NEW YORK — Neal Goldberg has resigned as president of Gap Inc.’s outlet division.

This story first appeared in the November 26, 2003 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

According to a statement, the company is conducting an internal and external search to find a replacement.

Goldberg came to Gap in September 2001 as executive vice president of the outlet group, eventually taking the helm as overseer of the company’s outlet stores, which at last count numbered nearly 200.

Previously, Goldberg served as senior vice president and chief stores officer for Victoria’s Secret Beauty, a unit of Limited Brands. Prior to that he spent 16 years with Macy’s, ending his tenure with the company as senior vice president and general manager of Macy’s flagship at Herald Square.

As reported, Gap said this month it is considering alternative growth opportunities, which could include joint ventures, franchising and licensing rather than the wholly owned stores that have been its standard operating procedure.

At the same time, it named Andrew Rolfe, previously of U.K. food retailer Pret A Manger, as president of Gap International.

Gap didn’t return calls seeking amplification on Goldberg’s departure. Outlet store volume is consolidated into divisional results and not broken out separately.

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