Retail Leaders Making Moves

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Big Y Foods named Sarah Steven as senior director of marketing to oversee all aspect of marketing for the Springfield, MA-based operator of 83 stores. She fills a position previously held by John Schnepp who retired.

Weis Markets promoted Brian Bosworth to senior director of center store merchandising and sales and Ashley Odom to director of center store merchandising. Bosworth will oversee dry grocery, general merchandise, health and beauty care, frozen, dairy, grocery, beer, wine and spirits and center store field merchandising. As director of center store merchandising, Odom will oversee day-to-day management of frozen, dairy and beer, wine and spirits.

Qurate Retail, the parent company of HSN and QVC, named Ian Bailey SVP of communications and community, reporting to Qurate president and CEO Mike George. Bailey was previously with Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Former Morgan Stanley retail equity analyst Vincent Sinisi was named SVP of investor relations at Signet Jewelers, operator of 3,200 stores under brands such as Kay Jewelers, Zales and Jared.

Software solutions provider Food-X Technologies named Holly Peck to its advisory board. She founded  Women Who Code Vancouver and currently serves as a director of creative services at Soul Machines.

The chief technology officer at Uber Technologies, Thuan Pham, will leave the company May 16, according to a regulatory filing. “As the leader of our engineering organization for the last seven years, Thuan has made important contributions that have helped make Uber into the global technology platform that it is today," said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.