US-based intimate apparel brand Spanx has confirmed its CEO, Laurie Ann Goldman, is leaving the company.

A spokesperson for the firm told just-style Goldman is leaving "by mutual agreement" with founder Sara Blakely.

Gregg Ribatt, former president & CEO of Collective Brands Performance & Lifestlye Group and Stuart Weitzman, a member of the Spanx advisory board, have been named interim CEO.

Ribatt will assist in the search for a new chief executive, the spokesperson said.

Formerly a Coca-Cola executive where she was head of the world-wide licensing division, Goldman joined Spanx as CEO in 2002.