Ms. Vecchio has served as our Group President and Chief Merchandising Officer since July 2021. Prior to her promotion to this role, Ms. Vecchio served as our President and Chief Merchandising Officer since April 2019. From January 2017 through April 2019, Ms. Vecchio served as our Chief Merchandising Officer/Principal. From the commencement of her employment with us in May 2015 through January 2017, Ms. Vecchio served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. From January 2014 to May 2015, Ms. Vecchio provided consulting services to our merchandising organization. From 1997 to June 2011, Ms. Vecchio held various positions in the merchandising organization of Ross Stores, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Merchandising—Mens/Kids from December 2009 through June 2011 and as Senior Vice President/GMM from February 2005 through December 2009 with various areas of responsibilities including Mens, Kids, Shoes, Lingerie and Hosiery. From 1988 through 1997, Ms. Vecchio held various positions in the merchandising organization of Macy’s.
Mr. Marquette has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since October 2021. Before joining Burlington, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ross Stores, Inc. from March 2021 through his resignation in July 2021. Prior to that, he was Ross Stores’ Group Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2019 to 2021, Group Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer from 2018 to 2019, and Senior Vice President, Finance from 2017 to 2018. He was also Senior Vice President, Store Operations from 2015 to 2017, Group Vice President, Store Operations from 2013 to 2015, and Vice President, Store Operations Finance from 2009 to 2013. Prior to joining Ross in 2008 as Director, Strategic Planning, Mr. Marquette held various consulting and management roles over a 12-year period with Bain & Company, Carter’s Inc., and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Allison joined Burlington as our Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer in April 2021. Before joining Burlington, Mr. Allison operated Allison Consulting Services, LLC, a firm that he founded in 2018 to provide talent management, coaching, compensation, benefits, and organizational design consulting services. Prior to that role, Mr. Allison served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Office Depot from March 2017 through October 2017. Mr. Allison served as Office Depot’s Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer from December 2013 through March 2017 and served as their Executive Vice President, Human Resources from July 2011 until December 2013. Mr. Allison joined Office Depot in September 2006 as Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to joining Office Depot, Mr. Allison served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Victoria’s Secret Direct from February 2001 to September 2005. Prior to Victoria’s Secret, Mr. Allison was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Bank One, and Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources for National City Bank.
Mr. Crimmins became our Chief Financial Officer in October 2019 after serving in that capacity on an interim basis since September 2019. Prior to this role, Mr. Crimmins was our Executive Vice President, Finance. Mr. Crimmins first came to Burlington in 2011 as our Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Burlington, he worked at Timberland from 2002 to 2009. Mr. Crimmins initially served as their Chief Accounting Officer until 2007 when he became their Chief Financial Officer. Prior to 2002, Mr. Crimmins served in various financial management positions including several years at Reed Business Information.