Brent Hyder, Gap Inc.’s executive vice president and chief people officer, will leave the company in September to pursue an external opportunity, Gap said Monday.
Gap did not disclose the opportunity. A successor was not named.
Hyder, a 13-year veteran of Gap Inc., has been overseeing human resources, social and environmental sustainability, government affairs, corporate communications and Gap Foundation.
Most recently, he served as executive vice president, chief operating officer at Gap brand, where he was responsible for aligning its global business and talent strategies and for managing all stores globally across Gap specialty stores and outlets. He was also responsible for leading the human resources and communications functions at Gap and Intermix and served as head of recruiting for Gap Inc.
From 2011 to 2014 he held multiple roles supporting Gap Japan, including vice president and general manager of Gap Specialty, where he led operations for Gap’s 105-plus specialty stores in the market, and had accountability for the communications, human resources, finance, inventory management, marketing, merchandising and visual teams.
Hyder began his career in the field as director of HR for Old Navy stores, and then moved into upper field roles as regional director and then senior director of stores.
Before joining Gap Inc., he held h.r. and store leader positions with a variety of retailers, including Best Buy and Mervyn’s.
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