Rack Room Shoes, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse Respond to Company Growth with New Hires

Rack Room Shoes, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse Respond to Company Growth with New Hires

Family footwear retailer Rack Room Shoes and subsidiary Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse have actively pursued an accelerated growth strategy for the last two years, collectively opening more than 40 new stores nationwide. To accommodate the company’s continued plan for expansion, which will extend into 2016, both retailers have added new team members, including a new Real Estate Manager for Rack Room Shoes, and a Women’s Athletic Buyer for Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse.

Joseph A. Andrews joined Rack Room Shoes with more than 10 years of experience in real estate development and corporate finance and will assume the position of Real Estate Manager. Andrews is tasked with overseeing new store growth in South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Other responsibilities include managing lease renewals, remodels and relocations for the retailer’s existing portfolio of stores in the Southeastern region. Previously, Andrews has held positions in store development for Kohl’s and Shopko.

On the other side of the business, fashion forward shoe retailer Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse welcomed Matt Wong as the Women’s Athletic Buyer. Wong is responsible for developing an intentional assortment of women’s leading athletic brands that align with the customers’ fashion preferences. Wong’s more than 20 years of experience in the retail industry has equipped him to serve an expanding, national store footprint for the company. Most recently, Wong served as the Women’s, Men’s Running, Cross Training and Casual Women’s buyer for Champs Sports.

“The opportunities to enter new markets, while better serving and developing existing ones, are constantly emerging for both brands. This has allowed us to meet aggressive growth goals on a national scale,” said Mark Lardie, President and CEO of Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse. “We’ve learned that with progress comes a need and responsibility to bring in additional experienced individuals to help our company maintain its high level of excellence.”

About Rack Room Shoes

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is the family footwear retailer of choice. Known as an innovator in the shoe industry for more than 90 years, Rack Room Shoes offers a wide selection of nationally recognized and private brands of shoes for men, women and children in comfort, dress, casual and athletic categories. For more information, visit Rack Room Shoes’ website at www.rackroomshoes.com

About Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse

Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse is a leading footwear retailer offering a selection of name brand and designer dress, casual and athletic shoes as well as accessories for women, men and kids at up to 70 percent off every day. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse has more than 75 locations from coast to coast offering over 30,000 pairs and over 400 brands in each store plus access to a vast inventory online. Visit http://www.offbroadwayshoes.com for more information.

Joe Andrews

Joe Andrews, Real Estate Manager, Rack Room Shoes


Matt Wong

Matt Wong, Women’s Athletic Buyer, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse