Ms. Kahng has been a member of the Gymboree Group’s Board of Directors since 2017, but recently came on board as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. She also advises PE, VC, and hedge funds on retail, footwear, apparel, and activewear companies and serves as an advisor and mentor to multiple startups. Ms. Kahng is a proven business leader, innovator, and marketing expert.
Ms. Kahng has been a Board Director for OMsignal, a leading smart apparel company, and acted as their Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to OMsignal she was CEO/President of Lucy Activewear, where she introduced numerous strategic, product, and marketing innovations and turned around the business in record time. Ms. Kahng was formerly one of the few female senior executives at Nike, where she held various executive positions including Global Director of Women’s Training and Global GM of Cycling. She previously served as Managing Director at Scient, an Internet business builder, and as Partner at Kurt Salmon Associates. Ms. Kahng started her career as a Research Scientist for Kraft General Foods. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University in Food Science/Chemistry, and an MBA in Finance & Marketing from the Wharton School.
Mr. Kimmins joined Gymboree Group, Inc. in February of 2018. He brings to Gymboree more than 35 years of financial leadership experience, expertise, and a deep knowledge of the apparel and retail industry. Mr. Kimmins’ accomplishments and experience span not only finance and accounting, but also global retailing, risk management, and real estate.
Mr. Kimmins previously served as CFO and Treasurer at Tailored Brands, Inc. Prior to Tailored Brands, Inc., he held the position of Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations at LF USA Inc., Treasure and Executive Vice President of Toys “R” Us, Inc., and started his career with Macy’s where he held various executive positions of increasing responsibility.