Baker, Head of Ross' dd's Discounts, Departs
January 29, 2015,
DUBLIN, Calif.-Doug Baker, president and chief merchandising officer of Ross Stores's dd's Discounts unit, is leaving the company.
Neither a Ross statement nor a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission gave a reason for Baker's departure. The statement said the senior merchandising executives at dd's Discounts will report to Michael Balmuth, executive chairman of Ross, while the company conducts a search for a successor.
Baker, who (according to an executive biography from Reuters) had been with Ross since 1995, became dd's Discounts president in 2011. "Doug has made numerous contributions over the years as a merchandising executive at both Ross Dress for Less and dd's Discounts," Balmuth said.