City Sports named Edward Albertian as president and chief executive officer of the company. Albertian joins City Sports after seven years as president and chief operating officer of the Trans National Group in Boston. He replaces Jeff Connor, who resigned in mid-August.
delighted to join the strong management team and dedicated employees of
City Sports as we continue to bring the best in specialty athletic
retail to consumers everywhere," said Albertian. "I look forward to
enhancing all areas of our business, from merchandising and marketing to
store operations, human resources and distribution as we continue to
expand and enter new markets."
Prior to Trans National Group,
Albertian served as President and COO of C&S Wholesale Grocers, the
largest wholesale grocery supply company in the country, which followed
his five-year stint as COO of the Star Markets Company Inc. Albertian
had previously worked as a Senior Vice President of Retail Operations at
Staples, and currently sits on the boards of the University of
Massachusetts College of Management and the Florida-based retail
corporation Bealls Inc.
"Ed Albertian is a proven retail veteran
with an impressively stellar track record, and we are thrilled to add
such a dynamic and success-oriented leader to the City Sports team,"
said Tom Stemberg, Managing General Partner of Highland Consumer Fund,
the parent of City Sports.
The addition of Albertian at the
company's top post caps off a record growth year for City Sports, which
launched four new retail locations in the past 12 months including
stores in Burlington, VT and Wellesley, MA. City Sports recently topped
two of Boston's most revered annual retailer lists, winning 2012 honors
from Boston Magazine and The Improper Bostonian for Best Men's Fitness
Clothing and Best Sporting Goods respectively.
operates 21 metropolitan stores across the East Coast, with locations in
Boston, Providence, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore
and Burlington, VT.