Kids clothing retailer Rockets of Awesome nabs former Walmart e-commerce exec for SVP role


July 22, 2019 – CNBC – A former Walmart e-commerce director has departed to help build online kids clothing brand Rockets of Awesome.

Scott Turner, a director for Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce team who had been working at with Marc Lore before the company was acquired by the big-box retailer back in 2016, announced in a post on LinkedIn Sunday evening that he was leaving. His departure hadn’t previously been reported. His first day at Rockets of Awesome was on Monday, the company said.

Walmart declined to comment.

At Rockets of Awesome, Turner will be a senior vice president responsible for digital and marketing. He’ll report to COO Anneke Jong, and founder and CEO Rachel Blumenthal, who’s been building the business beyond its origin as a clothing subscription platform by allowing shoppers to buy the whimsical clothes a la carte.

Turner will be responsible for overseeing the entire customer experience, including Rockets of Awesome’s marketing efforts, its creative strategy, digital push and customer support. He’ll also serve as the general manager for e-commerce, which is still the “primary growth driver for the business” in 2019, the company said.

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