bebe stores Names Interim CEO as Steve Birkhold Resigns
Apparel retailer bebe announced Thursday that CEO Steve Birkhold has resigned, effective today. Birkhold will be succeeded by Jim Wiggett, currently CEO of Jackson Hole Group, as interim CEO. The company noted that it will commence a search for a permanent CEO. "On behalf of the board of directors, we're excited to welcome Jim to the team. Jim is a highly accomplished executive, with proven leadership capabilities, retail and merchandising expertise, and a wealth of strategic business knowledge, and we look forward to his insights into the strategic direction of the company," bebe Chairman Manny Mashouf said in a statement.