r21 Holdings, Inc. announced that Jason LaRose has been named to its Board of Directors. Mr. La Rose is President of North America of Under Armour.
In announcing Mr. LaRose joining rue21's Board of Directors, Michael Appel, Chairman of the Board said, "We are very pleased to add Jason LaRose to our outstanding group of directors. With his strong background in eCommerce, omnichannel retailing, and building communities, he will be a valuable addition as our Board works together to help strengthen, grow, and expand rue21."
Named President of North America in 2016, Mr. LaRose has also served Under Armour as Chief Revenue Officer – Digital, and SVP Global eCommerce. Before joining Under Armour, he was SVP, e-Commerce at EXPRESS and VP Multi-Channel and International Business at Sears Holdings Corporation. He began his career as an Associate Principal in the Retail and Consumer Goods Practices at McKinsey & Company. Mr. LaRose earned his MBA in General Management from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BS in Biology from the University of Michigan.
rue21, a leading teen specialty retailer, believes that fashion plays an important role in the journey to self-discovery. Choose a style, make it your own. You're an individual, and you need fresh, feel-good pieces that let you totally own it. That's why the retailer works to make the latest trends affordable and available to anyone. Its mission is to make fashion everyone's playground. Headquartered just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, rue21 currently operates 758 stores in 45 states in shopping malls, outlets and strip centers, and on its website. For more information, visit www.rue21.com. The freedom to be you is rue!