Known as a strategic leader, transformational brand architect and a catalyst for growth, Donna brings extensive corporate marketing and customer experience expertise to broaden Haygain's reach and impact.
Until recently President and Chief Customer Officer of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR), a US$ 1.5 billion home decor retailer, Donna is currently Chair of fashion retailer Matilda Jane Clothing. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Dover Saddlery, Inc., the world’s largest omni-channel equine retailer, and a Non-Executive Director of Sundance Catalog LLC, a premium lifestyle retailer founded by actor and director Robert Redford.
Prior to Pier 1 Imports, Donna was a member of the Executive Committee of US$ 2.1 billion specialty retailer Chico's FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) and President of its White House/Black Market omni-channel fashion business. At White House/Black Market she grew revenues from US$ 400 million to US$ 900 million during her 7-year tenure.
Previously, Donna was President of Ann Taylor Stores Corp.’s US$1 billion Loft division. While running Loft, she was an early pioneer of a customer centric culture driving product localization and segmented marketing.
Donna is Founding Board Chair of Dress For Success’s South West Florida chapter and the namesake of the Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Donna Noce Colaco Going Beyond Award, which is given to volunteers who use their personal experiences with breast cancer to help others.
Donna is an accomplished amateur equestrian, giving her a unique perspective from which to understand and project Haygain's benefits, along with insights regarding horse owners' interests, preferences and buying habits.