WHO WE ARE


MUHAMMAD UMAIR | President & Interim Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Umair serves as the President and Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Prior to his appointment as President and Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Umair was a Senior Advisor for Origin Funding Partners, a global trade finance fund, where he was responsible for credit, recovery, and due diligence. Prior to joining Origin Funding Partners, Mr. Umair held positions in various organizations, including Head of Advisory at Armacom and Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young. He is a Chartered Accountant and associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Umair has more than 17 years of financial and commercial experience, including investment management, corporate advisory, operational and financial due diligence and audit.

MUHAMMAD UMAIR

President &
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Umair serves as the President and Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Prior to his appointment as President and Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Umair was a Senior Advisor for Origin Funding Partners, a global trade finance fund, where he was responsible for credit, recovery, and due diligence. Prior to joining Origin Funding Partners, Mr. Umair held positions in various organizations, including Head of Advisory at Armacom and Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young. He is a Chartered Accountant and associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Umair has more than 17 years of financial and commercial experience, including investment management, corporate advisory, operational and financial due diligence and audit.

JENNIFER GROVES | Senior Vice President, Design

Jennifer Groves joined The Children's Place in 2014. She leads global product design for our brands. Her 25 years of creative design experience determines the brand’s seasonal color, concept, and overall aesthetic. Prior to joining The Children’s Place, she held Senior Vice President roles at Aeropostale and Gap Kids & Baby. She also held design roles of increasing responsibility at Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess and Bebe Stores. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design.

RAJAT JAIN | Chief Technology, Logistics & Stores Officer

Rajat joined The Children's Place in 2017 as Head of Digital and Store Technology. In 2019 he was promoted to lead all of IT and is responsible for leading enterprise transformation including defining and implementing a multi-year technology strategy, maximizing ecommerce and omnichannel capabilities, managing information security and IT risk, and providing business support services. Rajat has since assumed an expanded leadership role with oversight for Global Logistics & Distribution and Stores in addition to IT. Rajat brings a wealth of experience across multiple retail organizations gained in his prior position as the Retail Technology Leader at SapientRazorfish. Prior to that he worked in information security at SafeNet Inc. and telecommunications at Hughes Software Systems. Rajat holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Delhi University and a Masters of Business Administration in Information Systems from the Institute of Management Technology.

MARY BETH SHERIDAN | Chief Merchandising Officer

Mary Beth joined The Children’s Place in 2023 as Chief Merchandising Officer. In her role, Mary Beth has direct leadership responsibility for Merchandising, Global Sourcing, Planning and Allocation and is instrumental in identifying and driving growth opportunities on both the top and bottom lines through collaborative, cross-functional strategies. Prior to joining the Company, Mary Beth was most recently Chief Merchandising Officer at Anthropologie from 2020 to 2023. She also held other senior executive roles at Macy’s and Lord & Taylor. Mary Beth graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.

SHEAMUS TOAL | Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Sheamus joined The Children’s Place in 2022 as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. His strong appreciation for the Company’s digital transformation and his prior executive-level retail operating experience quickly led to his expanded role as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in 2023. Sheamus has oversight for IT, Logistics, Distribution, Store Operations, Finance, Accounting, Investor Relations, Real Estate, and Legal. Prior to joining The Children’s Place, Sheamus held the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Saatva, a high-growth digital e-commerce retailer. Prior to Saatva, he spent nearly 17 years with New York and Company where he held several senior level finance and operational positions as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer, culminating in his role as Chief Executive Officer from 2020 to 2021. Sheamus graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. John’s University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

JARED SHURE | Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Jared Shure joined The Children's Place in 2018 as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and has assumed roles of increasing responsibility culminating in his appointment to the role of Senior Vice President, General Counsel in 2021. In this role, Jared leads all areas of the Legal team including International Trade, Product Safety & Intellectual Property, Contracts Compliance & International Operations, Real Estate, Litigation, Employment Law, and Board Governance and Administration and oversees Environment & Social Responsibility and Enterprise Risk. Jared attained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School.

NANCY STRAFACE | Chief Human Resources Officer

Nancy Straface joined The Children’s Place in 2021 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and was named Chief Human Resources Officer in 2023. In this role, she is responsible for Global Human Resources, including Talent Acquisition, HR Operations, Total Rewards, Corporate Communications, Learning & Development and Performance Management. Nancy has a wealth of executive-level Human Resources leadership experience, leading companies through change while championing continuous improvement and delivering robust talent strategies. Most recently, Nancy held the role of Chief Human Resources Officer at Century 21 Stores. Previously in her career, Nancy held roles of increasing responsibility at Loehmann’s Inc., culminating in her appointment as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Nancy holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in English from the University of Utah.