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Payless Holdings LLC | Company Profile, Marketing Contacts, Media Spend, Brands

Payless ShoeSource, Inc., headquartered in Topeka, KS, is a large retailer of specialty family footwear. The company has stores in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Central America, and South America. ** NOTE: As a privately held subsidiary of a publicly traded parent company, annual revenue and employee count are not readily available. Therefore, the revenue and employee figures presented below are those of the parent company. **

Main Telephone (785) 233-5171
Main Fax (785) 295-6866
Primary Address
3231 Southeast Sixth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66607-2207

Payless Holdings LLC Contacts

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Mike V. Chief Operating Officer KS
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Phil G. Chief Information Officer KS
Randall D. Senior Vice President, Merchandise Planning & Allocation KS
Dominic B. Vice President, Marketing KS
Jose V. Director, International Marketing KS

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Payless ShoeSource gets new CEO under new ownership group

Payless Holdings, the newly formed parent of Payless ShoeSource and.

W. Paul Jones, who previously was chairman and CEO of retailer
, will start at Payless Holdings on Oct. 22. He will be based at the company’s Topeka, Kan.-based headquarters.

“I am thrilled to join the Payless team and help drive this global brand's future success,” said in a
. “I have had the pleasure of working with Payless for several years through a strategic partnership with Shopko and have a deep appreciation for the power of the Payless brand. Based on the solid foundation and successful value-oriented strategy established by the talented Payless management team, Payless and CLI have numerous opportunities for growth, and I am committed to realizing them with the team's help.”

Jones, with more than 25 years of management experience in the value retail segment, spearheaded Shopko’s successful repositioning and its
of Pamida – a smaller rural retailer – to a new small market business format called Shopko Hometown. He also led the launch of Shopko’s e-commerce platform.

Before ShopKo, Jones was vice president of general merchandising of Sears and senior VP of merchandising at Kohl’s department stores.

Jones is joining Payless Holdings after Golden Gate Capital and Blum Capital Partners acquired the operations of Payless ShoeSource and CLI from Collective Brands

Under the agreement,
Collective Brands’ Performance + Lifestyle Group (PLG), which includes the wholesale and retail operations of Perry Top-Sider, Saucony, Stride Rite and Keds brands.

PLG will continue to operate out of Lexington, Mass.

With more than 4,300 stores worldwide, Payless Holdings is one of the world’s largest family footwear specialty retailers.

According to The List,
handles Payless ShoeSource’s media buying and planning.

The shoe seller
this summer. We haven’t been able to verify whether a new agency has been appointed yet.

Kantar Media reports that Payless ShoeSource allocated $73 million towards measured media in 2011, about $2 million less than it spent in 2010. During the past three years, most of the company’s ad spend went towards network TV.

Nancy Altman as its new SVP and chief marketing officer in July.

Payless ShoeSource
3231 Southeast Sixth Ave.
Topeka, KS 66607
(785) 233-5171

W. Paul Jones
Chief Executive Officer
(785) 233-5171
(Joining Payless Oct. 22)

Vincent DeSantis
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
(785) 233-5171

Chuck Pascalar
Vice President, Marketing
(785) 233-5171

Dan Zigulich
Vice President, Global Creative Marketing
(785) 233-5171