Payless ShoeSource, Inc. announced in a filing with the SEC that EVP and COO William E. May resigned from the company for personal reasons. May started working with Payless on April 23, just over one month ago, after serving in the same role for Tween Brands.
From 2004 to 2007, May served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Tween Brands. From 2002 to 2003, he was senior vice president, operations, for $12 billion Fleming Companies, Inc., and president and chief executive officer for Fleming's Wholesale Grocery Division. From 1999 to 2002, May served as vice president, Gap global distribution, and from 1996 to 1998, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer and vice president, marketing, procurement and MIS for Nash Finch Company. From 1988 to 1996, he was with Spartan Stores, Inc. serving in operational leadership roles for the $2.5 billion wholesale food distributor and prior to that served in roles at Rayovac, Certified Grocers, General Motors Corporation, and Bache Halsey Stuart Shields, where he started his career as an investment analyst and stockbroker. May received a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.