NEW YORK—Saks Inc. has named Michael Burgess president of Saks Direct, reporting to EVP and chief marketing officer Denise Incandela, who has also been serving as president of Saks Direct. He starts in May.
Burgess has been EVP of the Consumer Division of FTD at United Online for the last four years. From 2006 to 2008, he was a VP and general manager of internet business for Teleflora.
Saks CEO Steve Sadove commented, “Michael is a proven leader with a terrific track record of industry-leading performance. His experience as a business operator in strategically growing online organizations makes him a great fit for this important role. He will be a strong partner to Denise Incandela and the rest of the team at Saks.”
Incandela added, “I am very pleased that Michael is joining Saks. His deep expertise in the digital space is impressive, and his strong leadership skills, particularly his experience in attracting and retaining exceptional associates and building high performance cultures, will make him an ideal president of Saks Direct.”
Saks Inc. operates 45 Saks Fifth Avenue stores, 61 Saks Off Fifth stores and saks.com.