US fashion retailer Express Inc has promoted Matthew C Moellering to the position of chief operating officer and named D Paul Dascoli as chief financial officer. 

Moellering was previously chief administration officer and chief financial officer at the chain, which operates over 600 stores. Prior to joining Express in 2006 he held various financial positions with Limited Brands and Procter & Gamble. 

"Throughout his tenure at Express, Matt has made significant contributions to the success and growth of our business, including leading the company through our IPO in May 2010," said president and CEO Michael Weiss. 

"As chief operating officer, Matt's notable experience and perspective will enhance his oversight of the day-to-day operations of the business and allow him to focus more time on continuing to advance our four pillars of growth, particularly all of the operational requirements needed for international expansion."

Dascoli, meanwhile, most recently served as chief financial officer for VF Jeanswear Limited Partnership, a division of VF Corporation, where he helped grow the Wrangler and Lee brands in North and South America. He will report to Moellering.