Jeff Gordman is retiring from Gordmans Stores Inc., the business his great-grandfather founded nearly 100 years ago.
Gordman joined the company in 1990 and has been president and chief executive officer since 1996. He led a repositioning of the firm and changed its nameplate to Gordmans from Half Price Store in 2000. He continued with the company after it was sold to private equity firm Sun Capital Partners in September 2008. Gordmans completed an initial public offering in 2010.
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