Omni Retail Enterprises Appoints New CEO

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Omni Retail Enterprises, a newly formed U.S.-based operator of several digital lifestyle and apparel brands, has announced the appointment of Sharon Leite as its new Chief Executive Officer. Leite, a seasoned retail industry veteran, will lead Omni’s portfolio of brands, including DressBarn and, as well as the intellectual property of luxury fashion brand Ralph & Russo and Modell’s Sporting Goods.

With over 25 years of experience in leading consumer and retail businesses across various industries—ranging from apparel and consumer-packaged goods to health and wellness and home—Leite brings a wealth of expertise to Omni. She joins Omni from Ideal Image, where she served as CEO and spearheaded a transformation and brand-growth strategy in the aesthetics, beauty, and wellness categories. Prior to Ideal Image, she was the CEO of The Vitamin Shoppe.

Earlier in her career, Leite held executive leadership roles at Godiva Chocolatier, Pier 1 Imports, Bath & Body Works, Gap Inc., and The Walt Disney Company. She currently serves on the boards of Lovesac and The M. J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.

“We are thrilled Sharon will bring her tremendous passion for the consumer, depth of digital and retail experience, commitment to building a winning team, and a proven track record of developing consumer brands to the newly formed Omni Retail Enterprises. Her unique background and experience make her the perfect choice as CEO for Omni at this critical time,” said Raj Gupta, executive chair of Omni Retail Enterprises.

Omni was officially formed last month as a “global e-commerce company composed of lifestyle brands focused on elevating the shopping experience,” according to a press release.

“Omni’s brands are trusted by millions of consumers and have an incredible legacy. I am honoured to join Omni at this pivotal time. We have a remarkable opportunity to accelerate growth by expanding into new channels and categories to make these iconic brands more accessible to consumers, while honouring their heritage,” said Leite.

“I’m excited to lead these brands into a new era. The leadership team, which we are in the process of building, and ownership are committed to providing the expertise and resources needed so each brand can reach its potential.”

For more information, visit Omni Retail Enterprises’ website.