Lizanne Kindler

The Talbots, Inc.

Lizanne Kindler is CEO of Talbots, an omni-channel retailer of women’s apparel, shoes and accessories that was established in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1947. She returned to Talbots as president in August of 2012 when the company was purchased by private equity firm, Sycamore Partners. She was promoted to CEO nine months later. In addition, Lizanne also serves as Chair of Coldwater Creek, another Sycamore Partners portfolio company. She started her career at Ann Taylor Stores Corporation, where she spent 15 years in various leadership roles. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, and most recently, joined the Boston Federal Reserve Board of Directors. A native of Denmark, Lizanne graduated from the Copenhagen Business School with a BA in Economics.

Year appointed: 2012