Tuesday Morning Names Steven Becker CEO

Succeeds Michael Rouleau, who retired in September
December 14, 2015David Gill

DALLAS-Steven R. Becker, Tuesday Morning’s chairman, has been named the specialty retailer’s CEO, effective immediately.

Becker has served as chairman since 2012 and led Tuesday Morning’s office of the chairman since Sept. 28. He succeeds Michael Rouleau, who retired at the end of September and has been serving as a consultant since then. Terry Burman, lead independent director, has become chairman, and Becker remains on the Tuesday Morning board.

“Steve has been directly involved with every facet of Tuesday Morning’s revitalization efforts, including knowledge of our people, a deep understanding of the business and a determination to execute on critical operational initiatives,” Burman said. “His passionate belief in the Tuesday Morning brand—together with his productive, engaged tenure as board chair and head of the office of the chairman—gives us further confidence in his ability to deliver sustained growth moving forward.”

“Since joining the board more than three years ago, my conviction in the Tuesday Morning story, our core strengths and overall potential has only increased,” Becker said. “But there is considerable work still to be done. We must make purposeful and expedited progress towards becoming a far more productive, competitive and profitable retailer.”

Until recently, Becker was partner and co-founder of Becker Drapkin, L.P., a Dallas-based investment firm with interests in the retail sector. He also served as a board director of Hot Topic, the fashion retailer.

David GillDavid Gill | Senior Editor
dgill@hfnmag.com

David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.

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