Long time Neiman Marcus veteran Jim Gold is taking over the chief executive role at luxury retailer Moda Operandi, which specializes in selling right off the runway looks.
He will serve as the interim CEO in place of Ganesh Srivats, who was appointed to the role more than two years ago.
Gold brings 28 years of experience working with Neiman Marcus as the company’s president and chief merchandising office. He left his role at the Dallas-based luxury retailer in March 2019 but was bound by a non-compete agreement that expired in July last year. The terms of the agreement required Gold to not pursue any opportunities with some of the company’s key competitors, including Amazon, Farfetch, YOOX Net-a-Porter Group, Saks Fifth Avenue Nordstrom and Matches Fashion.
It remains unclear whether Gold is being considered for the chief executive position in a permanent capacity, Dallas Morning News reported.
“I am grateful to Ganesh for his contributions to our business and for leading our incredibly talented and dedicated team through these turbulent times,” said Lauren Santa Domingo, chief brand officer and co-founder of Moda Operandi.
Santa Domingo, a former Vogue editor, co-founded the company in 2010 after noticing a gap in what consumers were seeing on the runways and what they were being offered in the store. Her platform allows shoppers to place orders directly from designers after a runway show.
“I’ve long admired Moda Operandi’s impressive client following and very much look forward to working with Lauren and her team as interim CEO,” Gold said in statement.