marketing Works, Inc., and Body Glove, Inc.

MAEGAN MARKEE | Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing

Maegan Markee joined The Children’s Place in 2010 and has assumed roles of increasing responsibility across multiple functions, leading to her current role as Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing. Under Maegan’s leadership, the team is responsible for our personalization, email, SMS, loyalty and gift card programs, as well as site management and social and brand engagement strategies for both The Children’s Place and Gymboree. Maegan earned her Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing from Quinnipiac University.