Coldwater Creek names new chief operating officer

February 3, 2012

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) -- Women's apparel chain Coldwater Creek Inc. said it has promoted Jim Bell to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Bell is currently the company's chief financial officer, and will continue to fill that role in his new job, the company said Thursday.

In his new job, Bell will oversee the retailer's information technology systems, real estate, distribution and logistics, planning and allocation, and finance.

Bell has been Coldwater Creek's chief financial officer since April 2010. He joined the company in late 2009 as vice president of financial planning. Prior to that, he was a senior vice president at Harry and David Holdings Inc. and was senior director of finance at Gap Inc.