Upscale department store retailer Neiman Marcus has appointed former Wolverine Worldwide CFO Donald Grimes as its finance chief and COO.

Effective from 15 June, Grimes succeeds Jim Skinner, who will continue to be part of the company’s management team in the newly created role of vice chairman.

Grimes joins Neiman Marcus from Wolverine Worldwide where he was CFO and treasurer for the global branded footwear and apparel corporation. Prior to Wolverine, he held leadership and executive level positions at Keystone Automotive Operations and Brown-Forman Corporation.

"Don is an excellent choice to serve as our new chief operating officer and chief financial officer," said CEO Karen Katz. "He brings impressive and extensive leadership experience in operations, strategy and corporate finance, including M&A and international. Along with his vast experience, keen intelligence and ability to produce results, Don brings a balance of pragmatism and creativity - essential qualities for transforming our business and envisioning its future. He will be a great addition and complement to an already accomplished NMG management team."