October 4, 2011, 10:30 AM

Lands’ End promotes two top executives

Tim Martin will oversee financial planning, while Chris Kolbe will lead brand strategy.

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Tim Martin

Lands’ End has filled two top positions, the latest in a series of management changes in recent months at the apparel and home furnishings retailer.

Lands’ End, a unit of Sears Holdings Corp., No. 7 in Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide, has appointed Chris Kolbe as brand president. Kolbe will oversee merchandising, design, brand marketing, public relations and creative services. He most recently was chief merchandising and design officer for Lands’ End.

Tim Martin is the new chief financing and operating officer, giving him responsibility for financial planning and inventory management for the brand's global business. He most recently worked as senior vice president and chief financial officer for the retailer.

Both Martin and Kolbe report to CEO Edgar Huber, who was hired in August.

"These appointments bring real strength to our team and uniquely position us to grow the company in new directions," Huber says. "Both Tim and Chris bring a significant amount of experience to these roles, and I look forward to working with them to deliver on our commitment to provide our customers with the quality, value and service our brand has long been known for."

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