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First Generation: Ed and Norma Mitchell founded the business in 1958.
This story first appeared in the July 21, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
John (Jack) Mitchell, CEO and chairman. Married to Linda Mitchell, GMM of women’s merchandising. They reside in Wilton, Conn. Jack is responsible for overall strategy. Linda shares women’s GMM responsibility with Ellen Finlayson and helps add a women’s perspective to a male-dominated group. Jack is now a successful author and embraces people around the country during his book tours for Hug Your Customers and Hug Your People.
William (Bill) Mitchell, vice-chairman. Married to Sue Mitchell; resides in Westport. Responsible for keeping the customer number one. He is also active in civic and philanthropic endeavors for the company.
Russ Mitchell, co-president. Married to Kathryn Mitchell; resides in Fairfield, Conn. Two children, Robert and Lauren. Shares responsibility of running company with brother Bob with a personal emphasis on finance, technology and store development.
Bob Mitchell, co-president. Married to Karen Mitchell; resides Weston, Conn. Three children, Lyle, Dana and Elizabeth. Shares responsibility of running company with brother Russ with a personal emphasis on sales and merchandising.
Todd Mitchell, VP of sales for Mitchells and jewelry; resides in Wilton, Conn. Two children, Kathleen and Ryan. Companywide driver of the growing jewelry business and heads the women’s sales force in Westport.
Andrew Mitchell, VP of marketing. Partnered with Isaac Namdar; resides in Stamford, Conn. In charge of carefully crafting the overall marketing strategy for the stores. He also throws great parties.
Scott Mitchell, VP of sales for Richards. Married to Tara Mitchell; resides in Greenwich, Conn. Three children, Eleanor (Ellie), William (Will) and Lilly. The resident “ladies man” who has become the darling of the Greenwich scene by heading up the women’s sales team there.
Christopher Mitchell, VP of sales for Marshs. Married to Allison Mitchell; resides in Huntington, N.Y. Two children, Hayley and Connor. Heads the effort to bring the Mitchells customer experience to the residents of Long Island.
Matthew (Tyler) Mitchell, VP of men’s buying, furnishings; resides in Westport. Part of the men’s buying team specializing in all the items for the well-dressed gentleman.