Ross Stores Inc. has announced operational leadership changes that the company believes will continue to drive the successful execution of its off-price strategies and maximize management’s ability to deliver ongoing increases in shareholder value.

Effective August 16, 2019:

  • Michael Hartshorn, 51, is being named Group President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Barbara Rentler. In his new role, Mr. Hartshorn will be adding Strategy, Marketing, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Stores, and Technology to his current responsibilities.
  • Michael Kobayashi, 55, is being promoted to President, Operations and Technology and will report to Mr. Hartshorn. Mr. Kobayashi will be adding the Stores organization to his current responsibilities.
  • Gary Cribb, 55, is being promoted to Senior Group Executive Vice President, Stores and Loss Prevention. Mr. Cribb will report to Mr. Kobayashi.
  • Travis Marquette, 48, is being promoted to Group Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Marquette will continue to report to Mr. Hartshorn and will be responsible for the entire Finance organization, adding Tax and Investor Relations to his existing management responsibility for Accounting, Treasury, Financial Planning, and Strategic Sourcing.

In commenting, Chief Executive Officer Barbara Rentler said, “We are very pleased to announce the promotions of these proven executives. Our strong bench of long-tenured and highly skilled senior management talent has enabled us to put in place an outstanding operational leadership structure to support the long-term needs of our business.”

Rentler continued, “Our actions today recognize the significant accomplishments of these individuals while also demonstrating our ongoing confidence that their business acumen and management expertise will continue to help drive profitable growth for the Company over the coming years.”