Nicholson Joins AnnTaylor as CFO

Appointee was previously cfo and chief operating officer of Limited Brands’ Victoria’s Secret Beauty unit.

AnnTaylor Stores Corp. named Michael J. Nicholson executive vice president and chief financial officer of the company, replacing James Smith, who resigned in August.

Nicholson reports to president and chief executive officer Kay Krill. Smith resigned to “pursue other interests,” the company said in a statement Aug. 10.

Prior to joining Limited Brands, Nicholson held executive posts at Colgate-Palmolive and Altria Group.