NEW YORK, N.Y., July 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The iconic New York-based fashion retailer Century 21 Stores, announced that Michael Kustermann, an industry innovator with a multi-disciplinary background in marketing, sales, digital and strategy, has been named Chief Marketing Officer effective immediately. 

In this role, Kustermann will have the responsibility for Century 21 Stores’ omnichannel market presence and strategy leading all marketing, creative and digital efforts, including e-commerce. He will report to Century 21 Stores Co-Chief Executive Officer Raymond Gindi and join the company’s Executive Committee.

Kustermann comes to Century 21 with a distinguished career leading marketing and digital functions, most recently at Bose Corporation as Global Chief Digital Experience Officer. Prior to Bose, Michael served as the Director of Global Innovation at Starbucks Corporation where he led the efforts to identify, create, and bring new products, services and partnerships to international markets. Michael started his career at Nestle Nespresso where, as a senior leader, he ultimately assumed multiple responsibilities for trade marketing, sales and retail development. Throughout his career Michael has implemented and led omnichannel and digital transformations and has executed brand and customer experience strategies.

 “We are very excited to have Michael join the Century 21 Stores team at such a pivotal time during our organization’s growth and expansion. He has a consistent track record of driving sales, loyalty, and marketing effectiveness through the customer-centric approach. We are confident that his expertise in the areas of innovation, customer experience and omnichannel marketing strategies will be critical to the future growth and success of Century 21 in the ever-changing retail climate,” stated Raymond Gindi, Co- Chief Executive Officer, Century 21 Stores. 

Kustermann received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from California State University in Long Beach.



Century 21 Stores, a NYC icon for more than 55 years, is legendary for its exceptional offering of designer brands at amazing prices. Century 21 remains a leader in high-end, off-price fashion retail, offering men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear, outerwear, lingerie and accessories, along with beauty and home goods at select stores and online at The retailer is headquartered in Downtown Manhattan. Additional locations in New York include Lincoln Square, Brooklyn, Queens, Yonkers, Long Island and now Staten Island. There are locations in Philadelphia, Pa. and Sawgrass Mills, Fla., as well as 3 stores in New Jersey: Paramus, Morristown and Elizabeth. For more information, follow Century 21 Stores on and @Century21stores, on Twitter and Instagram.

Heather Feinmel
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