Ross Stores has announced that Bernie Brautigan, the president of merchandising of Ross Dress for Less since 2016, is leaving the company. Senior merchant executives under his areas of responsibility will now report to chief executive officer Barbara Rentler.
Brautigan was named president of merchandising at Ross Stores in March 2016 after serving as group EVP since 2014. Prior to joining Ross, he spent 20 years in various merchandising positions at Macy’s East.
“Bernie has made numerous valuable contributions over his 16-year career as a merchandising executive at Ross Dress for Less. We thank him and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Rentler.
“We have a very talented and long-tenured team of senior merchandising leaders directing a large organization of more than 800 buyers,” added Rentler. “The strength of our merchant team enables us to source the best bargains in the marketplace, which gives us confidence in our prospects for continued profitable growth and market share gains.”