April 10, 2023 | 10:30 AM ET
Molly Langenstein, Chief Executive Officer and President, Chico’s FAS, Inc.
Molly Langenstein is Chief Executive Officer and President of Chico’s FAS, Inc., and has been a director since 2020. She joined the Company in August 2019 as the Company’s President, Apparel Group and transitioned to the role of CEO and President on June 24, 2020. Before joining the Company, she served as General Business Manager, Ready-to-Wear at Macy’s, Inc. (“Macy’s”) from 2017 to 2019. Prior to that, she served as Chief Private Brands Officer of Macy’s and Bloomingdale's from 2015 to 2017. Prior to that role, Ms. Langenstein served as Executive Vice President of Private Brands for Men’s and Children’s Wear at Macy’s Private Brands from 2013 to 2014. In 2012, she was named Executive Vice President, Group Merchandise Manager of Millennial at Macy’s. Earlier, her career at Macy’s included assignments as General Merchandise Manager for Men’s and Kids at Macy’s Florida (Miami), for Millennial at Macy’s West (San Francisco) and for Ready-to-Wear at Macy’s North (Minneapolis). She began her work in the apparel retail industry as a buyer at Burdines. Ms. Langenstein received her Bachelor of Science degree in fashion merchandising and also has served on the Kent State University Advisory Board since 2017.Ms. Langenstein is a 30-year retail industry veteran with a proven track record of building multiple successful brands. She is an experienced strategist, manager and merchant with a record of success revitalizing sales and profitability in the retail fashion industry.
PJ Guido, Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer, Chico's FAS, Inc.
Patrick J. Guido (“PJ”) is Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer of Chico's FAS, Inc. Prior to joining the Company in September 2021, PJ was Chief Financial Officer of Asbury Automotive, one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States. Prior to Asbury, he worked with lululemon athletica inc., a multinational designer, distributor, and retailer of healthy lifestyle inspired athletic apparel and accessories, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Guido also spent seven years at VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories with a portfolio of brands that included The North Face, Vans and Timberland. During his tenure at VF Corporation, he served as Treasurer and Vice President of Corporate Development, managing capital allocation strategies, mitigating global financial risk, and executing on multiple strategic initiatives for the company. Mr. Guido has also served in key financial roles within Treasury, Financial Planning and Operations at The Home Depot, Inc. and Saks Incorporated. Mr. Guido received his MBA from Vanderbilt University, and holds a BS from Georgetown University.
Dana Telsey, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Research Officer, TAG
Dana Telsey is the CEO and Chief Research Officer of Telsey Advisory Group (TAG). TAG’s research team covers U.S. and international companies across all market caps in the following sectors: apparel manufacturers, children’s and teen retailers, consumer electronics retailers, cosmetics, department stores, discounters, footwear, home furnishings retailers, home improvement retailers, internet, luxury goods, office supply retailers, off-price retailers, restaurants, specialty apparel retailers, sporting goods retailers, and supermarkets. Founded in 2006, TAG has grown to be a leading equity research, trade execution, investment banking and consulting firm, focusing on the consumer space. TAG is also certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise by several states, cities, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and numerous plan sponsors across the country. In 2015, Ms. Telsey also formed Telsey Consumer Fund Management LP, an asset management firm that manages a long/short hedge fund investing in consumer-based companies.Ms. Telsey has followed over 100 companies during her 31-year career and is the only U.S. based analyst to provide complete analysis of the European luxury goods sector. From 1994 to 2006, she was at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. covering the retail sector as a Senior Managing Director. Prior to working at Bear Stearns, Ms. Telsey was the Retail Analyst at C.J. Lawrence and Vice President of the Baron Asset Fund at Baron Capital, Inc.In 2020, Dana was recognized for her leadership in Finance by Barron’s, on their inaugural 2020 list of 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance. In 2018, Ms. Telsey was elected to the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) Board of Trustees for an initial three year term. In 2016, Ms. Telsey won the Thomson Reuters award for “Number 1 Stock Picker for Multiline Retail”. In 2015, Ms. Telsey was selected, “from hundreds of nominees by the National Retail Federation (NRF) executive judging panel of top industry CEOs”, as one of the 24 winners of The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. In 2014, Ms. Telsey was honored with the designation of Woman- Owned Brokerage of the Year by Traders Magazine for successfully growing her firm by developing and delivering top-notch research and trading tools. In 2011, Traders Magazine awarded her as Entrepreneur of the Year. Ms. Telsey is a thirteen-year member of Institutional Investor magazine’s “All-America Research Team” where she was ranked the Number One Specialty Stores analyst for seven consecutive years through 2005.Ms. Telsey is a regular guest analyst on both CNN and CNBC and has appeared as a special guest on such programs as Bloomberg Radio, World News Tonight - ABC News, Good Morning America, The NBC Evening News, The Today Show, BNN, and BBC amongst many others.Ms. Telsey graduated from Hobart-William Smith Colleges with a B.A. degree in History and Spanish and received her M.B.A from Fordham University.