Gordmans Names Geoffrey Ayoub Senior Vice President of Planning, Allocation and Analysis

Gordmans Names Geoffrey Ayoub Senior Vice President of Planning, Allocation and 
OMAHA, NE -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 --  Gordmans, Inc. (NASDAQ:
GMAN), a Nebraska-based apparel and home decor retailer, has named
Geoffrey Ayoub senior vice president of planning, allocation and
Mr. Ayoub joins Gordmans from EDCON, a South African-based retailer
operating over 1,000 stores in multiple retail formats throughout
five countries with annual sales exceeding $2 billion. At EDCON, he
served as chief planning officer responsible for all aspects of
merchandise planning, allocation, replenishment and merchandise
analysis. He evaluated company capabilities and industry trends to
develop strategic initiatives that drove revenue growth, expense
savings and improved inventory management.  
"Geoff has comprehensive expertise in developing innovative
strategies and processes to achieve significant sales growth
objectives," said Jeff Gordman, president and CEO. "He is adept at
leveraging technology to optimize sales and planning and
allocation-related processes. Geoff's planning acumen will help drive
Gordmans' continued expansion in both new and existing markets." 
Prior to EDCON, Mr. Ayoub was senior vice president of business
planning and integration with Home Shopping Network, for which he led
the merchandise and show planning and new business processes. He also
held several positions with J.C. Penney, the last of which was vice
president of business process development responsible for new
business systems to support product sourcing, merchandise planning,
allocation and supply chain optimization. Prior to JCP, Mr. Ayoub
spent seven years with Limited Brands, the capstone of which was
leading the planning, reporting and analysis processes for the
Limited Stores Division.  
Mr. Ayoub earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University
of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A. degree from Texas A&M University. 
 Gordmans (NASDAQ: GMAN) features a large
selection of the latest name brands, fashions and styles at up to 60
percent off department and specialty store prices every day. The wide
range of merchandise includes apparel for all ages, accessories,
footwear, home decor, gifts, designer fragrances, fashion jewelry,
bedding and bath, accent furniture and toys. Founded in 1915,
Gordmans operates 86 stores in 48 markets and 18 states. Gordmans is
ranked No. 29 on the 2012 Forbes magazine list of America's 100 best
small-cap companies. For more information about Gordmans, visit
gordmans.com. Join the conversation on Gordmans' Facebook page and
Twitter, @gordmans. 
Michael Hammond 
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