Nasty Gal CEO steps down

Founder Sophia Amoruso explains her move to appoint Nasty Gal president Sheree Waterson as CEO

By Andrea Tim | Published: 13 Jan 2015

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Nasty Gal founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso has announced that she is stepping down from the executive role at her company, but asserts that she isn't going anywhere.

"I've spent a long time, probably the last couple years, thinking constantly about whether or not this is the job I want or if it's the job I'm best at," the #GirlBoss author said in an announcement video. "And I've spent so much wonderful time with our customers on the heels of the book tour and opening of our first retail store that I've found myself just really wanting to spend my time extending our brand."

Sophia intends to be hands-on with customer care and opening stores (the next one scheduled for Santa Monica in March), and will continue overseeing brand marketing and creative. She also hinted at something pretty exciting: collaborations.

The woman replacing her as CEO is Sheree Waterson, the current president of Nasty Gal.

"I've never witnessed, let alone worked with, a leader as inspiring as Sheree. And those of us at Nasty Gal who have had the privilege of spending time with her agree," she wrote in a blog post.

The change takes effect immediately.

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