Senior Management

Sears Hometown and Outlet Corporate Governance

Senior Management Team


William (Will) Powell
Chief Executive Officer and President

Will Powell has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company and a director since July 1, 2015. From October 2012 (when the Company was separated from Sears Holdings) until July 1, 2015 he served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to his employment with the Company he served as Sears Holdings’ Senior Vice President and President, Hometown Stores (at that time a division of Sears Holdings), positions he held from November 2008 to October 2012. From November 2007 until November 2008 Mr. Powell served as Sears Holdings’ Vice President and General Manager, Outlet Stores (at that time a division of Sears Holdings), and from January 2006 to November 2007 he served as Sears Holdings’ Divisional Vice President, Stores/Sales-Dealer Stores. He joined Sears Holdings in August 2003.

Before joining Sears Holdings, Mr. Powell was Senior Director of Supply Chain and eCommerce Fulfillment for Things Remembered, Inc. and earlier held the position of Director of Store Operations. Before joining Things Remembered, Inc., he served in a variety of leadership positions at OfficeMax, Inc. and Builder’s Square, Inc.

Mr. Powell earned a BS degree from E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, University of Richmond.



David J. Buckley, Jr
Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President, e-Commerce

David Buckley is the Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President, e-Commerce of the Company. In this capacity, Mr. Buckley is responsible for the supervision and direction of the Company’s marketing and e-Commerce operations. He reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to assuming his current role, he served as the Company’s Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to his employment with the Company he served as Divisional Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Hometown Stores (at that time a division of Sears Holdings), a position he held from August 2011 to October 2012. He joined Sears Holdings in August 2010 as part of the Senior Leadership Development program, working on several transformational projects during that time.

Before joining Sears Holdings, Mr. Buckley was Global Director of Advertising for The Associated Press. Before joining The Associated Press, he served in a variety of leadership positions in advertising at The New York Times Company.

Mr. Buckley earned his bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College and his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.



Michael Gray,
Vice President, Store Operations

Michael Gray is the Company’s Senior Vice President, Store Operations. In this capacity Mr. Gray is responsible for the supervision and direction of the Company’s retail stores and all store operations support functions. He reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to his employment with the Company, he served as Sears Holdings’ Region Vice President and Senior Vice President, Store Operations, a position he held from March 2009 to June 2011. He joined Sears Holdings in October 2003 and served in various leadership roles.

Prior to joining Sears Holdings, Mr. Gray served in a variety of leadership positions with other national retail chains including OfficeMax, Petsmart, and Things Remembered.

Mr. Gray earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Akron.



Charles J. Hansen
Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary

Charles Hansen is the Company’s Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. In this capacity Mr. Hansen is the Company’s chief legal and compliance officer and is responsible for the general supervision and direction of the Company’s Law Department. He reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Hansen served as Vice President, Chief Counsel of Sears Holdings. In that capacity he was responsible for legal services for the following business needs and functions: merchandise vendors; specialty retail formats; corporate procurement; supply chain; information and technology; privacy; advertising and marketing; online; wholesale and licensed distribution; brand development; intellectual property; franchising; social media; and social commerce.

Before joining Sears Holdings, Mr. Hansen served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Saks Incorporated, an operator of retail and department stores, from September 2003 to May 2007. From June 1987 to September 2003, he served in a variety of legal positions with Saks and its predecessors, including Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of P. A. Bergner & Co., an operator of department stores, and Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Carson Pirie Scott & Co., also an operator of department stores. From 1982 to 1987 he was an Assistant General Counsel at Baxter International and a predecessor health-care company. From 1977 to 1982 he was an Associate Attorney with Shearman & Sterling LLP, a global law firm headquartered in New York, New York.

Mr. Hansen earned a JD degree from Boston College, where he was an Editor of the Boston College Law Review, and a BA degree from the University of Kansas.



Michael (Mike) McCarthy
Chief Merchandising Officer and Vice President Merchandising and Inventory

Mike McCarthy is the Company’s Chief Merchandising Officer and Vice President Merchandising and Inventory. In this capacity, Mr. McCarthy is responsible for merchandising, assortment, and inventory strategies including product selection, assortment planning, inventory management and productivity, product presentation, visual merchandising, promotional design, product marketing, as well as vendor relationships and support. He reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. McCarthy served as the Vice President of Store Operations for Pep Boys from July 2014 to September 2015. In that capacity, he was responsible for all aspects of store operations including retail and service operations, asset protection, and fleet services. Before joining Pep Boys, Mr. McCarthy served as the Executive Vice President of Macy’s North Region from March 2011 to February 2013 leading a large regional organization with stores located in 10 states.

Before joining Macy’s Mr. McCarthy served in various capacities at Sears Holdings culminating in his role as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sears Full-Line Stores a position he held from 2007-2011. Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice President of Full-Line Store Retail Operations and Specialty Retail Formats including the Sears Hometown Stores, Sears Appliance and Hardware Stores, Sears Auto Centers, and Sears Outlet Stores. Additional positions held over his 30-year career at Sears Holdings include Vice President Merchandising, Inventory, and Marketing for the Hometown Stores, and Director Merchandise Planning and Placement for Sears Home Appliances and Electronics.

Mr. McCarthy earned his bachelor’s degree from Judson University