Corporate Governance - Biography


Marla A. Ryan

Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Marla A. Ryan has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Destination Maternity Corporation since May 30, 2018 and May 23, 2018 respectively. Ms. Ryan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lola Advisors LLC. Prior to founding Lola Advisors LLC, Ms. Ryan was employed by Lands’ End from 2009 through 2017, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Retail. In this role, Ms. Ryan managed the Retail business unit, including Lands’ End shops at Sears, retail and outlet stores, and served as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Ryan held various senior positions at Lands’ End, including Senior Vice President of Global Omni-Merchandising and Vice President of Retail. From 2002 to 2009, Ms. Ryan served in various senior positions at J.Crew, including Vice President of Crewcuts, J.Crew’s children’s apparel division. Prior to that, she served in various merchandising and management roles at Brooks Brothers, American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch and The Gap, Inc. Ms. Ryan has over 25 years of comprehensive functional and executive experience across e-commerce and retail, brand launch and strategy, merchandising, digital marketing, inventory management, real estate and store operations.