Table: Who's Running This Show?
Kmart CEO Chuck Conaway brought in a raft of outsiders but produced little to show for it. Among the miscues:
NAME & TITLE DESCRIPTION DEPARTURE
MARK S. SCHWARTZ, A Wal-Mart vet, he became pres- He left 10 months 40, PRESIDENT AND ident in March, 2001. Insiders later. COO blamed him for the pricing debacle.
BRENT WILLIS, 40, The flamboyant and outspoken He lasted fewer than CHIEF MARKETING former Coke executive five months, leaving OFFICER launched a new BlueLight brand. last May.
JEFFREY BOYER, 43, The straitlaced former Sears His exit on Nov. 9, CHIEF FINANCIAL exec clashed with Schwartz, six months after OFFICER insiders say. arriving, rattled investors.
RANDY ALLEN, 55, A former mentor to Conaway at Retires this spring. CHIEF INFORMATION Deloitte & Touche, she came in to She had been reas- OFFICER update Kmart technology. signed as chief diversity officer.